In a new enterprise set up by Great British Racing, the first two members of the British Champion Series Hall Of Fame were announced this week.
The legendary Frankel is joined by record-breaker Lester Pigott as the opening duo in a new venture that aims to be the highest achievement in British flat racing.
Frankel won all 14 of his starts in an incredible racing career, including 10 Group 1 successes and a phenomenal victory in the 2000 Guineas in 2011.
Under the impeccable guidance of the incredible Sir Henry Cecil, the son of Galileo crushed all of the competition and claimed just under £3million in prize money for his beloved owner, the late Prince Khalid Abdullah.
After being retired to stud, he has sired 12 Group 1 winners and the racing great holds an eye-bulging stud fee of £175,000.
Officially the best flat racehorse in recent living memory and the highest rated flat horse on both Timeform and Racing Post, Frankel is a worthy inaugural inductee for the racing Hall Of Fame.
Lester Pigott, famously known as ‘The Long Fellow’ due to being tall for his trade, is the inaugural jockey to be inducted into the new initiative launched by Qipco.
His record of nine Derby wins is unlikely to be matched, let alone beaten and he landed 30 Classic victories over a career that spanned over 40 years.
The Berkshire native was crowned Champion Jockey 11 times between 1960 and 1982 and he won his final Classic in the 2000 Guineas in 1992, at the grand age of 56.
With 4,493 victories to his name, Lester Piggott is a worthy addition to the British Champions Series Hall Of Fame.
The next inductees in the new enterprise are to be announced in the build-up to Champions Day in October.