Report Says Sire Danehill Dancer Pensioned

Coolmore's top stallion has experienced declining fertility for several years.

Coolmore's Irish champion Danehill Dancer has been pensioned, according to a Racing Post report.

The 21-year-old son of Danehill reportedly has been experiencing declining fertility over the past few years and has failed to get any mares in foal this season.

Ireland's highweight colt of 1995 with two group I victories and a second in a third group I, Danehill Dancer initially retired to stud in Australia. For his first season in Ireland in 1998, he carried an entering year fee of €4,000. His stud career took off in 2002 and 2003 with the successes of multiple group I winner and champion Choisir, who was Australia's champion 2-year-old colt for 2002 and England's highweight older horse in 2003. Danehill Dancer also was represented by Private Steer, the 2003 Australian champion 3-year-old filly.

The stallion has produced 154 career black-type winners to date, which includes 82 graded or group winners. Other top winners include classic winners Again (2009 Irish One Thousand Guineas, Ire-I), Dancing Rain (2011 Investec Epsom Oaks, Eng-I), Mastercraftsman (2009 Irish Two Thousand Guineas, Ire-I), and Speciosa (2006 Stan James One Thousand Guineas, Eng-I).

Danehill Dancer's stud fee would rise as high as €115,000 in 2007 and 2008.