Bobby Frankel
Born:
1941-07-09
Brooklyn
New York USA

Currently Residing:
Pacific Palisades
California USA

His wife is Bonita, daughter of Preakness - winning trainer Bill Boniface. Bethenny is his daughter from a previous marriage.

Notes:
Bobby Frankel started career as horse-walk er at Belmont Park and then at Aqueduct during the mid-1960s. He started training in New York from 1966 and set his first win with Double Dash at Aqueduct in the same year. In 1995, Bobby was inducted into the National Museum of Racing and the Hall of Fame. In his techniques , he is a close follower of the great trainer Charlie Whittingha m. He was given a number of awards and recognitio ns that includes- Eclipse Awards, year-end horse racing awards for being an outstandin g horse trainer. Some of the horses that he trained are- Squirtle Squirt, Skimming, Sightseek anhd Ogden Phipps Handicap and Empire Maker. Ghostzappe r, the winner of the Breeder's Cup Classic was voted as the 2004 Horse of the Year in Eclipse Award. Frankel won the Triple Crown in 2003 with Empire Maker in the Belmont Stakes. Bobby ranked third nationally through December 31, 2006.

Statistics
Year Races Run Wins Place Show Earnings
2007 566 123 118 86 $12,168,647
2006 585 139 98 96 $9,786,673
2005 581 128 101 93 $14,122,807
2004 491 135 94 60 $15,605,911
2003 411 114 80 56 $19,147,129
2002 480 117 82 74 $17,750,340

Facts
Frankel's Empire Maker posted win in third leg of the U.S. Triple Crown in 2003.
Won four Breedersâ Cup races â 2001 Sprint, 2002 Filly & Mare Turf, 2004 Classic and 2005 Filly & Mare Turf
Racing Awards:- Eclipse Award for Outstanding Trainer (1993, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003) U.S. Champion Trainer by earnings (1993, 2002, 2003)
Notable sprinters include: Squirtle Squirt, Aldebaran, Possibly Perfect, Wandesta, Ryafan, Leroidesanimaux, Bertrando, Ghostzapper, Baitman, Pataha Prince, Barometer and Lakeside Trail
Migrated to California in 1972 and set a record 60-races-win at Hollywood Park
Honours:- National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame (1995)
International wins:- Japan Cup (1988) E. P. Taylor Stakes (2004) Queen's Plate (2005)
Major Racing Wins:- Eddie Read Handicap (1977, 1981, 1982, 1986, 1989, 1992, 1997) Vanity Invitational Handicap (1984) John C. Mabee Handicap (1990, 1995, 1998, 2003, 2007) Santa Anita Handicap (1990, 2002, 2003) Arlington Handicap (1991, 1994, 1996, 2000) Clement L. Hirsch Turf Championship Stakes (1991, 1999, 2000, 2001) Hollywood Gold Cup (1991, 2001, 2008) Hollywood Derby (1991, 1999, 2001) Pacific Classic Stakes (1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 2000, 2001) Woodward Stakes (1993, 2001, 2003, 2004) Yellow Ribbon Stakes (1993, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2005) Frank E. Kilroe Mile Handicap (1996, 2002, 2005) Arlington Million (2000, 2002) Jockey Club Gold Cup (2001) Whitney Handicap (2001, 2003) Travers Stakes (2002) Coaching Club American Oaks (2003) Forego Handicap (2003, 2004, 2005, 2008) Wood Memorial Stakes (2003) Florida Derby (2003) Haskell Invitational Handicap (2003) Louisiana Derby (2003, 2005)