The winners continue to flow for Wrote in the US. In the weekend just passed, he was represented by two more of his progeny recording their first wins.
First up was his three-year-old filly Play That Tone (Wrote - Ben's Tune (Concorde's Tune)) who broke her maiden over 1,700m on the turf at Gulfstream Park. Play That Tone was having her ninth career start having previously recorded two seconds and a third.
Looking to go one place better than her last start close-up second, Play That Tone was bounced out of the gates by her jockey and took up a trailing position. As the pacemaker began to fold just short of the turn, Play That Tone took the lead, was momentarily headed but regained the lead on straightening. She fought all the way to the line for a half-length victory.
The following day at the Golden Gate racetrack a three-year old colt by Wrote also broke his maiden. Katie's Cowboy (Wrote - Drifting (Limehouse)), was also having his ninth start having previously registered three third placings. Racing over 1,100m on the All Weather track, Katie's Cowboy settled towards the rear, made ground approaching the turn and then drove between his rivals in the straight to win by a length and a half.
This duo brings Wrote's number of winners from his first crop to ten; from a crop of 29 foals, 23 of whom have now raced - an excellent result for his first crop to date. While the majority of his winners have scored at a distance of 1,400m+, he did have a stakes placed two year old.
Standing at a fee of only $5,000, Wrote has an exceptional pedigree for the NZ broodmare population. He also now has performance on the board as a sire to give breeders additional confidence.