RICH ENUFF (AUS)(Written Tycoon-Hotnuff, by Spartacus)
Woodside Park Stud. Fee: $12,100

Rich Enuff Overview

Speed, conformation and pedigree, three attributes needed for success, and with Woodside Park Stud’s Rich Enuff, the stakes-winning son of Victoria’s Leading Sire Written Tycoon, clearly having these in spades, the future bodes well.

Set for his first crop yearlings to grace the auction sale rings in 2019, anticipation is high off the back of some very encouraging weanling prices recorded in 2018, where lots sold up to $100,000 and were secured by international bloodstock agents Justin Casse and Roderick Wachman, as well as Sheamus Mills Bloodstock, Tarcoola Stud and Hallmark Stud.

As Written Tycoon’s fastest son at stud, Rich Enuff’s class was evident from the start. Making his 3YO debut at Listed level at Moonee Valley, the Ken Keys-trained colt streaked away from his rivals, pulling clear for a two and a quarter length victory in the McKenzie Stakes.

Next up in the G2 Danehill Stakes over Flemington’s famed ‘straight-six’, Rich Enuff defeated a high-class field which included the likes of G1 winners Brazen Beau, Awesome Rock, Wandjina and Go Indy Go.

A race won in the past by Black Caviar, Snitzerland, Sepoy and Fastnet Rock, Rich Enuff’s stunning performance saw the chestnut stop the clock at blistering 1:08.13 – the fastest a 3YO colt has sprinted over Flemington’s 1200m course this century.

Completing a hat trick of consecutive stakes victories, Rich Enuff stepped up to 1400m at his next outing, capturing the G3 Caulfield Guineas Prelude by two and a half lengths, joining G1-producing sires Helmet and Epaulette as recent winners.

A narrow second behind Shooting To Win in the G1 Caulfield Guineas at his next, Rich Enuff’s performance saw him rated as one of the leading colts of his generation.

Embarking on the next phase of his career, Rich Enuff stood his first season at Queensland’s Glenlogan Park Stud, before heading back to his now Woodside Park Stud base, where he is finishing covering another high-quality book of mares.

Covering just shy of 240 mares in his first two seasons at stud, the first of these will pass through the Magic Millions yearling sale in January, with 11 lots catalogued in the drafts of leading vendors.

Rich Enuff Pedigree

ch. 2002
b. 1995
b. 1983
ch. 1988
br. 1991
gr. 1975
ch. 1975
b. 2001
ch. 1993
b. 1984
b. 1979
br. 1993
br. 1987
b. 1978
All data courtesy Arion Pedigrees

Rich Enuff Freshman Yearlings

10BFNothing Compares (AUS)Lyndhurst Stud Farm Warwick Qld2019 MM March QTIS Sale
13CCOnly Amother Could (AUS)Lyndhurst Stud Farm Warwick Qld2019 MM March QTIS Sale
24BFPersonal Guarantee (AUS)Glenlogan Park Innisplain Qld2019 MM March QTIS Sale
107CCSurfie Chick (AUS)Oakwood Farm Haigslea Qld2019 MM March QTIS Sale
148CFWinning Fashions (AUS)Oakwood Farm Haigslea Qld2019 MM March QTIS Sale
224CFClassic Heart (AUS)KBL Thoroughbreds Beaudesert Qld2019 MM March QTIS Sale
238CCDavone Pheroz (AUS)JD Thoroughbreds Beaudesert Qld2019 MM March QTIS Sale
241CCDevil Inside (AUS)Glenlogan Park Innisplain Qld2019 MM March QTIS Sale
245CCDukemore (AUS)Glenlogan Park Innisplain Qld2019 MM March QTIS Sale
255CFExcepts (AUS)Daandine Stud Goomburra Qld2019 MM March QTIS Sale
260BrCFantastic Glen (AUS)Kenmore Lodge Wyreema Qld2019 MM March QTIS Sale
284BFGood Hunting (AUS)Wyalla Thoroughbreds Westbrook Qld2019 MM March QTIS Sale
317BFKalseru (AUS)KBL Thoroughbreds Beaudesert Qld2019 MM March QTIS Sale
273Ch.FLilly the FillyTarcoola Stud, Tuerong2019 Inglis Melb Prem
421B.CRomanticoHollylodge Thoroughbreds, Avenel2019 Inglis Melb Prem
486Ch.CTapikiMusk Creek Farm, Flinders2019 Inglis Melb Prem
554B.FBee AliWoodside Park Stud, Tylden2019 Inglis Melb Prem
555B.FBelong to PeriWoodside Park Stud, Tylden2019 Inglis Melb Prem
624B.FGoldcraftWoodside Park Stud, Tylden2019 Inglis Melb Prem
625Ch.FGoldirocksNoorilim Park, Arcadia2019 Inglis Melb Prem
20BFDexcellent (AUS)National Lodge Latrobe Tas2019 MM Tasmania
104Ch.CRo's PurringWidden Stud, Widden Valley2019 Inglis Classic
224Ch.FCould be SomethingWoodside Park Stud, Tylden, Vic2019 Inglis Classic
228Ch.CCrepe SuzetteMilburn Creek, Wildes Meadow2019 Inglis Classic
231Ch.FCubismGlenlogan Park, Innisplain, Qld2019 Inglis Classic
274Ch.CDukemoreGlenlogan Park, Innisplain, Qld2019 Inglis Classic
279B. or Br.CEdikeni (NZ)Woodside Park Stud, Tylden, Vic2019 Inglis Classic
321Ch.CFlorabellaSledmere Stud, Scone2019 Inglis Classic
343Br.FGermayne LassRaheen Stud, Darling Downs, Qld2019 Inglis Classic
501Ch.FMesmerisingRosemont Stud, Gnarwarre, Vic2019 Inglis Classic
517B. or Br.FMiss ImagicaVinery Stud, Scone2019 Inglis Classic
563B.CNon Stop RockKenmore Lodge, Wyreema, Qld2019 Inglis Classic
642B. or Br.CRed LighterGlenlogan Park, Innisplain, Qld2019 Inglis Classic
713B. or Br.FSmile of DesireGlenlogan Park, Innisplain, Qld2019 Inglis Classic
760Ch.CTanzaniteTwin Hills Stud, Cootamundra2019 Inglis Classic
778Ch.FTop Hana (IRE)Glenlogan Park, Innisplain, Qld2019 Inglis Classic
906Ch.CLady WhoWidden Stud, Widden Valley2019 Inglis Classic
1000Ch.FSwitmoaMurrulla Stud, Wingen2019 Inglis Classic
194BCManzanillaHallmark Stud2019 NZB NYSS
444CFSuadelaPhoenix Park2019 NZB NYSS
131CCShow Affection (AUS)Glenlogan Park Innisplain Qld2019 MM Gold Coast
169CCSplendora (AUS)Glenlogan Park Innisplain Qld2019 MM Gold Coast
217CCThe Duster (AUS)Woodside Park Stud Tylden Vic2019 MM Gold Coast
381BFBalsamico (AUS)Woodside Park Stud Tylden Vic2019 MM Gold Coast
602BrFFrizetto (USA)Tartan Fields Kulnura NSW2019 MM Gold Coast
662BrCHostile Witness (AUS)Edinglassie Stud Muswellbrook NSW2019 MM Gold Coast
696BrCJeopardy (AUS)Glenlogan Park Innisplain Qld2019 MM Gold Coast
741BrCLicorice Stick (AUS)Newhaven Park Boorowa NSW2019 MM Gold Coast
952BFDivine City (AUS)Daandine Stud Goomburra Qld2019 MM Gold Coast
1062CFPrincess Nemo (AUS)Jorson Farm South Burnett Qld2019 MM Gold Coast
1076CCSaluting (AUS)Kenmore Lodge Wyreema Qld2019 MM Gold Coast

Rich Enuff BR News

  • Freshman Sire Slipper Noms Revealed

    Thu, 25 Jul 2019

    With only days until the 2019/20 season, breeders will be listening to a lot of talk about the freshman sires and who has precocious 2YOs. A further emperical guide to support potential precocity is Golden Slipper nominations on the assumption that these are the young horses their trainers expect to show some juvenile prowess. The 2020 Golden Slipper nominations number 2,459 horses by 191 different stallions. Of those by first season sires, there are 379 horses (15% of the total) across 21 stallions who have their first crop about to hit the tracks. It should be no surprise that Golden Slipper winner Vancouver (Medaglia d'Oro) leads the freshman list with 74 of his first crop nominated for the Golden Slipper. Gr1 juvenile winner Pride of Dubai (Street Cry) is next with 51 nominations, while those with more than ten of their first crop nominated are: Headwater (38), Exosphere (34), Super One (30), Kermadec (24), Spill the Beans (23), Scissor Kick (22), Press Statement (21), Rich Enuff (16), and Nostradamus (10). Although helpful as a guide, the figures don't take into account the percentage of a freshman sire's crop nominated, some having served very large books of mares on debut.


    Vancouver has 74 noms for the Golden Slipper (pic: Steve Hart)
  • Arrowfield Dominates Day-2 Of MM National Yearling Sale

    Fri, 7 Jun 2019

    Three of the top four sellers on Day-2 of the 2019 Magic Millions National Yearling Sale were presented by Arrowfield Stud, with their Not a Single Doubt brother to Stronger among the stars when selling to Muskoka Farms (HK) for $430,000. Catalogued as Lot 2303, the bay colt is the third foal of the winning Starcraft mare Star Pupil - a mare who has produced two foals - both winners and both stakes performers. The colt's full-brother Stronger is a high class two-year-old who at his most recent start won the Gr3 Ken Russell Memorial Classic a stone's throw away at the Gold Coast Turf Club. He is currently spelling for the Snowden stable. The other $430,000 seller on the day produced another record when the Rich Enuff-Tanzanite colt sold to George Moore Bloodstock. It's the highest price ever for Woodside Park Stud's young sire Rich Enuff.

  • Business As Usual In 2019 For Woodside Park Stallions

    Mon, 27 May 2019

    Meanwhile, for the current season, Woodside Park Stud’s stallions and entire breeding operations will remain at its Tylden property on Central Road, before gradually re-locating to the Morningside Farm (see above item) in the coming years. Woodside Park Stud’s high-class stallion roster is led by Victoria’s Champion Sire Written Tycoon, the only active stallion in the country to have sired a Gr1 Golden Slipper colt and a Gr1 Blue Diamond colt, together with the proven Gr1 producer Foxwedge. The pair stands alongside three, exciting young stallions; Rich Enuff, who will have his first crop of runners in the new season, Invincible Spirit’s exciting son Cable Bay, and Deep Impact’s only dual Australian Gr1-winning son Tosen Stardom.

  • Foxwedge To Join Woodside Park Stud Roster

    Wed, 23 Jan 2019

    Woodside Park Stud announced on Tuesday that Australia’s Champion Second Season sire Foxwedge will join the stud’s stallion roster in 2019 from Newgate Farm in the Hunter Valley. Prominent Victorian businessman Eddie Hirsch, who purchased Foxwedge, explained, “Mark Dodemaide and I have been on this horse since August with Inglis negotiating the sale. We thought he would be a perfect fit for Victoria and the VOBIS Scheme with his ability to get running 2 and 3YOs.” Foxwedge is already sire of 35 stakes-horses with his oldest only being 5YOs. This includes Gr1 winners Foxplay, Volpe Veloce and Curragh Pretty Polly Stakes winner Urban Fox. Hirsch revealed, “Part of our attraction to get him was we believe the best is yet to come with big crops of foals and yearlings (300 mares covered in those two seasons). James Price, General Manager Commercial at Woodside Park Stud said: “Foxwedge is a G1 winner who produces impressive stock that captures buyers’ attention. Coupled with this, his ability to get stakes horses (8.5%) will ensure his stock commands not only local but international appeal”. Foxwedge will join Champion sire Written Tycoon, Tosen Stardom, a dual Gr1-winning son of globally dominant sire Deep Impact, plus Invincible Spirit’s highest rated 2YO, Cable Bay, and Written Tycoon’s fastest son at stud, Rich Enuff. Foxwedge’s 2019 fee will be announced with the roster around Easter but it will be competitive for his launch in Victoria.


    Foxwedge's Gr1-winning daughter Foxplay (pic: Steve Hart)
  • Largest Ever Inglis Classic Catalogue Offered

    Thu, 17 Jan 2019

    This year's quality Inglis Classic Yearling Sale catalogue is the largest ever offered. It contains relations to 76 stakes-winners including Gr1 winners such as Youngstar, Your Song, Under the Louvre, In Her Time, Headway, Long John, Questing New and Signify. There are also progeny of 103 stakes winning mares, including 10 who are Gr1 winners. In terms of stallion representation, there are progeny of 110 sires including Snitzel, I Am Invincible, Zoustar, Exceed And Excel, Fastnet Rock, Written Tycoon, Hinchinbrook, Lonhro, Not A Single Doubt, Pierro, Sebring, Spirit of Boom, Star Witness and Choisir.  Among the freshman yearling sires are progeny by 22 young stallions such as Vancouver, Pride of Dubai, Exosphere, Press Statement, No Nay Never, Super One, Rich Enuff, Bull Point, Contributer, Criterion, Headwater, Kermadec, Outreach, Panzer Division and Real Impact. To view the 2019 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale catalogue, CLICK HERE.

  • Record Weanling Entries for Great Southern Sale

    Thu, 24 May 2018

    The Southern Hemisphere's largest weanling offering highlights a record Inglis Great Southern Sale, for which the catalogue is now available online. In total, 991 entries have been received for the sale at Oaklands Junction, which will now run for an extended five days (June 17-21) as a result of the larger catalogue. Included are a record 571 weanlings and nearly 300 broodmares. The weanling draft includes progeny by leading sires such as I Am Invincible, Written Tycoon, Sebring, Exceed And Excel, Lonhro, Medaglia d'Oro, Zoustar, Pierro, Fastnet Rock, Choisir, Tavistock, So You Think and Hinchinbrook and rookie sires including Vancouver, Pride of Dubai, Dissident, Brazen Beau, Toronado, Kermadec, Trust In A Gust, Press Statement, Nostradamus, Rubick and Night of Thunder. The Great Southern Sale is a proven hunting ground for pinhookers. An example is the Zoustar x Snow Blitz filly which was purchased for $130,000 at last year's Great Southern Sale before being on sold for $650,000 as a yearling at Karaka. Leading Victorian stud Woodside Park will offer a quality unreserved draft of 41 Lots at the sale, including weanlings by the likes of Written Tycoon, Zoustar, Tavistock, Rich Enuff and Super One. "Breeders from around Victoria and from interstate have supported Great Southern with quality drafts," said Inglis' Victorian Bloodstock Manager, Simon Vivian. "It is exciting to know that such a substantial offering or quality weanlings will be on offer and I am confident there will be many pinhooking and racetrack success stories graduating from the 2018 sale." Click here to view catalogue.

  • Woodside Park Announce 2018 Stallion Fees

    Fri, 6 Apr 2018

    Victoria's Woodside Park Stud has announced its stallion line-up for the 2018 breeding season, headlined by Champion Victorian Sire Written Tycoon who will see his stud fee rise to $100,000. Boasting an phenomenal 73% winners to runners ratio, Written Tycoon has now sired five individual Group 1 winners, namely Golden Slipper winner Capitalist, Gr1 Manawatu Sires' Produce Stakes winner Luna Rossa, Doomben 10,000 sprinter Music Magnate, Tatts Tiara heroine Tycoon Tara, and most recently brilliant Blue Diamond Stakes winning colt Written By. "It's highly likely that Written By will be awarded Champion Australian 2YO Colt. This will place Written Tycoon in elite company, joining Redoute's Choice as one of only two stallions to have sired two Champion 2YO colts in Australia in the last 20 years," said Woodside Park Stud General Manager Commercial, James Price. Written Tycoon will be supported by the impeccably well-bred, highly rated 2YO Cable Bay, and Written Tycoon's fastest and highest rated son, Rich Enuff. Price also announced that Tosen Stardom, the Group 1-winning son of champion Japanese stallion Deep Impact, will be joining the 2018 stallion roster at the conclusion of his exceptional racetrack career. "Woodside's 2018 stallion roster will have world wide appeal to broodmare owners with bloodlines from international superstars and colonial speed, with proven champions and promising, exciting young stallions," Price said. The complete Woodside Park Stud roster is:

    • Written Tycoon - $100,000 + GST
    • Cable Bay - $12,000 + GST
    • Rich Enuff - $11,000 + GST
    • Tosen Stardom - Fee TBC
  • First Foal for Rich Enuff

    Thu, 17 Aug 2017

    Woodside Park Stud has welcomed the first foal of its Gr2-winning & Gr1-placed stallion Rich Enuff (Written Tycoon - Hotnuff, by Spartacus). From the beautifully bred Redoute's Choice mare Balsamico, the filly is a three-quarter sister to Gr1 Blue Diamond Stakes placegetter Masthead. Balsamico, a winner herself over 1200m, is a three-quarter sister to Fullazz and a half-sister to Admirelle, the dam of Gr1 winner Sizzling. She hails from the family of Gr3 winner Written Dash (Written Tycoon) and the Listed winners Laudemio, Loving Cup and Vintage Dance. Based at Glenlogan Park in Queensland for his first season, Rich Enuff covered 125 mares with excellent fertility. Being Written Tycoon's fastest, highest rated and best-value son, he was well supported by breeders with a large book of fast city winning fillies and quality broodmares. Rich Enuff will stand for the 2017 breeding season at a competitive fee of $13,750 Inc. GST.

  • Woodside Park Stallion Parade

    Thu, 20 Jul 2017

    Woodside Park Stud has announced that its 2017 Stallion Parade will be held for the very first time at Seymour Park (830 Northwood Rd, Seymour) on Sunday, 20th August. Featuring one of the best stallion rosters ever offered in Victoria, breeders will be able to inspect Champion two-year-old sire Written Tycoon, 2017's best-selling first season sire Zoustar, and new recruits Cable Bay and Rich Enuff. Gates open 9am with the stallion parade to commence at 9.30am. RSVP is 8th August for catering purposes.

  • Big Money Wins Gr3 Southern Cross Stakes

    Mon, 15 Feb 2016

    At Randwick in Sydney, multiple Gr1-winning shuttler & former star Australian sprinter Choisir (Danehill Dancer-Great Selection, by Lunchtime) added a Group success when 6YO gelding Big Money (Choisir-Lyn's Money, by Humam) scored by 0.1-length for trainer Rodney Northam in the $150,000 Gr3 Southern Cross Stakes (1200m) for 3YO+, over 8YO gelding Decision Time (Foreplay-Daunting Thought, by Just Awesome) & 4YO entire Rich Enuff (Written Tycoon-Hotnuff, by Spartacus). Big Money took his record to 10 wins (including the Gr3 BRC George Moore Stakes, Gr3 WJ Healy Stakes & Listed Ramornie Handicap) and 6 placings (including the Listed BRC Lightning Stakes) from 22 starts for $712,510 earnings. Big Money was purchased for $75,000 by Phil Gunter at the 2011 Inglis Scone Select Yearling Sale from the draft of Middlebrook Valley Lodge.

  • Manikato Final Field & Barriers

    Wed, 21 Oct 2015

    The Gr1 Manikato Stakes (1200m) has attracted a field of ten for the $1 million sprint feature at Moonee Valley on Friday night. Chautauqua is currently the dominant $1.95 favourite with TAB following his two wins this campaign in the Gr2 McEwen Stakes (1000m) and Gr2 Gilgai Stakes (1200m), while Ciaron Maher's dual Gr1-winning mare Srikandi is next best at $6. Fellow Gr1 winners Terravista ($6.50) and 2013 Manikato winner Buffering ($8) are the only other runners under double figures. The final field is:

    1. Buffering 58.5kg (7)

    2. Chautauqua 58.5kg (2)

    3. Terravista 58.5kg (1)

    4. Rebel Dane 58.5kg (4)

    5. Tiger Tees 58.5kg (9)

    6. Fast 'N' Rocking 58.5kg (3)

    7. Rich Enuff 58.5kg (6)

    8. Srikandi 56.5kg (10)

    9. Griante 56.5kg (5)

    10. Alpha Miss 56.5kg (8)

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  • Bounding Wins Gr3 Stakes

    Mon, 31 Aug 2015

    At Caulfield in Melbourne, former Champion Australian Sire & 11-time Gr1-winning Darley World Champion Miler Lonhro (Octagonal-Shadea, by Straight Strike) added a Group success when 5YO New Zealand-bred mare Bounding (Lonhro-Believe'n'succeed, by Exceed and Excel) scored by 4-lengths for trainers Peter & Paul Snowden in the $150,000 Gr3 Stakes (1100m) for 3YO+, over 4YO entire Rich Enuff (Written Tycoon-Hotnuff, by Spartacus) & fellow 5YO mare Miss Promiscuity (Magnus-Zipstream, by Distant Music). Having her first start for Team Snowden after being formerly prepared by Ken & Bev Kelso in New Zealand, Bounding took her record to 8 wins (including the Gr1 Railway Stakes, Gr3 Mr Tiz Trophy, Gr3 James & Annie Sarten Memorial Stakes, Gr3 Gold Trail Stakes & Listed Murdoch Newell Stakes) & 6 placings (including the Gr1 NZ 1,000 Guineas, Gr1 Diamond Stakes, Gr2 Gilgai Stakes & Gr2 Matamata Breeders' Stakes) from 15 starts for NZ$621,133 earnings. Trainer Peter Snowden said Bounding would now head to the Gr1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on 26 September. "It was just what we wanted to see, but in saying that she had a great record before I got her," Snowden said. "She has had 14 starts and 13 times she finished first or second, so it just tells you how much quality this mare has got." He added: "The Rupert Clarke, I think that it is tailor made for her."

  • Keys Happy With Rich Enuff

    Wed, 26 Aug 2015

    Two recent barrier trial wins at Cranbourne have convinced trainer Ken Keys that prodigiously talented sprinter Rich Enuff is ready to return to racing in The Heath 1100 Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield on Saturday. The Gr2-winning son of Written Tycoon will be having his first start since finishing seventh in the Gr1 Coolmore Stud Stakes in November after suffering a ligament injury that ruled him out of the autumn. "I couldn't be happier but I know he has to live up to it on race day," Keys said. "Unfortunately he doesn't show us a lot in his track work so to see him trial well was very pleasing." Keys said Rich Enuff had thrived during his enforced break, returning to the stable a bigger and stronger racehorse. "He came in at just under 600kg. He held that weight right through until we started upping the ante at the trials and he will probably go to the races around the 580kg," he said. "He has sort of got taller and he looks more athletic. He looks good. First-up over 1100 metres, I'm sure that he is fit enough and strong enough for that. He has been in work since May, so he has the miles under him." Rich Enuff is being aimed at the Gr1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes at Caulfield on 26 September before a possible start in the either the Gr1 Manikato Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley on 23 October, or the Gr1 Darley Classic (1200m) on 8 November.

  • Heath Stakes First-Up For Rich Enuff

    Fri, 31 Jul 2015

    Classy Melbourne colt Rich Enuff (Written Tycoon-Hotnuff, by Spartacus) is likely to open his spring campaign in the Gr3 The Heath Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield on 29 August, reports The son of Written Tycoon, who has not raced since finishing seventh in the Gr1 Coolmore Stud Stakes in November after sustaining a ligament injury, is being targeted at the Gr1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes at Caulfield on 26 September. "We're planning on giving him his first trial on 10 August (at Cranbourne) with the idea of starting his preparation at Caulfield on 29 August in The Heath Stakes," trainer Ken Keys said. "He is all the things you want to hear; looks well, is feeling well and working well. He's 60 kilos heavier and has come on like I hoped he would." He added: "The aim for now is the Sir Rupert Clarke at the end of September, but his path will really be determined depending on his first-up run." Rich Enuff is a winner of 3 of his 6 starts, including the Gr2 Danehill Stakes (1200m) at Flemington. He is also Gr1-placed, finishing runner-up to the recently retired Shooting To Win in last year's Caulfield Guineas.

  • Rich Enuff Near Return

    Mon, 29 Jun 2015

    Smart colt Rich Enuff (Written Tycoon-Hotnuff, by Spartacus) could make an appearance at the trials as early as next month after recovering from an injury that ruled him out of the autumn carnival, reports The son of Written Tycoon has not raced since finishing seventh in the Gr1 Coolmore Stud Stakes in November after injuring a ligament in his off hind. "At this stage I couldn't be happier with him and we're aiming to have him trialling around the end of July," trainer Ken Keys said. "He looks sensational. I think a lot of his problems came about through the turnaround time between the spring and the autumn being too quick." He added: "When you look at the horse now he's what I imagined he was going to become. He's big and strong and relaxed where as in the autumn he was tight and hadn't let down properly." Keys said he was yet to finalise a spring program for the Gr2 Danehill Stakes winner and Caulfield Guineas runner-up, but nominated the Gr1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes at Caulfield on 26 September as a likely target. "I'd imagine the Rupert Clarke will be on his agenda but whether or not he's ready in time for a race like the Memsie Stakes (29 August) I don't know," he said. "It may be an option but we won't be rushing anything, it will be a preparation solely on our terms. When he's ready we'll race him."

  • Top 3YO Rich Enuff Back In Work

    Fri, 22 May 2015

    Meanwhile, Written Tycoon's star colt Rich Enuff, who missed his autumn 3YO campaign due to a light injury to a hock at a crucial time, has returned to his trainer and part owner, Ken Keys after spelling at Woodside Park. Rich Enuff was the equal highest rated 3YO after his hugely impressive spring 3YO campaign, where he won three consecutive stakes races in Melbourne. He won the Mitchell Mckenzie Stakes at Moonee Valley, the G2 Danehill Stakes at Flemington and the G3 Caulfield Guineas Prelude at Caulfield, before finishing a luckless runner-up in the G1 Caulfield Guineas when odds-on favourite "Rich Enuff has recovered perfectly from his injury in the autumn and he has developed into a magnificent colt," said Murray Tillett, Woodside's general manager. "Ken is very excited to have him back in the stables and he will be targeting the major Gr1 sprints in the Spring."

  • Darley Secure Shooting To Win

    Thu, 30 Apr 2015

    Darley have announced that they have acquired Caulfield Guineas winner Shooting To Win (Northern Meteor-Listen Here, by Elusive Quality) who will join its stallion roster at Kelvinside in the Hunter Valley this season. The striking son of Northern Meteor was undefeated as a 2YO and graduated to the elite level in the spring of his 3YO season with a fast-finishing third in the Gr1 Golden Rose behind fellow Darley stallion Hallowed Crown. At his following start Shooting To Win stormed to a three-length victory over a high-class field in the Gr2 Stan Fox Stakes. He then took on the best of his generation in the Gr1 Caulfield Guineas, one of Australia's signature stallion-making races. Once again his finishing burst proved too powerful for his rivals as he swept past Rich Enuff in the concluding stages to win, with subsequent Gr1 winner Wandjina back in third. He retires as the highest-rated son of Northern Meteor, who left an indelible mark on the Australian breeding industry in his short time at stud. "To say we are absolutely delighted to have secured Shooting To Win as a stallion prospect is an understatement," said Alastair Pulford, Darley's Head of Sales in Australia. "People who come to see Shooting To Win will be staggered by his physique. He is, to my mind, a commercial breeder's dream. An awesome looking son of a great stallion who lived up to all expectations." Shooting To Win is a full-brother to Deep Field and hails from arguably the most outstanding family in the studbook. His fifth dam is none other than legendary broodmare Eight Carat, dam of champion galloper Octagonal, his freakishly talented brother Mouawad, and fellow Gr1 winners Kaapstad, Diamond Lover and Marquise. Other esteemed family members include Viscount, Tristalove, Shower Of Roses, Viking Ruler and Don Eduardo. Shooting To Win will stand at a fee of $38,500 inc. GST.

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    Shooting to Win (image: Mark Gatt)
  • Woodside Park Stud Announces 2015 Sire Fees

    Fri, 6 Mar 2015

    In local breeding news, Victoria's Woodside Park Stud has announced its stallion fees for the 2015 season. Heading the line up is popular Gr1 winner Zoustar at $44,000 (inc GST). In a unique arrangement, the son of boom sire Northern Meteor is standing alternate seasons at Widden Stud in NSW (where he covered 185 mares in his debut year in 2014) and Woodside Park Stud for his first four seasons. Meanwhile, resident stallion Written Tycoon (Iglesia) has earned a fee increase ($19,800 inc GST), with February alone providing the sire of high profile galloper Rich Enuff with five individual stakes winners: It Is Written, Stoker, Tycoon Tara, Vibrant Rouge and Written Dash. Completing the trio of stallions is Foreplay, the Danehill sire-son whose early career was hampered by fertility issues. Subsequently averaging over 80 percent foals from his mating at Woodside Park after having stem cell treatment, Foreplay's fee remains an enticing $6,600 (inc GST).


    Zoustar is standing 2015 at Woodside Park Stud (image: Mark Gatt)
  • Rich Enuff To Miss Autumn

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015

    Caulfield Guineas runner-up Rich Enuff (Written Tycoon-Hotnuff, by Spartacus) has been ruled out of the autumn due to a tendon injury in his off hind, reports It is the second setback this preparation for the Ken Keys-trained colt who had his campaign delayed due to an elevated white blood cell count. The son of Written Tycoon was scheduled to resume in last Saturday's Gr2 Australia Stakes (1200m) and was being aimed at the Gr1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m) at Flemington on 14 March. "It's very unusual where it is, but our vet, although very cautious because it's a tendon, says with the right care and time off, he should be fine," Keys told Racing Network. "If we do the right thing now and give him the right amount of time, there is no reason why he can't come back and have a full racing campaign in the spring."

  • Gr1 Sprints On Rich Enuff 's Agenda

    Fri, 16 Jan 2015

    Trainer Ken Keys has revealed that prodigiously talented colt Rich Enuff (Written Tycoon-Hotnuff, by Spartacus) will attempt to claim the Gr1 double of the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes and Newmarket Handicap in the autumn, reports "The initial thoughts were that we would bring him back for the Australia Stakes and the Orr, but it has all come around a bit too quick," Keys told Sky Racing HQ. "I think that we will basically use the Newmarket as the middle point and basically the aim, and then look to Sydney after that. We were going to trial a week ago, but we did have an elevated white blood cell, so we just backed off a little bit and we will probably trial in about three weeks." Keys added, "The Lightning may be the starting point. He gets in with 50 kilograms in the Newmarket and it is certainly going to be a high quality race, but it is hard not to have a crack at it with that weight." Keys said that although the son of Written Tycoon did not have a long spell, he was happy with the horse's condition. "We hope that he has come back as good and he seems to have," Keys said. "He didn't have a long time; he had a good three weeks and then he started to walk the paddock. It was not ideal and I would have liked to give him a bit longer, but he is a pretty happy horse in the stable environment." He added, "With colts they don't want to get big and fat out there and he looks after himself pretty well." The Gr1 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes (1000m) will be run at Flemington on 21 February and the Gr1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m) three weeks later.