DA ADIOS is a modern day legend. In 5 years of racing, he has won 19 times (9 stakes) and earned a record $622,048. He won every major stakes race there is, including the Arabian Cup Classic (G1) twice and the UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation S. (G1). A five-time Darley winner (including twice Horse of the Year) this compact bay has proven that it's not the size of the horse, but the size of the heart. His first foals arrived in 2007.
He is by another legend, WIKING, a racing champion, Hall of Fame member and many times leading sire. He has also proven to be a sire of sires with his champion sons MONARCH AH and PATRIOT MISSLE already established at stud. DA ADIOS looks to take his place on this list.
DA ADIOS coming to the winners circle after his victory of the 2005 UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation S. (G1) Photo by Hoofprints, Inc.
His dam is the stakes-placed winner, Sanibel IA (3rd AJC Oaks (G1)), who was exported to Turkey in 1999. She is also the dam of Calamare (2nd Cre Run Oaks (G3)) and the winner Sani-B IA, as well as the outstanding runner UCANBEY who has surpassed the million dollar mark in earnings in Turkey.
Sanibel IA's granddam is SASANKA, the dam of MONARCH AH, so DA ADIOS is bred very similarly to that leading sire. Sanibel IA is by SAMTYR, yet another champion and leading sire. With all this sire power behind him, DA ADIOS could be the next to take over the crown.
Bay Stallion 6/34(19-8-4)9-9, $622,048
Stud fee: $2,500, reduced due to the economy. ARC nominated sire
Owned by: Cre Run Enterprises LLC