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2012 Juddmonte International (G1)

Date/Track:
8/22/2012, York-GB
Post Time:
10:40 AM ET
Distance:
1 5/16 m (Turf)
Age/Sex:
3+ M
Time:
2:06.59

What the Nation is saying about the 2012 Juddmonte International (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
Could the 1 1/2 mile Prix de L'Arc de Triomphe be next for the world's best horse?Read More
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  • likin sparks · I don't follow the Euro racing to much but would like to know when Frankel may return to action? · 600 days ago ·
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  • MarcelloMarocco · So I guess Sir henry's Cancer and his inability to travel is why they kept Frankel in england and not headed for France. give Sir Henry a break. Champions Stakes is just fine. Where are all the top 10f horses over there dodging him like at York?. The Champions will be a sham of a field because regardless of where Frankel runs, the others will run to the other race. He goes to the ARC the others will run The Champions, and Japan Cup, if he goes to the Champions....everyone else runs for the ARC. · 568 days ago ·
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To the disappointment of many, the great horse will run next in Ascot's Champion Stakes on October 20.Read More
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  • Mary Z. · Count me out of we. I don't laugh at Frankel, and I don't call all of his competition "tomato cans". · 573 days ago ·
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  • timgsmith10 · But it is kinda crappy that they wont take on the ARC.. How can it not? Is he better than Danedream? Orfevre? SnowFairy? We will never know..BOOOOOO · 573 days ago ·
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Scores 13th career victory by seven lengths!Read More
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  • footlick · icy-you can say and believe whatever you want. They also have the right to do what they want with their horse. As far as stretching Frankel out, I have stated the reason it took so long, as Sir Henry has said it many times and has been confirmed by Frankel's jockey. Cecil did not want to stretch Frankel out until he learned to relax behind horses. He has not done that until this year. I think the constant retirement of the 3 yr old crop this year would be far more worrying · 604 days ago ·
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  • footlick · Grass is the racing of the world, not dirt · 604 days ago ·
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On Wednesday, Sir Henry Cecil's exceptional four year old colt, Frankel, bids to further enhance his reputation in his inaugural attempt at the ten furlongs trip in the Juddmonte International.Read More
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  • likin sparks · Frankel, "My God what a performance" is right Ms Commentator! I guess the 2 mile morning gallops makes this race just a drop int he bucket for him. Please Sir Cecil send him to the BC, pweese. · 605 days ago ·
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  • Mary Z. · Beautiful. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mr_ChX6Jv4s · 605 days ago ·
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FRANKEL steps into the unknown on Wednesday when he tackles 1m2f for the first time in the Juddmonte International. Read More
Two days ago, Racing Post.com reported that Cirrus Des Aigles WILL NOT take on Frankel in the G1 Juddmonte International Stakes at York on August 22nd. The race to be Frankel's first go at 10f. The connections of Cirrus Des Aigles said the infection he developed awhile back on one of his ankles still hasn't healed yet to the point they feel he's ready for the Juddmonte International. Cirrus Des Aigles hasn't raced since finishing 2nd to the filly Golden Lilac in the G1 Prix D'Ispahan back in May. The injury to Cirrus Des Aigles had already previously forced him to miss possible dates in both the G1 Grand Prix De Saint-Cloud and the G1 King George. Then yesterday, AtTheRaces.com reported that trainer John Gosden has said that Nathaniel will also likely be an absentee for the Juddmonte International, too. Saying that his connections are leaning more toward sending him to Leopardstown in early September for the G1 Irish Champion Stakes. I think there was a lot of excitement about the possibility of rematch between Frankel and Nathaniel given that Frankel had beaten Nathaniel only a 1/2 length in what was the very first race of both's career back in 2010. So assuming that Cirrus Des Aigles and Nathaniel are both out of the JIS, it looks like Coolmore would possibly have the strongest hand to left to play against Juddmonte Farms and Frankel. Since they still have both St Nicholas Abbey, Imperial Monarch, and Daddy Long Legs all still entered in the JIS as of now.
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

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