KARAKA – Lot 52 Written Tycoon (AUS) – Pussy O’Reilly (NZ), Brown Colt

$625,000

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Lot 52 brown colt Written Tycoon – Pussy O’Reilly (O’Reilly) $625,000 (draft: Woburn Farm)

Quite simply a high-class and quality colt, bred by the legendary Sir Patrick Hogan, by Leading First Season Sire and Champion Two-Year-Old Sire Written Tycoon (Iglesia), who is currently second leading sire in Australia.

Written Tycoon has sired 1966 winners, 88 stakes winners including 13 Group One winners.

The dam side of his pedigree is one that has left some of the classiest racehorses to grace the turf in New Zealand. His dam, Pussy O’Reilly, was a Group One placed stakes winner and also multiple Group placed.

Second dam Octapussy (Octagonal) was a powerful and impressive winning filly of six races, Group 1 & 2 placed, and in turn great grand-dam Dopff (Tights) is renowned as the maternal source of class.

“We first saw him in early December and he met all our criteria of a potential colt that could become eligible for both the Karaka Million, and Golden Slipper in Australia, and come back here and stand at stud,” said Te Akau principal David Ellis CNZM.

“He’s a beautiful colt from a really good family and although we had to pay a bit more than expected, which is sometimes the case when the competition is strong on these quality colts, we are thrilled to secure him for Te Akau and our owners.

“The family are noted athletes on type and as performers, and he fits the mould one-hundred percent. He’s got a lot of class about him.

“Sir Patrick (Hogan) has bred some beautiful horses from this family and it wasn’t hard to fall in love with him when we first saw him. He’s a colt we needed to have.”

The carries a cross of Last Tycoon through his sire lines, as the sire of Iglesia, and the sire of Champion grand-dam sire O’Reilly.

Adrian Stanley, who prepared the colt at Woburn Farm said: “The horse paraded really well all week on the sale grounds and did everything right.

“It was a great result that David (Ellis) could buy him and he will get every chance being trained by Jamie (Richards).

“He’s a lovely type of horse and no reason why he can’t be there in all the big races.

“He’s a classy type of Written Tycoon and the influence of a lot of O’Reilly in his makeup, which Te Akau really likes. The have always loved O’Reilly and had plenty of success with him.”