2012 Sussex Stakes (G1)

8/1/2012, Goodwood-GB
Post Time:
10:15 AM ET
1 mile (Turf)
3+ M
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What the Nation is saying about the 2012 Sussex Stakes (G1)...

After Frankel rolled by Cirrus Des Aigles in the grade one Champion Stakes, extending his record to an unbeaten 14 for 14, there was only one thought in my mind… I had just witnessed the greatest horse to ever race of all time.Read More
Great Britain was once again treated to a phenomenal display of equine perfection ... Read More
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  • yukichan · Thanks for the "man on the ground" accounting. Exciting that HRN will be covering live from Longchamp! · 625 days ago ·
  • DeadHeat · He is a monster of a racehorse. I don't think he'll have any probelm with 10f since he has learned to relax. His ability is well above any other horse currently racing. I only wish that SYT was still around, so that we could have seen them match up. · 622 days ago ·
With an assist from William Shakespeare, Zipse at the Track offers his perspective on the career crossroads the world's best has reached.Read More
THE wait to see Usain Bolt at London 2012 continues but an even quicker athlete will hit the track at Glorious Goodwood on Wednesday when the fearsome Frankel returns to action. Bolt may be odds-on favourite for the 100 metres gold medal but he is a massive price to win compared to Frankel who is as...Read More
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  • UnionRagsRules · Wow, so cool that they may put him in France. Glad there moving his workouts around a little bit. lol · 625 days ago ·
  • travel_vic · to be thought very good in Europe, a vcitory in England or France and possibly Ireland is a must. · 625 days ago ·
FRANKEL again showed just why he is the best racehorse in the world with another dominating, dismissive, destructive performance to make it 12 wins from 12 in the Sussex Stakes. Read More
  • forego139 · Robert (Bobby) Frankel has comeback as a horse and is just as dominate as a race horse as he was a trainer, "You go boy" · 625 days ago ·
  • travel_vic · No, if it were Frankel he would watch all the other races INSIDE. I was at two match races Frankel set up. First he challenged the best (at that time) sprinter at 2 furlongs versus a q-horse named Chirawiri. The latter was on top by 3 out of the gate and never loked back. Then about three months later he brought a good t-bred to Los Alamitos to race their best 870 yd runner in a match and he beat them too. Don't be with this guy was the lesson learned! · 625 days ago ·
Frankel has scared off most of the competition in his probable final appearance over the mile distance.Read More
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  • northport · Bullet train will set the pace then fade to last in the final two furlongs... Frankel, farhh, then gabrial · 626 days ago ·
  • AmbitiousD · I would love to see Frankel/Bullet Train 1-2. BT deserves it, even if it is only a 2nd place finish to his 'commander in chief' · 626 days ago ·
Only 3 other horses stayed in the G1 Sussex Stakes field to take on Frankel on Wednesday, and 1 of them is his own pacemaker, Bullet Train. This year's Sussex Stakes will be little more than a glorified workout for Frankel, IMO. I know the Godolphin horse, Farhh, is a very lightly raced colt with a lot of upside. But I don't get why Saeed Bin Suroor is thinking dropping him back in trip to 8f to go against Frankel will be a positive for Farhh? He's obviously a very good horse in his own right over 10f. One that just had the misfortune of running into 2 top caliber horses in So You Think in the G1 Prince of Wales's Stakes and Nathaniel in the G1 Coral-Eclipse Stakes. Sending him out to likely get run off of his feet over a mile against Frankel could easily destroy whatever confidence Farhh has going for him for those 2 top class, G1 efforts at 10f. JMO.
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  • footlick · A 7 furlong match race was also proposed. BC's people said no even before the idea could be firmed up. They wanted nothing to do with Frankel. It is lunacy for Frankel to have to drop to 5 or 6 furlongs to run against her. That is what they were looking for, I'm sure. · 626 days ago ·
  • footlick · another absurd discussion deciding how a horse should be campaigned, like Cecil doesn;t know what he is doing with a horse. · 626 days ago ·

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