More Joyous: bound for Newmarket for a date with champion FrankelPICTURE: Getty Images
More Joyous retired and headed for Frankel
AUSTRALIAN owner John Singleton has retired his champion racemare More Joyous and has confirmed she will be among the group of mares to be covered by Frankel to southern-hemisphere time at Banstead Manor Stud in Newmarket later this year.
More Joyous will be accompanied on her trip to Britain by the same owner's Golden Slipper third More Strawberries.
Singleton's racing manager Duncan Grimley told The Australian: "The plan is then to bring More Joyous and More Strawberries home around January or February so they can have their foals at Strawberry Hills Stud later next year.
"It would be ideal if both mares can produce fillies by Frankel. More Joyous is special to John because not only did he breed her to win eight Group 1 races and 20 stakes races, which is phenomenal, but he also raced her mother, Sunday Joy."
Six-year-old More Joyous, a daughter of More Than Ready and Australian Oaks heroine Sunday Joy, was trained by Gai Waterhouse and among her Group 1 haul was the prestigious Doncaster Mile.
Unbeaten ten-time Group 1 winner Frankel, whose two-year-old half-sister Joyeuse was an impressive winner on her debut last week, is approaching the end of covering his first book of mares to northern-hemisphere time at Banstead Manor Stud.