Frankel to Stand for $200,000 in 2013

With a full book, Frankel could rake in $19,000,000 in stud fees in 2013 alone - Alan Crowhurst

Holy Crap.

That's a lot of cash.

Currently standing for $100,000 in North America are:

$150,000

  1. Bernardini 2003 (Darley, 2007)

$125,000

  1. Tapit 2001 (Gainesway, 2005)

$100,000

  1. Distorted Humor 1993 (WinStar, 1999)
  2. Medaglia d'Oro 1999 (Darley, 2005)
  3. Street Cry (IRE) 1998 (Darley, 2003)

Currently standing for $100,000ish in Europe and/or Australia (probably missed a few):

Galileo

$250,000

Coolmore IRE

Dubawi

£75,000

Darley (Dalham Hall)

Dansili

£80,000

Juddmonte

Oasis Dream

£85,000

Juddmonte

Fastnet Rock

AUS$120,000

Coolmore AUS

Redoute's Choice

AUS$137,500

Arrowfield

More Than Ready

AUS$121,000

Vinery AUS

In Japan, most stud fees are listed as private, but considering the purses there, I think it is safe to say that there are at least 2-4 that would stand for the equivalent of six figures.

So, as a freshman stallion, he is going to be amongst the highest priced stallions in the world. Every other horse listed has a proven track record of siring winners aplenty, but despite his first year status, Frankel will still have no issues filling a book of around 100 mares, I'm sure. And that number will probably not be limited by interest, but instead by the selection criteria of his connections.

Best of luck, that's some very, very high expectations placed on an unproven sire.

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