These breeders took on significant risk and were rewarded for their faith

Marketwatch - Frankel delivers at Tatts

Article by Bryce Bevan, taken from the BloodHorse Daily, 12th October 2015:

Last week we saw Frankel's progeny compete in their Super Bowl, Book 1 at Tattersalls October yearling sale.

Expectations for Frankel's progeny were extremely high, and why shouldn't they be? For the last three seasons, Frankel has commanded a stud fee of £125,000 ($190,000-$200,000 depending on conversion rates).

So how did Frankel measure up against other first-crop yearling sires?

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Frankel Facts

His Timeform rating of 147 is the highest in Timeform's history. It puts him ahead of the likes of Sea Bird II (born 1962, rated 145), Brigadier Gerard (born 1968, rated 144) and Tudor Minstrel (born 1944, rated 144).