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Robert Julian “Bobby” Frankel

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Robert Julian “Bobby” Frankel

Birth
Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, USA
Death
16 Nov 2009 (aged 69)
Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial
Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA Add to Map
Plot
Garden of Solomon, Block 2, Plot 6, Grave 2
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American thoroughbred race horse trainer whom ESPN called "one of the most successful and respected trainers in the history of thoroughbred racing."

He was inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in 1995, and was a five-time winner of the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Trainer.

Some of his best horses include Squirtle Squirt, his first Breeders' Cup winner; Skimming 2-time winner of the Grade 1 Pacific Classic Stakes; Sightseek, winner of the Humana Distaff Handicap (Gr. I) and Ogden Phipps Handicap (Gr. I); triple Grade I winner; Empire Maker, victor of the Belmont Stakes (Gr. I); multiple Grade I winning Peace Rules; two-time Santa Anita Handicap (Gr. I) winner Milwaukee Brew; and Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (Gr. I) winner Starine, whom he also owned; and Ghostzapper, the Breeders' Cup Classic (Gr. I) winner who was voted the 2004 Eclipse Award for Horse of the Year.

Robert Frankel was the U.S. Champion Trainer by earnings in 2002 and 2003.

Frankel died at his home in California on November 16, 2009 at the age of 68, after having leukemia for most of the year.

Frankel is survived by his daughter, Bethenny, who has appeared on the Bravo reality series "Real Housewives of New York City." He was twice divorced.

A service was planned for Tuesday at Hillside Memorial Park in Los Angeles.



American thoroughbred race horse trainer whom ESPN called "one of the most successful and respected trainers in the history of thoroughbred racing."

He was inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in 1995, and was a five-time winner of the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Trainer.

Some of his best horses include Squirtle Squirt, his first Breeders' Cup winner; Skimming 2-time winner of the Grade 1 Pacific Classic Stakes; Sightseek, winner of the Humana Distaff Handicap (Gr. I) and Ogden Phipps Handicap (Gr. I); triple Grade I winner; Empire Maker, victor of the Belmont Stakes (Gr. I); multiple Grade I winning Peace Rules; two-time Santa Anita Handicap (Gr. I) winner Milwaukee Brew; and Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (Gr. I) winner Starine, whom he also owned; and Ghostzapper, the Breeders' Cup Classic (Gr. I) winner who was voted the 2004 Eclipse Award for Horse of the Year.

Robert Frankel was the U.S. Champion Trainer by earnings in 2002 and 2003.

Frankel died at his home in California on November 16, 2009 at the age of 68, after having leukemia for most of the year.

Frankel is survived by his daughter, Bethenny, who has appeared on the Bravo reality series "Real Housewives of New York City." He was twice divorced.

A service was planned for Tuesday at Hillside Memorial Park in Los Angeles.




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  • Created by: ReLyRoTh
  • Added: Apr 10, 2010
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/50924275/robert_julian-frankel: accessed ), memorial page for Robert Julian “Bobby” Frankel (9 Jul 1940–16 Nov 2009), Find a Grave Memorial ID 50924275, citing Hillside Memorial Park, Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA; Maintained by ReLyRoTh (contributor 46556292).