Although it’s not the first thing that might come to mind when considering your next horse bet, it’s worth looking at the offspring of horses with a strong pedigree. It’s been an alternative tactic to picking winning horse bets, as the children fathered by horses who’ve been successful in their prime tend to carry over the same genes, prompting another horse capable of winning a large portion of their races.
Out of the shortlist of world-famous studs, Frankel has become a horse that has provided an almost endless list of other racehorses. Not only does this show the incredible bloodline of a successful horse like Frankel and the benefit it has on the breeder lucky enough to make money from the many fathered colts, but it’s also injected more quality into the horse racing world, enhancing the experience of insightful horse racing punters.
What are Frankel Foals?
After a massively successful racing career, Frankel became a stud in 2013, where the estimated £100 million worth was boosted through being able to capably produce more from the same bloodline. Frankel Foals became a regular term used in racing, with Frankel being the stud to a higher number of mares each and every year.
Reports already suggest that Frankel has fathered over 100 foals and the interest of breeders never slows. His fee to stud originally started at £125,000 back in 2014, with it going up to £175,000 in 2017, and there being more value in his offspring more as time goes on. While it’s difficult to pinpoint information on Frankel Foals, The Winners Enclosure run a page devoted to exactly that, where you can see recent entries, current foals in training, and the success rate of horses who are already taking part in major runs.
Racehorses in circulation
As Frankel continues to play stud to a whole host of foals, the number of successful horses continues to grow. While there are many Frankel foals in training across the world, it’s the rate of those able to win and place which is the most interesting statistic to horse racing fans and experts. Over ten pedigree horses from the Frankel bloodline are currently taking on major races.
Cracksman is one of the best examples for its regular involvement in all of the UK’s most prestigious races, taking a record of six wins and two places from nine runs, as well as achieving wins in the Investec Derby Trial, the Great Voltigeur Stakes, the Prix Niel, the Champion Stakes, the Prix Ganay and the Coronation Cup.