Written Tycoon can lay serious claim to being the best value sire in Australia.
Now at the top of the nation’s Second Season Sires’ chart, Written Tycoon clearly isn’t about to rest on his Australian Champion First Season Sires’ laurels.
Standing at a fee of just $11,000, Written Tycoon has produced five stakes horses from his first 32 runners – a massive 15.6% - and two of the clan added to the coffers on Saturday with Masthead ($612,500) running a bold second in the Kevin Heffernan Stakes-LR at Sandown, while Andre Roo Hoo ran a blinder for third in the Merson Cooper Stakes-LR for 2YOs.
Furthermore, Written Tycoon’s only other runner on the day – Ways of a Tycoon – broke his duck for trainer Dan O’Sullivan after running second at two of his three previous outings.
Masthead (below) – as his earnings would suggest – has been the model of consistency with his nine races in stakes company seeing a first four finish on eight occasions, including a third in the Blue Diamond-G1 and fourth in the Golden Slipper-G1.
As for flashy 2YO, Andre Roo Hoo, he debuted just over a week ago for Robbie Laing, producing a sparkling effort for second in the Maribyrnong Plate-G3 on Emirates Day at Flemington before backing up in Saturday’s Merson Cooper.
Despite losing ground when jumping awkwardly, Andre Roo Hoo battled on gamely for third – beaten a length and a half – and the colt appears to have a very promising future.
As does Written Tycoon given that of his three juvenile runners thus far in 2011/12, two have earned black type!
Just some of the 11,000 reasons why owners are sending their mare to Written Tycoon in 2011!