Frankel fertility 95%

Frankel has returned a 95% fertility rate after covering 133 mares in his first season at Khalid Abdullah’s Banstead Manor Stud in Newmarket.

Prince Khalid’s Juddmonte operation provided 24 mares in that first book and the remainder paid a service fee of 125,000 pounds (AUD 204,900).  That generated revenue the equivalent of AUD 22.34 million.

Frankel (Galileo) served 38 Group 1 winners and 26 dams of Group 1 winners, with two mares fitting in both categories.  Among those blue-chip mares were Alexander Goldrun, Danedream, Finsceal Beo, Midday and Stacelita.

“Frankel has been a true gentleman throughout the season,” Juddmonte general manager Philip Mitchell said.  “Great credit for this has to go to his handler Rob Bowley and the Banstead Manor team.”

He will cover a limited number of mares to southern hemisphere time starting in September.  Among them will be John Singleton’s homebred champion More Joyous (More Than Ready).

Undefeated in 14 starts, Frankel was awarded a 147 Timeform rating after an 11 length victory in the G1 Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot last year.  That ranked him the greatest European horse in history above legendary gallopers Sea Bird (145) and Brigadier Gerard (144).