The thoroughbred industry is all about timing and when it comes to WRITTEN TYCOON, he is clearly the sire of the moment … particularly across the Tasman.
Currently in the midst of covering 200 plus mares – his largest book to date – Written Tycoon was represented by a 2YO trial winner at Cambridge last week when Prestigious Miss rocketed home to win her trial for leading trainer Roger James.
Bred by Eliza Park and sold to Paul Willetts at the 2009 Magic Millions National Weanling Sale, Prestigious Miss not only ran the fastest 2YO trial of the day (45.70 seconds) – she ran the fastest 800m trial throughout the entire program.
Out of the Honor Grades mare Mathematical (who also has a SHINZIG yearling and is in foal to MAGNUS), Prestigious Miss is also a half sister to the multiple New Zealand Group placed Cassini.
Not surprisingly then that there was considerable interest surrounding the lone Written Tycoon (below) entry at this week’s Ready To Run Sale at Karaka, with the colt from Star Kingdom line mare Alcestis knocked down to the Macau Jockey Club for $NZ150,000 – some 18 times service fee!
Out of a solid black type family, it should be noted that Written Tycoon’s sire enjoyed tremendous success with Star Kingdom line mares … a point that certainly would not have been lost on his astute buyers.