Frankel named horse of the year

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Equine insurance customers might be interested to learn that the unbeaten Frankel has been named as the racehorse of the year at the Cartier Racing Awards.

The impressive three-year-old colt has won all nine of his races to date and is currently trained by Sir Henry Cecil having been bred by Khalid Abdullah.

Frankel's perfect season included victories in the 2,000 Guineas, the St James's Palace Stakes, the Sussex Stakes and the £1m Queen Elizabeth II Stakes.

The awards are determined by points earned by horses in Pattern races throughout each calendar year and combined with opinions of a panel of racing journalists and votes from readers of both the Racing Post, as well as the Daily Telegraph.

Frankel was able to beat other horses in the frame for the award such as Champion Stakes winner Cirrus Des Aigles, Coral-Eclipse and Irish Champion Stakes scorer So You Think.

The award capped an unforgettable 24 hours for trainer Cecil, who had been knighted by the Queen at Buckingham Palace earlier in the day.

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