Monday, 28 August 2023

Frankel Offspring: Task Force Tastes Victory at Ripon's Champion Two Year Old Trophy Stakes Listed Race

Ralph Beckett has been in flying form this two-year-old season with a large string of juveniles who have seen the winner's enclosure. 

However, for all the potential superstars at the stable I have a sneaky feeling Task Force, a son of Frankel, is going places. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised to see this strapping bay colt winning at Pattern class this season. 

This May colt started his career with an easy victory at Salisbury when racing over 6f.  Given a fine ride by Rhys Clutterbuck, the even money favourite cruised to a 3 1/4 length victory over Kingswood Flyer. There was a lot to like about that display. Also, it was interesting that Task Force started such a short price which was significant. 

Task Force made his second start at Ripon in the Champion Two-Year-Old Trophy Stakes (Listed race) with a winning price of £22,408. Ridden by Rossa Ryan, this 11/8 favourite looked all at sea on the undulations but finish with spirit to hold stablemate Matters Most, who is held in some regard by connections. Task Force kept on well to win by a length and a quarter. 

Beckett said:  ''We like the second (Matters Most), he appears to be improving, and TASK FORCE was green on the undulations but he still got it done. So that's encouraging. We won't be afraid to roll the dice. He had to be pretty good to do that today as I'm not sure that's his ground either. He's in the Middle Park and I wouldn't be convinced about seven furlongs for the time being, we might stick at six. trainer.''

Tuesday, 18 July 2023

Frankel Offspring 2023 - Stars Of The Future

It's that time again when we start to wonder about the new Flat turf season 2023 and Frankel offspring. 

If you head over to Juddmonte's website and Frankel sire you will be able to get your first glimpse of the Frankel two-year-olds (2yos) for the season coming. Already a number of colts and fillies have been named. You can see the breeding, offspring date of birth, and where the individuals are being trained, this can be viewed in southern or northern hemisphere. If you want to see the latest news, take a look at Frankel's two-year-olds 2023 here. 

Exciting times. 

This page is worth revisiting throughout the season and especially leading up to the start of the UK Flat turf season which begins at the start of April. 

Take a quick look at the named juveniles and their respective trainers. 

I will simply note 7 Frankel offspring for 2023.

Hutchence          - DOB 9/5/21  - SEX: Colt  - Trainer: Ralph Beckett 

Withoutme          - DOB 18/5/21 - SEX: Filly - Trainer: Ralph Beckett

Imperial Sovereign - DOB 23/1/21 - SEX: Colt  - Trainer: Simon & Ed Crisford 

Lightning Touch    - DOB 5/3/21  - SEX: Filly - Trainer: Roger Varian 

Islanova           - DOB 14/3/21 - SEX: Filly - Trainer: Sir Michael Stoute 

Bye Bye Salam      - DOB 11/3/21 - SEX: Colt  - Trainer: Andrew Balding 

Golden Myrrh       - DOB 1/4/21  - SEX: Filly - Trainer: Ralph Beckett 

In some respects this information is something and nothing. But, importantly, it is a start to proceedings. The beginning of many wins, successes for owners, trainers and punters who have backed these exciting individuals. Frankel offspring always inspire. There will always be a story to be told. Many exceptional talents. Horses, colts and fillies who go on to achieve Group and even Classic race success. 

This son of of Galileo out of Kind has turned the horse racing world upside down since concluding his career unbeaten with fourteen wins and retired in 2011. Some saying the greatest horse of all time, heralding the immense talents of Sir Henry Cecil. Much has changed since those heady days with the passing of both Cecil and Khalid bin Abdullah

The greatest testimony of both being the success of super sire Frankel whose stallion fee is now £275,000. 

The fastest sire to 50 Group winners in history and champion sire 2021. 

Here's to a brilliant season. 

Follow Frankel's Flat runners 2023 here. 

Friday, 16 June 2023

Charlie Appleby's By The Book Triumphs in the 3:50 Haydock Horse Race

On a thrilling day at Haydock Park, the Pat Hodgson and Mary Shields Acsil Novice Stakes (GBB Race) took center stage. 

The highly anticipated 3:50 race showcased the finest young horses in the industry, but it was Charlie Appleby-trained By The Book, sired by the legendary stallion Frankel, who stole the spotlight with a magnificent victory.

By The Book, a two-year-old colt trained by the highly respected Charlie Appleby, had already been attracting attention in racing circles. With Frankel, a two-time Cartier Horse of the Year and one of the greatest racehorses in history, as his sire, expectations were high for By The Book's debut performance.

Under the guidance of jockey James Doyle, By The Book entered the race as one of the favorites. The young colt displayed exceptional speed and agility, quickly asserting himself among the front-runners. Maintaining a steady pace throughout the race, By The Book showcased the remarkable traits inherited from his champion sire.

As the race progressed, By The Book showed remarkable resilience, remaining in a prominent position. Approaching the final furlong, the atmosphere at Haydock Park reached a crescendo. By The Book surged ahead, leaving his competitors in his wake, displaying a burst of acceleration that left racegoers anticipating more to come.

Under the watchful eye of Charlie Appleby, By The Book crossed the finish line with undeniable authority, securing an emphatic victory. Cheers erupted from the grandstands as racing enthusiasts witnessed the birth of a potential star.

The triumph of By The Book added to Charlie Appleby's reputation as one of the industry's finest trainers. The horse's victory showcased Appleby's expertise in nurturing young talent and his ability to bring out the best in his charges.

Jockey James Doyle was effusive in his praise for By The Book's performance, describing the colt as a "tremendous athlete" with a bright future ahead. Doyle's skillful handling of the horse contributed significantly to their victory, solidifying his position as one of the premier jockeys in the sport.

The influence of Frankel, the incomparable stallion, was evident in By The Book's victory. As a son of Frankel, By The Book carries the legacy of his sire's exceptional racing career. Frankel's genes continue to produce outstanding progeny, ensuring his lasting impact on the world of horse racing.

By The Book's victory will be remembered as a significant moment in the young colt's burgeoning career. With the combination of Charlie Appleby's training prowess and the genetic prowess of Frankel, By The Book is undoubtedly a horse to watch in the future.

Tuesday, 30 May 2023

Frankel Offspring 2023: State Of Desire Debut at Great Yarmouth

Frankel colt State Of Desire trained by Charlie Appleby
It's always good to get back to Great Yarmouth. 

A stone's throw from Newmarket means there will be plenty of thoroughbred talent on offer and that was no exception when we ventured to the course on the 24th May.  

Travelling via train from my hometown of March, changing at Ely and Norwich, it took a couple of hours to get to this coastal town which resides in Norfolk. I do enjoy a day at Yarmouth whether for all the tourist attractions or a day at the races. 

Well, there was a merry pilgrimage of me, two brothers, and pro gambler Jerry Banks and his friend, Mark. To be fair it was more of a day out than betting but there is always a few bets placed from one and all. Tony, my brother, had a no-lose bet to win a grand on Phoenix Duchess (3:40), while Jerry had a nice winner in the first race. 

Anyway, I will get back to that in a moment. 

We started our day walking from the train station to the Feathers Pub which is always good with cheap beers and an upbeat atmosphere. From there we headed to the course by taxi. The price of ticket for the Members enclosure is £28. It really is bordering on criminal. We got the Racing Day deal by purchasing our tickets in advance, which entitled a free alcoholic drink and pie. That is a fair deal, at least takes the edge off it. I think they have about 50 of those going if you buy your ticket a couple of weeks in advance. I think Jerry said later fixtures had already sold out!

The weather was fair and the main attraction for us were the two juvenile races (2yos for the uniformed) and especially interesting with a Class 2 & 3 event on the cards. I'm not sure if this was an extra fixture, but I can't remember a Class two contest for two-year-olds ever being held here before. There were some nice prospects who headed to the coast for more than an ice cream and battered cod. 

One of the main attractions for me was the Frankel-sired State Of Desire, trained by Charlie Appleby, ridden by William Buick. This well-bred bay colt, who cost 400,000G, was pretty strong in the betting, starting at 5/6f. Racing over 6f on good to firm going, I did have slight concerns the trip would be on the sharp side and that turned out to be true with a respectable third place behind Watch My Tracer (George Scott) and El Bodon (Jane Chapple-Hyam). The winner was backed from big odds and has some potential and the second went well and I imagine connections were surprised they didn't win. State Of Desire ran well on debut but looks to need 7f to be seen at best. 

Born To Rock trained by Jane Chapple-Hyam and owned by Laurence Holder
The Class 2 race (3:40) saw a field of 12 two-year-olds and it was a spectacle to see Jane Chapple-Hyam's Born To Rock, ridden by Robert Tart, in the ownership of Laurence Holder, cruise home 'easily' (looked impressive) by four-and-a-quarter lengths, from the Gosden-trained Jiwin (Gosden asked Havlin if it needed 6f). 

The winning filly, a daughter of Soldier's Call out of a poor mare was a 17,000 (Euro) yearling purchase, bought by Holder's bloodstock agent, Amanda Skiffington, as a 2yo breeze-up for 110,000g. A truly inspired purchase as this filly is a beautiful specimen (as seen in this photo) and heads to Royal Ascot for the Queen Mary Stakes (Group 2). I wouldn't be surprised to see her win. 

Bookies offered 10/1. Holder must have been overjoyed as it was a sparkling performance and basically won in a canter, which is no mean feat in a Class 2 with win prize money of £15,462. 

Lots to enjoy on the day and we stayed the night at the Charlton Hotel, popping into the Grosvenor Casino for a drink and play on the roulette (I lost, brother won). After a walk along the front, went back to our rooms about midnight. 

A long but enjoyable day. 

The next morning we had breakfast at the Ocean Hotel, on the front, and had eggs royale before getting on the train and back home. 

Photos: Top, State Of Desire, Bottom, Born To Rock. 

Copyright 2023 Jason Coote (All rights reserved) 

Tuesday, 9 May 2023

What Is The Projected Worth Of Race Horse Frankel?

Frankel is a name that commands respect in the world of horse racing. The majestic thoroughbred is considered by many as one of the greatest racehorses to ever grace the sport. The unbeaten stallion achieved a level of excellence that few horses have been able to replicate, with an impressive record of 14 wins from 14 starts. Frankel’s success on the track was just the beginning of his story, as he has since gone on to make an even greater impact as a stallion. In this article, we will take a closer look at Frankel's career as a racehorse and stallion, and try to project his worth in the future. 

Frankel's Racing Career

Frankel was foaled on February 11, 2008, at Juddmonte Farms in England. He was sired by the renowned stallion Galileo, and his dam was Kind, a former winner of the Group 3 Lupe Stakes. From the very beginning, it was clear that Frankel had a special talent. He made his debut in August 2010 at Newmarket and won by half a length. He followed that up with a win in the Group 2 Royal Lodge Stakes, and then the Dewhurst Stakes, which is one of the most prestigious races for two-year-olds.

Frankel's three-year-old season was arguably his most impressive. He won four Group 1 races in a row, including the 2000 Guineas, the St James's Palace Stakes, the Sussex Stakes, and the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes. In each race, Frankel was utterly dominant, winning by multiple lengths and breaking course records.

Frankel retired from racing in October 2012, with a perfect record of 14 wins from 14 starts. He was immediately retired to stud, where he has gone on to become a hugely successful stallion.

Frankel's Success as a Stallion

Frankel's success as a racehorse was impressive, but his career as a stallion has been nothing short of remarkable. He has sired a number of successful horses, including Cracksman, who won the Champion Stakes at Ascot in 2017, and Soul Stirring, who won the Yushun Himba (Japanese Oaks) in 2017. Frankel's offspring have also been highly sought after at auctions, with some selling for millions of pounds.

According to reports, Frankel's stud fee is currently around £275,000 (approximately $350,000) per mare, making him one of the most expensive stallions in the world. It's estimated that he has sired around 360 foals to date, and his progeny have earned over £30 million (approximately $41 million) in prize money.

Projected Worth

Given Frankel's impressive record as a stallion, it's difficult to put a price on his worth. However, some estimates suggest that he could be worth as much as £200 million (approximately $275 million) over the course of his lifetime. This would make him one of the most valuable horses in history.

There are a number of factors that contribute to Frankel's potential worth. Firstly, his stud fee is likely to remain high, as breeders continue to seek out his exceptional bloodline. Secondly, his progeny are likely to continue performing well on the track, which will only increase their value as breeding stock. Finally, there is the possibility that Frankel could be sold at some point in the future, which could fetch a huge sum of money for his current owners.


Frankel is undoubtedly one of the greatest horses of all time, both as a racehorse and a stallion. His unbeaten record on the track is a testament to his exceptional talent.

Photo: Gencraft 

Wednesday, 12 April 2023

The Most Successful Offspring of Racehorse Sire Frankel

Frankel is widely regarded as one of the greatest racehorses of all time, and his success on the track has also translated into success in the breeding shed. Since retiring from racing in 2012, Frankel has sired some of the most successful and talented racehorses in the world, many of whom have gone on to achieve remarkable success on the track.

Another highly successful offspring of Frankel is Cracksman, a colt who was born in 2014 and went on to win multiple Group 1 races during his racing career. Trained by John Gosden, Cracksman won the Coronation Cup, the Prince of Wales's Stakes, and the Champion Stakes, among other prestigious races. Like Enable, Cracksman's success on the track has made him one of the most highly sought-after stallions in the breeding industry.

Another notable offspring of Frankel is Adayar, a colt who was born in 2018 and has already made a name for himself on the racing circuit. Trained by Charlie Appleby, Adayar won the 2021 Epsom Derby in impressive fashion, beating out a highly competitive field to become the first horse since Galileo in 2001 to win both the Derby and the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes in the same year. Adayar's success on the track has made him a rising star in the world of horse racing, and many experts believe he has the potential to become one of the sport's all-time greats.

Other successful offspring of Frankel include Soul Stirring, a filly who won multiple Group 1 races in Japan, and Veracious, a mare who won the Falmouth Stakes and the Sun Chariot Stakes, among other prestigious races. Frankel has also sired numerous other talented racehorses, many of whom have achieved success on the international stage.

The success of Frankel's offspring on the track is a testament to the stallion's remarkable breeding abilities and his own exceptional talent as a racehorse. As one of the most successful horses in the history of the sport, Frankel has cemented his place in the pantheon of racing greats, and his legacy continues to thrive through his highly talented offspring.

In addition to their success on the track, many of Frankel's offspring have also been highly sought-after in the breeding shed, commanding some of the highest stud fees in the industry. The demand for Frankel's progeny is a testament to his own remarkable talent and the exceptional quality of his bloodline, and many experts believe that his offspring will continue to dominate the world of horse racing for years to come.

In conclusion, Frankel's legacy as one of the greatest racehorses of all time has been further cemented by the remarkable success of his offspring on the track. Frankel's progeny have demonstrated exceptional talent and an ability to compete at the highest level of the sport. As such, they represent a remarkable continuation of the Frankel bloodline and a testament to the enduring legacy of one of the greatest horses in the history of horse racing.

Friday, 10 March 2023

Is Frankel The Best racehorse to have ever lived?

When it comes to horse racing, there have been many great horses throughout history. However, few can compare to the legendary Frankel. Born in 2008 in Great Britain, Frankel quickly became one of the most dominant horses in the sport, winning all 14 of his races in a career that spanned from 2010 to 2012. But is he truly the best racehorse to have ever lived? Let’s explore this question in more detail.

First, it’s important to understand what sets Frankel apart from other great horses. For starters, he was unbeatable during his racing career. He won all of his races, including 10 Group 1 races, which is a record that no other horse has ever achieved. He also set track records and won by impressive margins, sometimes by as much as 10 lengths. This dominance is one of the reasons why many consider Frankel to be the best racehorse of all time.

Another factor that contributes to Frankel’s greatness is the level of competition he faced. He raced against some of the best horses in the world during his career, including other Group 1 winners such as Canford Cliffs, Excelebration, and Cirrus des Aigles. Despite this tough competition, Frankel was able to win every race he entered, which is a testament to his incredible talent and ability.

Frankel also had an impressive pedigree, which is important in the horse racing world. His sire, Galileo, is one of the most successful stallions in the sport, and his dam, Kind, was a Group 3 winner herself. This strong bloodline likely contributed to Frankel’s incredible athleticism and natural ability on the racetrack.

Of course, there are other horses that could also be considered for the title of “best racehorse ever.” One of the most famous is Secretariat, who won the Triple Crown in 1973 and set multiple records that still stand today. Like Frankel, Secretariat was known for his incredible speed and dominance on the racetrack. He also faced tough competition during his career, defeating other notable horses such as Sham and Forego.

Another horse that could be considered for the title is Phar Lap, a legendary Australian racehorse who won 37 of his 51 races during the 1920s and 1930s. Despite his small size, Phar Lap was known for his incredible speed and stamina, and he was able to win races over long distances. He also faced tough competition during his career, including other great horses like Amounis and Nightmarch.

So, is Frankel the best racehorse to have ever lived? It’s hard to say definitively, as there are so many factors to consider. However, based on his unbeatable record, impressive level of competition, and strong pedigree, he certainly deserves to be in the conversation. Of course, opinions on this topic will always be subjective, and each horse racing fan will have their own favorite. But one thing is for sure: Frankel’s dominance on the racetrack will be remembered for generations to come.

Tuesday, 21 February 2023

How To Enjoy A Night Out In Las Vegas

Las Vegas is known for its vibrant nightlife, offering a wide range of entertainment options for visitors to enjoy. From high-end nightclubs to unique shows and performances, there is something for everyone in this city that never sleeps. To help ensure that you have an unforgettable night out in Las Vegas, here are some tips to keep in mind.

1. Plan ahead: Before your trip, research the different nightlife options available in Las Vegas and make a plan of what you would like to do. This will help you to make the most of your time in the city and avoid disappointment. Make sure to make reservations in advance, especially for popular shows and nightclubs, to avoid long lines or being turned away at the door.

2. Dress to impress: Many nightclubs in Las Vegas have strict dress codes, so it's important to dress appropriately. You'll want to look your best if you plan on hitting the club scene, so be sure to dress to impress. If you're unsure what to wear, look up the dress code for each venue before you go.

3. Set a budget: Las Vegas can be an expensive city, especially when it comes to nightlife. To avoid overspending, set a budget for your night out and stick to it. This will help you to enjoy yourself without worrying about your finances.

4. Take a break: While there is a lot to see and do in Las Vegas, it's important to take a break and relax. Whether it's grabbing a drink or taking a walk, taking some time to recharge will help you to better enjoy the rest of your night.

5. Explore the different options: Las Vegas has something for everyone, so be sure to take advantage of the city's diverse offerings. From high-end nightclubs to unique shows and performances, there is something for everyone. If you're not sure what to do, ask the concierge at your hotel for recommendations or speak with someone who has experience in the city.

6. Stay safe: Las Vegas can be a lively city, so it's important to be aware of your surroundings and stay safe. Avoid carrying large amounts of cash and be mindful of your drinks and belongings while at a bar or nightclub. If you need help or feel uncomfortable, don't hesitate to reach out to security or a staff member.

7. Have fun: Above all, make sure to have fun. Las Vegas is a place to let loose and enjoy yourself, so be sure to make the most of your time in the city. Whether you're dancing the night away at a club or taking in a show, make sure to enjoy yourself and have a good time.

In conclusion, a night out in Las Vegas can be an unforgettable experience, but it's important to plan ahead and be prepared. Whether you're hitting the club scene or taking in a show, make sure to have a good time and stay safe. With a little preparation, you'll be able to enjoy a night out in this vibrant city like a pro.

Photo: Pixabay (free) 

Monday, 13 February 2023

Frankel Promotional Video 2022

Champion Sire In Europe By Prize Money In 2022

Joint fastest stallion in history to sire 100 Stakes winners (with Danehill) 

Sire of 26 Group or Grade 1 races (including 9 in 2022) - More than any other sire in the world 

Sire of 32 individual stakes winners in 2022 

And the leading sire in Europe by 3yo Stakes winners 

2023 fee £275,000 1st October SLF

Saturday, 11 February 2023

When is Frankel's Birthday?

Tuesday, 7 February 2023

How Much Is Frankel's Stallion Fee Today?

Frankel, a retired racehorse, has become one of the most sought after stallions in the world of thoroughbred breeding since he began his stallion career in 2013. Frankel was trained by Sir Henry Cecil and is considered one of the greatest racehorses of all time. He won all fourteen of his races, including ten Group 1 races, and was awarded the highest ever Timeform rating of 140.

Since his retirement from racing, Frankel's stud fee has steadily increased year on year, making him one of the most expensive stallions in the world. In his first year at stud in 2013, Frankel's fee was £125,000, which was already considered a high fee for a first season stallion. However, in the following years, his fee has continued to rise and is now £275,000. 

There are several reasons for this increase in Frankel's stud fee. Firstly, Frankel has been incredibly successful as a stallion, with his progeny achieving great success on the racecourse. This success has not only increased the demand for his services, but it has also proven the quality of his genetics, which has in turn further increased his value as a stallion.

Another factor contributing to Frankel's increasing fee is his popularity among breeders and the general public. Frankel has a large fan base who follow his progeny and are eager to breed their own Frankel foals. This popularity, combined with his success on the track, has helped to create a demand for Frankel that has driven up his fee.

The quality of Frankel's progeny is also a major factor in his rising fee. Many of his offspring have gone on to be successful racehorses themselves, winning Group races and adding to Frankel's reputation as a top-class stallion. This success has been a key factor in increasing his value and attracting breeders from all over the world.

Additionally, the competition among breeders for Frankel's services has also driven up his fee. With a limited number of mares able to be covered by Frankel each year, breeders are willing to pay high fees to secure a place for their mares. This has resulted in a bidding war for Frankel's services, which has further increased his fee.

Despite the high cost, many breeders are willing to pay the high fee for Frankel due to the potential rewards that come with breeding a Frankel foal. These foals can fetch high prices at sales, and a successful Frankel offspring can bring great returns to their owners and breeders.

In conclusion, Frankel's increasing stud fee since he began his stallion career in 2013 is due to a combination of factors, including his success as a racehorse, his popularity among breeders and the general public, the success of his progeny, and the competition for his services. Despite the high cost, Frankel remains in high demand, and many breeders are willing to pay the fee in the hope of breeding a successful Frankel foal. With his reputation as one of the greatest racehorses of all time and his ongoing success as a stallion, Frankel is likely to continue to be a sought after stallion in the years to come.

Wednesday, 4 January 2023

How much Money did Frankel cost as a Yearling?

How much money did Frankel cost as a yearling?

Frankel didn't have a cost because he was home bred by Juddmonte Farms Ltd, in the ownership of Khalid bin Abdullah Al Saud. Sadly the Prince passed away on the 12th January 2021. His association with top-class thoroughbreds including Frankel, Enable and Dancing Brave detail a truly successful owner breeder of the highest repute. I've also taken my time to review a few casino platforms and online casinos usa have a great setup and worthy of your time and recommended. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. 

So Frankel was never sent to the sales as a foal, yearling or two-year-old. 

The mare of Frankel named Kind is the mother of a number of very talented thoroughbreds including: Frankel, Noble Mission, Bullet Train, Joyeuse and Morpheus. I don't know about ponies but I do love real money online pokies for something a bit different. Always good to see what other gambling platforms have to offer and I really do advise taking a break and getting stuck in. 

Frankel is sired by the legendary Galileo who was sire of Noble Mission, a full-brother to Frankel. 

Both are sires standing at Banstead Manor Stud, Newmarket. 

Frankel has a stud fee of £200,000 (2022), from £175,000, this was raised from an initial £125,000 in 2018. Frankel has been standing at stud since 2013. 

After continued success his stallion fee is now £275,000.


Of his progeny a number of horses have proved very successful including:

Frankel's Top 5 Offspring Earners

Cracksman who was trained by John Gosden, winning 8 of his 11 races and achieving total prize earnings of £2,793,064. He, too, has been standing as a stallion for a fee of £17,500 since 2019.

Mozu Ascot, who was trained in Japan by Yoshito Yahagi, who won 3 of his 18 races but total earnings of £2,565,988. He now stands as a stallion at Arrow Stud, Japan. He costs 2,000,000 JPY. 

Soul Stirring, trained by Kazuo Fujisawa, in Japan, in the ownership of Shadai Race Horse Co Ltd. This mare raced 14 times with 3 wins with total earnings of £1,851,057.

Call The Wind, still in training in France, with Freddy Head, in the ownership of George Strawbridge. This son of Frankel has (at the time of writing) total earnings of £1,718,871. 

Simply Brilliant, originally in training with Richard Fahey until changed trainer in November 2017 when heading to Hong Kong with F C Lor in the ownership of Simply Brilliant Syndicate. At the time of writing (as she is still in training) she has achieved total prize winnings of £1,158,510. 

Frankel continues to sire exceptional horses, which race around the world. 

They continue to sell yearlings in the millions.

Friday, 4 November 2022

The Remarkable Frankel

One of horse racing’s most renowned horse is a 14-time unbeaten winner who was the highest-rated racehorse in the world from 2011. Khalid Abdullah owned the horse and trained by the great Henry Cecil. Thus, the name “Frankel” was after the late American trainer Bobby Frankel, one of the most victorious trainers in the history of thoroughbred racing, who died in 2009. 

Despite the trending Kentucky derby expert picks 2019 today which include diverse and talented horses, Frankel, a retired racehorse was also the best pick of his time. 


Frankel was born February 11, 2008, and not until 2010 that he started his racing career as a 2-year-old. 

Maiden Stakes

A mile distance Maiden Stakes race in Newmarket, Frankel slowly broke out the soft ground’s starting gate held up by his jockey Tom Queally. Although it is Frankel’s first race as a 2-year-old, it did not stop him from finishing the race first and making a winning bow gesture. 

Condition Stakes 

During the Frank Whittle Partnership Conditions Stakes held last September 10, 2010, at the Doncaster racetrack, Frankel set up the pace ahead of the two opponents in a 7 furlongs racetrack and finished first. 

Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes

Fifteen days after his second race, September 25, 2010, Frankel blew away all the other contenders by an astonishing ten lengths during the Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes which was sponsored by his owner, Khalid Abdullah. Even the trainer himself was very impressed with Frankel’s performances. 

Dubai Dewhurst Stakes

It was Frankel’s first Group 1 level race featuring two famous unbeaten colts Dream Ahead and Saamidd, in a race track with a distance of 7 furlongs. Ending the run with a 1:25.73 time, Frankel never missed a chance to prove his talent to the audience and that he is worthy of their bets. It was his 4th win since he started racing and the last for the year. 


Two years in horse racing, three-year-old Frankel continues to live his coveted title as the highest-rated and award-winning racehorse. 

Greenham Stakes

Way back April 16, 2011, the seven-furlong race Greenham Stakes took place at Newbury with a total of six contenders. One of it was Frankel who first timely raced as a three-year-old at a Grade three level race. The Greenham Stakes, considered as the preparatory race for the Qipco 2000 Guineas, nailed by Frankel and now he’s ready for the upcoming event. Qipco 2000 Guineas One of Frankel’s most significant performance is running a mile soft ground race track in Newmarket on April 30, 2011. His victory in this race is still considered the most exceptional performance ever seen in Britain. With the other jockeys in the field, Frankel surprised them by jumping straight to the lead and winning the race by six lengths clear of his nearest rival. 

St. James’s Palace Stakes 

It was a close fight with Rerouted who was all clear to go in the early stages. Held at the Ascot, Frankel was still well on top at the finish line last June 11, 2011, despite some audience considered it to be an ill-judged ride which Queally, the jockey, received much criticism after the race. 

Qipco Sussex Stakes

The “Duel on the Downs” as they commonly call it, Frankel quickly broke from the gate of the Goodwood racecourse in England and got an early lead for the first few furlongs by a few lengths. Given the four horses racing in the field, it is much convenient to the versatile Frankel to dominate as soon as the gate opened. Thus, he won the race first. 

Queen Elizabeth II Stakes 

With a million pounds in prize money, Frankel who took the race on October 15, 2011, run in an effortless fashion to maintain his unbeaten career record. It was his ninth successive victory and, he roamed clear to win by four lengths against Excelebration. 


Frankel’s four-year-old season and the retirement of the greatest racehorse.

JLT Lockinge Stakes 

Storming to victory by five lengths, Frankel maintained a hundred percent record in the race dated June 19, making it his 10th win in his two years of horse racing. The 2-7 favourite, lead the race again leaving Exceleberation at the 2nd place for the fourth time. 

Queen Anne Stakes 

June 19, 2012, Frankel showed he is getting better with every race with landing odds of 1-10. Ending the run with the audience in awe, Frankel prolonged his triumph by 11 lengths effortlessly away from Excelebration. 

Sussex Stakes 

Racing with three opponents, Frankel topped the race at Goodwood. He repeated his previous year’s victory in the Sussex Stakes now with the odds of 1-20 chance. Asked by his jockey to quicken just over a furlong out, the answer was immediate as he slammed six lengths the high-class Farhh without breaking a sweat. 

Juddmonte International Stakes

Ridden with more patience, no doubt Frankel had the endurance to succeed over 10 furlongs and was sent off as the 1/10 favourite. Even the legendary St. Nicholas Abbey was left out behind Frankel, reminding people that he wasn’t beating just ordinary horses. 

Champion Stakes

Unbeaten Frankel capped his 14th victory in horse racing on October 20, 2012. For the last time, he beat Cirrus Des Aigles by a length-and-three-quarters before retiring as a racehorse. 


Winning is something people can be proud of. Whether it may be in the academe, games, or through sports. Frankel’s 14 years of consecutive victory is worthy of the award-winning gestures and praises. Thus, remembering the people behind those successes should be as crucial as Frankel’s awards too. Because without their perseverance of wanting to win the race, highest-rated racehorse Frankel will not achieve its title.

Wednesday, 12 October 2022

Frankel Quite Simply A Star of the Sport On And Off Track (12th October)

The Best Frankel 2yo In Training 2022. 

Frankel, super sire, has been hitting the headlines and proving he is a world-class horse on and off the racecourse. 

Who could forget the 2022 Qatar Prix de I'arc de Triomphe (Group 1) at Longchamp, France with Frankel-sired Alpinista, trained by Sir Mark Prescott, ridden by Luke Morris, in the ownership of Miss K. Rausing to win prize money £2,400,840.34 (£2M+). What a supreme achievement for UK racing. 

I can remember Alpinista winning on debut as a two-year-old at Epsom when 9/4. She won unchallenged that day. Who would have thought at the age of five she would have raced 15 times, with 10 wins, 2 second placed efforts. Not to mention total prize earnings over £3M. 

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Talking of two-year-old racing we can't escape the influence of Frankel. 

Andrew Balding's Chaldean has been in flying form all season after needing his debut at Newbury (5th) has tasted victory in his next four starts concluding a battling effort when victorious in the Darley Dewhurst Stakes (Group 1) at Newmarket. Frankie Dettori gave this son of Frankel a fine ride to beat Royal Scotsman by a head. A brilliant sight racing in the ownership of Juddmonte (Frankel silks). 

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This chestnut colt has other noted achievements this formative season including victories at pattern class taking the Tattersalls Acomb Stakes (Group 3) at York & Coral Champagne Stakes (Group 2) at Doncaster. 

Andrew Balding, trainer, said:  

We thought CHALDEAN was very good in early spring and into the summer but he got beaten first time out. Since then he has gone on and on. He had been out in front a long time and Frankie felt he kicked a little earlier than ideal but it was probably a race-winning move. He is versatile and he didn't have to make it but it didn't look like there was any obvious pace here. What we didn't want was it to turn into a sprint and for us to be out of our ground. He will be fine (in a Guineas) and the bigger the field the better off he will be. He is all speed on his dam side out of a Dutch Art mare and I'd be surprised if he got further than a mile. I don't know yet if we run him in a trial first, we'll see how he is training in the spring and make a decision there. I would be comfortable going straight to the Guineas but I can't be making that decision at the moment. 

Chaldean is presently 6/1 for the English 2000 Guineas, 2023, to be held at Newmarket, Saturday 6th 3 pm.

My one regret is not seeing Frankel race in his amazing career. 

However, to capture Frankel's true story in beautiful prose it's a delight to mention Simon Cooper's book release. 

This year is of particular importance to Frankel fans because it is the 10th anniversary of Frankel's final race - 14th which saw 
him retire to stud unbeaten and regarded by many as the greatest racehorse ever. And the link? Fishing Breaks' director and owner Simon Cooper wrote a knowledgeable and fascinating book about Frankel - Frankel, The Greatest Racehorse of All Time and the Sport That Made Him.

You can celebrate the 10th anniversary of famous racehorse Frankel by reading Simon Cooper's Frankel: The Greatest Racehorse of All Time and the Sport That Made Him 

The QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot on 15 October marks the 10th anniversary of the fourteenth and final race of legendary racehorse Frankel, which saw him retire to stud unbeaten, regarded by many as the greatest racehorse to ever live. Author and founding director of Fishing Breaks in the Test Valley, Hampshire, who grew up around the racing world and spent the early part of his working career around horse-racing, wrote the highly acclaimed Frankel: The Greatest Racehorse of All Time and the Sport That Made Him which earned him a place in the shortlist for the Daily Telegraph Sport Book Awards in 2021. This is a great book to read in celebration of the 10th anniversary and to learn more about this remarkable racehorse. 

Over a three year career Frankel took all before him, not just the best of a very good generation but winning races by margins that left hardened race watchers speechless. He did not beat the opposition, he crushed them. But it was not always easy. Frankel was headstrong and difficult to train, his trainer Henry Cecil, after some years in the wilderness, returning to old glories with this amazing horse despite his personal battle with cancer which was to eventually overwhelm him soon after Frankel's last race. 

During the course of his work Simon Cooper was given exclusive access behind-the-scenes to the racing empire of Prince Abdulla, the owner and breeder of Frankel, with racing interests that cover the globe. To research the book Cooper followed in the footsteps of Frankel for over a year - from the stud in Ireland where he was conceived, then to Newmarket where he was born, then back to Ireland where he was raised before returning to Newmarket and the stables of Henry Cecil where he was trained. He then visited all the racecourses at which Frankel ran and talked with the many people closely associated with Frankel's career. 

Cooper has regularly met with Frankel at Banstead Manor in Suffolk where he now stands as stud and where he has sired many hundreds of offspring, many of whom have been immensely successful on the racecourse, making Frankel one of the most sought after stallions in the world, with a covering fee of £200,000. 

Frankel: The Greatest Racehorse of All Time and the Sport That Made Him was published by William Collins and is available in hardback and paperback from all good bookshops and online. It makes for a fascinating read for everyone, not just horse or racing enthusiasts. It's also an ideal gift or an interesting Book Club read! 

Praise for Frankel: The Greatest Racehorse of All Time and the Sport That Made Him ‘An imaginative retelling of the legendary story … Cooper paints a complete picture of Frankel, charting his meteoric rise from the first years of his life through to his glorious send-off when winning the Champion Stakes at Ascot … transporting the reader with his vivid descriptions … While he is undoubtedly the star of the show, this book is about so much more than just Frankel … Thanks to Cooper, and his dedication to colouring the blanks in this famous story, we can now know Frankel a little better too' Racing Post ‘

Well-researched and written with an enthusiast's brio. Moreover, it is utterly engrossing … Frankel's story is an extraordinary one and Cooper tells it in an easy, compelling style … [He] takes the reader on an equine pilgrimage, all the more thrilling as the object of veneration is still just 12 years old and standing at stud near Newmarket' The Field 

‘Simon Cooper does a sterling job … a wry, amiable guide, Cooper takes intriguing tangents aplenty … his real skill, though, lies in detailing Frankel's day-to-day life' inewspaper

Sunday, 2 October 2022

Did Frankel Win the Epsom Derby?

Did Frankel win the Epsom Derby?

The simple answer is no. 

Sir Henry Cecil's colt went on to be unbeaten in 14 starts over three seasons from 2010 - 2012. 

In my opinion his greatest performance was seen in the 2000 Guineas, which took place at Newmarket's Rowley Mile. 

Cecil considered running Frankel in the Epsom Derby, probably knowing it would be the ultimate victory of an exceptional horse. He made the decision to stick to one mile with the exception of his final two starts when stepping up to 1m 2 1/2f when pulverising the opposition at York by seven lengths. If you want a change of seen from horse racing take a look at aussie online casino and enjoy some action. 

His victory in the Juddmonte International Stakes (Group 1) as he was priced 1/10f. Race comments: ''Went clear one furlong out, impressive.''

Frankel concluded his racing career at Ascot when winning the Champion Stakes which is raced over 1m 2f. 

Perhaps one of the bravest decisions made by Sir Henry Cecil was not being tempted to run Frankel in the Epsom Derby and chancing whether he would have sufficient stamina to last 1m 4f. 

It would have been the colt's ultimate test. 

Would he have won the Epsom Derby? 

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You have to consider that the decision to race or not in the Derby was taken long and hard and connections simply didn't want to take the chance of a loss. 

In hindsight, it was most probably the right decision. To finish his racing career unbeaten there is always the mystique of thinking what was possible. 

He did the impossible but he could have possibly done more. 

Perhaps he could well have won the Epsom Derby. 

We can only imagine.

Related story: Ducking the Epsom Derby no disgrace for 2,000 Guineas winner Frankel

Saturday, 20 August 2022

Frankness Flies Home At Chester (20th August)

As if Frankel's offspring hadn't shone brightly enough with Chaldean winning the Acomb Stakes (Group 3) at York, team Balding proved a star turn at Chester with another smashing prospect this time a chestnut filly called Frankness. If you are looking for some extra betting then take a look at casinoclic casino and see if Lady Luck is rooting for you. 

This daughter of Frankel out of a two-times-winning mare, Cosmopolitan Queen, who was trained by David Elwsorth and in the same silks of owner John Smith. 

Frankness ran well on debut when fancied at Newmarket, finishing third in a tight finish, losing by three-quarters of a length. Then ran a sterling race second start at Chester over 7f when beating Endeared who is a capable colt. I've notice a few of Frankel's offspring are racing in the US which brings me to usa online gambling which I recommend as a great platform for everything casino. 

Under a win penalty Frankness returned to her happy hunting ground over course and distance taking the British Stallion Stud EBF Fillies' Novice Stakes (GBB Race) (Irish Incentive Race) by an impressive six-and-a-half lengths, being eased the last 110 yards under a great front-running ride from 3lb apprentice Harry Davies. 

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You'd imagine after these two victories this February foal will be heading towards pattern class. 

Good luck to connections. 

Wednesday, 17 August 2022

Son Of Frankel Chaldean Wins Tattersalls Acomb Stakes Group 3 at York

Another outstanding offspring from super sire Frankel.  

Readers will have noted Chaldean has been mentioned a number of times on Frankel Blog and this rising star proved his status as a quality horse winning the Acomb Stakes Group 3. I have enjoyed the Frankel offspring flying high this season but to relax a little I love to visit australia online casino and play the slots. Lots of games to choose and masses of themes which make for exciting wins. 

A gutsy display at York, racing over 7f on Good going (good to firm in places), saw this son of Frankel gain pattern-class success on his third start, after winning well last time at Newbury when powering home. The 7/2 second-favourite led from over 3f out and held the late challenge of Mill Stream (who faded into fourth place), while withstanding a determined effort from Irish raider Indestructible. Chaldean found plenty under a brilliant ride from Ryan Moore to win by a half length, beating the third by three-and-a-quarter lengths (Oviedo, trained by Edward Bethell). This Class 1 race offered a win price of £85,065. Something that doesn't cost so much to play is best online casinos for real money and you won't be disappointed by the experience and great game play. Excellent stuff. 

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This son of Frankel out of the the unraced mare Suelita, racing in the familiar (Frankel silks) of Juddmonte. 

Kingsclere Stable will be abuzz with the success of this talented May foal who has big race entries including the Royal Lodge Stakes (Group 2) & Dewhurst Stakes Group 1. This chestnut colt is best priced 8/1 from 25/1.

Well done to connections.

Sunday, 31 July 2022

Andrew Balding's Frankness Shows Class to Win at Chester (1st August)

 Andrew Balding and his team had much to be thankful for with a great day at Chester with a brace of two-year-old winners including Frankel filly Frankness who ran a fine race on debut at Newmarket going one better on Saturday. 

The 9/4 shot, a compact sort, looked at home over this 7f on this idiosyncratic course, relishing the good to soft going. James Fanshawe's Endeared led and looked to set a high standard, before being swallowed up by the John Smith Frankel filly who put down a strong challenge in the final two furlongs the first two beating the third by two and a half lengths. After watching this race I took a look at online casino games and enjoyed a session on there. It makes a change to have a little bit of casino action.

Frankness, ridden by Rob Hornby, won by three and a quarter lengths and a horse sure to be racing at pattern class soon. 

She's a well-bred juvenile, a February foal, out of a twice-winning mare, Cosmopolitan Queen who was trained by David Elsworth in the silks of John Smith. I wonder if these two successful men have an interest in online casino for sa which has some great offerings. It's so much easier to play online rather than brick and mortar establishments. 

Anna Lisa Balding, trainer's wife, said: ''Frankness ran really well at Newmarket first time out and it's great to see her win win impressively today.''

Good luck to connections.

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Saturday, 16 July 2022

Frankel 2yo Chaldean Wins at Newbury for Juddmonte

The first Frankel 2yo winner this year. 

Andrew Balding's Chaldean, who made his debut on the 30th June when finishing a creditable fifth, showed his well-being making a giant step forward at Newbury when relishing the extra furlong. 

The 550,000G yearling purchase looks every inch a son of Frankel. 

Juddmonte have another classy juvenile on their hands with this son of Frankel out of unraced mare Suelita. This good-looking colt, a May foal, showed no lack of maturity travelling strongly from the start and looked to have victory in his grasp some way from home, ridden perfectly by David Probert. 

Kingsclere must have been taken by this performance seeing this well-built chestnut colt win by three-quarters of a length. 

Backed to 3-1, he held a nice advantage over the well touted Godolphin charge Silver Knott who finished fourth while runner-up Seeking Gold ran a very nice debut when coming from well off the pace for Tom Clover. Also, Lord Bertie, trained by William Haggas, looks a future winner after showing some spirit in third place after being plenty keen enough throughout. 

Chaldean has a bright future and it would be no surprise to see him contesting pattern class this season. 

Good luck to connections. 

Saturday, 9 July 2022

Frankness makes Debut for Andrew Balding (10th July)

Frankness makes Debut for Andrew Balding (10th July)
The Frankel offspring continue to make their debuts.

Andrew Balding unveiled a daughter of Frankel making her debut at Newmarket (1:30) in the Rossdales British EBF Maiden Fillies' Stakes (GBB Race) Class 3 over 7f on Good to Firm going. 

This chestnut filly, a February foal, is a compact, well-balanced horse, racing in the familiar silks of Jeff Smith. In fact, he trained the mare Cosmopolitan Queen who won two races in her sixteen-race career. 

Frankness was well backed (13/2 - 10/3) and looked pretty straight for her initial start. Squeezed out start, sitting towards the rear of the field, she put down a serious challenge in the closing two furlongs, hanging slightly to her right, but couldn't collar the front-running Alseyoob, trained by Ismail Mohammed, in the colours of Saeed H Al Tayor, who is held in some regard by connections. The trainer commented via the Racing Post: ''Alseyoob showed us at home that she was quality and she has run very well. Sean [Levey] was very happy with her. She will stay more .''    

Frankness ran a fine race on her racecourse bow finishing third, beaten by less than two lengths. She is sure to improve with racing. She put me in the mind of Frankella who was similarly owned and trained, who won on her third start and contested Listed class. 

Dean Ivory's Frankel filly Achillea made her second start in this race and showed good pace before dropping back to finish sixth. 

Both horses will be winning soon.