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Gr1 Star Wootton Bassett To Stand At French D'Etreham
Last year's unbeaten European Gr1-winning juvenile Wootton Bassett (Iffraaj-Balladonia, by Primo Dominie) “will begin his stallion career at France’s Haras d'Etreham in Normandy, reported racingpost.com. Wootton Bassett was a £46,000 (A$74,000) yearling at the 2009 UK Doncaster Bloodstock August Sale & recorded 5 wins (including 2010's French Gr1 Jean Luc Lagardere over 1600m at Longchamp, UK Weatherbys Insurance over 6.5 furlongs at Doncaster & Doncaster Bloodstock Premier Yearling Stakes over 6 furlongs at York) from 9 starts for £541,704 (A$867,000) earnings. Handicappers “rated him the 3rd-best juvenile in Europe last season” (behind only Frankel & Dream Ahead).