Sale to kick off Monday 24 October at 3:00pm
The final share available in second season stallion Wootton Bassett, the sire of European champion ALMANZOR, will be auctioned on Arqanaonline.com from Monday 24 October at 3:00pm French time to Tuesday 25 October at the same time.
The Haras d’Etreham resident was syndicated in 50 shares, 20 of which were offered to breeders and the 30 remaining retained by Etreham. It is therefore the very last opportunity to step into this exciting stallion, who has already made his mark from limited opportunities.
The leading second crop sire in Europe
A son of Iffraaj, Wootton Bassett remained unbeaten as a two-year-old, earning champion honours in France courtesy of a gutsy victory in the Prix Jean-Luc Lagardère Gr.1, in which he defeated the subsequent Gr.1-winning milers TIN HORSE and MOONLIGHT CLOUD.
Retired to Haras d’Etreham at a fee of €6,000, he was represented by 17 foals in his first crop including two Group horses. ALMANZOR, the breath-taking winner of the Champion Stakes Gr.1, Irish Champion Stakes Gr.1 and Prix du Jockey Club Gr.1 is now rated 127 which makes him quite simply the best European-trained horse of any age and on any distance. The filly DO RE MI FA SOL is rated 104 on the back of her 3rd place in the Prix de Malleret Gr.2.
Wootton Bassett is the number one second crop sire in Europe and has sired 10 winners and 16 placed horses to date (89%), i.e. an impressive 60% winners to foals rate. 25% of his runners have earned a rating of 90+.
He covered 130 mares in 2016 and his covering fee will be €20,000 minimum in 2017. Haras d’Etreham has contractually committed to limiting the horse to 130 mares every year.
Conditions of sale