Ole Kirk is by Australia’s leading sire WRITTEN TYCOON, from a full-sister to Champion BLACK CAVIAR and a half-sister to Champion ALL TOO HARD.
“Ole Kirk – one of the best bred horses in the world.” – Sebastian Hutch, Inglis General Manager of Bloodstock Sales.
As a sensational looking yearling was purchased for $675,000 at the Inglis Premier Yearling Sale.
He was a Stakes winning 2yo on debut and went on to win the Group 1 Golden Rose and Group 1 Caulfield Guineas. He amassed racetrack earnings of over $2.15million and defeated Group 1 winners Tagaloa, King’s Legacy, Mo’unga, Lunar Fox and Rothfire as well as Group 2 winners Mamaragan, Grandslam, Peltzer and Poland across his three Stakes wins.
In 2021 Ole Kirk was announced as the Australian Champion 3yo Colt or Gelding and the NSW Champion 3yo colt.
“OLE KIRK must be THE hottest stallion prospect in Australia. Stakes winner on debut at 2, Gr.1 winner at 3, Danehill free, stallion’s pedigree – All Too Hard & Magnus, by Written Tycoon, throw back to Black Caviar in there – he ticks all the boxes!” – Damon Gabbedy, Belmont Bloodstock.
So we know he ticks the Pedigree, Physique and Performance boxes, but he’s also an outcross, completely free of Danehill.
“He was certainly the best colt of his generation and he’s a son of Written Tycoon who has taken all before him. He’s going to match so many mares and he’s going to get the best of opportunities.
“He’s such an exciting horse and as a stallion prospect Ole Kirk is ideal because he will upgrade his mares.” – Peter Orton, Vinery Stud General Manager.
|At 2 :||VRC Talindert S., L (1100m beating Circuit Seven and Mildred), 3d ATC (Randwick) Champagne S., Gr.1 (1600m to King's Legacy and Glenfiddich), VRC Sires' Produce S., Gr.2 (1400m to Lunar Fox and Larimer Street), 4th ATC (Randwick) Sires' Produce S., Gr.1 (1400m)|
|At 3 :||ATC (Rosehill) Golden Rose S., Gr.1 (1400m beating North Pacific and King's Legacy), MRC Caulfield Guineas, Gr.1 (1600m beating Aysar and Grandslam), 2d ATC (Rosehill) Run to the Rose S., Gr.2 (1200m to Rothfire and beating North Pacific), Rosebud H., L (1100m to Anders and beating The Face)|
Champion 3YO Colt in Australia in 2020-21.
World Thoroughbred Ranking: 116 (in 2020).
|WRITTEN TYCOON (AUS)|
GW 2 wins
f:1131 r:905 w:676 SW:44
GW 6 wins
f:528 r:455 w:290 SW:11
GW 8 wins
f:1591 r:1345 w:924 SW:80
|Try My Best||Northern Dancer||2|
|Mill Princess||Mill Reef||22|
SP 4 wins
f:9 r:9 w:7 SW:3
|Heart of Market||4|
|Yodelling Lady||Paris Review||1|
Wnr 4 wins
f:11 r:7 w:5 SW:1
GW 6 wins
f:557 r:372 w:261 SW:62
|Belle of Ireland||Milesian||22|
|Belle of the Ball||1|
Wnr 6 wins
f:12 r:12 w:10
f:2 r:2 w:2 SW:2
GW 8 wins
f:1329 r:1095 w:754 SW:27
GW 4 wins
f:2482 r:2134 w:1499 SW:167
|Crimson Saint||Crimson Satan||26|
f:14 r:12 w:8 SW:1
f:6 r:4 w:4 SW:2
SP 3 wins
f:982 r:860 w:507 SW:32
GW 4 wins
f:13 r:10 w:8 SW:4
|Song of Norway||Vain||A10|
BEL ESPRIT 8 wins-5 at 2-to 1350m, A$2,073,600, MRC Blue Diamond S., Gr.1, BTC Doomben Ten Thousand S., Gr.1, VRC Maribyrnong P., Gr.2, MRC Blue Diamond Preview (c&g), Gr.3, Blue Diamond Prelude (c&g), Gr.3, HDF McNeil S., Gr.3, MVRC Mitchell McKenzie S., L, Pierre Fontaine Trophy, L, 2d VRC Newmarket H., Gr.1, MRC Caulfield Guineas, Gr.1, Invitation S., Gr.1, MVRC Manikato S., Gr.1, 3d AJC TJ Smith S., Gr.2. Leading Aust. Sire of Winners in 2012-13. Champion Broodmare Sire in Hong Kong in 2018-19. Sire of winners of over $78 million - 27 stakes winners, inc. BLACK CAVIAR, BEL SPRINTER, BEL MER, SE SAUVER, AFLEET ESPRIT, SWEET SHERRY, KEEN ARRAY, GABBIDON, VIVACIOUS SPIRIT, PEACH TREE, etc. Maternal sire of winners of over $47 million - 15 stakes winners, inc. COSTA VIVA, OLE KIRK, MONTAIGNE - BEAUTY GENERATION (H.K.), GIMMIE PAR, SYLVIA'S MOTHER, IMMORTAL LOVE, HUMMA HUMMA, SWATS THAT, SOOTHING, SOLDI DOMANI.
NATURALE, by Bel Esprit. Unraced. Sister to BLACK CAVIAR, three-quarter-sister to ICONIC, Sistonic (dam of SEMILLION), half-sister to ALL TOO HARD. Dam of two named foals, both winners-
OLE KIRK (c. by Written Tycoon). Subject horse.
GIMMIE PAR (f. by Not a Single Doubt). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1100m, A$258,200, to 2021-22, MRC Quezette S., Gr.3, Wilde Racing 2YO H., 2d VRC Talindert S., L, 4th VRC Danehill S., Gr.2.
HELSINGE, by Desert Sun. Unraced. Three-quarter-sister to Song of the Sun, half-sister to MAGNUS, SCANDIVA, WILANDER, ARCTIC FLIGHT, Lionhearted, Danavia (dam of ICONIC). Dam of 6 foals, 4 to race, all winners, inc:-
BLACK CAVIAR (Bel Esprit). Horse of the Year in Australia in 2010-11, 2011-12 & 2012-13. Joint Head of the 2013 WTR. Head of the 2011 & 2012 WTR (Sprint). Champion Sprinter in Australia in 2010-11, 2011-12 & 2012-13. Champion Older Female Sprinter in GB in 2012. 25 wins-2 at 2-to 1400m, £283,550, A$6,922,550, ATC TJ Smith S., Gr.1-twice, VRC Newmarket H., Gr.1, Lightning S., Gr.1-3 times, Patinack Classic, Gr.1-twice, Royal Ascot Diamond Jubilee S., Gr.1, MVRC William Reid S., Gr.1-twice, SAJC Goodwood H., Gr.1, Robert Sangster S., Gr.1, BRC BTC Cup, Gr.1, MRC CF Orr S., Gr.1, VRC Danehill S., Gr.2, MVRC Schweppes S., Gr.2-twice, Stanley Wootton S., Gr.2-twice, MRC Schillaci S., Gr.2-twice, Blue Sapphire S., L, MVRC William Crockett S., L, VRC Cromwell H. Producer.
ALL TOO HARD (Casino Prince). Champion 3YO Colt in Australia in 2012-13. 7 wins-3 at 2-from 1100m to 1600m, A$2,288,200, ATC All Aged S., Gr.1, MRC Caulfield Guineas, Gr.1, Futurity S., Gr.1, CF Orr S., Gr.1, VRC Sires' Produce S., Gr.2, ATC Pago Pago S., Gr.2, VRC Talindert S., L, 2d MVRC WS Cox P., Gr.1, ATC Sires' Produce S., Gr.1, 3d ATC San Domenico S., Gr.3, 4th ATC George Main S., Gr.1. Sire.
SCANDINAVIA, by Snippets. 4 wins-1 at 2-to 1200m, A$438,575, QTC Cup, Gr.2, VATC Blue Diamond Prelude, Gr.3, MVRC Burt Bacharach H., 2d VRC Salinger S., Gr.1, SAJC Goodwood H., Gr.1, 3d VRC Lightning S., Gr.1, Newmarket H., Gr.1, VATC Chirnside S., Gr.2, MVRC Norman Carlyon S., Gr.2, VRC Red Roses S., L, 4th VATC Blue Diamond Prelude, Gr.3, SAJC DC McKay S., Gr.3. Three-quarter-sister to Bit of a Ride (dam of BOOM TIME), half-sister to FROSTY THE SNOWMAN, MIDNIGHT SUN, RUSSIAN TEA ROOM, Song of the Sun, McHappy (dam of GLAD). Dam of 13 foals, 10 to race, 8 winners, inc:-
MAGNUS (Flying Spur). 4 wins to 1200m, £23,000, A$1,086,610, S$202,500, AJC Galaxy H., Gr.1, VRC Age Classic S., Gr.2, STC Big Sports Breakfast H., 2d VRC Newmarket H., Gr.1, Lightning S., Gr.1, MRC Oakleigh P., Gr.1, Caulfield Sprint H., Gr.2, AJC Shorts H., Gr.3, SAJC WH Wylie H., L, Singapore TC Krisflyer International Sprint, L, MRC BSB Packaging P., 3d MRC Oakleigh P., Gr.1, Royal Ascot King's Stand S., Gr.2, MRC Heath S., L, 4th AJC TJ Smith S., Gr.1, VRC Newmarket H., Gr.1, AJC Galaxy H., Gr.1. Sire.
WILANDER (Exceed and Excel). Third on 2008-09 Australasian 3YO Classification (sprint). 4 wins-2 at 2-at 1000m, 1100m, A$351,825, MRC Schillaci S., Gr.2, Blue Diamond Prelude (c&g), Gr.3, VRC Bob Hoysted H., L, 2d MRC Biscay H., 4th VRC Lightning S., Gr.1. Sire.
SCANDIVA (Fastnet Rock). 2 wins at 2, A$242,580, ATC Magic Night S., Gr.2, Emerald Hills Estate 2YO P., 2d ATC Sires' Produce S., Gr.1. Producer.
ARCTIC FLIGHT (Flying Spur). 4 wins at 1200m, 1400m, A$314,358, Scone RC Dark Jewel Classic, L, VRC Flt Lt Peter Armytage H., MRC Sandown Park (UK) H., 2d Hawkesbury RC Darley Crown, L, 3d BRC Dane Ripper S., Gr.2, ATC Sheraco S., Gr.3, 4th VRC AR Creswick S., L.
Danavia. Placed at 2, 2d VRC Reganza 2YO H. Dam of-
ICONIC (Bel Esprit). 6 wins-2 at 2-to 1100m, A$520,250, MVRC Carlyon S., L, MRC Nine West P., 2d MRC Rubiton S., Gr.2, SAJC National S., Gr.3, WH Wylie H., L.
Sistonic. 2 wins at 1100m, 1200m, MVRC Reg Delaney Memorial H., 4th MVRC Typhoon Tracy S., Gr.3. Dam of-
SEMILLION (Shalaa). Winner at 2, A$242,000, in 2021-22, MVRC Inglis Banner 2YO S., L.
Baltics. Raced once. Dam of-
Itameri. Winner at 900m, 2d MVRC Drummond Golf 2YO P., 4th VRC Ottawa S., L. Dam of-
HANSEATIC (Street Boss). 3 wins at 2, A$727,500, MRC Blue Diamond Prelude (c&g), Gr.3, Blue Diamond Preview (c&g), L, Merson Cooper S., L, 2d MRC Blue Diamond S., Gr.1, Blue Sapphire S., Gr.3, 4th MVRC Ian McEwen S., Gr.2.
Ole Kirk will cover his first book of mares in 2021. We look forward to his first foals in 2022.