After only three career starts, Frankel has turf writers pounding their thesauri in search of new superlatives to describe the handsome colt. Yesterday at the Ascot Festival, Frankel exceeded the hype machine by running his competition into the ground with a scintilating ten-length runaway in the Group 2 Royal Lodge Stakes. The impressive juvenile, named after the late Hall of Fame Trainer Bobby Frankel, has been much talked about before he even made his career debut, and his first three starts have more than sufficiently fueled the fire for talks of greatness. Yesterday's romp came on the heels of a 13-length virtuoso at Doncaster. Reality rarely even approaches hyperbole in the world of racing, but in the case of Frankel it has become quickly clear that we are
looking at a young horse far from the ordinary. Frankel is trained by
Henry Cecil, and was bred in England by his owner, Juddmonte Farm.
Let’s take a look at those bloodlines for some clues into where this
new star inherited his ability.