Australian Star Black Caviar Booked To Written Tycoon For 2020 Breeding Season

Black Caviar, a three-time Australian Horse of the Year and one of the greatest turf sprinters to ever set foot on the course, will visit prominent Australian sire Written Tycoon for the 2020 Southern Hemisphere breeding season, bloodstock agent Suman Hedge announced Thursday on social media.

It will be the first paring between the two, with Black Caviar having previously produced foals from stallions including Exceed and Excel, Sebring, More Than Ready, Snitzel, and I Am Invincible.

Written Tycoon is an 18-year-old son of Iglesia who stands at Arrowfield Stud for an advertised fee of AUS$77,000 (US$55,674). He joins the Arrowfield roster this year after previously residing at Woodside Park Stud.

On the track, Written Tycoon did his best work at age two, winning the Group 2 Slipper Trial Stakes. His 3-year-old campaign included runner-up efforts in the G3 San Domenico Stakes and the listed Satellite Stakes. In total Written Tycoon won two of 11 starts for AUS$289,325 ($209,189).

Though he started as a relatively unheralded stallion, Written Tycoon has steadily climbed to the upper echelon of Australia’s sire ranks, spearheaded by 2016 Golden Slipper winner Capitalist. Written Tycoon was Australia’s leading freshman sire of the 2010-11 racing season, and he was the leading 2-year-old sire in 2015-16.

Other runners of note by Written Tycoon include Group 1 winners Tycoon Tara, Music Magnate, Despatch, Booker, and La Luna Rossa.

Black Caviar, a 13-year-old mare by Bel Esprit, was named Australia’s Horse of the Year and champion sprinter each year from 2011 to 2013.

Undefeated in all 25 of her career starts, Black Caviar was a three-time winner of the Group 1 Lightning Stakes, and she was twice a winner of four other Group 1 races in her home country. However, her most famous effort arguably stemmed from her voyage to England for the G1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes during the Royal Ascot meeting, where she preserved her undefeated streak after a nail-biting finish.

Black Caviar’s career so engulfed the imaginations of racing fans in Australia and around the world that she became the second horse in history to be named to Australia’s Hall of Fame while still actively racing in 2013.

Black Caviar is still seeking her first breakout star as a broodmare, but her influence will soon spread as her first foals retire to the breeding shed, including her son Prince of Caviar, a Sebring horse who stands at Riverbank Farm in Australia.

In 2007 I was giving away Written Tycoon nominations to fill his book. Today, Black Caviar, one of the most iconic mare’s of our time has been booked to him. I could not be prouder of this stallion and how far he has come! ❤️ #rags to riches pic.twitter.com/kqEhAnqqvz

— Suman Hedge Bloodstock (@shbloodstock) August 6, 2020

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