Velocious provides Tycoon Stakes winner 57

Two-year-old Written Tycoon filly Velocious has stamped herself as a leading contender for the R. Listed Karaka Millions 2YO in January.

Tycoon filly stamps dominance

Cambridge-based horseman Stephen Marsh’s speedy filly Velocious (Written Tycoon) stamped her dominance with an electric victory in the Listed Counties Challenge S. at Pukekohe Park, putting her name in the lights as a leading contender for the R. Listed Karaka Millions 2YO in the new year.

The daughter of Written Tycoon, ridden by Sam Spratt, beat the Mark Walker and Sam Bergerson-trained Bellatrix Star (Star Witness) by 1.5l, while the race favourite Poetic Champion (NZ) (Super Seth) finished third 2.3l away.

Velocious’ win stamped a fantastic run for Albert Bosma and Patrick Vinaccia’s Go Racing, who raced Gr.1 Champion S. victress Atishu (NZ) (Savabeel) to grand success during the spring carnival.

The filly also provided her Champion Sire Written Tycoon with his 57th Stakes winner and the second bred on the Snitzel cross for the Yulong sire. Velocious is the second foal from the Snitzel mare Parmalove, a winner of two races, including once as a juvenile; she is the dam of the Listed-placed Penvose Lad (NZ) (U S Navy Flag {USA}).

Velocious is related to the Listed Alinghi S. victress Liesele (Exceed And Excel), who won nine races. The filly was bred and offered by Inglewood Stud at the 2023 New Zealand Bloodstock Karaka Yearling Sale, where Go Racing purchased her for NZ$190,000.

Velocious as a yearling | Image courtesy of New Zealand Bloodstock

This is an edited version of the TTR Aus NZ article written by Jesse Dart and Keely Mckitterick