European Champion Dabirsim Gets First Winner
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All This Time wins the Prix Mercier-la Vendee at Lion d'Angers

European champion and freshman sire Dabirsim got his first winner April 17 when his daughter All This Time won the 5 1/2-furlong Prix Mercier-la Vendee by four lengths at Lion d'Angers.

The German-bred bay filly, out of Amazing Bounty, by Tertullian, was making her first start for owner/breeder Ecurie Normandie Pur Sang, which also raced Dabirsim. All This Time is trained by Didier Guillemin and was ridden by Cristian Demuro.

French-bred Dabirsim is a multiple group 1 winner who captured the Darley Prix Morney and the Qatar Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere Grand Criterium (both G1) at 2. He was honored as the Cartier champion 2-year-old colt and France's Horse of the Year for 2011. At 3 he placed in the Prix de Fontainebleau (G3), but injury derailed his sophomore campaign, forcing an early retirement in April 2012. The now 8-year-old son of Hat Trick   stands for €9,000 at Haras de Grandchamp.

Amazing Bounty, who placed at 2 and 3, is a half sister to German listed stakes winner Amazing Beauty (Bahamian Bounty) and two other winners. All This Time is her first foal.

Dabirsim has 97 foals in his first crop. French-bred Mysterieuse is his only other starter to date. The filly, out of Monte (Soldier Hollow) and also owned by Ecurie Normandie Pur Sang, finished fourth in her first start April 4 at Chantilly.
 

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