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LAST SHARE IN ALMANZOR’S SIRE WOOTTON BASSETT TO BE OFFERED ON ARQANAONLINE.COM

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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

  • Each share gives right to two nominations a year plus the pro rata of the nominations sold beyond the first 100.
  • Management and marketing costs are entirely born by Haras d’Etreham, which is entitled to 5 breeding rights in compensation.
  • Mortality insurance for each share is the responsibility of each shareholder.
  • Sales of shares are subject to a pre-emption right by the current shareholders, with a validity of 15 days, except in the case where the purchaser is already a shareholder.
  • The share is sold with VAT applied at a rate of 10% (recoverable for buyers who are VAT registered in UE countries).

Sale schedule

  • Entries are now open on arqanaonline.com
  • A health certificate will be produced in the days prior to the sale as well as immediately after the sale.