Written Tycoon is put simply the most exciting young stallion in the country. The flying son of Iglesia has started his stud career in outstanding fashion winning Champion First Season Sire of Australia.
From a modest introductory fee Written Tycoon has come out of the blocks running with winners all over Australia and New Zealand, headed by the brilliant Masthead (3rd Blue Diamond G1, 4th Golden Slipper G1), Written Consent (stakes placed), as well as city winning Trump, Anelene, Tykook, Samadhi, Prestigious Miss.
Written Tycoon has performed equally as well in the salesring with his progeny being keenly sought by leading buyers both locally and internationally and selling for up to 13 times his service fee.
A gorgeous type, Written Tycoon has proven a dominant type setting stallion throwing beautiful, athletic, strong, precocious progeny. His stock are blessed with his flashy, scene stealing looks and always leave viewers with a lasting impression.
Importantly, Written Tycoon has also shown he is no sire of squibs with the trainers of Anelene and Prestigious Miss, George Blacker (Hall of Fame trainer) and Roger James respectively, suggesting they could well be classic horses. Early 2yo winner Trump recently resumed at 3 and easily saluted over 1300 metres first up.
Written Tycoon himself was an outstanding racehorse, winning the time honoured Todman Slipper Trial (G2) over 1200 metres and placing at three in the San Domenico Stakes (G3).
From a pedigree perspective Written Tycoon offers the last commercial option for champion sire Last Tycoon.
Written Tycoon offers a complete outcross to Danehill and combines important speed lines of Kenmare, Vain and Marscay.
Written Tycoon appeals to all sectors of the industry from commercial breeders to pin hookers from hobbyists to pedigree buffs. He throws stunning types with no sex bias that can get breeze up early and get over ground later on.
A beautiful, versatile, dominant, stallion that truly ticks every box, he is truly one of the most exciting and best value sires in the country.
Written Tycoon stands in 2011 at Eliza Park Stud Victoria for $11,000 (inc GST).
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WRITTEN TYCOON. 11 Starts. 2-3-0 $289,325.
Won Rosehill Todman S. [G2] (1200 m.), Randwick 2 YO H. (1100 m.). 2d Randwick San Domenico S. [G3] , Canterbury Satellite S. [L] , Randwick 2 YO H.
Two weeks later, he was narrowly beaten by champion filly FASHIONS AFIELD at Randwick when beating home million dollar Crown Lodge horse MANTON. Fashions Afield would later frank the form in claiming the Group 1 Sires Produce Stakes and Group 2 Reisling Slipper Stakes, and finish runner up to STRATUM in the $3 Million Dollar Golden Slipper Stakes.
Written Tycoon then recorded his career highlight winning the Group 2 Todman Slipper Stakes at Rosehill, overcoming a chequered passage to comfortably account for highly regarded colts DOMESDAY and FLYING PEGASUS.
Sent for a spell, Written Tycoon made his racetrack return in the Group 3 San Domenico Stakes at Randwick along with fellow glamour 3yo’s STRATUM, MEDIA and SNITZEL. Settling at the tale of the field Written Tycoon unleashed a powerful burst in the straight to nab all bar Bob Thompson’s classy filly Media.
He was then sent to Melbourne to run in the time honoured Ascot Vale Stakes. In typical Melbourne fashion, the wet weather set in for the week prior and Flemington presented a dead track to race upon, and the colt had a nightmare run.
“Written Tycoon was uncomfortable during the race, after the interference he was shying at the running rail”, jockey Danny Nikolic reported after the race. “He was bumped at least five times; just forget that he ever went around”.
On February 2 Written Tycoon resumed in the Listed Canterbury Classic under the expert guidance of John O’Shea, where he finished second behind classy mare CRIMSON REIGN. The running of the race did not suit Written Tycoon at all, and John was very pleased with the colts’ efforts to place where he did.
The colt then travelled down to Melbourne for the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate on February 25, but injured himself in trackwork a few days earlier.
Top jockey Glen Boss thought very highly of Written Tycoon, and was naturally disappointed when the colt was forced out of the Oakleigh.
“After winning a barrier trial on Written Tycoon last month, I came away thinking I’d found my next outstanding racehorse. Everything he has done since only served to convince me further he was the “real deal”, so imagine my disappointment when I learned the colt was out of the Oakleigh Plate” said Boss.
As Sheriff Iskander, Managing Director of Iskander Racing has noted “When I laid eyes on him I thought he was the most outstanding individual I’ve ever seen, you have to see him in the flesh to appreciate how good he is”, said Iskander. “You would book a mare to him after seeing him, such is his presence and class”.
Written Tycoon possesses a scopey athleticism that will no doubt add height, quality and refinement to his offspring.
WRITTEN TYCOON’s is consistently proving their phenomenal capacity on the racetrack.
In June 2008 a full brother to Written Tycoon was making waves in the Lloyd Williams stable; Strumming, a 2yr old colt by Iglesia from Party Miss blinded the opposition to win on debut at Mooney Valley. Despite showing greenness in running and being slow out of the gates, Strumming opened up in the straight to win by more than 4 lengths going away from the pack.
Williams was quick to agree with jockey Michael Rodd that the speedy colt has a very promising future, and was a well calculated purchase.
Written Tycoon’s impressive first foals arrived in 2008 and have developed into lovely weanlings. We eagerly await his second crop that is due in 2009.
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