Danedream, shown winning the 2012 King George.

Danedream, shown winning the 2012 King George.

Trevor Jones

Danedream Retired, to be Bred to Frankel

German-bred filly missed 2012 Arc due to outbreak of swamp fever at training base.

Danedream, winner of the 2011 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I), has been retired and will be bred to two-time British Horse of the Year Frankel, according to a French racing report.

According to the website Galopp-Online, the 4-year-old Greman-bred filly who missed this year's Arc because of a swamp fever outbreak at her Cologne training base, is scheduled to ship to England in January to be bred to Frankel, who is entering stud at Banstead Manor. Once in foal, Danedream is scheduled to be shipped to Japan.

Galopp-Online said trainer Peter Schiergen, on vacation with his family in Florida, confirmed that owner Teruya Yoshida had opted in favor of retirement rather than trying to bring the filly back to contest the Dubai Sheema Classic (UAE-I) at Meydan in March.

Schiergen said: "Teruya Yoshida's decision is sad for us, but I can certainly appreciate it from the breeder's point of view. We are extremely grateful for all the wonderful experiences that Danedream has given us. She has been a great advertisement for German racing and we would like thank everybody connected with the filly. She will never be forgotten."

Neither Danedream nor any other horse trained in Cologne has been allowed to leave the area since Oct. 1, but it is expected restrictions will be lifted after new tests are carried out at the beginning of January, according to Galopp-Online.

Danedream was bred by Gestüt Brümmerhof and was sold for €9,000 to the Volz family (Gestüt Burg Eberstein) at the BBAG breeze-up sale in May 2010. Yoshida bought into her three days before she won last year's Arc.