Star sprinter popular at Woodside Park

Zoustar has highlighted Woodside Park’s recent stallion parades and he’s been popular with breeders at a $44,000 (inc gst) service fee.

The Group 1 winning sprinter covered his first book at Widden Stud in 2014 and will stand in Victoria this year as part of an alternate arrangement between the two operations.

“He’s been here for about 10 weeks and has settled in real well,” Woodside Park’s general manager Murray Tillett said on Sunday.  “Victorians are really going to enjoy having him here – he has a terrific attitude and is a very attractive horse.”

Written Tycoon also stands at Woodside Park and he continues to climb up the Australian sires’ table with the winners of 123 races this season and over $4.02 million in prizemoney.  He sired Rich Enuff to a Group 2 victory in the Danehill Stakes at Flemington during the spring carnival and his black-type winners this year include Tycoon Tara, Vibrant Rouge and Written Dash.

“Written Tycoon is really popular – he throws amazing looking foals – and every week there’s a new horse by him doing well,” Tillett said.  “He’s definitely made his mark here in Victoria and there’s more to come.”

Woodside Park has bought the rights to stand Rich Enuff and he’s back in work after missing the autumn carnival with a tendon injury.

The brilliant front-runner completed hat-trick in the McKenzie Stakes, Danehill Stakes and Guineas Prelude earlier this season before finishing a brave second in the G1 Caulfield Guineas.

Trainer Ken Keys will step up Rich Enuff’s recovery in June and then start a program aimed at the big sprint races during the spring carnival.  “He’s a magnificent physical specimen and the image of Written Tycoon,” Tillett said.  “He’s only had six starts and has the capacity to develop into one of our best sprinter-milers.”

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