Frankel’s first filly born in Newmarket [pics]

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  • Frankel fever is has returned — as photos of his first filly have been released.

    The as yet unnamed bay foal, who is out of a mare called Song, was born at the National Stud in Newmarket at around 5.30am on Sunday (19 January).

    Song 2

    The National Stud’s Brian O’Rourke said that both mare and foal were “doing well”, and that the filly is “a very nice quality, athletic individual”.

    Song 1

    She is the 2nd foal born to the unbeaten Flat star.

    On 11 January a colt was born at Coolmore Stud in Tipperary, Ireland, out of the five-times-winning mare Chrysanthemum.

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

    Picture courtesy of Racing Fotos

    Picture courtesy of Racing Fotos

    Song is a full sister to Group 1 winners Yesterday and Quarter Moon. She is unraced, and was bought by Khalid Abdul Rahim of Bahrain for €1m in the Paulyn Dispersal at last year’s Goffs November Sale.

    She will return home to Friarstown Stud in Ireland at the end of the season. Song is also due to visit Darley Stud’s Dubawi this yar.

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

    Champions Day Ascot  20 10 2012

    He commands a £125,000 stud fee and covered 133 mares in his first season, of which 126 were confirmed in foal. 

    Photos by Thoroughbred Photography/Trevor Jones

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