Danedream the Newest Addition to Frankel's 2013 Book
Written by Ian Tapp | Dec 22, 2012 |
2011 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) winner Danedream has been retired and will be bred to Frankel in 2013. Danedream was forced to miss the 2012 Arc when her Cologne, Germany, training base was put under quarantine for swamp fever Oct. 1. The filly remains confined to the facility pending future tests.
Owner Teruya Yoshida, whose family also owns top Australian filly Mosheen, made the decision to retire Danedream. She will be shipped to Japan once she is in foal to Frankel.
The mating combines two outstanding racehorses, each produced from a Danehill mare, meaning that the resulting foal will carry Danehill 3x3. There are three stakes winners from 64 starters on the cross of Galileo and sons with Nijinsky II line mares, including French St. Leger (Fr-I) winner Allegretto. Although Frankel's sire Galileo has sired a winner out of a Lomitas mare, the cross has a below average stakes winner strike rate given the sire lines involved, translating to a TrueNicks D rating.
What do you think of the mating?