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RIP Bobby Frankel

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by GB-Hack, Nov 16, 2009.

  1. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    Legendary horse racing trainer Bobby Frankel has died, aged 68.


    Won almost everything over the course of his career, but couldn't snag a Kentucky Derby

    He won five Eclipse awards as trainer of the year, including four straight from 2000-03.

    A horse from his stable won a Grade 1 race every year since 1988 through this year, and his horses earned $227,947,775 over his career, putting him second only to D. Wayne Lukas all time.
  2. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Abe outlived another one.
  3. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Damn. I always liked Frankel.
  4. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Derby was never his main objective, though he managed a placing in one. Once he latched onto monied owners, his game was mature distince horses, especially grass types. Had all the cunning you could want,
    spotted his horses well and managed them beautifully. Bet your ass I liked to bet him, when the situations were right. RIP.
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