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Just the £1.15 million paid today in London for a foal of Frankel

The British wonderhorse was retired in 2012 after an unbeaten 14-race career.

Source: Andrew Matthews

A WHOPPING £1.15 million was paid today for a foal of legendary racehorse Frankel.

The three-month-old unnamed colt was sold in London together with his mother Crystal Gaze with Coolmore Stud’s MV Magnier the successful buyer.

Crystal Gaze is expecting her second foal from Frankel next year. The sale took place today at the Goffs London Sale at Kempton Park racecourse with bidding having started at £1 million.

Frankel was retired to stud in 2012 after winning all 14 of his races. In 2010, he opened by winning the Royal Lodge Stakes and Dewhurst Stakes.

In 2011, he won the Greenham Stakes, 2,000 Guineas, St James’s Palace Stakes, Sussex Stakes and Queen Elizabeth II Stakes. Finally in 2012, Frankel claimed the Lockinge Stakes, the Queen Anne Stakes, the International Stakes and the Champion Stakes.

Magnier, the son of Coolmore supremo John Magnier, told BBC Sport: “He has been bought for a racing partnership, and there are four different people in it.

“It’s a nice, strong colt and the lads really liked it.”

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