Frank Fletcher

(Frank Fletcher Racing Operations, Inc.)

Born: June 4, 1944
Birthplace: Little Rock, Arkansas
Family: Wife Judy; children Chris and Jerilynn, and grandchildren Jacob, Sam and Adam

Frank Fletcher is an active thoroughbred owner and breeder and annually enters horses at top tracks such as Oaklawn, Churchill Downs, Remington Park and Santa Anita. He has had several starters in the Arkansas Derby, including Son of Rocket, who was third in 2001 and in 2011, he started stakes winner Rocket Twentyone in the Breeder’s Cup Juvenile Fillies.

A prominent businessman, his businesses include: Wyndham Riverfront Hotel, Benihana’s Japanese Steakhouse, Riverfront Steakhouse, Rocket Twentyone Restaurant, The Fletcher Realty Company, Fletcher Furs and several car dealerships including Dodge Chrysler Jeep in four cities, Honda in two cities, Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai, Ford, Kia in two cities, Nissan, Toyota and a new store in Panama City. Now, Fletcher Companies ranks in the top 100 Car Dealers in USA.

Fletcher has been honored many times for his civic and charitable work. Those honors include the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office Citizens Achievement Award for 2000, American Red Cross awards, the Pulaski County Humane Society Citizen of Hope Award and many others. In 2013, he was inducted into the Arkansas Business Hall of Fame.

Fletcher's racing manager is retired jockey Kathy Moore Howard and his locally based horses are trained by W.T. Howard. He also has horses in California with Bob Baffert.