Preparations are already being made for Frankel's life after racing as the team behind the unbeaten colt revelled in the 14th and final victory of his stellar career.
The world's top-ranked horse provided the perfect end to his racing days by winning the Champions Stakes at Ascot last Saturday, before being officially retired by Saudi owner Prince Khalid bin Abdullah.
The four-year-old Frankel will now start breeding potential champions of the future from a stud in Newmarket, with analysts estimating he could earn his owner more than £100 million (US$160 million).
"Interest in him as a stallion has been worldwide, and I mean from every part of the world," said Teddy Grimthorpe, racing manager to Prince Khalid.
"What we can say is that our very best mares, if they think they might be suited to Frankel, will certainly go there ... . Frankel will be let down now and the real point will be to get him to the stage when he's relaxed and he's going to get used to a different life."
The debate will rage about where Frankel rates among the world's greatest ever horses, but one of his biggest feats is helping the British public rediscover its love of horse racing.
Pictures of Frankel were on the front and back pages of Britain's newspapers last Sunday, with The Sunday Times labelling him 'The 100m Wonder Horse'.
"He has brought a whole new generation of people and a wider audience to the sport," Grimthorpe said. "He's the ultimate equine athlete.
"He's been important because he has brought the sport from the back pages of the papers to the front pages. Hopefully, a new generation of interest he has spawned will be a fantastic legacy."
Frankel's last victory wasn't his most emphatic - he came through strong in the final two furlongs to win by a length and three-quarters - but it may have been among his best, coming on soft-to-heavy ground and against top-class rivals in Cirrus Des Aigles and Nathaniel. All three horses are currently ranked among the top five in the World Thoroughbred Rankings.
It also took the number of Frankel's Group One victories to nine.
"The ground concerned us all, and I think back to great horses of yesteryear, (1970s horse) Brigadier Gerard being the obvious one, who were all out to win on this type of ground against significantly inferior horses," said Phil Smith, the senior handicapper of the British Horseracing Authority.
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"Frankel, certainly, wasn't running against significantly inferior horses today - they were some of the best he has faced and yet he still went past them looking like a champion."
After winding down following what Grimthorpe described as Frankel's "career-defining race," the colt - named after American Hall of Fame trainer Bobby Frankel, who died of cancer in 2009 - will move permanently to Prince Khalid's Banstead Manor Stud and be treated like royalty.
Henry Cecil, who was diagnosed with stomach cancer in 2006, will also need to move on, having spent the last two of his 43-year training career nurturing his horse of a lifetime.
"It's obviously fantastic but behind the story is a lot of sadness about Bobby and Sir Henry's illness," said Philip Mitchell, general manager of the Juddmonte Farms operation run by Prince Khalid.
"If we can achieve half of what the horse has achieved and what Henry has achieved, then I think we'll have done a very good job indeed."