Leading Juddmonte stallion and sire of sires Dansili pensioned
Son of Danehill retired due to declining fertility
Dansili, one of the leading British-based sires in the history of the Pattern, has been pensioned from stud duties due to declining fertility.
The son of Danehill out of the legendary Hasili made a rapid rise through the stallion ranks, starting at a fee of £8,000 and rising to a peak of £100,000 thanks to some outstanding horses such as Dank, Flintshire, Harbinger, Proviso, Queen's Trust, Rail Link, and The Fugue.
Dansili has also made an excellent start as a broodmare sire, with five Group 1 winners already as well as exciting 2018 prospect, Expert Eye.
"With the support of loyal breeders, Dansili rose from modest beginnings to become one of Europe's leading sires," said Simon Mockridge, Juddmonte's UK stud director.
"He has established himself as an incredibly consistent sire of high-class performers. His influence will be felt at Juddmonte for many years to come through his daughters in the broodmare band and via his exciting son Bated Breath, whose career has closely echoed that of his sire to date.
"Dansili will now enjoy a well-deserved retirement at Banstead Manor Stud."
Progeny of Dansili with a Racing Post Rating of 120 or more
Name, damsire, RPR
Harbinger Bering 135
Rail Link Theatrical 128
The Fugue Sadler's Wells 125
Flintshire Sadler's Wells 124
Zacinto Distant View 123
Delegator Efisio 123
Famous Name Quest For Fame 123
Zambezi Sun Zafonic 123
Bated Breath Distant View 122
Ballet Concerto Rahy 120
Zoffany Machiavellian 120
Emulous Distant View 120