First Frankel foal born

  • Last Updated: January 15 2014, 15:58 GMT

The first foal sired by the great Frankel has been born, his owners Juddmonte Farms confirmed on Wednesday.

Frankel: First goal born at stud in Ireland
Frankel: First goal born at stud in Ireland

Dual Group-winning mare Chrysanthemum produced an attractive bay colt at 20.30 on Saturday 11th January 2014 at Coolmore Stud in Ireland. The stud reported that the foal is a handsome colt with a good head, a white blaze and great presence.

Juddmonte Farms General Manager Philip Mitchell commented: "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."

Chrysanthemum was the first mare scanned in foal to Frankel last year, and this is her first foal.

Frankel, trained by the late Sir Henry Cecil, retired from the track in October 2012 after taking his 100% record to 16 with victory in the Qipco Champion Stakes.

Other top mares he has already attracted include Alexander Goldrun, Danedream, Dar Re Mi, Midday, Stacelita and Vodka.

The son of Galileo, now a six-year-old, mated with 133 mares between February and June in 2013 at £125,000 a time.

The coverings yielded around £15million, with his potential stud earnings estimated at £100m plus.

His covering fee remains unchanged for 2014.