Wednesday 12th September 2012
Frankel to gallop at Newmarket
BETFRED Cambridgeshire Day at Newmarket Racecourses is scheduled to have a very special guest with trainer Sir Henry Cecil today revealing that the world's best racehorse Frankel will have a racecourse gallop on the Rowley Mile.
Race-goers on Saturday, September 29 will not only see two Group 1s, a Group 2 and the historic Betfred Cambridgeshire Heritage Handicap. They are now also set to get the chance to watch the Cecil-trained superstar have a public work-out.
Cecil confirmed: "All going well, Frankel will have a racecourse gallop at Newmarket one hour before racing on September 29 in his preparation for the Champion Stakes at Ascot on October 20. I am happy with Frankel's work at this stage."
Betfred Cambridgeshire Day gets underway at 2pm, so the approximate time of Frankel's gallop will be 1pm.
Frankel's appearance promises to provide even more sparkle to a superb day's racing at Newmarket. The seven-race card features the Group 1 Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes and the Cheveley Park Stakes.
Newmarket's director of racing Michael Prosser said: "We are delighted that it is the intention of connections for Frankel to work on Betfred Cambridgeshire Day at Newmarket.
"Frankel galloped with us in similar circumstances on QIPCO 2000 Guineas day and that was very well received by race-goers.
"We are now set to provide the public with another chance to see the world's best racehorse in action, albeit not in competition."