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Danehill To Resume Australian Broodmare Sires Mantle
With not much more than seven weeks to go until the end of the 2014/15 season, former multiple champion sire Danehill has risen again to top his opposition on the Australian Broodmare Sires premiership. Broodmare sire of this year's Gr1 Golden Slipper winner Vancouver, Danehill currently sits some $4 million clear of his old rival, Zabeel, a stallion whose daughters have been prized broodmares for many years, and who bested Danehill in 203/14. In fact, it was a Zabeel/Danehill finish in 2011/12, 2012/13 and 2013/14. And 2010/11? Danehill/Zabeel, with 2009/10 the last time the duo didn't run the quinella, when Danehill defeated Snippets and Zabeel.