More classic bookings for Frankel

Five classic winners have been added to what is already an outstanding first book for Frankel.

The unbeaten champion is currently standing his first season at Juddmonte Farm’s Banstead Manor Stud near Newmarket in England.

Frankel (Galileo) will cover Champions Ramruma, Sariska, and Finsceal Beo along with fellow classic winners Light Shift and Elusive Wave.

Ramruma (Diesis) won the 1999 English Oaks, Yorkshire Oaks and Irish Oaks.  Millionaire Sariska (Pivotal) was named Europe’s 2009 Champion 3YO Filly after she captured both the Epsom Oaks and Irish Oaks.

Finsceal Beo (Mr. Greeley) was Europe’s Champion 2YO Filly of 2006 when she won the Prix Marcel Boussac-Criterium.  She then captured both the English One Thousand Guineas and Irish One Thousand Guineas the following year.

Light Shift (Kingmambo) captured the Epsom Oaks and Cheshire Oaks and finished second in the Irish Oaks in 2007.  Elusive Wave (Elusive City) captured the French One Thousand Guineas and three additional group stakes races over the course of her career.

Juddmonte homebred Frankel retired in 2012 with an unblemished record from 14 starts, including 10 Group 1 events.  He received the Cartier Award as Europe’s Horse of the Year in 2011 and 2012.

Frankel is standing his first season with a book of approximately 130 mares.  The line-up includes USA classic producer Oatsee; Eclipse Award champions Zagora, Stacelita, and Lahudood; Arc de Triomphe winner Danedream;  G1 winners Midday and Dar Re Mi and Japanese champion Vodka.

Juddmonte recently announced that Frankel will be available to breed to mares on a Southern Hemisphere time frame.  Among the mares he may see in the latter half of 2013 are Black Caviar and More Joyous.