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Frankelmania comes to 14-0 close on the Twitterverse

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The Household Cavalry takes morning exercise in replicas of the silks worn by jockey Tom Queally when he rides the mighty Frankel.

If you can’t see the above-embedded video from the Racing Post of the Household Cavalry paying tribute to Frankel, click on the link.

Yes, she was there, at Ascot to see the big race. I imagine wild horses couldn’t have kept HRH Elizabeth II, one of the world’s most famous “horse girls,” away from watching Frankel’s final race.

Just like many of us American race fans who were glued to Twitter or video from gambling sites or wherever we could find the race.

Frankel, considered by many race fans to be the best horse in the world, won his final race, the 2012 Qipco Champions Stakes at Ascot. He retired undefeated.

After Oct. 20, he stepped aside leaving a 14-0 record and us Yanks dreaming of a Breeder’s Cup Classic that will never be.

What follows is all the Tweets I either forwarded or made myself shortly before and after the race. If I forwarded a Tweet, it begins with RT or MT, the latter of which meaning I edited the Tweet for space.

To find people talking about Frankel on Twitter, I ran a search on the hashtag #Frankel. I also kept an eye on my regular Twitter stream which is full of race fans.

Let’s re-live the excitement of Frankel’s last race as seen on Twitter:

Twitter Replay: “Watching” a Horse Race on Twitter

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What I read about a few minutes earlier but couldn’t see until someone posted a link to the race. If you can’t see the above embedded video of Frankel in the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot, click here.

Last week, I “watched” a couple of high profile British horse races on Twitter, especially the 2012 Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot with British superhorse Frankel. Believe it or not, “watching” a race on Twitter is still an exciting experience. Talk about on-the-scene reporting from a wide variety of sources. I retweeted some of the things I saw so I could show you how this works by printing my retweets here.

Have you heard of Frankel?

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If you can’t see the video of Frankel’s trainer Sir Henry Cecil talking about his star Frankel – and I think you’ll enjoy hearing about his patient approach with the horse – click here.

Not the US Hall of Fame Trainer, the late BobbyFrankel, although the horse had been named for him. This Frankel is the 4-year-old racehorse named last year as the Best Racehorse in the World. He’s undefeated with ten wins. His next race is Tuesday in the Royal Ascot opener – the Queen Anne Stakes, a one-mile race.

Here’s a little introduction to Frankel, as of mid-June 2012:

October 2011 Twitter Round-Up

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Just because we’re now deep into November doesn’t mean we can’t do a Twitter Round-Up for October 2011. What with the Arc and the BC11, October tends to be a big month for horse racing.

But we’re not all-about-racing here. No sirree. A USA gold medal, ze fillies making a sweep and stylin’ are part of October’s Twitter fun.