Frankie Brothers will be retiring from his role as blood-testing agent and member of Keeneland’s aspiring detective team, he announced on December 16.
“I am fortunate that my health is good,” he said in a statement released Friday. “I’m 76 years old and quite content to sit in the viewing area and watch the game for a while.”
After training horses from 1980-2009, Brothers moved into his current role picking horses for several clients before partnering with Starlight and StarLadies Racing for the past thirteen years. During this time, he also served as a member of the Keeneland sapling inspection team for the Keeneland Yearling Sale in September.
“It was time for me to move on. For a little guy, the coaching game was great for me, but it was time for me to make that transition in 2009,” said Brothers, who won. 2,291 races throughout the process, said. his training career.
His best horse, Lazy Lane Farms’ Hansel, was a classic multi-fight winner in the Preakness Stakes (G1) and Belmont Stakes (G1) and was named a 3-year-old champion in 1991. The horses Other top horses he trains include grant me victory hello secret , Roof , Declaration , Madcap prison escape , First Samurai and multi-stakes winners are classified, pulpit .
“If you look at the stats, Hansel is the most successful horse I have, but Pulpit is the best,” Brothers told BloodHorse in 2009 as he was about to retire from training.
Brothers, a Louisiana native who now resides in Louisville, Ky., began training racehorses in the early 1970s when he was an assistant to Jack Van Berg and later the Hall of Famer in Fair Grounds Racecourse & Slots. He worked with Van Berg for about 10 years before leaving on his own. Brothers was originally based in Fair Grounds and Louisiana Land and was the top coach of the latter for nine years in a row. He’s scored six titles at the Fair Grounds.
The brothers eventually expanded their operations to Arkansas, Florida, and Kentucky. He added the training title at Churchill Downs and Keeneland.
“I have been fortunate enough to train some amazing people and then just as lucky when Jack and Laurie Wolf of (Starlight Racing) asked me to join their team as blood supply agents. when I quit coaching,” Brother said. “We’ve had a lot of luck together—you always want to win more, but we did pretty well.”
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Brothers are also part of the Starlight Racing/SF Racing team that selected a number of graded bet winners, including 1st place winners. Quack , Eight Rings and the 2020 Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) winners, Real .
“Frankie was the best, and we will miss him,” said Jack Wolf, managing partner of Starlight Racing. “At this point, he’s like family to us. But I respect his decision to retire and I can’t blame him — it was a tough game.”
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