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Frozen and in vitro fertilization lead to lower reproductive successes, but a dosage can still be several thousand dollar per horse. Analyzing one of the most important seed vendors with hundred of horse records shows an avarage price of 873 dollar per dosage, with the most costly horse seed being 6,500 dollar.
Pharaoh has already brought his owner an amazing $4.1 million in 2015, but the true cash can only come in the next five years when the horse is brought to the farm. A few growers are willing to give a king's ransom for some of this fame triplicate crown. Tapit is the US champion with a $300,000 charge.
One of the other things that come into the picture at the prize meeting is pedigree, racing records and mean win distances. A private snap with the American Pharaoh's sire, the pioneer of the Nile, will throw a farmer back about 60,000 dollars. Preliminary estimations suggest that the American pharaoh could one day be up to 100 million dollars in value for his holder thanks to his victory over Crown.
That horse is more than $160 million in value.
When Frankel is about to start his last round, Brian Viner speaks with his coach Sir Henry Cecil and others who know the world's biggest horse best. Frankel. However, for the racers it triggers a miracle, because Frankel is the Flat-Race Superstar, not only undefeated in 13 rounds, but inviolable. Frankel and his Jockey Tom Queally will try this evening in Ascot to expand their victory run to 14 out of 14 heats.
In case they should fall, the shocks will spread far beyond Berkshire, especially as today's big event, the Qipco Champion Stakes, will probably be Frankel's farewell greeting. In the age of four the horse, which is called by some as the biggest foal of all times, stands shortly before the pension. Once his owners, Saudian milliardaire business man Prince Khalid Abdullah, decides to use the timing for this flat running chapter (as opposed to National Hunt or platform racing), when today's meet is over Frankel will be brought back to the Warren Place stable in Newmarket belonging to his coach Sir Henry Cecil, and focus on his upcoming mare carrier, where his tremendous value now is.
Nobody could have predicted it all on the date that Frankel was born - February 11, 2008 - at Banstead Manor at Newmarket, the bred branch of Prince Khalid's Juddmonte race farm. As Bull Hancock said: "They are sending the best to the best and hoping for the best," said Philip Mitchell, head of Banstead Manor Farm, to me.
Initial indications that the descendants of Galileo and Kind might not only meet but surpass expectation were seen on a July early in 2010, the date of Frankle's first real canter, with Queally in the saddle, on the huge Limekilns practice range a few leagues outside Newmarket.
The spectators included Lord Grimthorpe, Khalid's race director, whose task it is to get in touch every single night with the 14 coaches of the Prince's 250 horse race teams around the world and to tell his benefactor about the event. He said that in a life in motor sports, he had never seen such a play. Frankel was allied with his stable mates at one point, and then he stroked away as if the other plows were dragging.
I have to observe many galopps and I know how deceptive it can be when you don't know all the horse, weight or instructions," Lord Grimthorpe said to race writer Brough Scott. Henry Cecil knew better than anyone that the stunning gallop speeds were not always reproduced on the course, but his naturally restrained attitude concealed a burgeoning enthusiasm for the potential of this as yet undisclosed stallion.
I realized he was unusual around mid-year," Cecil said to me in his oak-clad office at Warren Place. The same could be said of the charming Cecil. His education began as an assistent to his elder step-father, Sir Cecil Boyd-Rochfort, before he went alone in 1969.
A lot of race horse owner separated from him, but he remained faithful to him. 75-year-old Prinz, the brother-in-law of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, has been active in UK motor sport since the seventies and with Cecil since 1990. Though Cecil' s efforts had reinforced the affections in which he was arrested by the race crowd, Cecil felt like a broken flame.
Although hardly anyone knew about it the next morning when Prince Khalid sent him the "Galileo Colt", Cecil's greatest successes were yet to come. Characteristic is that Cecil downplays his talent. 69-year-old Cecil is currently being given her second treatment for cancers. Yet his disease contributes to Frankle's achievement.
This horse seems to have strengthened Cecil's already violent will to survive. Cecil said, "I really enjoy life," whose Stakkato phrases have more to do with his own heritage than with his poor heath. I' ve had lousy days - personally or financially, no ponies, lousy years - but I don't like being a too-ran.
I' m very committed to being there for Frankel. The horse, now called Frankel (after Bobby Frankel, one of the most succesful American coaches, who coached many champions for Prince Khalid and passed away from leukemia in 2009), proved his skills at Ascot three month after his first horse in Limekilns, where it really depended.
Royal Lodge Stakes was Frankel's third event, but the first in which he wiped out the high-calibre opponents, won 10 laps and distanced himself from the others like a sighthound just slipping the leash," said Brough Scott. Turns out the length of Frankel's step would be the major armament in his arsenal.
As a rule, even the best racing stallions find only one additional gait; Frankel has two, sometimes three. Those who can keep up with him at the first speed have nothing to give when he becomes fast again. Although he's not gigantic, he has abnormally large legs, which he can rather set in a canter than stamp, making him less dependent than most stallions on the floor.
After the Royal Lodge Stakes, the Buchmacher, always one step ahead of the competition, immediately reduced Frankel's quotas for the 2,000 Guineas of the following year at the Newmarket, the first of the so-called Flat racing classic seasons (five prestige events open only to three-year-olds). Frankel launched the Guineas on April 30 last year as the briefest favourites since 1974 and made his 1/2 ratings seem almost generous: his achievement was just one of the most dominating in the 200-year story of the dignified event.
At the Queen Anne Stakes at Ascot this past summers, which he began with a 1/10 deviation, Frankel won with 11 laps and forced the race reporters to grab new records. This was not only Frankel's best performance," Greg Wood said in the Guardian, "it was probably the best individual achievement of any horse, no matter on which course, as three Arab horses were brought to Britain to establish purebred breeding in the early years of the eighteenth cenury.
Of course, it is not only Frankel's treasures of nature that drive him across the lawn so much quicker than the rest of the pack; he was treated perfectly by Cecil and his dedicated Warren Place crew, who all talk about him with great sympathy, and some as if he were one.
He is very much his own person," said Cecil. A good horse has the same thing. Featherstonhaugh Shane, a 35-year-old Dubliner who drives Frankel every day in practice, agreed. Featherstonhaugh, like his peers, tries not to think of Frankel's winking value. What he understands is horse back-riding but neither he nor Cecil nor anyone else can make a race horse run faster than muscles and tendons allow.
What sometimes humans don't understand," said Fürst Grimthorpe, "is exactly what you need to bring a horse to the race in good shape. Among those who are supposed to ensure that the lottery bullets go as cheaply as possible is Frankles Bräutigam Sandeep Gauravaram, a 32-year-old former Hyderabad Jockey.
A committed but timid man, he still doesn't feel well with the attentiveness that has attracted Frankel's glory. However, taken to Cecil's office to speak about the wonder horse, he was encouraged. This is where Cecil kept all his most valuable horse, but not Frankel. This will power made it difficult for Frankel to deal with it early in his carrier.
When Cecil' s traveling boy headed to transport the horse to the classes and to their well-being when they are there, Michael McGowan had some encounters with the ascending stars. This has been corroborated by the 29-year-old Irishman, whose fortunate fate is to be forever recorded in records with Frankel.
He' s become a never-ending adult," Tom Queally said to me as he was sitting in front of the Newmarket Racecourse weight room. Frankel last won the Juddmonte International Stakes in August, sponsor of Prince Khalid, on a street]. A few of them are laboratory specimens, but usually they are inferior.
A horse with so much available, he'll just give you so much. I' ve rode some very good dressage riders, but when they come to the front they think they have done enough. Henry Cecil has become accustomed to claiming that Frankel is the greatest race horse of all times and treating it with a mixture of proud, gratefulness and self-abasement.
Good ponies help to become succesful trainers," he said, "and I had many champion coaches. I did not survive the early 1900s when Sceptre [ the only horse to have won four classic classes ] was still alive. It would be a mistake to say that he's not the best horse there ever was... because he could be.
Admittedly, the next morning Frankel is leaving the farm, there will be a cry in his eyes.