Members of the racing community based at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots paused Monday to share fond memories of Bobby Frankel
the Hall of Fame trainer who died that morning from complications of
lymphoma. Though based in Southern California, horses trained by
Frankel won all four of the premier Fair Grounds stakes over the years.
Those triumphs included the Louisiana Derby (won by Peace Rules
and High Limit
), the Mervin H. Muniz Memorial Handicap (Proudinsky
twice), the New Orleans Handicap (Peace Rules and Badge of Silver
) and the Fair Grounds Oaks (Pampered Star
). Frankel won nine stakes at Fair Grounds overall.