Frankel's Fee Unchanged for 2014 Season

2014 fee for Banstead Manor stallion will be £125,000 (U.S. $200,085).

Frankel, the popular two-time Cartier Horse of the Year, will stand the 2014 breeding season at Khalid Abdullah's Banstead Manor Stud near Newmarket, England, for the same £125,000 (U.S.$200,085) fee charged in his inaugural year at stud.

According to an announcement from Abdullah's Juddmonte Farms, with the exceptions of Dansili and Oasis Dream, all Banstead Manor fees remain unchanged for 2014.

The stallions and the 2014 stud fees on a live foal basis are:

Bated Breath, £8,000
Cacique, £12,000
Champs Elysees, £5,000
Dansili, £95,000
Frankel, £125,000
Oasis Dream, £85,000
Rail Link, £5,000

"We were delighted with Frankel's first season at stud and his fee continues to reflect his status as a world champion racehorse," said Juddmonte general manager Philip Mitchell in a release.

Mitchell said 2014 will mark the return of Cacique to the breeding shed after "careful management protocol in the last two seasons has resulted in a significant improvement to his fertility." The 12-year-old son of Danehill will be limited to a 2014 book of 50 mares.

Commenting on the fee schedule for the other Banstead Manor stallions, Mitchell said:

"We have seen some very buoyant sales at the top end of the market and this is very definitely where Dansili belongs, which he again demonstrated this year by siring six individual group I winners of 10 group I races. 

"Oasis Dream is a leading sire of 2-year-olds and was once again the leading British-based sire by yearling average at Tattersalls Book 1 with an average of over 415,000 guineas for 11 horses sold.

"Track record-breaking sprinter Bated Breath proved very popular with breeders in his first season this year, and was oversubscribed.

"Champs Elysees has got off to an excellent start with his first 2-year-olds, with 12 individual winners including listed winner and group II-placed Avenue Gabriel, a fact noticed at the sales where he had yearlings sell for 170,000 guineas, 105,000 guineas, and €90,000 this autumn.

"Rail Link was responsible for seven black-type performers in 2013, including a group III winner and a group I runner-up, as well as some highly rated 2-year-old winners, and his yearlings have averaged almost £35,000 this year."