Top award for Frankel

Frankel has been named Cartier Horse Of The Year for the second time at an awards ceremony in London.

Having won the award last year, Frankel joins Ouija Board on the list of dual winners. Ed Dunlop’s mare won the accolade in 2004 and 2006.

Owned and bred by Prince Khalid Abdullah, Frankel is now standing at the Prince’s Banstead Manor stud in Newmarket.

He was trained throughout his unbeaten 14-race career by Henry Cecil, who said: “All of us at Warren Place are thrilled that Frankel’s achievements this year have been recognised with him winning this most prestigious award for the second time running.”

Unfortunately Cecil was not well enough to attend the ceremony.

Frankel beat three-time Classic winner Camelot, Nathaniel, Cirrus Des Aigles and Excelebration to the main award and was also named the winner of the Cartier Older Horse category.

Black Caviar took the Cartier Sprinter Award, Camelot won the three-year-old category, The Fugue was crowned the best three-year-old filly while Dawn Approach was crowned two-year-old champion colt and Certify the best juvenile filly.

Ascot Gold Cup winner Colour Vision won the Cartier stayers category.

Meanwhile, Rathasker Stud have announced the addition of Born To Sea, by Invincible Spirit out of Urban Sea by Miswaki, to their stallion roster.

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