Cheers ring out at Cheltenham Racecourse for the mighty Frankel
RACEGOERS at Cheltenham showed their appreciation for Frankel after the 14th victory of his brilliant career on Saturday.
They took a break from studying the form of the runners at Prestbury Park to watch the unbeaten colt's final race at Ascot on the big screen opposite the main grandstand.
Even though he was running 80 miles away, cheers and applause rang out around Prestbury Park as Sir Henry Cecil's wonderhorse bowed out with success under Tom Queally in the Qipco Champion Stakes.
Frankel will now slowly be prepared for life as a stallion at Banstead Manor Stud near Newmarket after his owner Prince Khalid Abdullah confirmed he would not race again.
Teddy Grimthorpe, racing manager to Abdullah, said: "He's been on high octane fuel so it's a gradual letting-down process and when everyone is happy he will come to the stud."
Cecil said: "He's the best I've ever had.
"He's the best I've ever seen. I'd be surprised if there's ever been any better."