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Written By (AUS)

2015 Written Tycoon (Iglesia) x Yau Chin (Tobougg)
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Dominant Group 1 winning 2YO of the Blue Diamond Stakes … by one of Australia’s most notable sources of speed and precocity in Written Tycoon … first colt home in the Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes … Timeform rated the clear standout Champion 2YO of his generation … a perfect outcross opportunity – completely free of Danehill … commenced stud duties in 2019 & covered nearly 300 mares in first 2 seasons.

Widden Stud

Widden Stud

Stands at Widden Stud
2023 FEE: $27,500

Operating for over 150 years under the ownership of the Thompson family, Widden Stud is a name synonymous with champion sires – Marscay, Vain, Bletchingly, Todman, General Nediym, Northern Meteor & Stratum – brilliant, tough, speed oriented horses that left a legacy of greatness for generations to come. Geography and mother nature have bestowed tremendous natural gifts on Widden, making it one of the most picturesque farms in the world, offering an unparalleled environment for young thoroughbreds. Located on 7,000 acres of spectacular horse country in the Widden Valley, the farm features rich alluvial creek flats sheltered by magnificent sandstone cliffs providing pristine and tranquil surrounds.

Widden Valley , via Denman, NSW, 2328
+61 (02) 6549 9999
Antony Thompson - NSW
0427 470 507
Matt Comerford - NSW
0424 742 672
Adam Henry - VIC
0428 036 472
Philip Marshall - VIC
0407 853 782

Latest News

Juvenile Trial Watch - Randwick

Two heats for juveniles at Randwick on Tuesday morning and we might have seen the winner of the 2024 Magic Millions 2YO Classic, which is not surprisingly trained by Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott.

Written By's Ripcord Stuns in the Placid Ark

On a mammoth day of racing, there were few more impressive performances than  Ripcord in the $500,000 Listed Tabtouch - Placid Ark Stakes (1200m) at Ascot.

Written By Leads by Winners

The Australian second crop sires table is a very even one at present and on the score of winners it’s Widden Stud’s Written By leading the way with a quinella at Hawkesbury on Thursday giving him his eighth winner of the new season.

New Season Brings New Names into Spotlight

A month into the new season and the second crop sires list is an interesting one with Widden Stud’s Blue Diamond winner Written By setting the pace for winners with Yulong based Grunt putting himself into the picture with a sensational return for his quality colt Veight in the Group III MRC McNeil Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday.

One To Watch - Pakenham

Third on debut in the Listed Merson Cooper Stakes behind Little Brose and Cylinder, Gangitano has run into several promising sorts in three subsequent races. The son of Written By was odds-on to break his maiden over 1400m on the Pakenham synthetic on Thursday and disdainfully disposed of his overmatched rivals.

New Season Winner for Written By

The first runner of the new season for Widden Stud young gun Written By returned a winner when three year-old filly Written Bligh saluted at Sale for Grahame Begg, who also put the polish on her sire.

Current Runners Accepted

Thursday, November 30
Geelong Race 2 - 1755m Maiden
Written By You (ex: She Thinks So) Tnr: Simon Zahra Rdr: Blaike McDougall
Saturday, December 2
Ascot Race 9 - 1200m Open Gr1
Ripcord (ex: Single In London) Tnr: Luke Fernie Rdr: Clint Johnston-Porter
Doomben Race 7 - 1200m Open
Instagood (ex: Taghrooda) Tnr: Tony Gollan Rdr: Ben E Thompson
Singapore Race 3 - 1100m Class 5
Pacific Commander (ex: Miss Haystacks) Tnr: Jason Ong Rdr: B Queiroz
Saturday, December 2
Gunnedah Race 4 - 1000m Class 1 0
Not Written Off (ex: Rainbow's End)
Tnr: Stephen Jones
Newcastle Race 5 - 1200m Maiden 0
Rum Diary (ex: Fancy Liquor)
Tnr: Kris Lees
Sunday, December 3
Armidale Race 7 - 1100m Maiden 0
Rum Diary (ex: Fancy Liquor)
Tnr: Kris Lees
Monday, December 4
Ballina Race 6 - 1000m Maiden 0
On Merit (ex: Partyhouse)
Tnr: Lee Freedman
Rock Composer (ex: Vintage Rock)
Tnr: Matthew Dunn
Tuesday, December 5
Bendigo Race 4 - 1600m Maiden 0
Written By You (ex: She Thinks So)
Tnr: Simon Zahra




Top Sales

2021 ex Holy Cow(AUS)
2021 ex Maryore(AUS)
2021 ex Matryoshka(AUS)
2021 ex Break Every Rule(AUS)
2021 ex Queen's Fashion(AUS)

Australia Yearling Stats

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Top Sales

2021 ex Financial District(AUS)

New Zealand Yearling Stats

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Pedigree Table

Written Tycoon (AUS) 2002
Yau Chin (AUS) 2005
Iglesia (AUS) 1995
Party Miss (AUS) 1991
Tobougg (IRE) 1998
Tilla's Daughter (AUS) 1999
Last Tycoon (IRE) 1988
Yodells (AUS) 1988
Kenmare (FR) 1975
Miss Entertainer (AUS) 1975
Barathea (IRE) 1983
Lacovia (USA) 1983
Umatilla (NZ) 1988
Dilemma (AUS) 1995
Hopespringseternal: 5d x5d
Northern Dancer: 5s x5d

Runners Today

Race 2 Written By You 3g ex: She Thinks So
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Yesterday's Results

3rd Wyong: Rum Diary 3g ex Fancy Liquor
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Australasian Distance Performance

Short <= 1200m
76.2% - (16)
Sprint 1201m - 1400m
23.8% - (5)
Mile 1401m - 1600m
0% - (0)
Mid 1601m - 2000m
0% - (0)
Stay 2001m - 2400m
0% - (0)
Long 2400m+
0% - (0)

Top Nicks

Not A Single Doubt
2 wnrs , (1 sw) Ripcord
2 wnrs , (1 sw) The Novelist
2 wnrs Solutionist
Ad Valorem
1 wnrs Zimo
Al Maher
1 wnrs Fairytale Bliss
Exceed And Excel
1 wnrs Sunday Mail
Fastnet Rock
1 wnrs By The Book
1 wnrs Gangitano
High Chaparral
1 wnrs Freeland
1 wnrs Written Melody

Race Record

At 2
1st - Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes (1200) Gr.1
1st - Insitu Pago Pago Stakes (1200) Gr.3
1st - Ladbrokes B.Diamond Prel-(C&G) (1100) Gr.3
1st - Cameron Thurley Bucks Day Plte (1000)
4th - Longines Golden Slipper (1200) Gr.1
At 3
1st - Catanach's Blue Sapphire (1200) Gr.3
1st - Skyline Education Foundation (1000)
2nd - Polytrack W.J. Adams Stakes (1000) LR
4th - Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200) Gr.1

Fee History

2022-$27,500 , 2021-$24,750 , 2020-$22,000 , 2019-$24,750

Sons of Written Tycoon at Stud in Australasia