Wootton Bassett – Darkova
2013 Bay Stallion 16.2 hh
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Leading Progeny


Winner of the Gr.1 Victoria Derby for trainer Chris Waller. He was bred by Stephanie Hole and purchased by Waller Racing/Mulcaster Bloodstock for $340,000.


Top Progeny

ALMANZOR Champion 3YO Colt in Europe in 2016 (Int.). Champion 3YO Colt in Ireland & France in 2016 (Int.). 8 wins-3 at 2-from 1400m to 2100m, £737,230, €1,901,600, Chantilly Prix du Jockey Club, Gr.1, Leopardstown Irish Champion S., Gr.1, Ascot Champion S., Gr.1, Deauville Prix Guillaume d'Ornano, Gr.2, Chantilly Prix de Guiche, Gr.3, Grand Critérium de Bordeaux, L, 3d Chantilly Prix de Fontainebleau, Gr.3. He entered stud in France in 2018. He entered stud in NZ in 2018. His oldest NZ-bred progeny are 4YOs. Leading First Season Sire in NZ in 2021-22. Sire of 377 progeny to race, 197 winners (52.0%), earnings of over $18 million, 17 stakes winners, 24 stakes placegetters, inc.

CIRCLE OF FIRE (20c, Galileo, Chester House). 3 wins-1 at 2-from 1600m to 3200m to 2023-24, £43,716, A$1,500,100, ATC Sydney Cup, Gr.1, Chairman's H., Gr.2, 2d Newmarket Newmarket S., L, 3d Lingfield Derby Trial S., L, Hamilton Glasgow S., L, 4th Royal Ascot Queen's Vase, Gr.2.

MANZOICE (19g, Mastercraftsman, Encosta de Lago). 2 wins at 1300m, 2500m in 2022-23, A$1,565,450, VRC Victoria Derby, Gr.1, ATC Dooleys H., 2d ATC NE Manion Cup, Gr.3, Vale Cecily Bakehouse H.

CASTLE WAY (20g, Nayef, Night Shift). 4 wins-2 at 2-from 1m to 13f to 2023, £227,449, 70,000Dhs, Newmarket Bahrain Trophy, Gr.3, Newmarket S., L, Future Stayers Nursery, 2d York Great Voltigeur S., Gr.2, 4th Meydan Dubai City of Gold S., Gr.2.

POSITIVITY (20f, O'Reilly, Octagonal). 3 wins from 1600m to 2500m in 2023-24, NZ$194,785, A$113,450, Auckland TR Sunline Vase, Gr.3, SAJC South Australia Fillies Classic, Gr.3, 2d New Zealand Oaks, Gr.1.

ATHABASCAN (19g, Dansili, Pivotal). 3 wins at 2000m, 2400m to 2023-24, €55,800, A$873,575, ATC Colin Stephen H., Gr.3, City Tattersalls Club Cup, L, Saint-Cloud Prix Alcantara II, 2d ATC Sydney Cup, Gr.1, VRC Archer S., Gr.3, Compiegne Prix Pelleas, L, Saint-Cloud Prix Empery, 3d Deauville Prix Nureyev, L, Saint-Cloud Prix Turenne, L, Canberra Cup, L, 4th ATC Tancred S., Gr.1, Sky High S., Gr.3.

SUDBINA (20f, Danehill, Warning). 3 wins from 1300m to 1600m in 2023-24, NZ$125,765, WRC Desert Gold S., Gr.3, Hawkes Bay Caci Hawke's Bay S., 4th Waikato TR Sir Tristram Fillies Classic, Gr.2, Auckland TR Bonecrusher S., Gr.3.

ZABMANZOR (20c, Savabeel, O'Reilly). 2 wins at 1400m, 1600m in 2023-24, NZ$176,745, Levin RC Wellington S., Gr.3, 2d WRC Levin Classic, Gr.1, 4th Waikato Guineas, Gr.2.

MOONLIGHT MAGIC (20f, Encosta de Lago, Fusaichi Pegasus). Winner at 2100m in 2023-24, NZ$99,655, Auckland TR Championship S., Gr.3, 3d Taranaki RC Oaks Prelude, L, 4th Manawatu Classic, Gr.3.

CHEVAL D'OR (19f, Keeper, Mi Preferido). Winner at 2100m in 2022-23, NZ$91,970, A$8,400, Auckland TR Championship S., Gr.3, 2d Waikato RC Tab NZ S., 3d Manawatu Classic, Gr.3, Auckland TR Royal Descent S., 4th Waikato RC Sunline Vase, Gr.3.

(LORD) DYNASTIC (19g, Volksraad, Zabeel). 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, 2000m to 2022-23, NZ$740,625, A$12,750, Auckland TR Karaka 2YO Million, RL, Hawkes Bay El Roca Trophy, L, Matamata RC Gavelhouse H., 2d Auckland TR Sistema S., Gr.1, Civic Contractors 2YO S., 3d Waikato RC Auckland Guineas, Gr.2, James & Annie Sarten Memorial S., Gr.2.

KATOUCHA (19f, Holy Roman Emperor, Sadler's Wells). 4 wins from 1500m to 1900m, €101,460, 13,212Dhs, Deauville Prix Petite Etoile, L, 2d ParisLongchamp Prix de Botzaris, Saint-Cloud Prix Durban.

NUCLEOZOR (21g, Burgundy, Volksraad). 3 wins at 2 in 2023-24, NZ$92,000, CJC Welcome S., L, Pearl Series 2YO S., Otago RC Dakota Boutique 2YO S.

RAJAPOUR (20g, Rock of Gibraltar, Marju). 3 wins at 2, €75,500, Deauville Prix Isonomy, L, Chantilly Prix des Aigles, Deauville Prix de Crevecoeur, 3d ParisLongchamp Prix de Fontainebleau, Gr.3.

LASSAUT (19c, Sinndar, Desert Style). 3 wins at 1600m, 2000m, €108,310, Deauville Prix Nureyev, L, Chantilly Prix de la Broutillerie, ParisLongchamp Prix Machado, 2d ParisLongchamp Prix Niel, Gr.2, 3d Deauville Prix de Kildare.

AROUND MIDNIGHT (20f, Lawman, Dynaformer). 2 wins at 2, €80,600, Craon Prix du Haras de Bouquetot, L, 2d Deauville Prix des Réservoirs, Gr.3, 3d ParisLongchamp Prix Vanteaux, Gr.3, 4th Chantilly Prix des Lilas, L.

AHURIRI (20f, Darci Brahma, Montjeu). 2 wins at 1900m, 2800m in 2023-24, A$210,625, VRC St Leger, L, 2d MRC Join the MRC 2YO H.

UNANIMOUS CONSENT (19c, Fastnet Rock, Spinning World). 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1m, 8½f, US$151,472, Aqueduct Woodhaven S., L, 4th Belmont Pennine Ridge S., Gr.2, Colonial Downs Virginia Derby, Gr.3.

Holymanz (19g, Dubawi, Danehill). 4 wins from 1200m to 1800m to 2023-24, NZ$45,000, A$525,050, Geelong RC Bet365 Coastal Classic, VRC Cirka Trophy, MVRC Sustainable Energy H., 2d VRC Blamey S., Gr.2, CS Hayes S., Gr.3, ATC James Squire H.

Mehzebeen (19f, Zabeel, Gone West). 3 wins at 2000m, 2200m to 2023-24, NZ$175,535, Taupo Cup, 2d New Zealand Oaks, Gr.1, 3d Matamata RC ICIB Brokerweb H.

Virtuous Circle (19g, Stryker, Encosta de Lago). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1500m to 2022-23, A$693,700, MVRC Hugh Wallace-Smith H., MRC (Mornington) Cleanaway Sustainability Sires 2YO P., 2d ATC Australian Derby, Gr.1, MVRC Moonee Valley Vase, Gr.2, 3d MVRC Bill Stutt S., Gr.2.

Andalus (19g, Savabeel, O'Reilly). 2 wins at 1600m, 2000m to 2023-24, NZ$228,630, A$104,450, 2d New Zealand Derby, Gr.1, Matamata RC Slipper S., Gr.3, ATC Central Coast Wedding Fair H., BRC Clayfield Jewellery P., 3d Waikato RC Wakefield Challenge S., Gr.2, 4th Manawatu Sires Produce S., Gr.1.

Almara (21f, Big Shuffle, Shareef Dancer). Winner at 1500m in 2024, Deauville Prix de Vieux-La-Romaine, 2d ParisLongchamp Prix Saint-Alary, Gr.2, Prix Vanteaux, Gr.3, Chantilly Prix de la Pistole, Deauville Prix du Lieu des Champs.

Mary Shan (20f, High Chaparral, Danzero). Winner at 1400m in 2023-24, NZ$138,315, 2d Auckland TR Eight Carat Classic, Gr.2, Soliloquy S., Gr.2, 4th WRC Levin Classic, Gr.1, Rotorua S., Gr.3.

Qali Al Farrasha (20f, Burgundy, Volksraad). Winner at 1600m in 2023-24, NZ$99,325, 2d Auckland TR Sunline Vase, Gr.3, 3d New Zealand Oaks, Gr.1.

Marvelouz (19f, Exceed and Excel, Rhythm). Winner at 1400m in 2022-23, 3d Waikato RC Sunline Vase, Gr.3.

Safura (19f, Volksraad, Entrepreneur). Winner at 2000m in 2022-23, 3d Waikato RC Royal S., Gr.2.

Devildom (19g, Danehill Dancer, Nashwan). Winner at 1600m in 2022-23, 2d Waikato Guineas, Gr.2, Auckland TR Gingernuts Salver, L.

Blue Solitaire (19f, Savabeel, Danske). Winner at 1400m in 2022-23, 3d New Zealand One Thousand Guineas, Gr.1.

Queen Trezy (19f, Dansili, Inchinor). Winner at 2, €105,975, 2d Deauville Prix des Réservoirs, Gr.3, Prix Minerve, Gr.3, Saint-Cloud Prix Pénélope, Gr.3, Prix Solitude, L, 3d ParisLongchamp Prix Saint-Alary, Gr.1, Deauville Prix Hipodromo de Chile.

Syrakus (20g, Siyouni, Poliglote). 2 wins at 2000m in 2023, 2d Chantilly Grand Prix du Nord, L.


Recent Winners

Race DateWinnerDam (Damsire)RaceTrainerSaleBreeder
Phenetic (GB) (Zamindar)Sale TC
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M Price & M Kent JnrLot: 368 2022 Gold Coast Yearling Sale Sold to Roll The Dice Racing/John Foote B/stock FBAA for $220,000B J Lindsay MNZM & Mrs J E A Lindsay, Auckland, NZ
18/05/24Caladbolg (IRE)
Life of the Party (GB) (Siyouni)Lyon-Parilly
Prix Rinck
Y. BONNEFOY (S)Ecurie de Cachene
12/05/24Natzor (FR)
Natty (IRE) (Fastnet Rock)Newcastle
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David O'mearaSociete Civile Ecurie Euroling
Pussy O'Reilly (NZ) (O'Reilly)SAJC
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Andrew ForsmanLot: 511 2022 National Yearling Sale Sold to B Kwok for $160,000Sir Patrick & Lady Hogan & P J Walker, Waikato, NZ
11/05/24Geriatrix (AUS)
Its Our Showtime (NZ) (Showcasing)Rotorua RC
Van Dyks S.
L O'sullivan & A ScottLot: 333 2022 National Yearling Sale Sold to Bruce Perry B/stock for $675,000Mr B Lindsay NSW
Pendleton (NZ) (Rip Van Winkle)Taranaki RC
TAB Odds Maiden S.
A W PikeLot: 484 2022 National Yearling Sale Sold to Waikato B/stock (BAFNZ) for $320,000K J Hickman ONZM, Canterbury, NZ
10/05/24Lixi (FR)
Ludiana (FR) (Dalakhani)Saint-Cloud
Prix des Narcisses
FR. MONFORT (S)S.A.R.L. Haras De La Mercerie
10/05/24Mina Rashid (GB)
Reproof (USA) (Blame)Chester
Boodles Darley Confined Maiden
A BaldingLondon Thoroughbred Services Ltd
Lady Pinot (NZ) (Starspangledbanner)Riverton RC
Nind Electrical Maiden S.
L J StewartLot: 903 2022 National Yearling Sale Sold to Wexford Stables for $110,000T V Rider, Waikato, NZ
09/05/24Roadcone (AUS)
On the Ball (NZ) (So You Think)Pakenham RC
John Duff & Co H.
P G Moody & Katherine ColemanLot: 464 2022 National Yearling Sale Sold to MP Baker for $120,000Mr RA Emery VIC

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