Banstead Manor Stud

Chaldean Ushers in a New Age at Juddmonte

Outside the boxes of the foaling unit at Banstead Manor Stud are Juddmonte's versions of the blue plaques one sees across Britain on the former homes of famous people. Here, of course, the plaques are a subtle green, but when it comes to equine celebrities there can be no bigger name than Frankel (GB).  He was born in one of the old brick boxes which should be granted special sporting heritage status on February 11, 2008. It is hard to believe that his 16th birthday is looming. Backing on to...

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2.8-Million Guineas Tattersalls Book 1 Topper Sheds Maiden Status In Belated Debut

Godolphin's hitherto unraced Kalidasa (GB) (Frankel {GB}--So Mi Dar {GB}, by Dubawi {Ire}) hit the heights at 2022's Tattersalls October Book 1 fixture when knocked down for a sale-topping 2.8-million guineas, but missed his intended debut at Kempton last month with a foot infection. Sent off at prohibitive odds of 1-3 for his belated unveiling in a low-key affair at Wolverhampton, Friday evening, he made no mistake and registered a 1 1/2-length triumph in the extended one-mile contest. The March-foaled bay is out of G3 Musidora S.-winning G1 Prix de...

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GBRI Releases Part 1 of 'Be A Part of It: Breeding in Britain' Series

Great British Racing International (GBRI) launched the first episode in a new five-part video series entitled 'Be A Part Of It: Breeding In Britain'--Juddmonte: Banstead Manor Stud. The remaining four episodes will drop daily through Nov. 25. Episode 1 features one of the most prolific stud farms in the world, Banstead Manor Stud, home of Juddmonte. General Manager Simon Mockridge discusses how Prince Khalid Abdullah first came to purchase the stud in 1987. Among its illustrious residents, Frankel (GB) is poised to win his second Champion Sire title in the...

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Chaldean Joins his Sire Frankel at Banstead Manor Stud

Frankel (GB) is being joined on the Juddmonte roster at Banstead Manor Stud by his Classic-winning son Chaldean (GB) for the 2024 season. Bred by Whitsbury Manor Stud, Chaldean was a 550,000gns foal purchase by Juddmonte and one of five black-type horses out of the Dutch Art (GB) mare Suelita (GB). The winner of four of his five starts at two, the Andrew Balding-trained colt landed the G3 Acomb S. and G2 Champagne S. before emulating his sire by signing off last year with victory in the G1 Dewhurst S. His...

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Kingman's Well-Related Sparkling Plenty Snags Marseille Feature

Patrice Cottier trainee Sparkling Plenty (Fr) (Kingman {GB}--Speralita {Fr}, by Frankel {GB}) notched a three-length debut success at Marseille-Borely earlier this month and swooped late over the same course and distance in Monday's Listed Prix Delahante to maintain her perfect record on black-type bow. She was steadied off the tempo and settled into a smooth rhythm racing sixth through halfway in the 8 1/2-furlong contest. Hurried along rounding the home turn, the 9-10 favourite made relentless headway under mild rousting in the straight and kept on strongly to usurp long-time...

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Juniper Berries Annexes Salisbury Feature On The Nod

Eve Johnson Houghton trainee Juniper Berries (GB) (Expert Eye {GB}--Tricksy Spirit {GB}, by Lethal Force {Ire}) made five unsuccessful attempts to add to a debut win over five furlongs at Bath in April and notched a stakes breakthrough in Thursday's G3 Ire-Incentive It Pays To Buy Irish Dick Poole Fillies' S. at Salisbury, doubling her win tally in her first try at the six-furlong trip. The 16-1 outsider, who ran fourth in Royal Ascot's G2 Queen Mary S. in June and Newbury's Listed St Hugh's S. last month, was reined...

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Frankel's Darkaniya Prevails In Baden-Baden Feature

Francis-Henri Graffard trainee Darkaniya (Fr) (Frankel {GB}--Daryakana {Fr}, by Selkirk), who ran fifth in last month's G1 Prix Jean-Romanet, added to a first black-type win in July's Listed Prix de la Pepiniere and doubled a her stakes tally with victory in Saturday's G2 T von Zastrow Stutenpreis at Baden-Baden. The 9-5 favourite lobbed along in seventh passing the judge first time and bounded forward to stalk the leaders in fourth along the backstraight. Inching into second rounding the home turn, she was shaken to to seize control appoaching the final...

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Quickfire Double For Marc Chan As Kinross Eases To City Of York Success

With Angel Bleu (Fr) (Dark Angel {Ire}) having annexed the G2 Celebration Mile at Goodwood just 20 minutes earlier, 'TDN Rising Star' Kinross (GB) (Kingman {GB}--Ceilidh House {GB}, by Selkirk) stepped forward to register a quickfire double for the Marc Chan-Ralph Beckett axis by successfully defending his title in Saturday's £500,000 Sky Bet City Of York S. on the Knavesmire. Last term's G1 Prix de la Foret and G1 British Champions Sprint hero backed up a third in Newmarket's G1 July Cup with a second renewal of Goodwood's G2 Lennox...

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Frankel's Mostahdaf Makes All For International Glory And A Record Sixth Success For Dettori

Just 35 minutes after Ryan Moore had given a copybook off-the-pace ride in the G2 Great Voltigeur, Frankie Dettori provided a masterclass of his own with a pillar-to-post exhibition aboard Shadwell's Mostahdaf (GB) (Frankel {GB}--Handassa {GB}, by Dubawi {Ire}) in a stellar renewal of York's G1 Juddmonte International as the Knavesmire crowd was treated to high-end examples of elite horsemanship on the opening day of the Ebor Festival. The G1 Prince Of Wales's S. victor was sharply into stride and soon held a three-length buffer, with Paddington (GB) (Siyouni {Fr})...

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Frankel's Arrest Makes All In Geoffrey Freer Test

Juddmonte's G1 Criterium de Saint-Cloud runner-up Arrest (Ire) (Frankel {GB}--Nisriyna {Ire}, by Intikhab) had failed to build upon a wide-margin triumph in May's G3 Chester Vase, but regained the winning thread and punched his ticket to next month's G1 St Leger with a pillar-to-post victory in Saturday's G3 BetVictor Geoffrey Freer S at Newbury. Remaining out wide lobbing along on the lead before taking the shortest route around the sweeping home turn, the 5-6 favourite was shaken up in the centre of the track with three furlongs remaining and maintained...

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Book 1 Millionaire Diego Velazquez A New TDN Rising Star In Ireland

Saturday's Bord Na Mona Recycling Irish EBF Maiden at the Curragh has been a springboard to success in the G1 Vincent O'Brien National S. for Al Riffa (Fr) (Wootton Bassett {GB}) and Thunder Moon (Ire) (Zoffany {Ire}), who annexed two of the last three editions. This year's renewal witnessed the emergence of another potential candidate after Aidan O'Brien trainee Diego Velazquez (Ire) (Frankel {GB}) romped to 'TDN Rising Stardom' in the seven-furlong contest. He had already caused a stir at Newmarket last October, when knocked down for 2.4-million guineas at...

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Kingman's Epictetus Upsets Fellow TDN Rising Star Nostrum At Goodwood

George Strawbridge's homebred 'TDN Rising Star' Epictetus (Ire) (Kingman {GB}--Thistle Bird {GB}, by Selkirk) had finished of the board in his three latest starts and returned to form with a bang to deny fellow Rising Star Nostrum (GB) (Kingman {GB}) in Friday's G3 Bonhams Thoroughbred S. at Goodwood. Last term's G1 Futurity Trophy second, who annexed Epsom's Listed Blue Riband Trial on sophomore return, was swiftly into stride from the inside gate and raced under a firm hold in third through the early fractions as Nostrum set the tone up...

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