Written Tycoon Tops Day One Weanlings At Great Southern

19th Jun 2016

Woodside Park Stud’s colt by Written Tycoon from Peppie has topped the opening day of the 2016 Inglis Great Southern Sale when selling for $170,000 to the partnership of Ampulla Lodge and Ascot Farm.

The Written Tycoon colt was one of eight lots to sell for $100,000 or more today, when 152 weanlings were sold at an average of $31,378.

Ampulla Lodge made a $500,000 pinhook profit with the top lot from last year’s Great Southern Sale, a colt by Exceed And Excel, and Steve and Ceri Jostlear were delighted to secure what they thought was the best colt in this year’s sale in Lot 85.

“He had good bone, a good walk and a great head and eye. It may be a line that gets used a lot, but we definitely thought he was the colt of the sale,” said Ceri Jostlear.

By the sire of Golden Slipper winner Capitalist the colt is the eleventh foal from Danehill mare Peppie, which has already produced Group 2 winner Sea Battle and the Hong Kong Group 3 placed Full Of Joy.

Tyreel Stud sold their three weanlings today for $160,000, $140,000 and $120,000, eclipsing their expectations but rewarding their judgement on targeting their stock at the Great Southern Sale.

“We noted the growth of the market at this sale last year so purposely targeted four of our weanlings towards the sale this year, and have been rewarded so far with all three making at least double their service fees,” said Linda Monds of Tyreel Stud.

“They have been sold to top judges Paul Willetts and Paul Guy, which is encouraging and we look forward to offering the Not A Single Doubt filly [Lot 214] tomorrow morning,” added Linda.

The colt by Pierro from Mourasana (Lot 63) was knocked down to Paul Willetts for $140,000 then a few hours later the New Zealand pinhooker went to $160,000 to secure Lot 108, a colt by Peirro from San Cristobel.

Paul Guy of Heritage Bloodstock purchased the third of Tyreel’s weanlings today when going to $120,000 for Lot 84, a colt by All Too Hard from Listed winning mare Penny Banger.

The progeny of first season sires also came under strong competition. New Zealand’s Lyndhurst Farm went to $130,000 for colt by Dundeel from Whitesails (Lot 163) that was sold by Two Bays Farm, while $120,000 was required for Tony Clift to purchase Lot 158, a colt by Akeed Mofeed from Video Star that was offered by Swettenham Stud.   Hinchinbrook was the sixth sire today to have a weanling reach six figures with Merrivale Farm’s filly from Riverina (Lot 102) selling for an even $100,000.

Complete sire, buyer and vendor statistics for Day One of the 2016 Inglis Great Southern Sale are available online at

2016 Inglis Great Southern Sale (Weanling) statistics
(2015 Day One in brackets)
Catalogued: 205 (200)
Offered: 185 (180)
Sold: 152 (151)
Clearance: 82% (84%)
Gross: $4,769,500 ($3,436,000)
Average: $31,378 ($22,755)
Median: $18,000 ($10,000)
Top Price: $170,000 ($150,000)

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