4-y-o (11Feb08 b c)
Galileo (IRE) (11.1f) — Kind (IRE) (Danehill (USA) (9.1f))
Trainer Sir Henry Cecil
Owner K Abdulla
Breeder Juddmonte Farms Ltd
...ok all the Triple Crown discussion and horse racing talk on the site lately has made me curious how many horse guys on here have ever heard of the super miler trained in Great Britain - already the highest rated horse in the world by the IFHA - http://www.horseracingintfed.com/resources/2012Rankings/2012_04_WTR.asp
- Frankel made his reappearance for the season on Saturday in the Group 1 Locking stakes at Newbury and has been raised again to a mark of 138 - the highest mark any horse in the world has been given in 25 years - http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/sport/2012/0522/1224316502647.html
- check out the video of the Lockinge Stakes below! Enjoy if you haven't yet had the privilege guys!
...also I think his 3 year old debut from last season is awesome!Q
..i know that Dirt racing is more highly thought of in America but I am sure Frankel will go on dirt also.. Will be great if they bring him for the Breeders Cup but he would likely go for the mile not the Classic
Impressive looking horse, thanks for sharing. I wonder how well he'd run on Dirt and how well he'd handle two turns?
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He's actually by Gallileo and not Cape Cross as I had written!! So no dirt breeding though you can never tell for sure until they run on the dirt!! Although the only way he will ever run on the dirt is if he goes to the Breeders Cup..he has run bends in other races so that isn't a worry. The only disappointing thing about his career so far for me is that they haven't stepped him up to 10 furlongs, there is some criticism of this in UK & Ireland
It would be great if he ran in the BC Classic but I don't know if connections would bring him to America it would be great to see though!
Thanks for appreciating Quas, just thought I'd share him for those who may not have known about him. The crazy thing is that in nearly all his victories the defeated horses have been G1 winners either subsequently or previously
Also interesting fact I think he is named after an American trainer, Bobny Frankel! Don't know
Much about him but apparently was a top trainer in the US
His connections have mentioned that they are considering him going longer sometime later this year.
Black Caviar is the best horse in the world. She has won 21 consecutive races in Australia, most of them group 1. She broke the record for consecutive wins in Australia and has become an icon. She is more than a horse in Australia. She is a sprinter and know one will ever beat her. She's going to Europe now to do work and continue the run.
We will never know for sure but the official handicappers rate Frankel at least 4 pounds higher than Black Caviar. Frankel is also unbeaten through ten races, seven of them group 1s an they appear stronger than the G1s BC has won, although it is hard to compare of course. They will never likely meet now as her connections have stated that she is unlikely to step up to a mile and Frankels connections are loooking at moving him up to 1m 2f to tackle the premier European races and possibly the breeders cup classic at Santa Anita. Black Caviar will probably come to the UK and beat everything over 6-7f but I don't think they will meet now, which is a shame as its like a Mauweather / Manny situation for horse fans
Black Caviar is a sprinter only i dont think she has raced further than 7f I could he wrong. Frankel is likely to end his career having won between 7-10 furlongs
Frankel runs today at Royal Ascot in the Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes - race is over 1m - catch him if you can!
Race is off at 2.30 GMT / 9.30 EST
Black Caviar runs at the same meeting on Saturday over 6f