Wootton Bassett share to be sold on Arqana online
Wootton Bassett: the sire of triple Group 1 hero Almanzor
PICTURE: Etreham Wootton Bassett share to be sold on Arqana online
By Zoe Vicarage 2:24PM 18 OCT 2016
The auction will begin on October 24 at 3pm local time (2pm GMT) and run until the same time the following day on October 25.
A resident of Haras d'Etreham, the Group 1-winning son of Iffraaj was syndicated into 50 shares with 20 offered to breeders and 30 retained by Etreham.
Last year he covered a book of 130 mares with the Normandy operation contractually committed to limiting the horse to that number of mares every year.
Retired to stud at a fee of €6,000, his first crop of 17 foals includes Almanzor and the Group 2-placed filly Do Re Mi Fa Sol.
The successful bidder who gains the last share in Wootton Bassett will be guaranteed two nominations a year to the sire.