Eliza Park stallion Written Tycoon can lay serious claim to being Australia’s best value sire at an $11,000 service fee.
Although he was crowned Australia’s Champion freshman sire in 2010-11, Written Tycoon isn’t resting on his laurels this season.
He is on top of the second-season premiership charts with earnings of $377K. NZ based Darci Brahma is second on $364K followed by Nadeem on $349K.
Written Tycoon has sired five stakes horses from his first 32 runners – a massive 15.6% strike-rate.
His Victorian based galloper Masthead added to the coffers with a bold second in the LR Kevin Heffernan Stakes at Sandown on Saturday.
The Lee Freedman trained colt was one of nation’s most consistent two year-olds last season after claiming the $250,000 Inglis Premier at Mornington in February. He ran third in the G1 MRC Blue Diamond Stakes, fourth in the G2 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes and fourth in the G1 STC Golden Slipper.
So far this season, he has been runner-up in the G2 Roman Consul Stakes at Randwick and the LR Lightway Stakes at Caulfield before another second placing behind Soul at Sandown.
Written Tycoon colt Andre Roo Hoo ran a blinder for third in the LR Merson Cooper Stakes earlier in the day at the Hillside circuit.
The flashy chestnut had produced a sparkling effort on debut when second in the G3 Maribyrnong Plate at Flemington on the final day of the Melbourne Cup carnival.
Andre Roo Hoo is trained by Robbie Laing and he recovered to finish close up behind Maximus Moonard at Sandown after an awkward getaway. He appears to have a very promising future.
Ways of a Tycoon was Written Tycoon’s only other runner on Saturday and he saluted on the Dunkeld Cup card.
Written Tycoon (Iglesia) was a G2 winner of the Todman Slipper at Rosehill and he has sired 15 individual winners of 24 races to date.
They are just some of the 11,000 reasons why owners are sending their mare to Written Tycoon in 2011.