Torre witness to Frankel's soft side

Updated: November 16, 2009, 5:16 PM ET
By Jay Privman | Daily Racing Form

A shared passion for horse racing, baseball, and dogs cemented the friendship of trainer Bobby Frankel and Joe Torre, the manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, who called Frankel "a very giving person" on Monday after learning of Frankel's death earlier in the day.

"He was such a private person," Torre said via telephone from New York, where he was preparing to board a plane in order to attend Frankel's memorial service on Tuesday in Los Angeles. "He didn't let a lot of people in. I felt ...

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