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Danedream (right)

Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe and King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes winner Danedream has been retired.

Trained in Germany by Peter Schiergen, the four-year-old was denied the chance to defend her Arc crown in Paris due to an outbreak of swamp fever at her Cologne training base.

Connections were initially going to wait until January to make a decision on her racing future, which is when she will be able to come out of quarantine, but Schiergen confirmed her retirement in an interview with the German website Galopp Online.

The trainer said: "(Owner) Teruya Yoshida's decision is sad for us, but I can certainly appreciate it from the breeder's point of view. We are extremely grateful for all the wonderful experiences that Danedream has given us.

"In lifting the Arc and the King George for Germany, two of the most important races in the world, she gave publicity to all of us. She has been a great advertisement for German racing and we would like to thank everybody connected with the filly. She will never be forgotten."

Andrasch Starke rode her to all her major successes and he named the King George as the pick of her victories.

"The plan was this was her last season anyway, but she was not able to run in the Japan Cup or the Arc de Triomphe and I thought her owner was thinking of her having one more run in the Dubai World Cup," Starke told At The Races.

"I'm not sad she is not able to run there because I will always have great memories of her. Definitely her winning the two biggest races in Europe. For a four-year-old filly to beat all the best colts in the King George was a special day and the greatest this year. In my memory that is the biggest."

Danedream won eight of her 17 races, amassing well over £3million in win and place prize-money. Five of her victories came at the highest level. If allowed, she will leave Cologne next month for England, where she is due to meet Frankel at Banstead Manor Stud.

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