Yulong Announce 2021 Fees

Media Release - Monday May 3

Yulong Stud is proud to announce the 2021 service fees for its six stallions, with four new stallions added to the roster, including the exceptional Written Tycoon.

Current the leading active sire on the Australian General Sires’ premiership, Written Tycoon adds proven star quality to an exciting young roster and will stand the 2021 season for $165,000 inc GST.

Written Tycoon will stand at $165,000 inc. GST.

The first sire since Redoute’s Choice and Danehill in the last 25 years to sire two colts to win the two richest Group 1 2-year-old features in Australia with Capitalist and Written By, Written Tycoon is having his career-best season to date. In November he became the first stallion in 44 years to sire the winners of both the G1 Caulfield Guineas with Ole Kirk and the G1 Thousand Guineas with Odeum.

Written Tycoon’s yearlings have also been hot commodities in the sale ring, averaging over $300,00 and selling for up to $1.2 million. Australia’s leading first season in 2010-2011, and leading sire of two-year-olds in 2015-16, Written Tycoon has sired a total of 625 winners from 842 runners to date.

"With his racetrack performances and what he has been able to achieve in the sales ring, Written Tycoon has justified his positioning among the leading stallions in Australia," Yulong Chief Operating Officer, Sam Fairgray, said.

Fairgray said the presence of a stallion of Written Tycoon's calibre on the Nagambie-based farm was a big boost to the entire Yulong team and had lifted the roster to a new level.

"It's fantastic to have a horse of his quality here at the farm and there is certainly a lot of excitement here. We are really looking forward to the breeding season with him," he said.


Tagaloa has been retired from the track as a Group 1-winning 2-year-old and Group-winning 3-year-old after brilliant victories in the 2020 G1 Blue Diamond Stakes and 2021 G3 CS Hayes Stakes.

Tagaloa stands at $33,000.

Tagaloa will stand at $33,000 inc GST and is positioned to cover a strong book of mares.

“With such a high calibre of race performance, pedigree and great looks, he’s a fantastic addition to the roster. He is going to give breeders the opportunity to get a good return in the sale ring,” Fairgay said.

“Yulong has an exceptional broodmare band and Tagaloa will be well supported to ensure he has every opportunity to get started on the right note.”

Tagaloa will become the first son of Japanese horse of the year and top young sire Lord Kanaloa (Jpn) to stand in Australia. Lord Kanaloa was runner-up to Deep Impact (Jpn) on the Japanese Sires table in 2020 and is in the same position so far in 2021.

G1 Phoneix Stakes winner Lucky Vega (Ire) will be the first son of Lope de Vega to stand in Australia. Most recently a superb third in the G1 2000 Guineas at Newmarket, Lucky Vega will debut on the Yulong roster this year at a fee of $22,000 inc GST.

Lucky Vega stands at $22,000.

With the G1 Irish 2000 Guineas confirmed by Fairgray to be the race most likely next on Lucky Vega’s agenda, he backed him to make an impression when he arrives in Australia ahead of the 2021 breeding season.

"He's a super-looking horse, with a lot of strength and quality about him and a beautiful head. We are really excited to have a horse of his calibre join the roster this year," he said.

"Lope De Vega has been a fantastic sire and to be able to have a G1-winning 2-year-old son coming to Australia to stud is fantastic. He’ll be popular with that sireline, as we have seen it excel down here."

G1 Cantala S. winner and successful at elite level in South Africa, Yulong Prince (SAf) is Yulong’s fourth new addition to the roster and he will stand his first season at $9,900 inc GST.

Yulong Prince stands at $9,900.

"He's a very good looking horse and we have priced him so every breeder has the opportunity to access him," Fairgray said.

"On type alone he is an attractive proposition. However, he's also a dual international Group 1 winner with a unique pedigree that is full of quality, and he has proven to be an elite racehorse.”

Grunt stands at $13,750.

Yulong's foundation stallion Grunt (NZ) stands his third season at $13,750 inc GST, while Alabama Express stands his second season at $24,750 inc GST after covering an elite debut book of mares in 2020.

Alabama Express stands at $24,750.

"Of the six stallions we are standing, we have five Group 1 winners on the track and the other one is Written Tycoon, who has left multiple Group 1 winners himself," Fairgray said.

“We have a diverse roster, with stallions at multiple price points and at different stages in their career. We look forward to welcoming breeders to Yulong to check them out in person.”

Yulong Release

More Reading...
Sire Profitability at Inglis Easter
A record breaking Inglis Easter made for some great results in the sale ring  for breeders with plenty of stallions returning three times service fee and more.
Eureka Stud Announce 2021 Fees
Eureka Stud will consolidate its stallion roster for the 2021 breeding season to stand Champion Queensland sire Spirit of Boom and Encryption, the son of Champions Lonhro and Guelph.
Cherry Tortoni a Class Above in Adelaide Guineas
Patrick Payne said it was likely that Cherry Tortoni would keep to distances around a mile in the spring after the high-class son of Night Of Thunder (IRE) captured Saturday’s Listed Adelaide Guineas at Morphettville.
Turn The Ace takes out Te Rapa feature
Rugged two-year-old Turn The Ace provided a second milestone for his sire Turn Me Loose in the space of seven days when he took out the feature event at Te Rapa on Saturday, the Listed Waikato Equine Veterinary Centre 2YO Stakes (1100m).
Marboosha Reaps Her Reward in Gold Coast Guineas
Off the board in just one of her nine starts to date, Emirates Park Stud’s Dream ahead (USA) filly Marboosha was rewarded for her consistency in Saturday’s Group III Gold Coast Guineas (1200m).
Lunar Rise Enjoying New Life as Troop Horse Martin
An expensive Inglis Easter yearling bred and sold by Arrowfield, who became a successful Group III winning racehorse / turned more than handy showjumper for the Daybreak Farm team, Lunar Rise is now enjoying life in his new role as Troop Horse Martin in the NSW Mounted Police unit.
Dirty Work to Join 2021 Spendthrift Australia Roster
Brilliant sprinter Dirty Work is set to complete a six stallion 2021 Spendthrift Australia roster, with the announcement of the G2-winning son of Written Tycoon joining the team for the upcoming season.
Capitalist Earns his Fee Increase
Newgate Farm’s Golden Slipper winning sire Capitalist has achieved great things so far this season and a Group I winner last Saturday in Captivant put the icing on the cake to justify a fee increase from $44,000 to $99,000.
Auret captures stakes double at Riccarton
Marton trainer Fraser Auret made it a red-letter day for the Auret family on Saturday when he captured both feature races at Riccarton.
Telemon Thoroughbreds Announce 2021 Fees
Telemon Thoroughbreds are set to enter the 2021 breeding season with an unchanged line-up of three stallions.