03/27/2013 3:11PM

Frankel to cover Southern Hemisphere mares in England

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European Horse of the Year Frankel will welcome a select group of Southern Hemisphere-based broodmares for mating later this year at Banstead Manor Stud in England.

European Horse of the Year Frankel, currently standing his first season at Juddmonte Farms' Banstead Manor Stud near Newmarket, England, will be available later this year to cover a limited number of mares on Southern Hemisphere time.

The 5-year-old Galileo horse will not shuttle; instead, mares will be shipped to him to be serviced in England. Juddmonte will make available a maximum allowance of 10,000 pounds (approximately $15,121) toward the owner's traveling costs, boarding, and other ancillary costs.

Frankel's fee to Southern Hemisphere mares will be 110,000 pounds (approximately $166,331), payable and non-refundable at 45 days gestation. The two-time reigning Cartier Award winner as European Horse of the Year, who captured 10 Group 1 events and retired unbeaten in 14 starts, is currently standing his first season for approximately $198,000. His Northern Hemisphere book includes approximately 130 mares, many of them Grade/Group 1 winners or producers.

"We are very pleased with the start Frankel has made at stud, and with the great interest being shown from within the Southern Hemisphere this decision is a natural progression," Juddmonte general manager Philip Mitchell said. "However, it is our full intention to limit the number of mares to be covered, which can only be of benefit to those breeders who wish to support the horse."

Breeders are asked to submit proposed mares for consideration by the end of May.

Among the mares currently under consideration is unbeaten two-time Australian Horse of the Year Black Caviar. The racemare’s owners are considering a return trip to England's famed Royal Ascot meeting in June, where Black Caviar captured the Diamond Jubilee Stakes last year, followed by a mating with Frankel.