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Bobby Frankel dies at 68

Updated: November 19, 2009, 7:57 PM ET
By Jay Privman | Daily Racing Form

Bobby Frankel, who rose from the streets of Brooklyn to become one of the most successful and respected trainers in the history of thoroughbred racing, died early Monday at his home in Pacific Palisades, Calif., from complications due to lymphoma. He was 68.

Frankel had not been seen publicly in more than six months, since a recurrence of lymphoma, which he beat back about a decade ago, reappeared. In recent months, he only had contact with a handful of people, and he had dispersed a number ...

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