Wootton Bassett

Bay200816.1 hh (1.65 m)
Iffraaj - Balladonia
Distance won over: 6f. to 7f.

Unbeaten French Champion 2YO – The Leading Sire of 3YOs in France

“It’s safe to speculate that Wootton Bassett’s best days as a sire are ahead of him… His stud fee rose from €6,000 in 2017 to €20,000 in 2018 and it escalated again to €40,000 for the past two breeding seasons. The upshot is that Wootton Bassett will have many more opportunities to produce another approaching the class of the Timeform 133-rated Almanzor in the coming years” John Boyce, Thoroughbred Stallion Guide, 15/06/2020

  • His first crop numbering only 23 foals and conceived at a fee of just €6,000 included the Champion ALMANZOR!
  • His current 3YO crop (also conceived at a fee of just €6,000) has already yielded 8 Stakes winners!
  • His current 2YO crop already includes unbeaten Gr.2 winner CHINDIT and TDN Rising Star MIDLIFE CRISIS along with another impressive Deauville winner in EARLY LIGHT!

“Wootton Bassett is operating on a near 13% stakes horses-to-runners ration – an especially high performing strike-rate when factoring in the implied lower quality of mares from his low fee.” Adam Pott, Racing Post, 25/5/2010

Yearlings in 2020 have already sold for €300,000, €250,000, €240,000, €200,000, €180,000, €180,000 etc.

Already sire of 15 Stakes winners! His top performers include…

  • Almanzor – winner of the Gr.1 Irish Champion Stakes, Gr.1 Prix du Jockey, Gr.1 Champion Stakes, Gr.2 Prix Guillaume d’Ornano, Gr.3 Prix de Guiche & the Listed Grand Criterium de Bordeaux
  • Audarya - winner of the Gr.1 Prix Jean Romanet at Deauville for James Fanshawe
  • Chindit – unbeaten 3-time winner including the Gr.2 Champagne Stakes at Doncaster & the Listed Pat Eddery Stakes at Ascot
  • 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 at Meydan & third in the Gr.1 St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot
  • The Summit – winner of the Gr.3 Prix de Fontainebleau at ParisLongchamp, runner-up in the Gr.1 Prix du Jockey Club & Gr.1 French Guineas
  • Wooded – winner of the Gr.3 Prix de Tour en Bessin at Chantilly. Runner-up in the Gr.3 Prix la Rochette & Gr.3 Prix du Petit Couvert. Finished third in the Gr.3 Prix Thomas Bryon & fourth in the Gr.1 Prix Jean Prat
  • Guildsman – 3-time winner including the Gr.3 Franklin-Simpson Stakes & Tom Ridge Stakes. Runner-up in the Gr.3 Round Tower Stakes at the Curragh & third in the Gr.2 Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot
  • Do Re Mi Fa Sol – 4-time winner including the Listed Prix du Grand Camp. Runner-up in the Gr.3 Bronte Cup & third in the Gr.2 Prix de Malleret at Saint-Cloud

Other stakes winners include Amilcar, Helter Skelter, Tamahere, Wootton’s Colt, Waltham, Dream Works etc.