Friday 29 March 2019

Is Frankel Still Alive?

Searching for keywords to write a blog post about Frankel and noticed Google had a few related questions and I couldn't help but smile at one of the suggestions:

Is Frankel Still Alive?

Unless there has been something drastic happened within the last few minutes all is well for this super sire and stallion who is standing at Banstead Manor Stud at Cheveley Park Stud, Suffolk, Newmarket, England. 

Here are a few interesting facts about Frankel.

Frankel was named after late American horse trainer Bobby Frankel.

He was priced favourite on all 14 winning stats: the biggest price just 2/1 (debut) and shortest 1/20f (Sussex Stakes). 

This son of Galileo is out of a mare named Kind. He was foaled on 11th February 2008 in Great Brittain in the ownership of Khalid Abdullah. This bay colt raced 14 times and achieved 14 wins, ridden by jockey Tom Queally. He earned total prize money of £2,998,302. 

Wins included: 
Royal Lodge Stakes (2010) 
Dewhurst Stakes (2010) 
Greenham Stakes (2011) 
2000 Guineas Stakes (2011) 
St. James's Palace Stakes (2011) 
Sussex Stakes (2011, 2012) 
Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (2011) 
Lockinge Stakes (2012) 
Queen Anne Stakes (2012) 
International Stakes (2012) 
Champion Stakes (2012)


1st in World Thoroughbred Rankings (2011, 2012) 

European Horse Of The Year (2011, 2012) 
European Champion Two-Year-Old Colt (2010) 
European Champion Three-Year-Old Colt (2011) 
European Champion Older Horse (2012) 
Timeform rating: 147

Breeding: Frankel covered his first mare on Valentine's day, February 2013. The stud fee for 2019 is £175,000. 

How much money is Frankel worth? 

In 2017 Frankel covered (mated) with 195 mares from across the globe. In theory, this is worth £20M a year. 

The average cost of a Frankel yearling sold at auction is £500,000. 

Frankel's 14 Wins