Written Tycoon Colt Fury Breaks the Ice at Sandown

Mark Smith - Wednesday February 21

Team Hawkes may embark on a Sydney campaign in the autumn for the 3-year-old colt Fury after the son of Written Tycoon led at every call over the talented Shamus Award filly Quickster in Wednesday’s Sportsbet Same Race Multi Maiden Plate at Sandown-Lakeside.

A winning break for Fury (image Pat Scala/Racing Photos)

Under a perfectly judged front-running ride by Jordan Childs, Fury defeated the fast-finishing favourite by a length, with the Brave Smash gelding Universal Harmony back in third.

It was a breakthrough at start four for Fury, a fast-finishing third over the course and distance on January 31.

“He jumped, relaxed and quickened off the corner. It’s a tight track and quite often a leader’s track,” co-trainer Wayne Hawkes said.


“He was unlucky not to win the other day and had a better run today.

“There’s a couple of (suitable) races in Sydney, and the skies the limit for him.”

Carrying the colours of Ruper Leigh, Fury was a $675,000 purchase for Hawkes Racing from the Gilgai Farm draft at the 2022 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale.

Fury a $675,000 Inglis Premier yearling

The highest priced of the twelve Written Tycoons at the sale, Fury is the ninth winner from as many to race for the Encosta De Lago mare Soorena.

He is a half-brother to the Group 1  VRC Newmarket Handicap winner The Quarterback, dual Group II winner Vanilla (Philippi), and the stakes-placegetters Octane, Born a Warrior, and The Rude Warrior.

Fury is the final foal of Soorena, who died in 2020. 


Race Result - Sportsbet Same Race Multi Mdn Plate 1200m

Sandown-Lakeside Track: Good(4) Time: 1:10.80
- 3c Written Tycoon (AUS) x Soorena (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
Tnr: M, W & J Hawkes Rdr: Jordan Childs 59
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $675,000
Seller: Gilgai Farm, Nagambie
Buyer: Hawkes Racing
- 3f Shamus Award (AUS) x Special Favour (AUS) (General Nediym (AUS))
Tnr: P G Moody & Katherine Coleman Rdr: W Egan 57
Universal Harmony
- 3g Brave Smash (JPN) x Bella Gioia (NZ) (Swiss Ace (AUS))
Tnr: Ben, Will & Jd Hayes Rdr: M J Dee 59
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $200,000
Seller: Attunga Stud, Scone, NSW
Buyer: Lindsay Park Racing
MM Gold Coast National Weanling Sale $140,000
Seller: Segenhoe Stud, Scone, NSW
Buyer: Taylor Bloodstock Marketing Ltd
Forever More
- 3f Starspangledbanner (AUS) x Shake That (AUS) (Toorak Toff (AUS))
Tnr: L & T Corstens Rdr: B Mc Dougall 57
Norwegian Spirit
- 3g Overshare (AUS) x Chevy's Star (AUS) (Magnus (AUS))
Tnr: G L Donaldson Rdr: Neil Farley 59
River Rose
- 3f Lord Kanaloa (JPN) x Tosen Proud (JPN) (Tosen Phantom (JPN))
Tnr: C Maher Rdr: B Shinn 57
Grisbi's Pal
- 5g Palentino (AUS) x Grisbi's Run (AUS) (Savoire Vivre (GB))
Tnr: C J Davis Rdr: Teodore Nugent 59.5
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