Woodside Park sire Written Tycoon had three lots sell at the Magic Millions topped by the colt from Queenie that changed hands for $240,000.
His Gold Coast leader was purchased by Victorian trainer Mark Riley. “I’ve got a habit of finding a quality colt here,” Riley said. “And this colt is no exception.”
His latest buy is a brother to G3 Gunsynd Classic winner Trump who was sold offshore and is now winning races in Hong Kong.
Hanwritten (3g Written Tycoon – Ras El Hanout by Honours List) is another galloper with a Hong Kong connection for the Woodside park resident. He was recently sold to Hong Kong in a deal believed to be worth $400,000.
Magic Millions winning trainer Bjorn Baker didn’t want to sell the three year-old and rated him as potentially the best horse in his stable after a brilliant debut victory at Newcastle in November.
“I’m really pleased for the owners but I’m also disappointed we won’t get to see this horse race here because he has a lot of ability,” Baker admitted. “Since the day we got him he displayed a heap of raw talent but we had to take him along slowly. But once furnished, he will be top class.”
Managing owner Sheriff Iskander was delighted with the sale. “He’s another example of what Written Tycoon can do. He’s upgrades mares and, in my opinion, is the most underrated stallion in Australia.”
Written Tycoon covered over 140 mares in his first season his at Woodside Park Stud last year. He has another 4 yearlings available at the Inglis Classic Summer Sale, 17 at the Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale and another 7 entered for the Adelaide Magic Millions.