Frankel is crowned the Horse of the Decade!

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Frankel got the better of Sprinter Sacre to claim the honours in a close final.
Frankel got the better of Sprinter Sacre to claim the honours in a close final.

It's official, Frankel is the Horse of the Decade!

The legendary Flat performer, who won all 14 of his starts and is officially the highest-rated horse of all-time on the level, came out on top in our 'Horse of the Decade' Twitter World Cup, which saw a shortlist of 32 horses whittled down to just one by our 75,000 Twitter followers. 

It certainly wasn't an easy choice for our followers to make, and they voted for a Quarter-Final consisting of seven Jumps superstars to sit alongside the great Frankel

On the other side of the draw, we saw Sprinter Sacre come out on top in the battle of the dual-Champion Chasers with Altior, while Denman achieved more votes than dual-Champion Hurdler Hurricane Fly. We suddenly built up hopes of one last match-up between Denman and Kauto Star, but it wasn't meant to be, with Sprinter Sacre winning his semi-final by 25.2% of the votes.

Meanwhile, Frankel was pushed all the way by the great Kauto Star, and triumphed by the closest match of the whole tournament - prevailing by just 1.8% of the 1,159 votes.

It set up a mouth-watering tie between Frankel and Sprinter Sacre, with the former coming out on top in another close battle, with just over 60% of the votes. 

It brought to a close an epic three days of voting and debate, which hopefully you enjoyed as much as we did!

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