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Rathor, a Bobby Frankel horse who beat Funny Cide, arrives at Old Friends this week after an "army" of friends pitched in. Photo courtesy Michael Blowen

‘Army of friends’ retires Frankel horse

A Bobby Frankel-trained Thoroughbred, who beat the great Funny Cide at Keeneland in 2007 and was once favored to trounce Derby winner Giacomo, was assisted this week by an “army” of friends hell-bent on giving their all for a beautiful black horse in need of some luck. In four short days, several New England horsemen, a good-hearted shipper, and Michael Blowen of Old Friends of Kentucky mustered to assist 14-year-old black gelding Rathor in an effort to retire him well, and fast. The opinionated OTTB, who retired from racing with 46 starts and $300,000 in earnings after refusing to leave the […]