Frankel’s first foal is born in Ireland

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  • Unbeaten racehorse Frankel’s first foal has been born at a stud in Ireland.

    His owners Juddmonte Farms confirmed today (15 January) that the foal was born at 8.30pm on Saturday (11 January) at Coolmore Stud in Tipperary.

    The foal is out of dual Group-winning mare Chrysanthemum. This is her first foal.

    Coolmore reported that the foal was a handsome colt “with a good head, a white blaze and great presence”.

    FrankelJuddmonte Farms general manager Philip Mitchell said: “From the reports that I have received Frankel’s first foal is everything we could have hoped for.

    “These are very exciting times for everyone who has supported the horse and we much look forward to the rest of his first crop of foals.”

    Picture courtesy of Racing Fotos

    Picture courtesy of racingfotos.com

    Frankel, who was trained by the late Sir Henry Cecil, was retired to stud at Banstead Manor Stud, near Newmarket in October 2012 after winning 14 races from 14 starts.

    The world’s top-rated racehorse has a £125,000-a-time stud fee and covered 133 mares between February and June 2013.

    It is estimated that he made £15m from his first season at stud and that he could make as much £100m from his breeding career. 

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