Who Owned Frankel?
Named in honour of the late Robert Frankel, a celebrated American racehorse trainer, Frankel was officially the highest-rated Flat horse in the history of Timeform. Trained by the late Sir Henry Cecil, Frankel won all 14 starts between August, 2010 and October, 2012, including ten at Group One level. He also had the distinction of being named European Champion at Cartier Racing Awards at two, three and four years.
Frankel was owned by His late Highness Prince Khalid bin Abdullah bin Abdulrahman Al Saud, a member of the Saudi Arabian royal family, who preferred to be known simply as ‘Khalid Abdullah’ anywhere outside his native country. In the early Eighties, Abdullah established his breeding operation, Juddmonte Farms, on property in Wargrave-on-Thames, Berkshire and would become one of the most successful owner/breeders in the history of horse. Down the years, his familiar green, white and pink silks were carried to victory by numerous outstanding performers, including not only Frankel, but also Dancing Brave, Enable and many others.