Weve all heard the well worn saying "you
cant keep a good man down." Well in the case of Last Tycoon nothing could be
closer to the truth.
The Blue Gum Farm
based stallion is already widely regarded as one of the most successfully proven stallions
in Australia and that was before he notched up a Group One winner in Japan last Sunday.
Despite starting as one of the outsiders in the Japanese
Thousand Guineas (The Oka Sho) at Hanshin, Arrow Carry proved too strong, beating a top
quality field by over a length in a powerful display.
With Kenichi Ikezoe in the saddle Arrow Carry proven much
too strong for her 17 rivals which were headed by Blue Ridge River and Shinin' Ruby.
Arrow Carry's win gave local trainer Kenji Yamouchi his
second win in the prestigious Group One event over 1600 metres.
A triple Group One winning Champion on the track Last
Tycoon, a son of Try My Best, has now become a champion at stud around the world.
He is the sire of the Group One winners Mahogany, Bigstone,
Ezzoud, Tycoon Lil, Lady Jakeo, Taipan, Knowledge, Tracy's Element, Magic of Money,
O'Reilly, Marju, Poliuto, Lost World, Super Shiela, Lady of Chad, Tytola and now of course
Last Tycoon will again be standing the 2002 season at
leading Victorian stud Blue Gum Farm near Euroa.