OLE KIRK (AUS)

Sire: Written Tycoon
Dam: Naturale
Dam Sire: Bel Esprit
Born: 2017
Colour: Brown
Size: 16HH
Commenced Stud Duties: 2021
Service Fee: $55,000 inc. GST payable on live foal

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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.

As a yearling he cost $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.

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,” Vinery General Manager Peter Orton said.  “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.”

(in Australia)

AgeRuns1st2nd3rdEarnings
241-2A$170,050
37221A$1,989,050
Totals:11323A$2,159,100
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)

World Thoroughbred Ranking: 116 (in 2020).

WRITTEN TYCOON (AUS)
Ch. 2002
GW 2 wins
f:1078 r:849 w:636 SW:42
Iglesia
Br. 1995
GW 6 wins
f:528 r:455 w:290 SW:11
Last Tycoon
B. 1983
GW 8 wins
f:1591 r:1345 w:924 SW:80
Try My BestNorthern Dancer2
Sex Appeal8
Mill PrincessMill Reef22
Irish Lass8
Yodells
Ch. 1988
SP 4 wins
f:9 r:9 w:7 SW:3
MarscayBiscay2
Heart of Market4
Yodelling LadyParis Review1
Alpine Pass1
Party Miss
Br. 1991
Wnr 4 wins
f:11 r:7 w:5 SW:1
Kenmare
Gr. 1975
GW 6 wins
f:557 r:372 w:261 SW:62
KalamounZeddaan11
Khairunissa9
Belle of IrelandMilesian22
Belle of the Ball1
Miss Entertainer
Ch. 1975
Wnr 6 wins
f:12 r:12 w:10
VainWilkes13
ElatedA9
VivezaBetter Boy2
Emerald Fire18
NATURALE (AUS)
B. 2012
NR
f:2 r:2 w:2 SW:1
Bel Esprit
B. 1999
GW 8 wins
f:1314 r:1076 w:744 SW:27
Royal Academy
B. 1987
GW 4 wins
f:2482 r:2134 w:1499 SW:167
NijinskyNorthern Dancer2
Flaming Page8
Crimson SaintCrimson Satan26
Bolero Rose8
Bespoken
Br. 1990
NP
f:14 r:12 w:8 SW:1
VainWilkes13
ElatedA9
Vin d'AmourAdios6
Gliteren34
Helsinge
B. 2001
NR
f:6 r:4 w:4 SW:2
Desert Sun
B. 1988
SP 3 wins
f:982 r:860 w:507 SW:32
Green DesertDanzig7
Foreign CourierAm.
SolarHotfoot1
L'Anguissola10
Scandinavia
Ch. 1994
GW 4 wins
f:13 r:10 w:8 SW:4
SnippetsLunchtime7
Easy Date20
Song of NorwayVainA10
Love Song1

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 $77 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 $44 million - 13 stakes winners, inc. COSTA VIVA, OLE KIRK, MONTAIGNE - BEAUTY GENERATION (H.K.), SYLVIA'S MOTHER, IMMORTAL LOVE, HUMMA HUMMA, SWATS THAT, SOOTHING, SOLDI DOMANI, FRONT PAGE.


 

1st Dam

NATURALE, by Bel Esprit. Unraced. Sister to BLACK CAVIAR, three-quarter-sister to ICONIC, half-sister to ALL TOO HARD. Dam of two foals, both winners-

OLE KIRK (c. by Written Tycoon). Subject horse.

Gimmie Par (f. by Not a Single Doubt). Winner at 2, A$116,950, in 2020-21, MRC Wilde Racing 2YO H., 2d VRC Talindert S., L.

 

2nd Dam

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.

 

3rd Dam

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.

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, in 2019-20, 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.

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