Frankel’s Brilliant Pedigree
As Frankel, is at present all the rage, there seems no better time to examine his pedigree.
Almost immediately, you notice that his first three generations contain five Champion Sires. On the top line are Galileo, Sadler’s Wells and Northern Dancer, all now pillars of the modern thoroughbred.
Another noteworthy inclusion is Galileo’s dam, Urban Sea. For not only did she win the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, but went on to produce two Derby winners.
On the distaff side, Frankel’s dam, Kind, won six races from 13 starts, including, Listed races at Hamilton and Nottingham. And her dam, Rainbow Lake, won three from six, including the Lancashire Oaks at Haydock.
The strength of the pedigree continues when you see that Kind’s sire, Danehill, (by Danzig), having won the Ladbroke Sprint Cup, over six furlongs at Haydock, went on to become Champion Sire in G.B. & Ireland three times, siring Danehill Dancer, another Champion Sire.
The stunning fact about Frankel’s pedigree is, his first three generations contain 22 years of Champion Sires in G.B. & Ireland.
In addition, he can boast a dam of two Epsom Derby winners and two Champion Sires of North America.
It will take a bold person to say that Frankel will never be a Champion Sire!