When the Christophe Ferland-trained Kalahara crossed the line at Longchamp on Thursday after an impressive success in the Group 3 Prix d’Arenberg, her success provided Frankel with his 40th Group winner in the Northern Hemisphere since retiring to stud.
It means the son of Galileo, who was unbeaten in 14 races, has reached that number of quicker than any other European stallion in the history of the Pattern with it having only 1,707 days since his first crop hit two years old.
His best-known performers in the Northern Hemisphere have, of course, come at the top-level in the shape of Call The Wind, Cracksman, Logician, Quadrilateral, Veracious and Without Parole.
Simon Mockridge, Juddmonte’s Stud Director, said: “We are very privileged to stand one of the world’s outstanding sires in Frankel and are delighted that he has reached such a significant milestone so quickly.
“Frankel offers breeders a phenomenal chance of producing a Group winner with an outstanding 12% Group winners to runners and 27% blacktype performers to runners.
“His current crop of two-year-olds has already produced 12 winners and 14 placed horses from the 38 to run to date.”