01/30/2014 12:40PM

Danedream produces first foal, Frankel filly

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Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winner Danedream has produced her first foal, a filly by European Horse of the Year Frankel, in England.

Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winner and champion Danedream produced her first foal, a filly from the first crop of the unbeaten Frankel, Jan. 27 at Newsells Park Stud in England.

Danedream, a 6-year-old daughter of Lomitas, was a major winner in four countries during her racing career. Group stakes-placed as a juvenile, she blossomed as a 3-year-old, landing a pair of Group 1 events in Germany, the Grosser Preis von Berlin Deutschland Preis and the Longines Grosser Preis von Baden, as well as taking the Group 2 Italian Oaks and finishing third in the Group 2 Italian Derby. Danedream's virtuoso performance was a five-length romp in race-record time in the Arc, earning her honors as Germany's Horse of the Year for 2011.

The following season, Danedream traveled to England to win the Group 1 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes, and repeated in the Preis von Baden. However, an outbreak of equine infectious anemia at her training base and a subsequent quarantine prevented her from traveling to France for a title defense in the Arc. She retired with a career bankroll of $5,044,792.

Out of the winning Danehill mare Damedrop, Danedream is from the family of French champion Indian Rose and additional Group 1 winners Vert Amande and Le Nain Jaune,

Frankel, two-time European Horse of the Year, stands at owner-breeder Juddmonte Farm's Banstead Manor Stud in Newmarket, England. The 6-year-old Galileo horse concluded his career unbeaten in 14 starts, including 10 Group 1 wins.

Frankel's first foal, a colt out of Group 3 winner Chrysanthemum, arrived Jan. 11. His star-studded first book also included Kentucky Broodmare of the Year Oatsee; British Broodmare of the Year honorees Arrive and Binche; champion and classic producer Zomaradah; Eclipse Award winners Lahudood, Stacelita and Zagora; Stacelita’s dam, Soignee; champions Divine Proportions, Ramruma, Sariska, and Finsceal Beo; Musical Treat, dam of Finsceal Beo; Japanese champion Vodka; classic winners Light Shift and Elusive Wave; French classic producer Lady Vettori; multiple Grade/Group 1 winners Dar Re Mi, Heat Haze, and Midday;  Midday’s dam, Midsummer; and Grade 1 winner Balance, a half-sister to Zenyatta.

Danedream is already booked back to Frankel for 2014.