The Victorian Alliance was again active on day four of the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, pouncing for Musk Creek Farm’s colt by superstar sire Written Tycoon for $500,000.
The brown colt is the second foal out of Stakes placed mare Apologynotaccepted.
The Victorian Alliance exclusively target colts they have earmarked as future stallion prospects, and this precocious type fit the bill perfectly, according to Musk Creek’s Proprietor, David Kobritz.
“It was a very exciting result. We purchased the mare at The Chairman’s sale in Sydney. Craig Rounsfell of Boomer Bloodstock pointed her out, and she has an excellent pedigree. He recommended sending her to Written Tycoon, which is the same cross as Capitalist.
“This colt has just blossomed. As Spring came along and preparation began, he just got better and better. He is a very athletic, great moving, medium-sized Written Tycoon colt. He would have been out (of his box) nearly 200 times,” David Kobritz said.
As an owner, Kobritz has tasted success in both the Melbourne Cup (Subzero) and the Golden Slipper (Danzero) and has enjoyed Group 1 glory as a breeder courtesy of Epsom Handicap winner Rock Kingdom. They say success breeds success, and that is certainly the case with Musk Creek, who achieved a 100 per cent clearance rate for the sale.
Ciaron Maher Racing was one of the biggest buyers on the coast last week, and they swooped for another lot offered by Musk Creek. Their Street Boss colt (out of Notre Dame) will join the stable of Victoria’s leading trainers, who paid $260,000 for Lot 326.
Musk Creek had earlier sold their Maurice colt (out of Our Matilda) to Dodmark Thoroughbreds for $220,000, before Ballarat-based trainer Matt Cumani moved for Musk Creek’s filly by Widden Stud’s first season sire Written By, paying $120,000 to secure Lot 786.
That completed an outstanding Book One for Musk Creek, with Kobritz delighted with the farm’s sales.
David Kobritz said, “We had solid results with the Street Boss colt, who is going to Ciaron Maher and the Maurice colt, who is going to Gai Waterhouse, and they exceeded our budgets, and we are thrilled.”
“We had a small draft this year, and that is partly because we have been upgrading our mares, and we are working on building up the draft next year.”
“Next year, we will see some of the yearlings of those new mares in the ring; we did see the dams of the Written Tycoon and Street Boss colt represented at the Coast as some of our new mares.”
“I would like to thank the team at the farm and Scott Williamson, who was at the Gold Coast. I want to thank Craig Rounsefell of Boomer Bloodstock who has been selecting mares for us,” David said.
“It is all about quality going forward rather than quantity, and that is what we are concentrating on at Musk Creek Farm.”