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Danedream (Andres Starke) wins the Prix de L'Arc de Triomphe

Danedream: Arc winner cost only €9,000

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€9,000 bargain Danedream lands the Arc

DANEDREAM - who cost just €9,000 at last year's Baden-Baden Spring Horses In Training Sale when bought by BBA Germany from her breeders Getstut Brummerhof - was an impressive five-length winner of Sunday's Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.

Industry insiders now believe the daughter of Lomitas could be worth up to £2 million as a broodmare prospect - though a share in her was sold privately to Teruya Yoshida before the Arc and she will now likely go to stud in Japan.

Danedream is out of the unraced Danehill mare Danedrop, whose three winners include the British handicapper Valdan.

Danedrop is a half-sister to the dam of Roseanna, who was third in the 2004 Nell Gwynn Stakes. Third dam Lady Berry was a Prix Royal Oak winner who produced three top-class horses in Vert Amande, Le Nain Jaune, and Indian Rose.

Her descendants include Prix Lupin winner Groom Dancer and last year's Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud winner Plumania.





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