Wootton Bassett Hits High Notes On Opening Day At Arqana
Group performer Malevra (Wootton Bassett) led a fantastic day for her Coolmore Stud sire at Arqana when selling to Frederic Sauque for €430,000 at the opening session of the December Sale.
In foal for the first time, the four-year-old was offered by Wootton Bassett’s former base Haras d’Etreham and was purchased as a foundation broodmare for a new thoroughbred breeder.
Mares in foal to Wootton Bassett contributed to a fantastic first day’s trade at the December Sale for Haras d’Etreham, who also sold One Last Night to Horizon Bloodstock for €170,000 and Kazeera to Blandford Bloodstock for €120,000.
During the course of day, a total of eight mares offered in foal to Wootton Bassett fetched six-figure sums, while his daughter Mageva (Wootton Bassett) enjoyed her own moment in the spotlight when selling to Shadai Farm for €430,000. Trained by Fabrice Chappet for Antoine Gilbert, the three-year-old took third in the Group 1 Poule d’Essai des Pouliches in which Speak Of The Devil (Wootton Bassett) finished a close second.
Earlier in the day, a foal full-sister to Group 3 runner-up Dave (Wootton Bassett) sold to Canirola Bloodstock for €120,000.