The TBV Victorian Breeding Awards celebrates the achievements and honours the participants and organisations that have succeeded in the 2022/23 season and have dedicated their lives to participating in the Victorian racing and breeding industry.
These participants and organisations also contribute to a more significant picture cause: the ongoing success of the Victorian breeding industry that continues to grow from strength to strength.
Arguably once viewed as a lesser sibling to the rich Hunter Valley-based studs and bloodstock, the arrival and investment of farms such as Yulong, Swettenham Stud, Rosemont Stud and Darley, to name a few, and the quality of stallions such as Written Tycoon, Shamus Award, Rubick and Brazen Beau standing in the state has swiftly seen attitudes change.
Thoroughbred Breeders Victoria’s President James O’Brien said, “Saturday night is all about celebrating the incredible success of the Victorian breeding industry. I congratulate all the winners for their outstanding achievements. I can’t help but feel excited about what lies ahead in Victoria’s breeding future and the upcoming season.”
Written Tycoon has been a vital horse for the Victorian breeding industry; the Champion Sire stands at the Victorian-based Yulong and heads a strong roster of up-and-coming talents and the future of the local scene.
The grand stallion’s deeds were again recognised when he was awarded the Champion Victorian Sire sponsored by IRT.
Written Tycoon once again had a strong season across all racetracks in Australia. However, it would be hard to eclipse the deeds of his outstanding daughter Coolangatta, who claimed the G1 Moir S. and the G1 Lightning S. at two of Victoria’s premier tracks, Moonee Valley and Flemington.