Written Tycoon/Moldova 21F

Racing Record

Starts: 4 (3 G&L)
Wins: 4 (3 G&L)
Stakes Money: $254,735

Group and Listed Achievements

1st - $175,000 GROUP 2 Mode Technology Wakefield Challenge Stakes 2YO SW 1100m
1st - $150,000 GROUP 2 J Swap Contractors Matamata Breeders' Stakes 2YOF SW 1200m
1st - $100,000 GROUP 3 Platinum Homes New Plymouth Taranaki Classic 2YO SW 1200m


Exciting juvenile filly Captured by Love underlined the reputation she was held in when winning the $175,000 Group 2 Mode Technology Wakefield Challenge Stakes over 1100m at Trentham in December 2023 - and at just her second start.

The beautifully bred daughter of Written Tycoon had won on debut three weeks earlier. Meeting a class field for the stakes' challenge, she romped away in the hands of Te Akau stable rider Opie Bosson ONZM to win by three lengths easing down.

Early February saw Captured By Love head to Taranaki and what an inspired performance she delivered to win the $100,000 Group 3 Platinum Homes New Plymouth Taranaki 2YO SW Classic over 1200m, when again ridden by Bosson.  Taking over to lead at the 200m, it was clearly to all to see that she despised the off track, and it took her sheer grit and determination to seize the win by half a length.

Next start she returned to Group competition but on a good track much more to her liking.  Contesting the $150,000 Group 2 J Swap Contracting Matamata Breeders' Stakes 2YOF SW 1200m 'at home' - she was sent out second favourite. Again with stable rider Bosson in the saddle, she proved too good, even pricking her ears as she cruised over the finishing post to keep her unbeaten record in tact.

Purchased by David Ellis CNZM at the Gold Coast Magic Millions' Sale in January 2023, she has come a very long way in 12 months.  

Captured by Love has raced four times, thrice at Group level and remains unbeaten, winning $254,735 to date. 

Raced by the Te Akau 2023 Magic Fillies' Breeding Syndicate (Mgr: Karyn Fenton-Ellis MNZM) as one of a two-filly partnership, the second filly raced by this partnership was also purchased by David Ellis CNZM at that same sale, Zousain filly, and debut winner, The Victress.


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