11/14/2012 3:01PM

Frankel's stud fee set at about $200,000


Juddmonte Farms’ international superstar Frankel, who on Tuesday received his second consecutive Cartier Award as Europe’s Horse of the Year, will stand his first season at stud for 125,000 pounds, or approximately $198,000, in 2013.

The 4-year-old Galileo colt, who concluded his undefeated racing career with a dominant win on soft turf in the Champion Stakes on Oct. 20, headlines a seven-horse roster at Juddmonte Farms’ Banstead Manor Stud near Newmarket, Suffolk, England.

A Prince Khalid Abdullah homebred trained by Sir Henry Cecil, Frankel won 14 races – including 10 Group 1 races, all in England – and earned $4,789,144. He also was honored with a Cartier Award as leading European older horse and retires with a total of five Cartier Awards. The colt will return to his birthplace and stand alongside leading stallions Dansili and Oasis Dream, both of whom will stand for 80,000 pounds ($126,000) in 2013.

“The fee for Frankel reflects his merits as being perhaps the greatest racehorse we have ever witnessed,” said Juddmonte Farms general manager Philip Mitchell. “He is by Galileo, who is now recognized as the best sire in the world, and is out of Kind, a winner of six races and herself a daughter of one of the most influential stallions in the history of Thoroughbred breeding, Danehill.”

Frankel is a full brother to Group 3 winner Noble Mission,a half-brother to Group 3 winner Bullet Train, and closely related to Group 1 winner Powerscourt.

Other 2013 stallions at Banstead Manor are Champs Elysees ($8,000), Rail Link ($8,000), and Zamindar ($16,000), and they will be joined by first-year stallion Bated Breath, a Group 2-winning sprinter who will stand for $12,500.