“Frankel Flashing By”




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by Annabel Thornton

Original Acrylic on board

Size 11″ x 19.5″

Framed size 20″ x 28″

Frankel (foaled 2008 in Great Britain) is a thoroughbred colt racehorse bred by Juddmonte Farms, trained by Sir Henry Cecil and owned by Prince Khalid Abdulla. Named after the renowned and late American trainer Bobby Frankel, Frankel was unbeaten in his 14 race career and is officially rated as the best racehorse in the world. After his win in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot in October 2011, Frankel was given a rating of 143 by Timeform, the highest mark awarded by the organisation in over forty years and their fourth-highest of all time behind Sea Bird, Brigadier Gerard and Tudor Minstrel

In June 2012, following his win in the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot, Timeform raised his provisional rating to 147, making him the highest-rated horse in the organisation’s history