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I Miss Bobby Frankel

Almost a year has gone by since the passing of Bobby Frankel. I never met Bobby, but I knew several people who knew him from his days in New York. I think I would have liked him though, a consummate horseman with an edge. From what I’ve always heard, not an easy guy to get to know, but all I know is he appeared to love his animals. Who can forget the year he missed the Breeder’s Cup to stay home with his beloved dog, “Happy ?”


I miss reading about Bobby and his Juddmont stars, I miss that his horses always seemed to be live, I miss that he’s no longer part of the racing scene, because he left it way too soon...
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Years back, Frankle challenged the then, best NA sprinter, Indulto to a match race at 1/4 mile with a Q horse. Over out of the gate, he then challenged the Q horse crowd to a match at 870 yard with his bringing the T-bred. His horses won them both...Would not mess with this guy...
Thats a pretty good memory you there mark, that was a while ago that I said that i didn't think Zenyatta would not show for the Classic. I said that based on the facts that the Mosses were reluctant to ship Zenyatta east of the Mississippi and to have her race against equal opponents. They proved me wrong there but that doesn't alter the fact that Zenyatta had no races in California that gave her any kind of leg up for HOY. I agree and I can't say it any clearer that she ran a great race in the Classic and could no doubt compete anywhere and against anyone and be super compeitive. If they would have just taken more chances with her and let her expand her opportunities she would have had a better arguement for HOY. In my eyes her only arguement for HOY is the Classic and she lost that race to her biggest rival. As anyone knows luck and trips are a big part of horse racing and Blame being more tractable was able to use this advantage to win the Classic. You cannot hold this against him. I have no problem with given Zenyatta any kind of lifetime achievement award that you wan to and she surely deserves it, but Blame won HOY on the racetrack, you cannot alter that fact.

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