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Iglesia x Party Miss
Chestnut 2002 16.1 1/2 HH

1,500,000 million reasons Written Tycoon is Victoria’s Champion Stallion for another year.

Champion Victorian Stallion Written Tycoon continues to go from strength to strength with not only his progeny on the track, but his yearlings in the sale ring.

In early 2019 he achieved his sixth individual G1 winner with the highly talented race mare

Booker, winner of the Oakleigh Plate (1100m) where she defeated a classy field including G1 winners Spright, Nature Strip and Viddora, the mare has amassed almost $850,000 in career earnings for connections in what is a testament to her ability.

Just a few months later Written Tycoon gained another G1 winner in the McEvoy trained gelding Despatch. He pinged the gates and lead at every post to hold off his rivals and bring up Written Tycoon seventh individual G1 winner.

Despatch’s win was not too dissimilar to Pippie’s 2020 Oakleigh Plate victory resulting in back to back wins for progeny of Written Tycoon in the race in what was a sizzling performance from the speedy mare. Pippie showed her elite quickness from the outset and maintained a high cruising speed to record the fastest-ever win of the race and give Written Tycoon his eighth individual G1 winner.

Written Tycoon’s pre-potency to stamp his foals in the image of himself, with the exceptional ability to produce outstanding commercial types, ensure his progeny are highly sort after by the educated and astute buying bench at all major sales.

At the 2020 Magic Millions Yearling Sale his progeny sold up to $1,500,000 and averaged $270,000. His record-breaking top lot was a filly out of Karuta Queen which had a number of great judges around the complex talking. She was the most expensive filly to go through the ring since 2018 and was the third highest price yearling of the sale overall, the demand for his progeny continues to rise.

Buyer Sheamus Mills stated, “She is outstanding. I just couldn’t fault her. I generally judge horses up to A-plus and I had to invent a new category on my scale. If I had to give something an A+++, that’s her.”

As the sire of 58 stakes performers, an impressive 73% winners to runners ratio, eight G1 winners and tremendous fertility and libido, Written Tycoon will once again stand at competitive fee for 2020.

PROGENY

With eight individual G1 winners, there is clearly no sex bias with four female G1 winners and four male winners. The 2020 edition of the Oakleigh Plate was again won by a daughter of Written Tycoon when Pippie saluted as Booker did the previous year. They join the 2018 G1 Blue Diamond Stakes winner and highest 2YO Timeform Rated colt of his season in Written By.

G1 Golden Slipper and Magic Millions 2YO Classic winner Capitalist has his first crop yearlings in the sale ring this season, while Written Tycoon’s G1 Doomben 10,000 winners Music Magnate is continuing to show the longevity of his sires’ stock, still racing competitively at stakes level as a 8YO.

Outside of the sensational pair in Pippie and Booker, Written Tycoon fillies and mares to perform at the elite level include the Tatt’s Tiara winner Tycoon Tara and the juvenile winner Luna Rossa, the top 2YO filly of her year in New Zealand.

With progeny earnings over $72 million highlighted from his 58 stakes performers who sit at 73% runners to winners, the exceptional prizemoney on offer in Australia has seen many of his leading runners continue to race here throughout their career.

Written Tycoon’s speedy Group 3-winning mare Written Dash, highlighted the broodmare capabilities of Written Tycoon, with the second foal from the mare selling at the 2019 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale for $1.7 million, the equal third highest price of the sale, after her first foal topped the Inglis Classic Yearling Sale the year prior when selling for $480,000.

PEDIGREE

The only son of Last Tycoon’s (Try My Best) Iglesia at stud, and out of a Kenmare (Kalamoun) mare, an element of Written Tycoon’s success must be credited to providing breeders with an outcross that suits the majority of pedigrees. With the Australian broodmare band being saturated with Danehill blood, he has achieved success from a diverse range of dam lines, not being restricted to suiting a particular nick.

Written Tycoon has always recorded exceptional fertility and in the past few seasons has covered some of the best pedigreed and performed young mares in the country.

       

PERFORMANCE

Written Tycoon won on debut at Randwick at two for trainer Grahame Begg, coming from fifth on the turn to score by 2.25 lengths, running the 1100m in 1:04.25. It took a good youngster to beat him next start when he was second to Champion 2YO filly Fashions Afield over 1200m at headquarters, with the likes of subsequent Golden Slipper winner Stratum, Manton and Media in his wake.

He scored his biggest win at his third start when he had a length to spare over Domesday and with Flying Pegasus, Dr Green and Jet Spur next in the Group 2 Silver Slipper Stakes at Rosehill, a race won by the likes of Exceed And Excel, Smart Missile and Pierro. Once again he came from third at the turn to run 1:11.98 for the 1200m on a dead track.

At three Written Tycoon resumed in the Group 2 San Domenico Stakes over 1000m at Randwick, coming from well back to be runner-up to Media and with subsequent Oakleigh Plate winner Snitzel in third and Stratum fourth in a time of 57.47. He was also second in the Listed Satellite Stakes over 1100m. He retired with two wins and three seconds from 11 starts for earnings of $289,325.

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