Horse Racing - Frankel starts his new life as super stud

Frankel, who slipped into a peaceful retirement last October, is set to gradually move into his new career: that of a particularly appealing stud.

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Quealy on Frankel celebrates after winning The Champion Stakes during the British Champions Day at Ascot

The best horse of all time, who retired unbeaten following his win in the October 2012 Champions Stakes, was sent out to stud by his owner, Prince Khalid ibn Abdullah, so that he could concentrate on his new life.

After a few trials, and with a book already full of orders for his services, Frankel will ‘work’ with the brood mares of the southern hemisphere.

“We are very pleased with the start Frankel has made at stud,” said Philip Mitchell, the general manager of the stables Juddmonte.

“With the great interest being shown from within the southern hemisphere this decision is a natural progression. However, it is our full intention to limit the number of mares to be covered.”

Despite a fairly prohibitive price tag of €130,000 per outing, payable 45 days after gestation, breeders are queuing up. Juddmonte has also announced that it will reimburse up to €12,000 in travel and other expenses.

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