Champion first-season sire Written Tycoon will return to Victoria for his first book at Woodside Park in 2013.
Written Tycoon (Iglesia) was originally based at Eliza Park before transferring to its Queensland operation last year. Present plans are for him to stand alone at the Tylden property.
Woodside Park owner Mark Rowsthorn signalled he would focus on improving the quality of the stud’s breeding stock when taking over the reins from his father Peter in February. Former resident sire Foreplay (Danehill) had already been transferred to NSW while Econsul (Pins) has just been relocated to Western Australia. Woodside’s Irish Derby winner Grey Swallow (Daylami) is also expected to move on soon.
“Since taking over the farm, it’s been our focus to identify and acquire an exceptional stallion and in Written Tycoon we believe we have done so,” Woodside bloodstock manager Murray Tillett said. “He was Champion first-season sire in Australia and has continued to forge an excellent record from a very low broodmare base.
“Written Tycoon has proven he can upgrade mares siring numerous stakes performers from a very low fee. We plan to support the horse strongly and send a selection of high quality mares to give him the opportunity he deserves.”
Tillett is especially pleased with how this acquisition will benefit Victorian breeders. “We were prepared to wait until the right one arrived and, when Written Tycoon became available, we jumped at the opportunity. He has that rare ability to sire quality runners and also throw outstanding looking progeny that sell brilliantly at auction.”
From just three crops to race Written Tycoon has forged a promising record and his best runners include Group winners Howmuchdoyouloveme and Trump as well as brilliant youngster Grand Tycoon who is unbeaten after 7 starts in Tasmania.
His other high quality juveniles include Masthead and Alezan Thunder who proved competitive in races such as the Golden Slipper, Blue Diamond and Magic Millions.
Importantly Written Tycoon has also achieved stunning results at auction. “Written Tycoon’s progeny sold through the roof at the Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale with two of his colts making $220,000,” Tillett continued. “And last year, one of his Ready to Run pin-hooks sold for $250,000.
“He throws a gorgeous dominant type which trainer’s love and most importantly they can gallop. He truly ticks every box for breeders.”
Written Tycoon will move down to his new home this week and a service fee will be announced at a later date.