Jean-Pierre Déroubais speaks about this amazing stallion: “I can say that DAHESS is a little bit my baby. I fell in love with him when he was in training in Qatar with Alban de Mieulle. I saw him winning most of his races and when I heard that he was for sale, I bought him. I was convinced, since day one, that he will be a good sire. He was very sound, has a beautiful conformation, his sire is a champion sire and he comes from one of the best French maternal family. When I met with DAHESS I was impressed by his relaxation, by his presence, his eyes. He is a very kind and clever horse, he understands everything you would like him to do. I am very happy that he is sold to HH Sheikh JOAAN because it will be a very good opportunity for DAHESS to cover top class mares, and for Sheikh JOAAN the opportunity to own a jewel, a champion racehorse, a champion sire.”
The stallion will henceforth be located at the Haras de Thouars of Emmanuel Ceyssac in Castella, Lot-et-Garonne, France. He will be in good company with such stallions at stud as Abu Alemarat, Nizam, Baltick Des Ors, and Tabarak.
Classified the top Arabian Stallion in the world by IFAHR, 2007, Dahess won at 28 course in 5 different countries for a total of 844.942,59 EUR. Among his wins are three times the Zabeel International at Newbury, two times the Malazgirt Trophy at Istanbul, the Qatar International Trophy Fr 1 PA.
Retired sound from his racing career he his proved himself as the leading French sire, with his first crop of 3-year-olds performing in 2012. He produced 7 Group (Graded stakes) horses, something never seen before, including DAHOR DE BRUGERE (champion, winner of the Al Rayan Cup-Prix Kesberoy Gr1A, Qatar Coupe de France Gr1A), VAHESS DE CROATE (champion, Prix Navada Gr2A, Prix de l’Elevage Gr2A), DJEBELIA AL MELS, RODESS and many others. He is also the sire of the UK champion DJET TAOUI, the 2013 winner of the UK Arabian Derby Gr1A at Newmarket, the Shadwell Dubaï days International Gr1A at Newbury, and 2nd QREC Harwood Gr1A at Doncaster. In the USA he produced DELISHESS, the 2013 winner of the Cre Run Arabian Oaks Gr2. and good winners in many different countries (Belgium, Holland, Germany, Russia, Qatar).
Sheikh Joaan al Thaani insists that Dahess stay inFrance, at the disposition of the French breeders at an attractive stud fee. He will send to him many of his mares, as will other Qataris. No doubt the French and European breeders will do the same, and with frozen semen, he is available world-wide.
Dahess will stand at the 2014 stud fee of 2,500 Euros for fresh semen or 3,000 Euros frozen semen.