Unbeaten as a 2, 3 and 4-year-old, including nine victories at Group One level, Frankel’s perfect record speaks for itself. Named in memory of the great American trainer Bobby Frankel, this ‘unbeatable’ horse is perhaps the greatest to have lived. Sir Henry Cecil’s Juddmonte Farm bred colt has amassed career earnings of more than 2 million since bursting onto the scene at Newmarket in 2010. On that day he went off as a 7/4 favourite, odds that would come crashing down as Frankel recorded sensational victory after sensational victory. From the virtuoso performance in the 2000 Guineas that saw Frankel romp home to win the Classic by a staggering six lengths, to his defeat of Canford Cliffs in what was billed as the ‘Duel of the Downs’ at Glorious Goodwood, and not forgetting the majestic 11-length triumph at Royal Ascot in the Queen Anne Stakes that left those who witnessed it speechless, this programme looks back on the career of a legend whose achievements may never be matched, let alone bettered. Featuring interviews with Sir Henry Cecil and Tom Queally, this is the definitive and official story of the horseracing legend.
03 December 2012