Written Tycoon – The Arrowfield Legacy

Tara Madgwick - Monday April 19

Breeders that go to Written Tycoon this spring at his new home at Yulong Stud may reap the rewards for years to come from his one year stint at Arrowfield Stud in the Hunter Valley.

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

Priced at $77,000 last year, Written Tycoon covered 199 mares from some of the best breeders in the country, which has been the case for a number of seasons now with owners of elite mares happy to send them to Victoria, but what is different is the Arrowfield influence.

Arrowfield is undoubtedly one of the most successful breeding operations in the country with a large band of broodmares backed by a top class stallion roster consistently producing results at the highest level.

That success has been founded on the back of Danehill and his sire sons, notably Redoute’s Choice, so the introduction of new blood is vital to long term success with Hussonet (USA) playing an important role in years past and Dundeel, their current proven G1 outcross sire.

Completely free of Danehill blood, Written Tycoon arrived at Arrowfield very much the man for the moment and covered over 30 of their mares and those resulting foals may well hold the seeds of much success in the future.

Below is the record of success for Written Tycoon with increasing opportunity in recent years set to enhance his already impressive record.

Written Tycoon (Foaled 2002)


Crop Year (SH)

Mares Covered / Service Fee

Stakes-Winners/ Best Performers


118/ $8,250

4 SW’s  / G2 Howmuchdoyouloveme, G3 Trump


87/ $8,250

1 SW / Danger Close


118/ $6,600

3 SW’s / G1 Tycoon Tara


198/ $6,600

5 SW’s / G1 Music Magnate, G2 Rich Enuff


152/ $11,000

3SW’s / G2 Super Cash


107/ $15,400

6 SW’s / G1 Capitalist, La Luna Rossa, Tyzone, G2 Winning Rupert


138/ $13,750

8 SW’s / G1 Booker, Despatch


177/ $13,750

2 SW’s / G1 Written By, Pippie


183/ $19,800

4 SW’s / G2 Dirty Work, G3 Hightail, Rich Hips


226/ $49,500

2 SW’s / G1 Ole Kirk, Odeum


168/ $88,000

2 SWs / G3 Enthaar, Finance Tycoon


162/ $110,000



136/ $110,000



199/ $77,000

Yet to be born

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