Cup Day Stakes Double for Written Tycoon

Tara Madgwick - Tuesday November 3

Relocated to Arrowfield Stud this year, Written Tycoon has been in a rich vein of form this season and made it a stakes double at Flemington on Cup Day with progressive mare Rich Hips claiming her first Black Type win in the Group III VRC Hong Kong Jockey Club stakes (1400m).

Rich Hips wins the G3 HKJC Stakes - image Reg Ryan / Racing Photos

The victory for Rich Hips followed on from the earlier win in the day of promising two year-old colt Finance Tycoon, who took out the Group III VRC Maribyrnong Plate, read about him here.

Trained by Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young, Rich Hips was easy in the market after finishing last at her previous start in the Group II MRC Tristarc Stakes, but she turned that form around to charge home under Mick Dee to win running away by half a length over Group I winner Lyre.



A $130,


000 Inglis Premier purchase from the Woodside Park draft for First Light Racing / Busuttin Racing / P Willetts, Rich Hips has the overall record of five wins and three palcigns from 14 starts with prizemoney topping $300,000.

Bred by Woodside Park, Rich Hips is the best of three winners from She’s Curvaceous, a full sister to Group II winner Velasco, the dam of Group III winner Debellatio and stakes-winner Devoirs.


Rich Hips is now a valuable broodmare prospect - image George Salpigtidis / Racing Photos.
She’s Curvaceous has a yearling colt by Tosen Stardom (Jpn) and a filly foal by Written Tycoon’s young sire son Rich Enuff.

Rich Hips is the 39th stakes-winner for Written Tycoon and is his eighth in Australia this season.



Race Result - The Hong Kong Jockey Club Stks Gr3 1400m

Flemington Track: Good(3) Time: 1:22.24
Rich Hips
T: T Busuttin & N Young J: M J Dee 55
4m Written Tycoon (AUS) x She's Curvaceous (AUS) (Flying Spur (AUS))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $130,000
V:Woodside Park Stud, Tylden
B: First Light Racing / Busuttin Racing / P Willetts
T: A & S Freedman J: J B Mc Donald 55
4m Lonhro (AUS) x Erato (AUS) (Street Cry (IRE))
Wild Vixen
T: Levi Kavanagh J: M Zahra 56
4m Foxwedge (AUS) x Amy's Glen (AUS) (Shamardal (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $100,000
V:Tyreel Stud Agnes Banks NSW
B: Kavanagh Racing
Thousand Wishes
T: D T O'Brien J: Jye McNeil 55
5m Lope De Vega (IRE) x Spurcent (AUS) (Flying Spur (AUS))
Delectation Girl
T: Matthew Cumani J: Fred W Kersley 55
7m Delegator (GB) x Chushka (GB) (Pivotal (GB))
My Pendant
T: D T O'Brien J: Jamie Kah 55
5m Pins (AUS) x My Locket (AUS) (Any Suggestion (AUS))
NZB Premier Yearling Sale $100,000
V:Waikato Stud Ltd
B: Phill Cataldo Bloodstock Ltd
T: D T O'Brien J: D Oliver 55
4m Shamus Award (AUS) x Hilton Head (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
La Tigeresa
T: J Warren & D Krongold J: M Rodd 55
6m Street Cry (IRE) x Tellora (AUS) (Elusive Quality (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $120,000
V:Rothwell Park Murrurundi NSW
B: Jason Warren Racing
T: M Ellerton & S Zahra J: Damian Lane 55
4m Snitzel (AUS) x Spirits Dance (AUS) (Statue Of Liberty (USA))
T: L & T Corstens J: Lachlan King 55
5m Foxwedge (AUS) x Bella Vedera (AUS) (Secret Savings (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $70,000
V:Kitchwin Hills Scone NSW
B: Henry Dwyer Racing/Bennett Racing
Into The Abyss
T: John Thompson J: Jordan Childs 55
5m Foxwedge (AUS) x Moonboat (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $240,000
V:Vinery Stud Scone NSW
B: DGR Thoroughbred Services P/L (FBAA)
The Closer
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: John Allen 55
5m Dundeel (NZ) x Miss Evasive (AUS) (Elusive Quality (USA))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $70,000
V:Gilgai Farm, Nagambie
B: Ciaron Maher Bloodstock / W Ballantine
T: D T O'Brien J: Craig Williams 55
5m Ocean Park (NZ) x Haberdashery (NZ) (Pins (AUS))
Music Bay
T: P Stokes J: W Pike 55
5m Choisir (AUS) x Illicitly (AUS) (Kaapstad (NZ))
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