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Sunday, 17 May 2020

Frankel 2yos Racing Across the Globe for 2020

Yay! 

If you listen you will hear a cheer from all horse racing lovers with the announcement that racing will resume on the 1st of June.  

We run a number of websites and they have been ticking over these last few weeks but I've been inspired by the good news and thought it's time to write a post for Frankel Blog. Few sires have captured the attention more than this super sire who made a huge impact on the track for Sir Henry Cecil and as a stallion of might. 

From what I can see, Frankel sired over 180 yearlings back in 2019, so we have a bumper crop of Frankel two-year-olds to watch out for this season 2020. 

Frankel's offspring for this season will be racing all over the world. We certainly have seen plenty of Frankel offspring racing in the United Kingdom but they reach far and wide, literally across the world.

Just imagine, going to a race meeting at Kyoto in Japan and low and behold you see a Frankel two-year-old walking around the paddock. I'm sure one of the spectators would say these very words:  あの2歳の馬はスーパーサイレージのフランケルに血を引かれている (That two-year-old horse is sired by Frankel). 

Take a moment to consider these globe-trotting Frankels. In fact, Frankel's first G1 winner came back in 2016 when Soul Stirring won at Hanshin. 

For instance:

Vento Di Passioni bred by W & R Barnett Ltd, a bay colt out of the mare Amber Silk, a winning mare, who was trained by Charlie Hills. It's interesting to reveal this February foal was bought back by the vendor Newsells Park Stud for 65,000 guineas. Juddmonte.com detail this youngster will be racing in Italy.    

Frank Etoile is to be trained in Japan. This bay colt is out of the three-time winning mare Dressed In Fur who won her first race at Hamilton for Karl Burke in 2015 before concluding her career in France. Dressed In Fur was sold for 450,000 guineas when purchased by Blandford Bloodstock in 2017 after being bought earlier in the year for just 155,000 guineas by Cormac McCormack Bloodstock. Frank Etoile was bred by Dream Farm Co. Ltd. 

Another horse to race in Japan is Pietrasanta who is the son of a mare many of you will remember, Margot Did, who was trained by Michael Bell, who was a classy two-year-old herself racing nineteen times, achieving five wins. In fact, winning the first two starts, then finishing runner-up at Royal Ascot when losing by a head in the Albany Stakes (Group 3), and thereafter racing at pattern class. At best, an official rating of 114, and total prize earnings of £263,183. Pietrasanta is bred by Northern Farm and, as far as I can see, hasn't been sent through the sales. However, he is likely to go for a hefty sum considering Magic Attitude (sired by Galileo cost 850,000 euros, as achieved two wins from four starts including a Group 3 success). Pietrasanta looks a good prospect.       

Just for good measure, here is another couple of Frankel fillies to race in Japan called Matchless Gift & Flawless Queen

Montashy is a bay colt out of a Fawz, an unraced mare who was similarly bred by Shadwell Estate Company Ltd. However, this February foal is going to be racing in the United Arab Emirates. Already hold an entry for the 2021 Epsom Derby. 

Cernobbio is a January foal out of a Love Is Blindness who was unraced although sold for 380,000 euros in 2016. Cernobbio bred by Fairway Thoroughbreds was sent to Tattersalls Book 1 sales but wasn't sold by vendor Norelands Stud, Ireland, for 375,000 guineas. Cernobbio is to be raced in Australia. 

Mrs Frankel is a March foal out of a winning mare, Manderley, trained by Richard Hannon, who actually finished fourth at odds of 100/1 in the Quipco 1000 Guineas 2014, losing by less than two lengths. Mrs Frankel was a recent breeze-up purchase from Ocala Breeders Sale costing $320,000 and purchased by Team Casse ($280,000 at the yearling sales). originally bred by Coolmore and to be raced in the United States. 

Another colt to race in the US is Pasta, out of the mare Rockery, bred by Al Asayl Bloodstock Ltd. Cost 150,000 guineas at the yearling sales. 

Additional two-year-olds from across the globe:

Here's To Life (Japan)
Ask Peter Pan (Japan)
Grenadier Guards (Japan)

Plenty more to come.

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