Dual group I winner and 2010 champion highweighted French colt Dabirsim
will stand at Gestüt Karlshof Stud near Bergstrasse, where he will join stallions Samum
Owner Simon Springer announced the 4-year-old's retirement this spring, but the deal with Karlshof has only recently been brokered by Holger Faust's HFTB Racing Agency.
Trained by Christophe Ferland, Dabirsim was undefeated in his juvenile campaign. Among his wins were the Darley Prix Morny and the Qatar Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere Grand Criterium, both group I events. The colt retires with a record of 5-1-0 from his seven starts and accumulated earnings of US$664,037.
Bred in France by Liliane Monfort, Dabirsim is a son of Hat Trick
, a Japanese son of Sunday Silence who stands at Gainesway Farm near Lexington. He was acquired by Ferland on behalf of the German-based Springer at the 2010 Arquana yearling sale at Deauville for €30,000 (US$38,259).
Dabirsim is from Hat Trick's first crop, which included graded stakes winners Howe Great
, Bright Thought
, and King David
, who won the 2012 Jamaica Handicap (gr. I). He will be the first of Hat Trick's progeny to stud.
Dabirsim is out of the Royal Academy mare Rumored, who is herself out of Italian Oaks winner Bright Generation. Rumored was in foal to Hat Trick when she was acquired by the Winning Bloodstock Agency at the Keeneland November breeding sale in 2008. Rumored has produced four winners from seven foals, among them Dabirsim's half brother, stakes winner Preferred Yield, by High Yield.
An announcement as to Dabirsim's stud fee is forthcoming.