Wootton Bassett

Bay200816.0½ hh (1.63 m)
Iffraaj - Balladonia
Distance won over: 6f. to 7f.
Fee for 2023: €150,000

Stands at Coolmore

Unbeaten French Champion 2YO & one of Europe's most exciting sires!

Joseph O’Brien’s National Stakes-Gr.1 winner Al Riffa was the sixth Group 1 winner for Wootton Bassett and the fifth since he was purchased by Coolmore in the summer of 2020. And remember, these were conceived at fees as low as €4,000. In 2022 he had 77 yearlings sell for up to €750,000 at an average of over €192,000 – nearly five times the €40,000 at which they were conceived. But the really exciting part is what‘s to come, with three exceptionally well-bred crops on the ground and in utero.

"It's safe to say that Wootton Bassett's best days as a sire are ahead of him" John Boyce, Thoroughbred Stallion Guide

Yearlings in 2022 sold for €750,000, €605,000, €590,000, €585,000, €550,000, €485,000, €350,000, €340,000, €340,000, €315,000, €300,000, €300,000 etc.

Top performers include…

  • Almanzor - winner of the Gr.1 Irish Champion Stakes, Gr.1 Prix du Jockey Club, Gr.1 Champion Stakes, Gr.2 Prix Guillaume d’Ornano etc.
  • Wooded - winner of the Gr.1 Prix de l'Abbaye & Gr.3 Prix de Tour en Bessin
  • Audarya - winner of the Gr.1 Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf & Gr.1 Prix Jean Romanet for James Fanshawe
  • Zellie - winner of the Gr.1 Prix Marcel Boussac for Andre Fabre
  • Incarville - winner of the Gr.1 Prix Saint-Alary for David Smaga
  • Al Riffa - winner of the Gr.1 National Stakes for Joseph O'Brien
  • Chindit - winner of the Gr.2 Summer Mile Stakes, Gr.2 Champagne Stakes, Gr.3 Greenham Stakes etc. Runner-up and third in the Gr.1 Lockinge Stakes (2022 & 2023)
  • Atomic Jones - winner of the Gr.2 Champions Juvenile Stakes for Ger Lyons
  • Royal Patronage - winner of the Gr.2 Royal Lodge Stakes & Gr.3 Acomb Stakes for Mark Johnston
  • Speak Of The Devil - multiple Stakes winner in France & winner of the Gr.2 Distaff Turf Mile Stakes
  • Tamahere - winner of the Gr.2 Sands Point Stakes & Violet Stakes for Chad Brown

Other Group/Stakes winners include The Black Album, Wootton, The Summit, Ilaraab, Topgear, Guildsman, Wootton Asset, Amilcar, Protagonist, American Flag, Texas,Do Re Mi Fa Sol, Helter Skelter, Wootton’s Colt, Waltham, Dream Works, Hellenistique, Packing Waltham, Attagirl, Victoria Placa, Wootton City, Balsam etc.

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