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Frankel's full brother born in England
Courtesy Juddmonte Farms
A full brother to European Horse of the Year Frankel was foaled on Feb. 2 at Juddmonte Farms' Banstead Manor Stud in Newmarket, England.
The chestnut Galileo colt is out of the stakes-winning Danehill mare Kind.
"[He is] attractive with size and scope," stud manager Simon Mockridge said.
Kind produced three group stakes winners from her first three foals to start. Chief among those is Frankel, who retired undefeated in 14 starts, winning ten Group 1 stakes. He received a Cartier Award as European Horse of the Year for the second consecutive season in 2012, bringing his career total to five Cartier Awards.
The 5-year-old Galileo horse will stand his initial season at Banstead Manor for a fee of approximately $198,000. His star-studded first book includes 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 Group 1 winner Midday; and Grade 1 winner Balance, a half-sister to Zenyatta.
Kind's first foal was Bullet Train, a Group 3 winner who later in his career served as Frankel's pacemaker. The 6-year-old Sadler's Wells horse will enter stud this season at Wintergreen Stallion Station in Midway, Ky.
Noble Mission, Frankel's 4-year-old full brother, was a Group 3 winner and multiple Group 2-placed last season.
Kind's two most recent offspring are by Juddmonte sire Oasis Dream. Morpheus was unplaced in his only start as a juvenile last year, while his 2-year-old full sister is as yet unnamed.
"We are delighted with Kind's latest foal, and I can confirm that she will be returning to visit Galileo in 2013," Juddmonte general manager Philip Mitchell said.
Out of the Group 3-winning Rainbow Quest mare Rainbow Lake, Kind is a half-sister to multiple Grade/Group 1 winner Powerscourt and to Group 1-placed Last Train.
What a fantastic breeding operation these folks operate. They deserve everything they win and more. I once heard that Bing Crosby had a brother that couldn't carry a tune in a hand basket. Best of luck to little Frankel.