Name: Ashani Storm
Sire: Written Tycoon
Dam: Honey Flower
Trainer: Mitchell Beer
Foal Date: 16/10/2016
BOOM RACING THOROUGHBREDS OFFER WRITTEN TYCOON FILLY
The TTSC’s Authorised Representative Boom Racing Thoroughbreds went shopping for yearlings in Tasmania earlier this year and found this filly by Written Tycoon out of Honey Flower.
A bay with black points, a star-snip on her head the filly that’s been broken-in by Greg Hayes and handled an educational preparation with Mitchell Beer. The two-year-old is by Victoria’s leading sire out of a half-sister to Cristovao a 4-YO by All Too Hard that has placed five-times from 11 race starts.
Boom Racing Thoroughbreds (BRT) were impressed with the filly on type as well as the pedigree page which has depth to give the two-year-old a nice kick along Honey Flower has a yearling colt by the 2015 MRC Blue Diamond winner Pride of Dubai (by Street Cry) and a weanling filly by Caulfield Guineas winner Press Statement (by Hinchinbrook) to come through.
Written Tycoon retired for covering duties at Eliza Park Stud in the spring of 2007 covering his first book of mares on a modest fee of $8,250.00 (inc. GST). Breeders supported the chestnut sending 118 mares, in-turn they produced 94 live foals that went on to perform at the racetrack providing the chestnut with an Australian Leading First Crop Sire award in the 2010-11 season. Out of Party Miss (by Kenmare) a winner of four races from a female family that’s produced the champion sprinter Yell (by Anabaa) (2002-03 season nine wins); Anthems (by Palace Music) 10 wins including the Group 1 QTC Sires’ Produce Stakes and Queensland Classic plus Holler (by Commands) four wins including the Group 1 ATC Canterbury Stakes; Written Tycoon offers breeders plenty of options being free of Danehill (by Danzig).
Now covering mares at Woodside Park Stud the horse remains popular with breeders with the Australian Stud Book revealing more than 1,600 mares have been served over the past 11-seasons. The horse has confirmed his status as Victoria’s leading stallion last season when Written By (ex Yau Chin) easily won the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) with five winners at the elite level, the same number again at Group 2, four at Group 3 and 12 Listed another 22 stakes placegetters its easy to see Written Tycoon’s appeal. As of early-February 2019, the horse’s statistics read 575 runners for 430 individual winners, winning 1,385 races, with earnings of more than $55million.
Not Enough? Honey Flower was a handy racemare that won four races from 14-starts including the Listed VRC G H Mumm Stakes over 1100 m. In the Autumn of 2013 she was placed at Group 3 level in the SAJC D C McKay Stakes (1100 m.). By Bel Esprit, a horse that is best known as the sire of Australia’s World Sprint Queen, Black Caviar, a son of Royal Academy was brilliant at two winning the Group 1 Blue Diamond. Now a successful sire, the bay represents a speed branch of the Northern Dancer line that is not via Danzig but rather through the classic winner Nijinsky.
Once the Horse Racing Syndicate is formed Boom Racing Thoroughbreds (AR: 001 265 551) will manage on behalf of all owners.
Mitchell Beer was born into racing and relished having the bug for the sport from an early age.
His father, Les was a successful jockey that rode many winners during a career that spanned more than 30-years while his sister Ashlee was a professional jockey, who now competes on the picnic circuit.
Mitchell started his professional life with thoroughbreds at 16 when he worked for the powerful Lloyd Williams operation at Flemington before stepping up to become the stable foreman for Russell Cameron, also at Flemington.
The experience gained with both Flemington operations served Mitchell well, moving to Mornington to become the assistant to another talented horseman, Jason Warren.
Beer worked with Warren as he developed his business to become one of the premier stables on the Peninsula as a host of smart horses went through the stable, none better than the Group 1 winner Bel Sprinter, during Mitchell’s tenure. Mitchell played a significant role in Bel Sprinter’s maiden Group 1 win in the Galaxy in Sydney in 2013 before he travelled with the exciting galloper to Singapore where the speedster ran second to the world class performed Lucky Nine in the KrisFlyer International Sprint.
Mitchell gained his trainers’ licence in November 2015 before forming the partnership with Max Hinton soon after. In the summer of 2016 Mitchell trained his first Group winner with Almighty Girl sustaining a long run for victory in the Typhoon Tracy Stakes Group 3 over 1200 m.
Mitchell decided to permanently move his stables to Albury in September 2018 and had immediate success winning the Cootamundra Cup with former New Zealand mare, Dreams Of Paris.
Beer is well known, liked and respected throughout the industry with his infectious personality and attends the yearling sales as he hunts for that ‘special’ galloper