Frankel Injury

Frankel Injury


The has reported that undefeated European racing superstar Frankel will undergo a second scan next week to determine if a foreleg injury he received during a routine gallop April 11 may be more serious, according to a report from Racing Post.

Lord Grimthorpe, racing manager for owner Khalid Abdullah, told the Racing Post: “That will tell us more, I wish I could say more conclusively one way or the other, but we just don’t know. We remain hopeful but obviously it is a concern, we wouldn’t have mentioned it otherwise.”

Juddmonte Farms’ 4-year-old home bred was scheduled to make his 2012 debut May 19 in the JLT Lockinge Stakes at Newbury. Trainer Sir Henry Cecil had said earlier the injury appeared “superficial,” according to a statement released by the British Press Association. About the cause of the injury, Cecil had said Frankel “is such an extravagant mover that he hit himself” during the gallop at Newmarket in England.

Frankel has an interesting pedigree from a KZN perspective. He is by world-champion sire standing at Coolmore Stud, Galileo (himself a son of the great Sadler’s Wells who in turn is the sire of our very own King Of Kings), who of course is the sire of Summerhill Stud’s raised and grazed champion mare Igugu(AUS), voted Equus Horse-Of-The-Year in 2011. Frankel, out of the mare named Kind, is yet again proof of the Danehill success story. Kind’s maternal grandsire is Rainbow Quest – the sire of our very own exciting Spectrum at Yellow Star Stud.

KZN stands six sons of Danehill at various farms around the province, as well as Rocky Street(AUS), a grandson of the Danehill-sired Rock Of Gibraltar.

With the proven pedigree in Frankel, KZN Breeders clearly have an additional recipe for success!

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