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  1. #1
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    Default Frankel

    The most hyped horse in a long time, and boy is he ever living up to the hype. Just won the 2000 Guineas.



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    Here's the replay, see for yourselves, this is something exceptional... http://horses.sportinglife.com/Video...428484,00.html



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    Well dang.
    Don't fall for a girl who fell for a horse just to be number two in her world... ~EFO



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    Wow! Very dominant race.

    Bobby Frankel would be proud. It would be a shame to name a horse in honor of somebody close to you and have it turn out not to be able to beat anything, but I'm sure that's happened more often than not. .

    I thought they ran the 2000 Guineas on Kentucky Derby day? Or at least used to. . .



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    Quote Originally Posted by dressagetraks View Post
    I thought they ran the 2000 Guineas on Kentucky Derby day? Or at least used to. . .
    Most years it falls on the same day. I believe the criteria they use to decide the day is that the 1000 Guineas, the fillies version of the 2000 Guineas, and which takes place on the Sunday following the 2000 Guineas on Sat, must take place on the first Sunday in May. With tomorrow being May 1st, that meant the 2000 Guineas fell on last day in April.

    The funny thing about this race is that Juddmonte actually had a pacemaker entered in the race for Frankel! He fried his own pacemaker.
    The big question now is will he go on to contest the Derby at Epsom. I would think not, after that performance. It's hard to imagine him staying 1m4f after seeing that exhibition of raw speed. I think he will stay at a mile, with maybe a shot at one of the big 10f G1s in the late summer. If he did stretch out, the International Stakes at York in August would be an appropriate target, given that it's sponsored by his owners.



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    Default Frankel

    Well, I am sitting here at the computer, watching Rolex, and tv is on behind me with Frankel! WHAT A HORSE! He was sensational!! All they saw of him was his heels.
    Funny thing too. We seem to have no real stars this year, and he is a big un that we probably won't get to see.
    Another killer of threads



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    unbelievable!!!!



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    Fabulous, fabulous.

    Drvm, you are kindly tasked with keeping this forum up to speed on all news Frankel this year! Thank you!



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    Truly exceptional stuff. What a magnificent few years we've had for racing superstars internationally.
    bar.ka think u al.l. susp.ect
    free bar.ka and tidy rabbit



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    Default Sterling!

    Hi All,
    Smashing, simply smashing. I actually cried watching this race. It is so rare to see that kind of brilliant dominance! A class act all the way. I guess we'll have to go to Europe to see him run, and with this horse it will be worth going anywhere.

    Did you see the size of his butt and chest? Was it me, or does he have a very interesting running style? He seems to really come in under himself and fully contract and release.

    It's so nice to be posting here today. I made the mistake of wandering off and posting on a different COTH forum about a sticky topic and got very nasty responses. I still believe the Racing forum is the (for the most part) most well-behaved bunch of horse enthusiasts on the COTH.

    Bravo Frankel!

    Hallie



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    Very impressive to say the least.



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    He was being ridden very strongly the final two furlongs. Still maintained a solid lead, so maybe just being "kept to task"? Let the flaming begin.
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    Well, everyone behind him was getting the snot shaken out of them a lot harder than Queally was riding. Brilliant horse. I had heard lots about him but never bothered to watch any of his races till now. Exceptional.
    It's a uterus, not a clown car. - Sayyedati



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    The way he was squirreling around and prancing after being pulled up and while coming back made me think he was goofing off a bit there at the end, since he sure didn't seem tired afterward. Maybe he was just getting bored out there alone?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Flashy Gray VA
    Fabulous, fabulous.

    Drvm, you are kindly tasked with keeping this forum up to speed on all news Frankel this year! Thank you!
    What FGVa said!
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    Frankel scratched from ante-post Derby betting ...in lieu of going to Epsom, St James's Palace Stakes over a mile looks the likeliest next target for Frankel.



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