October 20th, 2012 marked the end. The end of a journey. The end of a once in a lifetime champion. October 20th marked the day that the world's greatest racehorse ran his final race, remaining undefeated and securing his place in history. He is Frankel.
On October 20th, 2012 in England the undefeated racing sensation of Frankel stepped onto the racetrack for the final time soon to face the toughest challenge of his career, running against the likes of Cirrus des Aigles and Nathaniel and over turf softer than he ever had before. He sure did not disappoint when he sailed home for the fourteenth time in fourteen races. The journey of the greatest racehorse we have seen since we entered this century ended on the 20th of October. He has secured his place among history and among some of the greatest athletes ever to grace racetracks before him. I believe he will carry his greatness with him to stud. I believe he will be an amazing sire, just like his father Galileo.
We will have to wait and see until this magnificent animal's offspring touch down on the racing scene in 2016, trying to accomplish the seemingly impossible feat of equaling their father's greatness.
October 20th, 2012 marked the end of an amazing fairy tale and the start of a new beginning.