Wednesday, 4 May 2022

Frankel Offspring 2022 - Jeff Koons in Training with John & Thady Gosden

You may be thinking that name rings a bell. 

To be honest, all those names are like music to my ears. 

Checking to see if any of this years Frankel two-year-olds (2yos) have been named and see a good few have and stables detailed. My brain switches off as soon as I see ''unnamed'' because you are forever waiting for the moment a horse gets its monika. 

Hence this son of Frankel, a February foal (11/02/20), out of a very talented mare, Quidura, who raced 12 times in a great career, winning four times, including a couple of Grade 2 victories, and total prize earnings of £580,787. It's interesting to see she started her career racing in Cologne, Germany, where she was tailed off in a Group 3 race before changing trainers and location to the US and H. Graham Motion. It was a good move considering she won her next two starts and pocketed almost £100,000. Later, as a five-year-old, she was trained by Chad C Brown when winning unchallenged at Saratoga, racing over eight-and-a-half furlongs and collecting win prize money of £162,962. 

A very talented mare who ran over distance from 1m - 1m 2f. 

She was sold to White Birch Farm for $3.6 in 2017. 

Jeff Koons is still in the ownership of White Birch Farm, Sc 


If you are still questioning who is Jeff Koons, then he is the American artist recognised for his work dealing with popular culture and sculptures depicting everyday objects. I'm sure you have seen his balloon animals, actually made of stainless-steel and mirror-finished surfaces. In fact, buying Frankel offspring seems a cheap alternative to buying a Jeff Koons' Balloon Dog (Orange) which sold for $91M.   

Considering Jeff Koons' net worth is said to be over $500M he's not short of a few quid. 

I think he should make a balloon horse in colours: green, pink and white.

Whether you like your horse racing or art I will have my eye on Jeff Koons this season as money talks. 

Considering this son of Frankel has an early entry for the 2023 Epsom Derby anything is possible (perhaps).

Good luck to all. 

Photo: Source Racing Post