02/11/2013 6:11PM

Frankel gets outstanding book of mares as stud career set to begin

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Frankel, two-time recipient of the Cartier Award as European Horse of the Year, is set to begin his stud career at Juddmonte Farms’ Banstead Manor Stud in Newmarket, England, when the breeding shed opens later this week, and a star-studded roster that befits Frankel’s reputation as one of the finest racehorses in history will await him.

A long list of Grade 1- and Group 1-winning mares from every major Northern Hemisphere racing jurisdiction as well as a handful of prominent Grade 1- and Group 1-producing mares are scheduled to visit his court during the breeding season. A Juddmonte homebred, Frankel was retired by Khalid Abdullah last fall undefeated and a winner of ten Group 1 stakes. The 5-year-old son of leading international sire Galileo will stand his first season for a fee of approximately $198,000.

“Frankel’s book of mares is as one would hope and expect for ‘the best racehorse ever,’ ” Juddmonte general manager Philip Mitchell said. “We are most grateful to all the breeders in Europe, America, and Japan, who have put their faith in Frankel and as a result we have one of the most impressive books of mares that a first-season sire has received.”

Some of the high-profile mares booked to Frankel include U.S. classic producer Oatsee, Kentucky's reigning Broodmare of the Year; Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winner Danedream; Eclipse Award winners Stacelita and Zagora; Japanese champion Vodka; multiple Grade 1 or Group 1 winners Midday and Dar Re Mi; and Grade 1 winner Balance, a half-sister to Zenyatta.

Other notable mares include Arrive, Britain’s broodmare of the year in 2008; Binche, Britain’s broodmare of the year in 2010; Divine Proportions, European champion filly in 2004; Lady Vettori, dam of French classic winner Lope de Vega; Midsummer, dam of Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf winner Midday; Musical Treat, dam of 2010 European champion filly Finsceal Beo; Soignee, dam of Stacelita; and Zomaradah, Italian champion female and the dam of Irish classic winner and successful young sire Dubawi.

Prominent U.S.-based mares include Beverly D. Stakes winner Dynaforce; Las Virgenes Stakes winner Eden’s Moon; Personal Ensign Stakes winner Icon Project; Spinster Stakes winner In Lingerie; 2007 champion turf female Lahudood; Del Mar Debutante winner Mi Sueno; and E. P. Taylor Stakes winner Miss Keller.

The dams of Grade 1 winners Eden’s Moon, Laragh, and Price Tag also are booked to Frankel, as is Hurry Home Hillary, dam of Grade 1 winner and sire Bellamy Road.

Also going to Frankel is Heat Haze, a two-time Grade 1 winner in the U.S. and a full or half-sister to six graded or group stakes winners, including champions Intercontinental, Banks Hill, and Champs Elysees.

Here is a detailed look at mares confirmed to Frankel, with the mare’s credentials.

Mare

Summary

AFRICAN ROSE

Won Sprint Cup Gr.1

ALBANOVA

Won Preis von Europa Gr.1, Deutschland Preis Gr.1 and Rheinland Pokal Gr.1; sister to ALBORADA, winner of Champion Stakes Gr.1

ALEXANDER GOLDRUN

Champion Older Mare in Ireland 2005, won Nassau Stakes Gr.1, Pretty Polly Stakes Gr.1 (twice), Prix de l'Opera Casino Barriere Enghien Gr.1 and Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Cup Gr.1

ALWAJEEHA

Won Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes Gr.1

ARRIVE

Broodmare of the Year in Great Britain 2008, dam of PROMISING LEAD, winner of Pretty Polly Stakes Gr.1

ASPIRING DIVA

Dam of EMULOUS, winner of Matron Stakes Gr.1

BALANCE

Won Santa Margarita Invitational Handicap Gr.1, Santa Anita Oaks Gr.1, Las Virgenes Stakes Gr.1); half sister to ZENYATTA (Champion Older Mare in USA 2008, 2009, 2010)

BINCHE

Broodmare of the Year in Great Britain 2010; dam of PROVISO, winner of Diana Stakes Gr.1, Frank E Kilroe Mile Handicap Gr.1, Just a Game Stakes Gr.1 and First Lady Stakes Gr.1; also dam of BYWORD, winner of Prince of Wales Stakes Gr.1

CLEPSYDRA

Dam of PASSAGE OF TIME, winner of Criterium de St Cloud Gr.1; also dam of TIMEPIECE, winner of Falmouth Stakes Gr.1

DANCING RAIN

Won Epsom Oaks Gr.1 and Henkel Preis der Diana Gr.1

DANEDREAM

Won King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes Gr.1, Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe Gr.1, Grosser Preis von Baden Gr.1 (twice) and Grosser Preis von Berlin Gr.1

DAR RE MI

Won Pretty Polly Stakes Gr.1, Yorkshire Oaks Gr.1 and Dubai Sheema Classic Gr.1

DIARY

Dam of TOTAL GALLERY, winner of Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp Gr.1

DIVINE PROPORTIONS

Champion 2YO Filly in Europe 2004, won Prix Marcel Boussac Gr.1, Poule d'Essai des Pouliches Gr.1, Prix d'Astarte Gr.1, Prix de Diane Gr.1 and Prix Morny Gr.1

DYNAFORCE

Won Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes Gr.1 and Beverly D Stakes Gr.1

EDEN'S CAUSEWAY

Dam of EDEN'S MOON, winner of Las Virgenes Stakes Gr.1

EDEN'S MOON

Won Las Virgenes Stakes Gr.1

EMULOUS

Won Matron Stakes Gr.1

ETOILE MONTANTE

Won Prix de la Foret Gr.1

FALLEN STAR

Dam of FALLEN FOR YOU, winner of Coronation Stakes Gr.1

FLIRTATION

Dam of ATTRACTION, winner of Coronation Stakes Gr.1, Irish 1000 Guineas Gr.1, 1000 Guineas (Group 1), Sun Chariot Stakes (Group 1) and Matron Stakes Gr.1

GIOFRA

Won Falmouth Stakes Gr.1

HEAT HAZE

Won Matriarch Stakes Gr.1 and Beverly D Stakes Gr.1

HONORINE

Dam of TREASURE BEACH, Champion 3YO Colt in Ireland 2011, winner of Irish Derby Gr.1 and Secretariat Stakes Gr.1

HURRY HOME HILLARY

Dam of BELLAMY ROAD, winner of Wood Memorial Stakes Gr.1

ICON PROJECT

Won Personal Ensign Stakes Gr.1

IN LINGERIE

Won Spinster Stakes Gr.1

LADY VETTORI

Dam of LOPE DE VEGA, winner of Poule d'Essai des Poulains Gr.1 and Prix du Jockey Club Gr.1

LAHALEEB

Won E P Taylor Stakes Gr.1

LAHUDOOD

Won Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes Gr.1 and Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf Gr.1

LIGHTENING PEARL

Won Cheveley Park Stakes Gr.1

MAYCOCKS BAY

Dam of SARISKA (Champion 3YO Filly in Europe 2009), winner of Irish Oaks Gr.1 and Epsom Oaks Gr.1

MI SUENO

Won Del Mar Debutante Stakes Gr.1

MIDDAY

Won Breeders' Cup Fillies and Mare Turf Gr.1, Naussau Stakes Gr.1 (three times), Yorkshire Oaks Gr.1 and Prix Vermeille Gr.1

MIDSUMMER

Dam of MIDDAY, winner of Breeders' Cup Fillies and Mare Turf Gr.1, Nassau Stakes Gr.1 (three times), Yorkshire Oaks Gr.1 and Prix Vermeille Gr.1

MISS KELLER

Won EP Taylor Stakes Gr.1

NEBRASKA TORNADO

Won Prix de Diane Gr.1 and Prix du Moulin de Longchamp Gr.1

MODEL QUEEN

Dam of REGAL PARADE, winner of Haydock Sprint Cup Gr.1

MUSICAL TREAT

Dam of FINSCEAL BEO (Champion 2YO Filly in Europe 2006), winner of Irish 1000 Guineas Gr.1, 1000 Guineas Gr.1 and Prix Marcel Boussac Gr.1

OATSEE

Broodmare of the Year in USA, dam of SHACKLEFORD, winner of Metropolitan Handicap Gr.1, Preakness Stakes Gr.1 and Clark Handicap Gr.1; also dam of LADY JOANNE, winner of Alabama Stakes Gr.1

PENNE

Dam of MEANDRE, winner of Grand Prix de Paris Gr.1, Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud Gr.1 and Grosser Preis von Berlin Gr.1

PROPORTIONAL

Won Prix Marcel Boussac Gr.1

QUEEN'S LOGIC

Champion 2YO Filly in Europe 2001, won Cheveley Park Stakes Gr.1

QUEST TO PEAK

Dam of SPECIAL DUTY, winner of 1000 Guineas Gr.1, Poule d'Essai des Pouliches Gr.1 and Cheveley Park Stakes Gr.1

RED BLOOM

Won Fillies' Mile Gr.1

ROSE OF SUMMER

Dam of LARAGH, winner of Hollywood Starlet Stakes Gr.1

SOIGNEE

Dam of STACELITA (Champion 3YO Filly in France 2009), winner of Prix de Diane Gr.1, Prix Saint-Alary Gr.1, Prix Vermeille Gr.1, Prix Jean Romanet Gr.1, Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes Gr.1 and Beverly D Stakes Gr.1

STACELITA

Champion 3YO Filly in France 2009, won Prix de Diane Gr.1, Prix Saint-Alary Gr.1, Prix Vermeille Gr.1, Prix Jean Romanet Gr.1, Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes Gr.1 and Beverly D Stakes Gr.1

STRAIGHT LASS

Dam of NAAQOOS, winner of Prix Jean Luc Lagardere Gr.1

TARIYSHA

Dam of ARCANO, winner of Prix Morny Gr.1

TAROCCHI

Dam of PRICE TAG, winner of Matriarch Stakes Gr.1

TIMEPIECE

Won Falmouth Stakes Gr.1

VODKA

Champion 2YO Filly in Japan 2006, Champion Older Mare in Japan 2008 & 2009, won Autumn Emperor's Cup Gr.1, Japan Cup Gr.1, Yasuda Kinen Gr.1 (twice) and Victoria Mile Gr.1

WALDMARK

Dam of MASKED MARVEL (Champion 3YO Stayer in Europe 2011), winner of St Leger Stakes Gr.1

ZAGORA

Won Diana Stakes Gr.1 and Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf Gr.1

ZEE ZEE TOP

Won Prix de l'Opera Gr.1; dam of IZZI TOP, winner of Pretty Polly Stakes Gr.1

ZOMARADAH

Champion 3YO in Italy 1998, Champion Older Mare in Italy 1999, won Oaks d'Italia Gr.1; dam of DUBAWI, Top Rated 3YO Miler in Ireland & France 2005, winner of Irish 2000 Guineas Gr.1, National Stakes Gr.1 and Prix Jacques Le Marois Gr.1

 

gallopingtom More than 1 year ago
I'd love to know what Juddmonte has done with Ventura. I love that horse!
Bruce Baudoux More than 1 year ago
Not too shabby first season book of mares, b ut then again even if he just stayed home and serviced the Juddmonte mares, he would have his hands full. Some dynamite babies will be arriving next Spring, can't wait to see his first runners.
gallopingtom More than 1 year ago
A lot of them he can't. Too much inbreeding to Danehill or Sadlers Wells