Bobby Frankel

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Preakness Wrapup: Clouds Got in the Way

It was March 23, 16 days before the Wood Memorial and Blue Grass Stakes, and Chad Brown was discussing his Blue Grass Stakes starter and main Kentucky Derby hopeful Practical Joke. Brown was providing the typical upbeat obligatory comments you usually hear from a trainer of a Derby horse, providing reasons why he thinks the colt will run well in the Blue Grass and will be able to move forward off it and get the mile and a quarter on the first Saturday in May.... Read More

Frankel: the Horse, the Man, the Stallion

At first there were three, then one scratched and one failed to meet its reserve. That left one Frankel yearling in the Keeneland September sale. All three had been consigned to Book 1. The gray colt, Hip #571, walked into the ring with the swagger of his sire, and also his namesake. ... Read More

Frankel's Last Laugh

As the field passed the three-eighths pole in the 135th Belmont Stakes, the massive, rain-drenched crowd, snake bitten by years of dashed hopes, braced for the inevitable. They had been here four of the past six years, and eight of the past 25 years, hoping to be part of history. Each time, their cheers fell silent.... Read More

View From the Verrazano

As we approach the seventh anniversary of 9/11, I thought, rather than rehash how one of the most cataclysmic events in American history affected the racing world, I would reprint a story I wrote of my visit to Belmont Park four days later on Sept. 15 in order to recapture the atmosphere and the emotions that prevailed at the time, as well my own observations and feelings.... Read More

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