Forums
There is currently 1 person viewing this thread.
Howdi
19 Jun 12 15:22
Joined:
Date Joined: 13 Oct 04
| Topic/replies: 29,355 | Blogger: Howdi's blog
Could this Frankel be the greatest of all time?

Post your reply

Text Format: Table: Smilies:
Forum does not support HTML
Insert Photo
Cancel
sort by:
Show
per page
Replies: 18
By:
STUDYFORM
When: 19 Jun 12 15:24
Over its distance, yes, imo.
By:
cooperman
When: 19 Jun 12 15:25
Bit like all sporting greats it's hard to compare different era's.
By:
Howdi
When: 19 Jun 12 15:25
interesting...
By:
Dr Syns Bed Chamber
When: 19 Jun 12 15:38
Free money.
By:
HH Sultan Vinegar
When: 19 Jun 12 16:13
I've never seen anything like him. Can't wait to see him have a crack at 10 furlongs.
By:
rogerthebutler
When: 19 Jun 12 17:10
Isn't this about the time when some old f@rt looks up from his dog eared copy of Timeform and says 'Arkle' or, if he's a real (unt 'Himself' and then goes back to sleep again, secure in the knowledge he doesn't ever have to open his eyes or mind.
By:
Fenway
When: 19 Jun 12 17:31
I thought 'Himself' was Christy O'Connor.
By:
twomatchpoints
When: 19 Jun 12 17:41
Roger is correct, but youngsters may not know that Arkle wasn't a flat horse, so I hsve to point it out


Shame Frankel won't race against Black Caviar this week
By:
Howdi
When: 19 Jun 12 22:52
why do people continally knock Arkle he was the greatest.
By:
naydam
When: 20 Jun 12 18:46
Anybody who tries to belittle Arkle is a fool, in my opinion. I recall backing Mill House to beat this lump of Irish dogmeat. Mill house got stuffed!
Arkle is/was the best three mile chaser in history.

Frankel is also quite likely the best flat horse (at his distance) that we will ever see. If you see a better one, you will be a lucky man.

Frankel and Black Caviar should never race each other...there would never be a definitive result due to racing distance, travellng distance etc. One would have to lose in a totally pointless confrontation.
By:
History Maker
When: 20 Jun 12 18:52
Do you remember the mooted match between Dubai Millenium and Montjeu? Never ended up happening. I was quite excited at the time.
By:
acey deucy
When: 20 Jun 12 19:01
I have never seen a horse destroy his rivals like Frankel,i have been around a few years and nothing can touch him imho.
By:
twomatchpoints
When: 20 Jun 12 20:36
I recall a 'two horse race' many years ago when Mill Reef and My Swanee scorched along the turf at H.Q. and 'The Brig' came and did them both, at a never to be seen again price of 11/2
By:
twomatchpoints
When: 20 Jun 12 20:36
I recall a 'two horse race' many years ago when Mill Reef and My Swanee scorched along the turf at H.Q. and 'The Brig' came and did them both, at a never to be seen again price of 11/2
By:
twomatchpoints
When: 20 Jun 12 20:36
So good he beat them twice !!!
By:
rogerthebutler
When: 21 Jun 12 07:44
naydam Joined: 31 Jul 04
Replies: 4300 20 Jun 12 18:46   
Anybody who tries to belittle Arkle is a fool, in my opinion. I recall backing Mill House to beat this lump of Irish dogmeat. Mill house got stuffed!
Arkle is/was the best three mile chaser in history.

Frankel is also quite likely the best flat horse (at his distance) that we will ever see. If you see a better one, you will be a lucky man.

Frankel and Black Caviar should never race each other...there would never be a definitive result due to racing distance, travellng distance etc. One would have to lose in a totally pointless confrontation.


He isn't

Agree

Definitely agree
By:
Velasquez
When: 21 Jun 12 08:34
Can't see how he's the best ever - yet. Secretariat did it up to 1 1/2 miles, on dirt and grass, and the Belmont run was like the horse sprinted for a mile and a half. "He couldn't have went any faster if he'd fallen off the stand roof," is the famous quote. Couldn't give a monkey's about unbeaten records - on any given day, any horse can get beaten imo.

He's probably the best miler ever. You're thinking now, "Could El Gran Senor, Miesque, etc. even lay up with him?"

Congrats to Frankel's great trainer and great owner for giving the horse time to get better and better. It says a lot for Prince Khalid that he named the horse after Bobby Frankel - classy guys all-round.

Willie Carson mentioned cuttin' the hoss up - and there is that x-factor special big heart thingy, ain't there? Like Phar Lap, Secretariat, etc...I think it's meant to be passed along certain female ancestors...I think...Plain...don't cut 'im up yet...
By:
twomatchpoints
When: 21 Jun 12 12:33
The hosses heart is probably bigger than Carson's brain
sort by:
Show
per page

Post your reply

Text Format: Table: Smilies:
Forum does not support HTML
Insert Photo
Cancel
‹ back to topics
www.betfair.com