16.1hh Chesnut, Born 2013
By Galileo (IRE) out of Kind (IRE)
NEW FOR 2017
Full brother to Frankel
The 5th son of Kind to retire to stud
We are excited to announce that we have acquired Proconsul, a brother to the legendary Frankel and fellow Group 1 winner Noble Mission, and undoubtedly the best-bred new stallion in Britain in 2017.
The four-year-old son of Galileo was purchased from his breeder Juddmonte Farms and will stand at Mickley Stud with an introductory fee of £3,500.
Full Brother to FRANKEL, unbeaten Champion Racehorse and the most exciting sire in the world
Frankel was World Champion Freshman Sire and Leading Sire in the Northern Hemisphere by 2yo Group Winners in 2016
Frankel is already the sire of 7 horses that have realised 7 figures in the sales ring
Full Brother to NOBLE MISSION. His first yearlings have realised over $200,000
Three parts Brother to BULLET TRAIN, who sired four first crop winners including Stakes winner Whiskey Train
Half Brother to MORPHEUS who covered 242 mares in 2015 and 2016
"We're delighted to be standing Proconsul at Mickley Stud and we look forward to welcoming breeders to see him," said Mickley Stud owner Richard Kent. "He's a fine-looking colt and obviously his pedigree speaks for itself.
"It's always been a pleasure doing business with Juddmonte and it is encouraging that they have retained a number of breeding rights in Proconsul.
"We bought Multiplex from Juddmonte eight years ago and he has been a grand servant to Mickley Stud and to our many clients. It was sad to say goodbye to him this week as he left us for stud in Bahrain but we're sure that Proconsul will prove to be a worthy replacement."
Proconsul was trained by Andre Fabre for owner-breeder Khalid Abdullah. His dam, Kind, was a Listed-winning daughter of Danehill, and Proconsul is the third of her foals produced from matings with seven-time champion Flat sire Galileo. He is also now the fifth son of Kind to stand as a stallion.
His full brother Frankel needs no introduction, as his first crop of two-year-olds were the subject of intense scrutiny last year. His first progeny ran in 2016, producing 6 black type winners from his first crop. Noble Mission stands at Lane's End Stud in Kentucky, while their three-parts brother Bullet Train, winner of the 2010 Lingfield Derby Trial, now plies his trade at Crestwood Farm in Kentucky. Morpheus, that trio's half-brother by Oasis Dream, resides at Tally-Ho Stud in County Westmeath. Proconsul is also a half-brother to black-type winner Joyeuse.