07/31/2014 11:31AM

Frankel to service mares on Southern Hemisphere time


Two-time European Horse of the Year Frankel will again be available later this year to cover a limited number of mares on Southern Hemisphere time.

Frankel is based at owner-breeder Juddmonte Farms's Banstead Manor Stud near Newmarket, England. The 6-year-old Galileo horse will not shuttle; instead, mares will be shipped to him to be serviced in England. Frankel's fee to Southern Hemisphere mares will be 100,000 pounds (approximately $169,150). The two-time Cartier Award winner as European Horse of the Year, who captured 10 Group 1 events and retired unbeaten in 14 starts, stood his second Northern Hemisphere season this spring for an unchanged fee of about $199,730.

Among the individuals in Frankel's first Southern Hemisphere book of 21 mares were Australian champion More Joyous and stakes winner and Group 1-placed More Strawberries. Both are daughters of U.S.-based sire More Than Ready, a popular shuttle sire in Australia. John Singleton, who owns both mares, has announced intentions to send three-time Group 1 winner Samantha Miss, by leading Australian sire Redoute’s Choice, to Frankel's court this year.

Frankel garnered a star-studded book of mares during his first Northern Hemisphere season, and the foals from that crop have begun to appear in international markets, with high-dollar results. A Frankel colt sold with his dam – back in foal to the stallion - fetched about $1.9 million at the Goffs London sale in June. A Frankel filly sold for just under $1 million at the Japan Racing Horse Association select foal sale earlier this month.

Juddmonte stallions Dansili and Oasis Dream will also be made available to Southern Hemisphere mares on a limited basis, at fees of about $101,000 and $84,400, respectively.