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Penny, Torre host racing legends

Penny, Torre host racing legends

CINCINNATI -- With thoroughbred racehorse owner Brad Penny on the mound Monday night for thoroughbred racehorse owner Joe Torre, it was only fitting that pregame clubhouse guests included Hall of Fame thoroughbred trainer Bobby Frankel and superstar jockey agent Ron Anderson.

Among the owners Frankel trains for, not coincidentally, are Torre and Penny, who recently purchased, with Frankel, the 3-year-old-stakes-winning filly Moonshine Alice, currently in training at Keeneland in Louisville.

Torre invited Frankel and Anderson to attend Monday night's game against the Reds and watch batting practice from the field. Frankel was introduced to the club during a pregame meeting.

After the Dodgers won, Torre sounded like the typical superstitious horse owner when he said Frankel might have brought good luck.

"I'm going to send a limo to bring him back tomorrow," Torre said.

Frankel has trained for Torre for several years and together they won the 2005 $1 million Queen's Plate in Toronto with Wild Desert.

Penny has owned a handful of horses the past three years, including Synnin and Grinnin, who won a maiden claiming race at Santa Anita last week.

Anderson is the agent for reigning Eclipse Award-winning jockey Garrett Gomez.

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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