ABOUT COF Dagiano
from Adam Diehl, Arabian Pedigree Research Services
The 2013 bay colt COF DAGIANO is nobility personified, born to parents who can be described without exaggeration as Arabian royalty: the incomparable stallion VERSACE and PSYMPY FAME, granddaughter of PADRONS PSYCHE and FAME VF+. COF DAGIANO fulfills this heritage with his proud carriage, commanding presence, kind eye and exceptional movement. His pedigree blends Polish, Russian, CMK, Spanish and Egyptian blood and his ancestors from each origin are among the finest and most influential individuals in the breed.
COF DAGIANO is by the extraordinary stallion VERSACE. His show ring achievements are impressive, with two US National Top-10 titles, two regional championship wins and eight class-A blue ribbons at halter. However, VERSACE shined brightest as a sire: known not just for his incredible beauty but for his kind and endearing personality, he has produced 135 US and Canadian National winners and his get are just as likely to turn up in hunter and western pleasure classes as they are to appear in the halter arena. His progeny reliably bear his stamps of beauty and a kindness of Spirit, which he inherited in large part from his dam, PRECIOUS AS GOLD, making them excellent partners for youth and amateurs. He has earned a well-deserved reputation as a sire of sires, his best-known sons including DA VALENTINO, DA VINCI FM, ODYSSEY SC and VERVALDEE carrying on his legacy by siring numerous Champions around the globe. VERSACE is by US National Champion Stallion FAME VF+, sire of 98 US and Canadian national winners including 26 national champions. Although only shown at halter, FAME VF+ carried the performance potential of his ancestors, including BEY SHAH+, RAFFON++ and *BASK++, all sires known for passing along correct structure and athleticism, as well as sublime beauty and charisma. All are national winners and, among them, have sired hundreds of champions and producers of champions. FAME VF+ get carry on this legacy with national wins in western pleasure, hunter pleasure, side saddle, trail and dressage through Prix St. George level in Addition to numerous wins at halter.
VERSACE’s dam is PRECIOUS AS GOLD, a mare of incredible beauty, bringing together the Spanish and Egyptian blood of her sire, the egendary EL SHAKLAN, and outstanding CMK blood of her dam, AUTUMN IN GOLD. PRECIOUS AS GOLD is a National Top-10 winner, holding titles in both the US and Canada, and never placed below 3rd in 22 appearances at class-A shows. Of her six foals, five are champions, four went on to win national titles and three are producers of national winners. The most famous of these are half-brothers VERSACE and TRUSSARDI, both globally influential sires with multiple national and international winners to their names. AUTUMN IN GOLD represents some of the best CMK blood available. Her sire is CLASSY MCCOY, by THE REAL MCCOY, winner of 16 champion and reserve titles in park and halter, and the sire of 21 National winners. CLASSY MCCOY is out of SAHARA STAR, a daughter of BINT SAHARA who is considered one of the most.