Written Tycoon Returning to Victoria

Media Release - Monday April 19

Yulong Stud is excited to announced superstar sire Written Tycoon will join its stallion roster this spring.

Australia’s leading sire of stakes winners and stakes wins this season – and ranked second by overall earnings, winners and wins – Written Tycoon adds proven star quality to an exciting young roster that features the Group 1 winners Yulong Prince (SAf), Alabama Express and Grunt (NZ).

Written Tycoon will stand at Yulong Stud this spring - image Bronwen Healy

Yulong’s chief operating officer Sam Fairgray is delighted by the acquisition, which takes the stud’s stallion line-up to a new level.

“Written Tycoon is one of Australia’s best stallions, it is an absolute privilege to welcome him back to Victoria, and have him join our roster at Yulong Stud,” said Fairgray. “We are greatly appreciative to Sheriff  Iskander for entrusting us with Written Tycoon in the twilight of a truly extraordinary career, where the best is yet to come.”

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The winner of the Group II Todman Stakes in a racing career for his owner Sheriff Iskander, who has maintained his involvement right through to the present day, Written Tycoon began his stud career in 2007 at a service fee of $8,250, but his exceptional results soon brought a meteoric rise.

Australia’s leading first season sire in 2010-11, and leading sire of two-year-olds in 2015-16, Written Tycoon has sired a total of 625 winners from 842 runners to date.

His 42 individual stakes winners include Golden Slipper hero Capitalist, Blue Diamond winner Written By, and fellow Group 1 winners Ole Kirk, Pippie, Tycoon Tara, Music Magnate (NZ), Despatch, Tyzone, Booker, Odeum and Luna Rossa (NZ).

Golden Slipper winner Capitalist has become a star sire son for Written Tycoon.

Many of his sons are now forging their own careers at stud, including leading first season sire by winners and Stakes winners Capitalist, Rich Enuff, Winning Rupert, Written By and Ole Kirk.

“Yulong is a young farm with major ambitions which have been backed up by major investment in infrastructure and bloodstock,” said Fairgray. “It’s a great outcome for Victorian breeders have Written Tycoon back in the State and further indicates Mr Zhang’s commitment to the Australian industry.

“Acquiring an elite proven stallion like Written Tycoon will give our quality young broodmare band every opportunity for success.”

Written Tycoon is the second new addition to the 2021 Yulong stallion roster following the announcement of dual international Group 1 winner Yulong Prince.

They join third season sire Grunt, who has his first crop of exceptional quality foals and popular CF Orr Stakes winner and second season sire Alabama Express.

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