Juddmonte Farms

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Juddmonte Farms
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.


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] 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 stand as stallions Dansili, Oasis Dream, Zamindar, Observatory, Rail Link, Three Valleys and Champs Elysees.

In USA it stands First Defence and Mizzen Mast.


Juddmonte Farms has over the years won a variety of awards related to horse racing. Among them are 10 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 and 2003.[1][3] 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]

Trainers and jockeys[edit]

Juddmonte's regular trainers in Britain include Henry Cecil, Roger Charlton, Barry Hills, John Gosden, Amanda Perrett and Michael Stoute. Dermot Weld became a trainer for Juddmonte in Ireland over the past few years with Famous Name just one successful horse for the pair. 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 USA 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 has been retained for Juddmonte since 2007 while in Britain in the past Pat Eddery and Richard Hughes were retained to ride Juddmonte horses.

Teddy Grimthorpe is employed as Juddmonte's racing manager in Europe and oversees the operation in USA.

In the United States, Juddmonte horses—including classic winner Empire Maker, Aptitude, Flute, First Defence, Ventura and Sightseek, etc. -- 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 and also Bob Baffert.

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]

Known Fact 1979 & 1980

Middle Park Stakes and 2000 Guineas

Rainbow Quest 1985

Coronation Cup and Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe

Dancing Brave 1986

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

Warning 1988 & 1989

Sussex Stakes, Queen Elizabeth II Stakes and Queen Anne Stakes

Danehill 1989

Golden Jubilee Stakes and Haydock Sprint Cup

Sanglamore 1990 & 1991

Prix du Jockey Club and Prix d'Ispahan

Quest For Fame 1990 - 1992

Derby and Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap

Exbourne 1991

Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap and United Nation Stakes

Marquetry 1991 & 1992

Hollywood Gold Cup and Eddie Reade Handicap

Jolypha 1992

Prix de Diane and Prix Vermeille

Zafonic 1992 & 1993

Prix Morny, Dewhurst Stakes and 2000 Guineas

Commander in Chief 1993

Derby and Irish Derby

Raintrap 1993 - 1994

Prix Royal Oak and Canadian International

Sun Shack 1993 - 1997

Criterium de SaintCloud, Coronation Cup and Prix Royal Oak

Ryafan 1996 & 1997

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

Reams of Verse 1996 & 1997

Fillies' Mile and Oaks

Aptitude 2000 & 2001

Hollywood Gold Cup and Jockey Club Gold Cup

Observatory 2000 & 2001

Queen Elizabeth II Stakes and Prix d'Ispahan

Beat Hollow 2000 - 2002

Grand Prix de Paris, Woodford Reserve Turf Classic, Manhattan Handicap and Arlington Million

Senure 2001

United Nations Handicap and Clement L Hirsch Memorial Turf

Flute 2001

Kentucky Oaks and Alabama Stakes

Banks Hill 2001 & 2002

Coronation Stakes, Breeders Cup Filly and Mare Turf and Prix Jacques Le Marois

Oasis Dream 2002 & 2003

Middle Park Stakes, July Cup and Nunthorpe Stakes

Tates Creek 2002 & 2003

Diana Handicap, Gamely Stakes and Yellow Ribbon Stakes

Empire Maker 2003

Florida Derby, Wood Memorial Stakes and Belmont Stakes

Heat Haze 2003

Beverly D Stakes and Matriarch Stakes

Nebraska Tornado 2003

Prix de Diane and Prix du Moulin

Etoile Montante 2003 & 2004

Prix de la Foret

American Post 2003 & 2004

Prix Jean Luc Lagardere, Racing Post Trophy and Poule d'Essai des Poulains

Intercontinental 2004 & 2005

Just A Game Stakes, Matriarch Stakes, First Lady Stakes and Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf

Cacique 2006

Manhattan Handicap and Man O'War Stakes

Rail Link 2006

Grand Prix de Paris and Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe

Champs Elysees 2008 & 2009

Northern Dancer Turf Stakes, Hollywood Turf Cup and Canadian International Stakes

Ventura 2008 & 2009

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

Midday 2009 - 2011

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

Twice Over 2009 - 2011

Champion Stakes 09, Eclipse Stakes, Champion Stakes 10, International Stakes

Special Duty 2009 & 2010

Cheveley Park Stakes, 1000 Guineas & Poule d'Essai des Pouliches

Proviso 2010

Frank E Kilroe Mile Handicap, Just A Game Stakes, Diana Stakes & First Lady Stakes

Workforce 2010

Derby and Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe

Frankel 2010 - 2012

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


  1. ^ a b c d National Thoroughbred Racing Association, "Juddmonte Farms, Inc.", profile. Retrieved October 16, 2007.
  2. ^ Interactive Stallion Directory, "Juddmonte Farms", Retrieved October 16, 2007.
  3. ^ Juddmonte.com, "Juddmonte America awards page", Retrieved October 16, 2007.

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