Amazing Day for Written Tycoon - Three Stakes Winners Including the Group 1 Guineas Double

Forty minutes after Arrowfield Stud’s new recruit Written Tycoon celebrated the win of Odeum in the $1,000,000 Schweppes Thousand Guineas (1600m), Written Tycoon’s  Ole Kirk proved unstoppable in the $2,000,000 Group 1 Neds Caulfield Guineas (1600m).

No stopping Ole Kirk (George Salpigtidis/Racing Photos)

It was the third stakes win on the day for the former Woodside Park stallion after Dirty Work captured the Group II McCafe Schillaci Stakes (1100m) and the fourth for Willie Pike after Windstorm, Dirty Work and Arcadia Queen.

Given a ground-saving ride by Pike,  Ole Kirk needed to go back inside a weakening Tagaloa before he was switched out to find clear air on the turn.

The team Hawkes-trained colt knuckled down to his task in the straight to run down Shadwell Stud’s Deep Field colt Aysar by a long-neck with Jameka’s brother Grandslam two lengths back in third.

First Winner for Flying Artie

A brilliant two year-old and Champion 3YO Sprinter, Flying Artie started his stud career on the perfect note with a debut winner at Eagle Farm on Saturday in Princess Bojack.

The Michael Nolan-trained Princess Bojack looked the consummate profession jumping straight to the front under Michael Cahill to make every post a winner.

She led all the way to win the 1000m scamper by the best part of a length.

Written Tycoon Hits Number 1

It took Written Tycoon less than 24 hours to compile a memorable Group I double and claim the No. 1 spot on the General Sires’ Premiership and take over the leading sire of 3YO’s list.

Pippie supplied the first leg victory in Friday evening’s A.J. Moir S. G1 at The Valley (read about her here) and Ole Kirk contributed the second leg with a hard-fought triumph in Saturday’s $1 million ATC Golden Rose S. 1400m G1.

It was a deeply determined effort from Ole Kirk, whose competitive spirit has produced 7 top-four finishes in a seven-start career wholly spent in Group & Listed company.

Farnan named Champion 2YO of 2019/20

Not A Single Doubt’s Golden Slipper-winning son Farnan has won the 2019/20 Champion 2YO of the Year award announced on Monday evening by host Racing Queensland via live broadcast on Sky Thoroughbred Central & Racing.com.

One of four Arrowfield-connected finalists for this year’s title, Farnan is the 8th Arrowfield-sired juvenile to achieve national recognition. Past Australian Champion 2YOs include Arrowfield graduates Catbird (by Danehill; 1998/99), Fashions Afield (by Redoute’s Choice; 2004/05), Miss Finland (by Redoute’s Choice; 2005/06), Meurice (2006/07) & Estijaab (by Snitzel; 2017/18), and the Arrowfield-sired She Will Reign (by Manhattan Rain; 2016/17), Dance Hero (by Danzero; 2003/04) & Merlene (by Danehill; 1995/96).

Snitzel wins fourth straight Champion Sire award

Snitzel’s fourth consecutive season as Australia’s No. 1 sire was officially recognised by the presentation of the 2019/20 Champion Sire title at Monday evening’s 2020 Australian Racehorse of the Year Awards.

Hosted this year by Racing Queensland, the event’s format was adjusted for the Covid-19 pandemic and Arrowfield’s Manager Paul Messara accepted Snitzel’s award via video.

Snitzel’s fourth title, won with $17.8 million prizemoney, more than $2 million clear of I Am Invincible & Pierro, confirms Arrowfield’s superstar stallion as the dominant Australian sire of his era. 

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