Written By wins 2018 Blue Diamond Stakes:
This handsome Written Tycoon colt arrived at Basinghall with his dam, Yau Chin at the tender age of just 22 days. Yau Chin was bred back to Written Tycoon and they remained at Basinghall where the colt thrived. Owner Neville Begg, Hall Of Fame trainer, along with his wife Yvonne entered him in the 2017 Melbourne Premier Sale. He was prepared by Basinghall and he attracted substantial attention before going to auction. Neville, an astute judge of horseflesh, backed his judgement by putting a $200,000 reserve on the colt who passed in just shy of that at $180,000.
Grahame Begg, whose racing stables are now on the Mornington Peninsula, had the colt broken in and reports on him were promising from that early stage. Written By's racing career is shaping up to be pretty impressive, he has won convincingly in his three career starts for earnings of $1,140,000. His win on 10th February was the Blue Diamond Prelude for colts and geldings and on Saturday 24th February, he overcame his wide barrier draw to dominate in the Blue Diamond Stakes with a compelling win of two and a half lengths over his competitors. We congratulate the Begg family on Written By's unbeaten record so far of three career starts for three wins and are closely following this wonderful colt who is on the threshold of an outstanding racing and breeding career.