Juddmonte Farms

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Juddmonte Farms
Private
Industry Horse racing
Founded 1977
Headquarters Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Key people
Prince Khalid bin Abdullah, owner; Dr. John Chandler, president; Lord Teddy Grimthorpe, racing manager.
Website juddmonte.com

Juddmonte Farms is an award-winning horse breeding farm, owned by Prince Khalid bin Abdullah of Saudi Arabia.[1] A member of the Saudi Arabian royal family the successful businessman presides over the massive conglomerate Mawarid Holding. While he is in semi-retirement, his four sons are involved in managing business interests that include insurance, catering, cement, cleaning, foodstuffs and electronics.

Overview[edit]

Juddmonte Farms consists of a variety of individual farms: three in England, two in Ireland, and three in Kentucky, United States. Established in 1977, Juddmonte in particular is highly regarded for their 300 plus broodmare band.[2][not in citation given] The farm has owned three horses named Broodmare of the Year in the U.S. or Britain: Hasili, dam of stakes winners Dansili, Banks Hill, Intercontinental, Heat Haze, Cacique and Champs Elysees; Toussaud, dam of stakes winners Empire Maker, Chester House, Honest Lady, Chiselling and Decarchy; and Slightly Dangerous, dam of stakes winners Commander in Chief, Warning, Yashmak, Dushyantor and Jibe.

The farm's first major victory was in 1980 when Known Fact won the 2,000 Guineas which was also the first win in that 200-year-old event for any Arab racing owner.[1]

In Europe, Juddmonte currently stands at stud the stallions Dansili, Oasis Dream, Cacique, Frankel, Bated Breath and Kingman. In the United States, Juddmonte's stallions include Mizzen Mast, and previously, First Defence.[citation needed]

A number of homebreds have won major races in both in Flat and National Hunt racing after leaving Juddmonte. These include Wicklow Brave, son of Beat Hollow (Vincent O'Brien County Hurdle and Irish St Leger); Profit, son of Oasis Dream (King's Stand Stakes); Brian Boru, son of Broodmare Eva Luna (Racing Post Trophy and British St Leger); Powerscourt, son of Broodmare Rainbow Lake (Tattersalls Gold Cup and Arlington Millions); Foreteller, son of Dansili (Australian Ranvet Stakes, Makybe Diva Stakes and Underwood Stakes).[3]

Awards[edit]

Juddmonte Farms has over the years won a variety of awards related to horse racing.[4] In the United States this includes 15 Eclipse Awards to date, which includes the Top Breeder Award in 1995, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2009, as well as the Top Owner Award in 1992, 2003 and 2016.[1][5] In 2003, they had a win at the Belmont Stakes, with Empire Maker and also had wins in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf in 2001, 2005 and 2009 with Banks Hill, Intercontinental and Midday.[1] They won the Breeders' Cup Classic with Arrogate in 2016.[6]

In the United Kingdom, Prince Khalid bin Abdullah has won the British flat racing Champion Owner Title in 2003, 2010 and 2011, with horses such as Oasis Dream, Derby winner Workforce, Byword, Classic winner Special Duty, Time Piece, Twice Over, Midday and ten time Group 1 winner Frankel, the highest rated thoroughbred racehorse in history.[citation needed]. A Champion Owner Title was also achieved in Ireland 1993.[7]

To date, Prince Khalid bin Abdullah and Juddmonte horses have won 15 Cartier Racing Award titles, also known as the European Horse of The Year Awards. Wins include Horse of the Year (Franekl (twice) and Kingman), 3 Year Old Colt of The Year (Commander in Chief, Workforce, Frankel and Kingman), 3 Year Old Filly of the Year (Banks Hill), 2 Year Old Colt of the Year (Zafonic, Frankel), 2 Year Old Filly of the year (Special Duty), Top Older Horse of the Year (Frankel, Noble Mission), Top Sprinter of the Year (Oasis Dream), and the Award of Merit.

In France, Prince Khalid bin Abdullah has won the French Champion Owner Title in 2002, 2003, 2006 and 2015.[8][9][10][11] In Ireland the Champion Owner Title was won in 1993.[7]

Trainers and jockeys[edit]

UK/US
France
The racing colors of Juddmonte are registered in the name of Khalid Abdullah, and there are two designs, one with a sash, used in the U.S. and the UK and the other with only epaulets, used in France.

Juddmonte's regular trainers in Britain include Henry Cecil, Roger Charlton, Barry Hills, Charlie Hills, John Gosden, Amanda Perrett and Michael Stoute. In 2016, Ralph Beckett and Hugo Palmer became trainers for Juddmonte in Britain follow the death of Henry Cecil and the retirement of his wife, Jane Cecil, after a brief but successful career. In 2006, Dermot Weld became a trainer for Juddmonte in Ireland with Famous Name just one successful horse for the pair, winning 21 out of his 37 races, 20 at Stakes Level. In France horses are sent to Pascal Bary, Andre Fabre, Criquette Head-Maarek and David Smaga. Successful horses on the European scene were often sent late in their 3 year old career to Robert J. Frankel in the U.S. for the bigger purse Grade 1 races. In the 1980s Juddmonte also enjoyed success with Guy Harwood (father of Amanda Perrett) and Jeremy Tree in Britain and with Maurice Zilber in France.

In France Stéphane Pasquier was retained for Juddmonte and more recently former French National Hunt Champion Jockey Vincent Cheminaud has regularly ridden for Juddmonte. Vincent Cheminaud has the distinction of winning both the Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris (The French Grand National), Grand Prix d'Automne and the Prix du Jockey Club (The French Derby), within one year. In Britain, Pat Eddery, Richard Hughes and James Doyle were retained to ride Juddmonte horses.In Ireland, Pat Smullen regularly rides Juddmonte horses.

Teddy Grimthorpe is employed as Juddmonte's racing manager in Europe, while Garreth O'Rourke is employed as Juddmonte's racing manager in the U.S.[12]

In the United States, Juddmonte horses—including classic winner Empire Maker, Aptitude, Flute, Heat Haze, First Defence, Ventura, Sightseek, Intercontinental and former European racers such as Beat Hollow and Champs Elysees were trained by Bobby Frankel for more than two decades prior to Frankel's death in November, 2009. They are now being trained by Bill Mott, Bob Baffert and also by former assistant to Bobby Frankel, Chad Brown

Major wins[edit]

United Kingdom Great Britain


Republic of Ireland Ireland


France France


United States United States


Canada Canada


Hong Kong Hong Kong


United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates

Most successful horses[edit]

Horses managed by Juddmonte listed among their most successful include the following:[13]

Known Fact 1979–1980

  • Middle Park Stakes and 2000 Guineas[14]

Rainbow Quest 1985

  • Coronation Cup and Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe[15]

Rousillon 1985 Queen Anne Stakes, Sussex Stakes, Prix du Moulin (1985)

Dancing Brave 1986

  • 2000 Guineas, Coral Eclipse, King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes and Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe[16]

Warning 1988–1989

  • Sussex Stakes, Queen Elizabeth II Stakes and Queen Anne Stakes[17]

Danehill 1989

  • Golden Jubilee Stakes and Haydock Sprint Cup[18]

Sanglamore 1990–1991

  • Prix du Jockey Club and Prix d'Ispahan[19]

Quest For Fame 1990–1992

  • Derby and Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap[20]

Exbourne 1991

  • Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap and United Nation Stakes[21]

Marquetry 1991–1992

  • Hollywood Gold Cup and Eddie Reade Handicap[22]

Jolypha 1992

  • Prix de Diane and Prix Vermeille[23]

Zafonic 1992–1993

  • Prix Morny, Dewhurst Stakes and 2000 Guineas[24]

Commander in Chief 1993

  • Derby and Irish Derby[25]

Raintrap 1993–1994

  • Prix Royal Oak and Canadian International[26]

Sun Shack 1993–1997

  • Criterium de SaintCloud, Coronation Cup and Prix Royal Oak[27]

Ryafan 1996–1997

  • Prix Marcel Boussac, Falmouth Stakes, Nassau Stakes, Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup, Yellow Ribbon Stakes and Matriarch Stakes[28]

Reams of Verse 1996–1997

  • Fillies' Mile and Oaks[29]

Aptitude 2000–2001

  • Hollywood Gold Cup and Jockey Club Gold Cup[30]

Observatory 2000–2001

  • Queen Elizabeth II Stakes and Prix d'Ispahan[31]

Beat Hollow 2000–2002

  • Grand Prix de Paris, Woodford Reserve Turf Classic, Manhattan Handicap and Arlington Million[32]

Senure 2001

United Nations Handicap and Clement L Hirsch Memorial Turf

Flute 2001

  • Kentucky Oaks and Alabama Stakes[34]

Banks Hill 2001–2002

  • Coronation Stakes, Breeders Cup Filly and Mare Turf and Prix Jacques Le Marois[35]

Oasis Dream 2002–2003

  • Middle Park Stakes, July Cup and Nunthorpe Stakes[36]

Tates Creek 2002–2003

  • Diana Handicap, Gamely Stakes and Yellow Ribbon Stakes[37]

Empire Maker 2003

  • Florida Derby, Wood Memorial Stakes and Belmont Stakes[38]

Heat Haze 2003

  • Beverly D Stakes and Matriarch Stakes[39]

Nebraska Tornado 2003

  • Prix de Diane and Prix du Moulin[40]

Etoile Montante 2003–2004

  • Prix de la Foret[41]

American Post 2003–2004

  • Prix Jean Luc Lagardere, Racing Post Trophy and Poule d'Essai des Poulains[42]

Intercontinental 2004–2005

  • Just A Game Stakes, Matriarch Stakes, First Lady Stakes and Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf[43]

Cacique 2006

  • Manhattan Handicap and Man O'War Stakes[44]

Rail Link 2006

  • Grand Prix de Paris and Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe[45]

Champs Elysees 2008–2009

  • Northern Dancer Turf Stakes, Hollywood Turf Cup and Canadian International Stakes[46]

Ventura 2008–2009

  • Just A Game Stakes, Breeders' Cup Filly and Mares Sprint, Santa Monica Handicap, Woodbine Mile and Matriarch Stakes[47]

Midday 2009–2011

  • Nassau Stakes 09, Breeders Cup Filly & Mare Turf, Nassau Stakes 10, Yorkshire Oaks, Prix Vermeille & Nassau Stakes 11,[48]

Twice Over 2009–2011

  • Champion Stakes 09, Eclipse Stakes, Champion Stakes 10, International Stakes[49]

Special Duty 2009–2010

  • Cheveley Park Stakes, 1000 Guineas & Poule d'Essai des Pouliches[50]

Proviso 2010

  • Frank E Kilroe Mile Handicap, Just A Game Stakes, Diana Stakes & First Lady Stakes[51]

Workforce 2010

  • Derby and Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe[52]

Frankel 2010–2012

  • Dewhurst Stakes, 2000 Guineas, St James Palace Stakes, Sussex Stakes '11, QEII Stakes, Lockinge Stakes, Queen Anne Stakes & Sussex Stakes '12[53]

Emollient 2013–2014

  • Ashland Stakes, American Oaks, Juddmonte Spinster Stakes, Rodeo Drive Stake[54]

Close Hatches 2013–2014

  • Mother Goose Stakes, Cotillion Stakes, Personal Ensign Stakes, Apple Blossom Handicap, Ogden Phipps Handicap[55]

Noble Mission 2014

  • Irish Tattersalls Gold Cup, Grand Prix De Saint - Cloud, British Champions Stakes[56]

Flintshire 2013–2016

  • Grand Prix de Paris, Hong Kong Vase, Sword Dancer Invitational Stakes (2015), Woodford Reserve Manhattan Stakes, Sword Dancer Invitational Stakes (2016)[57]

Arrogate' 2016

  • Travers Stakes and Breeders Cup Classic[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d National Thoroughbred Racing Association, "Juddmonte Farms, Inc.", profile. Retrieved October 16, 2007.
  2. ^ Interactive Stallion Directory, "Juddmonte Farms", Thoroughbred Times. Retrieved October 16, 2007.
  3. ^ "About Juddmonte Farms - Hall of Fame". Juddmonte.com. Retrieved 2016-11-06. 
  4. ^ "Juddmonte Europe | About us | Achievements | Awards". Juddmonte.com. Retrieved 2016-11-06. 
  5. ^ Juddmonte.com, "Juddmonte America awards page", Retrieved October 16, 2007.
  6. ^ a b Novak, Claire (2013-10-20). "Arrogate Upsets 'Chrome' in BC Classic". BloodHorse.com. Retrieved 2016-11-06. 
  7. ^ a b "Past Champions". Horse Racing Ireland. Retrieved 11 January 2017. 
  8. ^ "Owner Statistics". Frenchbloodstock.com. Retrieved 11 January 2017. 
  9. ^ "Owner Statistics". Frenchbloodstock.com. Retrieved 11 January 2017. 
  10. ^ "Owner Statistics". Frenchbloodstock.com. Retrieved 11 January 2017. 
  11. ^ "Owner Statistics 2015". Frenchbloodstock.com. Retrieved 11 January 2017. 
  12. ^ "Juddmonte Farms Lexington, Kentucky - Contact Details". Juddmonte Farms. Retrieved 11 January 2017. 
  13. ^ "Juddmonte Hall of Fame". Retrieved 17 September 2016. 
  14. ^ "Known Fact | Record By Race Type". Racing Post. 2011-06-02. Retrieved 2016-11-06. 
  15. ^ "Rainbow Quest | Record By Race Type". Racing Post. 2011-06-02. Retrieved 2016-11-06. 
  16. ^ "Dancing Brave | Record By Race Type". Racing Post. 2011-06-02. Retrieved 2016-11-06. 
  17. ^ "Warning | Record By Race Type". Racing Post. 2011-06-02. Retrieved 2016-11-06. 
  18. ^ "Danehill | Record By Race Type". Racing Post. 2011-06-02. Retrieved 2016-11-06. 
  19. ^ "Sanglamore | Record By Race Type". Racing Post. Retrieved 2016-11-06. 
  20. ^ "Quest For Fame | Record By Race Type". Racing Post. Retrieved 2016-11-06. 
  21. ^ "Exbourne | Record By Race Type". Racing Post. 2011-06-02. Retrieved 2016-11-06. 
  22. ^ "Marquetry | Record By Race Type". Racing Post. Retrieved 2016-11-06. 
  23. ^ "Jolypha | Record By Race Type". Racing Post. Retrieved 2016-11-06. 
  24. ^ "Zafonic | Record By Race Type". Racing Post. 2011-06-02. Retrieved 2016-11-06. 
  25. ^ "Commander In Chief | Record By Race Type". Racing Post. 2011-06-02. Retrieved 2016-11-06. 
  26. ^ "Raintrap | Record By Race Type". Racing Post. Retrieved 2016-11-06. 
  27. ^ "Sunshack | Record By Race Type". Racing Post. Retrieved 2016-11-06. 
  28. ^ "Ryafan | Record By Race Type". Racing Post. Retrieved 2016-11-06. 
  29. ^ "Reams Of Verse | Record By Race Type". Racing Post. Retrieved 2016-11-06. 
  30. ^ "Aptitude | Record By Race Type". Racing Post. 2011-06-02. Retrieved 2016-11-06. 
  31. ^ "Observatory | Record By Race Type". Racing Post. 2011-06-02. Retrieved 2016-11-06. 
  32. ^ "Beat Hollow | Record By Race Type". Racing Post. Retrieved 2016-11-06. 
  33. ^ "Senure | Record By Race Type". Racing Post. Retrieved 2016-11-06. 
  34. ^ "Flute | Record By Race Type". Racing Post. 2011-06-02. Retrieved 2016-11-06. 
  35. ^ "Banks Hill | Record By Race Type". Racing Post. Retrieved 2016-11-06. 
  36. ^ "Oasis Dream | Record By Race Type". Racing Post. 2011-06-02. Retrieved 2016-11-06. 
  37. ^ "Tates Creek | Record By Race Type". Racing Post. 2011-06-02. Retrieved 2016-11-06. 
  38. ^ "Empire Maker | Record By Race Type". Racing Post. 2011-06-02. Retrieved 2016-11-06. 
  39. ^ "Heat Haze | Record By Race Type". Racing Post. Retrieved 2016-11-06. 
  40. ^ "Nebraska Tornado | Record By Race Type". Racing Post. 2011-06-02. Retrieved 2016-11-06. 
  41. ^ "Etoile Montante | Record By Race Type". Racing Post. Retrieved 2016-11-06. 
  42. ^ "American Post | Record By Race Type". Racing Post. 2011-06-02. Retrieved 2016-11-06. 
  43. ^ "Intercontinental | Record By Race Type". Racing Post. Retrieved 2016-11-06. 
  44. ^ "Cacique | Record By Race Type". Racing Post. Retrieved 2016-11-06. 
  45. ^ "Rail Link | Record By Race Type". Racing Post. 2011-06-02. Retrieved 2016-11-06. 
  46. ^ "Champs Elysees | Record By Race Type". Racing Post. Retrieved 2016-11-06. 
  47. ^ "Ventura | Record By Race Type". Racing Post. Retrieved 2016-11-06. 
  48. ^ "Midday | Record By Race Type". Racing Post. Retrieved 2016-11-06. 
  49. ^ "Twice Over | Record By Race Type". Racing Post. 2011-06-02. Retrieved 2016-11-06. 
  50. ^ "Special Duty | Record By Race Type". Racing Post. Retrieved 2016-11-06. 
  51. ^ "Proviso | Record By Race Type". Racing Post. Retrieved 2016-11-06. 
  52. ^ "Workforce | Record By Race Type". Racing Post. Retrieved 2016-11-06. 
  53. ^ "Frankel | Record By Race Type". Racing Post. 2011-06-02. Retrieved 2016-11-06. 
  54. ^ "Emollient | Record By Race Type". Racing Post. 2011-06-02. Retrieved 2016-11-06. 
  55. ^ "Close Hatches | Record By Race Type". Racing Post. 2011-06-02. Retrieved 2016-11-06. 
  56. ^ "Noble Mission | Record By Race Type". Racing Post. Retrieved 2016-11-06. 
  57. ^ "Flintshire | Record By Race Type". Racing Post. Retrieved 2016-11-06. 

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