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Frankel fee announced

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Butkin Wed 14-Nov-12 22:10:22

So Frankel gets to cover mares for 125,000 pounds a pop next year.

His new stud mates Dansili and Oasis Dream go up to 80,000 whilst other newbie Bated Breath is a mere 8,000 pounds.

If I could afford 125,000 and had a quality mare I still think he could be value!

Callisto Thu 15-Nov-12 08:05:12

He's still an unproven sire though isn't he? I guess if he sires winning foals his stud fee will go up and up so worth a punt at a mere 125k grin. They will be very picky on which mares he covers won't they?

Butkin Thu 15-Nov-12 12:57:26

He'll get two crops on the ground and through the sale ring before his 2yos have to prove themselves. I'd have thought they will be very commercial - and potentially very profitable - as hardly any will come on the market as most will be owned by owner/breeders including Prince Khalid himself.

Butkin Thu 15-Nov-12 12:58:37

Yes they will be "picky" but at 125,000 it is pretty much self governing because anybody with enough money and good fortune to get a nomination wouldn't spend it unless they had the right mare.

Abitwobblynow Tue 20-Nov-12 22:59:12

Gosh I thought it would be so much more. Sadler's Wells was 250,000.

Frankelstein Wed 28-Nov-12 22:15:54

Sadler's Wells only hit those heights when he was an established, proven sire. His son (Frankel's sire) Galileo is rumoured to be €300,000, though he is advertised simply as "Private".

I'm going to see Frankel on Friday grin

Frankelstein Fri 30-Nov-12 18:42:57

Been to see him this afternoon [sigh]

He looks amazing, as do all of the other Boys, and so chilled out. The stallion manager said he's settled in very quickly and they are very pleased with him.

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