Frankel officially the greatest horse ever

Thursday, 17th January 2013

Superstar racehorse Frankel is now officially the greatest horse ever on the Flat, after a review of global rankings put him above the previous leader, Dancing Brave.

Four-year-old Frankel, who was bred and is owned by Prince Khalid Abdullah of Juddmonte Farms, rose to fame by winning all 14 of his races before retiring last year.

A "historical calibration" in the rankings system, which has been in place since 1977, resulted in Dancing Brave's rating being downgraded to 138, placing Frankel as the outright leader with 140.

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