Monday, November 16, 2009

Another Legend Lost

I was shocked today when I visited ESPN's horse site...expecting to be greeted with a happy running horse crossing the wire, instead I read: Frankel Dead at 68.

Such a great trainer lost to a a second bout with lymphoma. He was a strong trainer with strong horses, and you could almost place a bet for his horse, merely because he had trained it.

"For more than 40 years, Frankel was one of the top trainers in the sport. He began with claiming horses in New York, moved to California and continued to win at an eye-catching rate, then gradually transformed his barn into one that emphasized quality over quantity. He won at least one Grade 1 race every year from 1988 through this year. In 1995, he was inducted into racing's Hall of Fame." ~ESPN coverage

I've missed seeing him on the scene this year at the Crown and the Breeder's Cup, and will forever miss it. Rest in Peace Bobby Frankel, you were an amazing trainer.

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