Tours to see equine superstar Frankel, the world’s highest rated racehorse, have raised thousands of pounds for a local children’s hospice thanks to the kindness of his trainer, the late Sir Henry Cecil, and Juddmonte Farms.
In response to interest from Frankel’s many fans, a total of six tours have taken place this summer at Banstead Manor Stud, Cheveley, where Frankel is now a stallion.
The tours, which were offered to Frankel fans and were snapped up within 24 hours, have raised almost £3,000 for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH), the charity chosen by Sir Henry Cecil who had cancer and died in June this year. Last month saw the last of six tours organised.
Frankel has enjoyed a successful first season at stud having been supported by many of the world’s leading thoroughbred breeders. His first sons and daughters will be racing in 2016.
As a racehorse he was unbeaten in all his 14 races. He was the first horse in 60 years to be champion at two, three and four years of age.