Written Tycoon

Iglesia x Party Miss, by Kenmare (FR)
16.1 ½ hh

FEE: Private Book

Nine-time Victorian champion sire

Written Tycoon will stand for a private fee again this breeding season as the approaching 22-year-old enters the twilight of a brilliant stallion career that will likely see the best yet to come.

“Written Tycoon is a Champion in every way, and we are taking special care of him as he ages,” said Sam Fairgray.

“He has been a fantastic stallion and if we can keep breeding some nice foals by him then we’ll be thrilled.”

Written Tycoon draws closer to claiming his ninth Victorian Champion Sire title, with another outstanding season across both Australia and New Zealand. He produced three new individual Gr.1 winners in 2024 alone including two Gr.1-winning juveniles, Golden Slipper heroine Lady Of Camelot and Sistema S. victrix Velocious.

Australia’s Leading First-Season Sire in 2010/11, and Leading Sire of Two-Year-Olds in 2015/16 and again in 2023/2024, many of the sons of the former Australian Champion Sire are now forging their own careers at stud, including Leading First-Season Sire Capitalist, Rich Enuff, Winning Rupert, Written By and Ole Kirk. 

The first sire since Redoute’s Choice and Danehill in the last 25 years to sire two colts to win the two richest Gr.1 two-year-old features in Australia. Capitalist took out the 2016 Golden Slipper Stakes, while Written By claimed victory in the 2018 Blue Diamond Stakes.

He is also the first stallion in 44 years to sire the winner of both the Gr.1 Caulfield Guineas (Ole Kirk) and the Gr.1 Thousand Guineas (Odeum).

His 62 individual stakes winners include two Golden Slipper victors in Capitalist and Lady Of Camelot, Blue Diamond winner Written By, and a further 12 Gr.1 winners including Velocious, Southport Tycoon, Coolangatta, Ole Kirk, Pippie, Tycoon Tara, Music Magnate (NZ), Despatch, Tyzone, Booker, Odeum and La Luna Rossa (NZ).

Written Tycoon’s yearlings also continue to be hot commodities in the sale ring, selling for up to $1.35 million in 2024.

The Champion Sire has bumper crops coming through this season and has served the cream of Yulong’s broodmare band over the last few years including Hungry Heart, Baggy Green, Away Game and Tofane.



Race record


at 2

Todman Slipper Trial Stakes., Gr.2 (1200m)

AJC Seppelt Wines 2YO H. (1100m)

AT 3

2nd AJC San Domenico S., Gr.3 (1000m)

2nd STC Satellite S., L (1100m)


Written tycoon

Written tycoon crowned 2021 australian champion sire



Althoff provided his Champion Sire Written Tycoon with his 63rd individual stakes winner when he saluted in the G3 Ken Russell Memorial Classic on Saturday at the Sunshine...
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Written Tycoon (Iglesia - Party Miss) runs in his paddock at Woodside Park Stud near Tylden, Victoria, on 16 November 2015.  The Image is Everything - Bronwen Healy and Darren Tindale Photography.
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