Frankel’s stud fee has been set at 125,000 pounds ($198,600).
The unbeaten race horse ended his career after 14 consecutive victories and is currently rated as the best racehorse in the world. He will spend his first year as a stallion at the Banstead Manor Farm in New Market where he will command nearly $200,000 breeding fee.
Philip Mitchell, the general manager at Banstead Manor, said:
“We believe our stallion roster is the best we have been able to offer breeders – and we are very excited with both of our new arrivals. The fee for Frankel reflects his merits as being perhaps the greatest racehorse we have ever witnessed. He is by Galileo, who is now recognized as the best sire in the world, and out of Kind, a winner of six races (from five to seven furlongs) and herself a daughter of one of the most influential stallions in the history of thoroughbred breeding, Danehill.”
Bated Breath, a former Roger Charlton-trained sprinter, will also be available at the farm for a £8,000 ($12,500) fee.
“Bated Breath will give breeders the opportunity to use a most genuine sprinter who was placed second in four Group One races. Ironically, his father Dansili started his career at the same fee and he also just failed to win a Group One race.”
Reuters reports that Frankel ended his flawless career last month by winning the Champion Stakes.
The racehorse’s $200,000 stud fee may sound high but it is well below the price commanded by American stallion Storm Cat. Storm Cat had a $500,000 stud fee during the peak of his career.