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 and exciting Classic prospect 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 two 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, €290,000, €280,000, €270,000, €255,000, €250,000, €245,000, €240,000, €220,000, €220,000, €220,000, €210,000, €200,000, €200,000 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, Gr.3 Prix de Guiche & the Listed Grand Criterium de Bordeaux
  • 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. Runner-up in the Gr.1 Prince Of Wales's Stakes & Gr.1 Prix Jean Romanet
  • 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 - impressive winner of the Gr.1 National Stakes at the Curragh for Joseph O'Brien
  • Chindit - winner of the Gr.2 Summer Mile Stakes, Gr.2 Champagne Stakes, Gr.3 Greenham Stakes, Listed Doncaster Mile & Listed Pat Eddery Stakes. Third in the Gr.1 Lockinge Stakes
  • 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. Runner-up in the Gr.2 Dante Stakes at York
  • Speak Of The Devil - multiple Stakes winner in France & winner of the Gr.2 Distaff Turf Mile Stakes at Churchill Downs
  • Tamahere - winner of the Gr.2 Sands Point Stakes & Violet Stakes for Chad Brown
  • The Black Album - winner of the Gr.3 Prix la Rochette, Jonathan B Schuster Memorial Stakes & Charlie Barley Stakes
  • Wootton - winner of the Gr.3 Prix de Fontainebleau & Listed Prix Isonomy. Runner-up in the Gr.1 Jebel Hatta Stakes & third in the Gr.1 St James’s Palace Stakes
  • The Summit - winner of the Gr.3 Prix de Fontainebleau, runner-up in the Gr.1 Prix du Jockey Club & Gr.1 2,000 French Guineas
  • Ilaraab - winner of the Gr.3 St Simon Stakes & Gr.3 Aston Park Stakes for William Haggas
  • Topgear - winner of the Gr.3 Prix Eclipse for Fabrice Chappet
  • Guildsman - winner of the Gr.3 Franklin-Simpson Stakes & Tom Ridge Stakes. Runner-up in the Gr.3 Round Tower Stakes & third in the Gr.2 Coventry Stakes
  • Wootton Asset - winner of the Gr.3 Virginia Derby for Graham Motion
  • Amilcar - winner of the Gr.3 Prix de la Porte Maillot at ParisLongchamp & Listed Prix Luthier at Deauville
  • Texas - winner of the Listed Grand Criterium du Languedoc, runner-up in the Gr.1 French 2,000 Guineas

Other stakes winners include Do Re Mi Fa Sol, Helter Skelter, Wootton’s Colt, Waltham, Dream Works, Hellenistique, Packing Waltham, Attagirl, Victoria Placa, Wootton City etc.

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