Wootton Bassett Leads 2022 Coolmore Roster


Wootton Bassett | Coolmore Stud

Wootton Bassett (GB) (Iffraaj {GB}), who will stand for €150,000 in 2022, leads the Coolmore Stud roster next year. Following the passing of his former stablemate, the breed-shaping Galileo (Ire) earlier this year, the dark bay has continued to burnish his reputation with 12 of his progeny winning stakes-eight at group level–in 2021. The fillies Incarville (Fr) and Zellie (Fr) took the G1 Prix Saint-Alary and G1 Prix Marcel Boussac, respectively, increasing his overall Group 1 winners to five. Juvenile colts Royal Patronage (Fr), Atomic Jones (Fr) and Topgear (Fr) all won group races, while Wootton Assett (Fr) took the GIII Virginia Derby in America. The stallion's Tamahere (Fr) was also second in the GI Jenny Wiley S. Stateside. He stood for €100,000 in 2021.

No Nay Never has also enjoyed a good year with his progeny and will command €125,000. The 10-year-old counts 11 black-type winners to his credit this term, led by dual Group 1 winner Alcohol Free (Ire). He has also celebrated group winners Zain Claudette (Ire) and Armor (GB) in England. His Unicorn Lion (Ire), a Group 3 winner in Japan, was recently runner-up in the G1 Takarazuka Kinen.

A trio of Group 1 winners have made their mark for Camelot (GB) in 2021, and the son of Montjeu (Ire) is priced at €75,000, up from €60,000 (originally €45,000) last term. One of 10 black-type winners is the G1 Futurity Trophy S. hero Luxembourg (Ire), while Santa Barbara (Ire) collected a pair of Grade I  victories in America and Sir Dragonet (Ire) won the G1 Tancred S. Down Under.

The brilliant newcomer St Mark's Basilica (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}), a five time Group 1 winner, will stand for €65,000. Rated the best in the world in 2021, he is also a dual Classic winner of the G1 French 2000 Guineas and G1 Prix du Jockey Club and joins his Classic-winning brother Magna Grecia (Ire) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) (€17,500) on the roster.

Roster veterans Starspangledbanner (Aus) (Choisir {Aus}) and Australia (GB) (Galileo {Ire}) will both command €35,000. One of a quartet of group winners out of seven stakes winners this term, State of Rest (Ire) (Starspangledbanner {Aus}) scored a Group 1 double, with victories in the GI Saratoga Derby and more recently the GI Cox Plate. Starspangledbanner also sired listed winner and G1 Cheveley Park S. runner-up Flotus (Ire). Broome (Ire) and Mare Australis (Ire) won the G1 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud and G1 Prix Ganay, respectively, for Australia, who accrued 12 stakes winners, eight at the group level.

It has also been a successful year for Gleneagles (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), who will stand for €15,000. Loving Dream (GB) was his first Group 1 winner in the G1 Prix de Royallieu and she was one of 11 black-type winners, six at the group level. First-season sire Churchill (Ire) is another son of Galileo and is priced at €25,000. His progeny already have a trio of black-type winners between them among his 23 winners. Last year's G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winner Sottsass (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}) is also at €25,000 and covered his first book of mares in 2021. Another Coolmore first-season sire is Highland Reel (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) at €10,000. His Atamisque (Ire), one of 10 winners, won at the Group 3 level in Italy.

Royal Ascot hero Calyx (GB) (Kingman {GB}) will stand for €12,500, while Ten Sovereigns (Ire) (No Nay Never) is at €17,500. Both will have first yearlings in 2022. Three stallions will have first runners in 2022: Saxon Warrior (Jpn) (Deep Impact {Jpn}) (€20,000), U S Navy Flag (War Front) (€12,500), and Sioux Nation (Scat Daddy (€10,000).

Circus Maximus (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) will stand for €12,500 and is expecting his first foals next year.

See below for the complete 2022 roster.


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