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Frankel Wins UK Gr1 Champion Stakes
At Ascot in the UK, unbeaten 4YO entire Frankel (Galileo-Kind, by Danehill) concluded his race career with a 1.75-length victory for trainer Sir Henry Cecil in the £1.3m Gr1 Champion Stakes (2000m) for 3YOs+, over 6YO gelding Cirrus Des Aigles (Even Top-Taille De Guepe, by Septieme Ciel) & 4YO colt Nathaniel (Galileo-Magnificient Style, by Silver Hawk). Frankel took his record to 14 wins (including 10 Gr1 events: Gr1 Juddmonte International at York, Gr1 Sussex Stakes at Goodwood, Gr1 Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot, Gr1 Lockinge Stakes at Newbury, then in 2011 the Gr1 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot, Gr1 Sussex Stakes at Goodwood, Gr1 St James's Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot, Gr1 Two Thousand Guineas at Newmarket, and in 2010 the Gr1 Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket) from 14 starts for £2,998,301 earnings.