Wootton Bassett X Poets Vanity colt foal sells for 425,000gns

425,000 Guineas for Wootton Bassett Colt

The second highest priced colt at the Tattersalls December Foal Sale on Friday was a cracking son of Wootton Bassett from Group III winner Poet’s Vanity that caught the eye of Juddmonte Farms when knocked down for 425,000 guineas.

He was consigned by Langton Stud, who sold his half-sister by Lope de Vega at this sale last year for 500,000 guineas also to Juddmonte Farms.

"We bought the Lope de Vega half-sister here last year and we think she is one of our nicest at home. This is a nice horse, a bit later as a May foal but very well balanced, compact, and a great walker,” said Juddmonte’s Simon Mockridge.

“Wootton Bassett has had a very good year and this made a lot of sense to us. And this foal is out of a very good mare."

Wootton Bassett will have his first Australian yearlings selling in 2024 and has had 12 stakes-winners this year headed by Group I winners King of Steel, Bucanero Fuerte and Unquestionable.