Lot 100 b or br c Written Tycoon – Into the Groove (Redoute’s Choice) $475,000 (draft: Hallmark Stud) – part of the 2019 Te Akau Colt Syndicate
While he may have been the final lot of the first session, you could say that the best was saved until last as he really is a smashing individual.
Although a yearling, he looks like a racehorse already and is physically imposing.
Mark Baker, from Hallmark Stud, had said of the colt: “He has a wonderful temperament. The last few days have been really busy and he never batted an eyelid. He’s just a good, strong and correct moving horse – one of the better colts at the sale”.
Written Tycoon (Iglesia) stands for $110,000 and right at the top of the Australian stallion ranks, as a leading First Season Sire and Champion Two-Year-Old sire.
The colt is the first foal from a winning mare by Redoute’s Choice; the undisputed king of Australian sires’, Redoute’s Choice is a son of the most successful sire of all time Danehill (Danzig).
“He’s a beautiful colt and really was a must have for us,” said Te Akau principal David Ellis.
“He was an absolute standout on our parades. He’s by an Australian stallion that is doing a great job and out of a Redoute’s Choice mare, and he’s proving a very successful broodmare sire.”
“There is a lot of speed on his dam side and he’s a horse we’ve secured for our Colts Syndicate.”
“He should develop into a lovely colt to aim at the Karaka Million next year, but also have the scope to train on and contest the 2000 Guineas (Gr. 1, 1600m).”
“He’s one of our colts of the sale and we’re really looking forward to getting him home and breaking him in.”