World Horse Welfare is one of only six public groups to be given access to view Frankel in his new home at Banstead Manor Stud this year. Unbeaten in his 14-race career, Frankel is the highest-rated racehorse in the world – and the charity, accompanied by Chairman’s Circle members and selected guests met the superstar Frankel in Newmarket this September.
The Newmarket Equine Hospital (NEH) and ‘The Horse Comes First’ have joined together to promote the record of horse welfare in British racing.
“Thoroughbreds have been genetically selected over many generations to run fast”, says Dr Meredith A. Smith, a vet at the NEH. “Their legs are slim, and their chests are broad and deep girthed which maximises their cardiac and respiratory capacity. There is also an innate love of galloping within them, which sets this breed apart.”