One of the undoubted ‘hits’ of this year’s Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale was Eliza Park’s first season sire, Written Tycoon.
During the Premier’s first session, two Written Tycoons were offered with the yearling from Grammy Award – a smashing colt on offer from Eliza Park – selling for $85,000, while another colt – this one from Balsamico – bringing $65,000.
Another four were sold in the second session on Thursday, averaging a more than respectable $30,375 and selling up to $54,000 for the colt from Imogen Grace.
Although only 13 of his first crop have sold thus far, the appeal is fairly universal with a Written Tycoon selling on the Gold Coast for $55,000 while his filly from Bondi Beauty brought $56,000 in New Zealand.
A very promising start when you consider Written Tycoon’s fee for his first season at stud was $8,250, dropping to $6,600 last spring.
All up, Written Tycoon has covered 323 mares since retiring to stud in 2007 - books of 118, 87 and 118. Obviously a lot to be said for his types!
The Written Tycoon x Grammy Award colt which sold for $85,000