Frankel, the Cartier Horse of the Year for this year and last, will begin his stallion career at Khalid Abdullah's Banstead Manor Stud near Newmarket, England, for a fee of £125,000 (approximately $198,500 in U.S. funds). Bred by Abdullah's Juddmonte Farms, Frankel won all 14 of his starts while earning $4,789,144 for Abdullah.
"The fee for Frankel reflects his merits as being perhaps the greatest racehorse we have ever witnessed," said Juddmonte general manager Philip Mitchell. "He is by Galileo, who is now recognized as the best sire in the world, and out of Kind, a winner of six races and herself a daughter of one of the most influential stallions in the history of Thoroughbred breeding, Danehill."
Four-year-old Frankel closed out his career with a 1 3/4-length score in the QIPCO Champion Stakes (Eng-I) at Ascot Oct. 20.