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From Hot Sire Who Had Dominant G2 Winner at Churchill

Bassanio

    • Bated Breath sired Grade 1 winner at Del Mar and stakes winner in NY last November

    • Colt purchased at world-renowned Tattersalls Sale in England

    • By high-class Juddmonte runner

Turf racing continues to grow in American racing, and U.S buyers are increasingly turning to Europe for top prospects. West Point found a powerhouse in England by a sire who stands there for Juddmonte Farms but keeps coming up with stakes horses across the Atlantic.

From just a small group of imports, Bated Breath’s sons and daughters have been a sensation in America:

  • 3-year-old filly Gift List rode the hedge, tipped out and then exploded to win the Grade 2T Edgewood Stakes at Churchill on Oaks day in her second U.S. start.
  • His filly Viadera emerged as one of the best turf fillies in the country in 2020, capturing the Grade 1 Matriarch Stakes in California and the De La Rose Stakes and Grade 3 Noble Damsel Stakes in New York for trainer Chad Brown and Juddmonte Farms.
  • And Bated Breath’s daughter Feel Glorious prevailed in the Forever Together at Aqueduct and Perfect Sting at Saratoga, following up on three wins (two stakes) during 2019 for trainer Christophe Clement, who will receive the new colt.
  • Bated Breath’s son Jack and Noah also has doubled up, winning the Mahony Stakes at Saratoga (with a 97 Beyer) and Sir Cat Stakes at Belmont for trainer Mark Casse.

Still a young sire with four crops of racing age, Bated Breath was a high-class runner for Juddmonte in England, filling in the hoofprints of his elite sire, Dansili, who won major stakes in Europe and finished third in the Breeders’ Cup Mile at Churchill Downs. Bated Breath has been a growing force in Europe, siring three stakes winners during the Royal Ascot festival in 2019.

View Bated Breath’s last 100 stateside runners — it’s truly remarkable how many stakes performers and winners he’s had in the United States!

Our Bated Breath colt is out of a mare by Proud Citizen, a drop-dead gorgeous horse for D. Wayne Lukas who finished second in the Kentucky Derby and third in the Preakness Stakes. Close up in the female family is European champion 2-year-old Dream Ahead.

Eddie Woods, a native of Ireland, thinks the colt benefited greatly from a recent freshening and is now building him back up in Ocala. “He is a lovely horse, he just told us he needed some time to grow into his frame and mature, and he has done just that,” Eddie said.

Price includes all acquisition costs and all training, veterinary, and insurance expenses until January 1, 2022.

 

Trainer: Christophe Clement

  • A leading US trainer for over 25 years, Christophe has acquired a reputation for meticulous attention to detail. He intentionally limits the size of his stable to a number that can be kept in just two locations at any point in time.
  • Top runners include Champion 2-time Eclipse Award winner, Gio Ponti, 4-time G1 winner, Tonalist and WPT grade one horses Decorated Invader and Best Performance.
  • Christophe Clement has been nominated for the U.S. Hall of Fame, and hopefully before long should take his place there, for he is a credit to the sport, a man of unquestionable integrity for whom his honesty and proficiency, and skill as a trainer are a matter of personal pride.

Bassanio Info


  • Trainer: Christophe Clement
  • Sire: Bated Breath
  • Dam: Unnatural
  • Broodmare Sire: Proud Citizen
  • Birth Date: February 5, 2019
  • Sex: colt
  • Bred: Great Britain
  • Engagements: Breeders' Cup
  • Dosage Index: 3.00

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