Frankel fee fixed for 2014 as Zamindar pensioned

Frankel, with Tom Queally up. Picture: Andy Robinson / SPORTSFILE

FRANKEL'S stud fee will remain unchanged at £125,000 next year, owner Juddmonte Farms has announced.

The five-year-old son of Galileo stood his first season in 2013 after retiring unbeaten in 14 racecourse starts.

He is part of the Juddmonte roster along with Dansili and Oasis Dream, who will command fees of £95,000 and £85,000 respectively next year.

General manager Philip Mitchell said: "We have seen some very buoyant sales at the top end of the market and this is where Dansili belongs, which he again demonstrated this year by siring six individual Group One winners of 10 Group One races.

"Oasis Dream is a leading sire of two-year-olds and was once again the leading British-based sire by yearling average at Tattersalls Book 1 – with an average of over 415,000 guineas for 11 horses sold.

"We were delighted with Frankel's first season at stud and his fee continues to reflect his status as a world champion racehorse."

The fees for Bated Breath, Cacique, Champs Elysees and Rail Link remain unchanged.

Coolmore have also confirmed their fees for next year with Declaration Of War introduced to their team at a price of €40,000.

Last year's 2000 Guineas and dual Derby winner Camelot will start his stud career with a price of €25,000 while 2012 St James's Palace Stakes winner Most Improved will be available at a cost of €6,000.

Meanwhile, Zamindar has been retired from stud duties due to an age-related decline in his fertility.

Juddmonte has pensioned the 19-year-old stallion, who produced over 50 black type performers, including unbeaten Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winner Zarkava, Darjina and Zenda.