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 final share in Wootton Bassett, the sire of this year's triple Group 1 hero Almanzor, will be auctioned online on Arqana's online auction facility Arqanaonline.

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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.

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