Lord Grimthorpe: Witnessing Greatness From Within

Following a year in the racing world when all has changed, if not utterly, then significantly, a further adjustment to the norm is brought about by the departure of Lord Grimthorpe as Juddmonte's racing manager. Royal Ascot 2021 will mark the end of a 22-year stint in the role which has seen him closely allied to some of the greatest names in the sport's modern history as the public face of the operation which is as admired as much as it is successful. That admiration extends to Grimthorpe himself, better...

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Classic Tilt In The Balance For Snow Lantern

Observations on the European Racing Scene turns the spotlight on the best European races of the day, highlighting well-pedigreed horses early in their careers, horses of note returning to action and young runners that achieved notable results in the sales ring. Today's Observations features a daughter of a Classic winner who is herself on that path. 1.00 Newbury, Mdn, £10,000, 3yo, 8fT SNOW LANTERN (GB) (Frankel {GB}) is out to book a potential place in the line-up for the G1 1000 Guineas in three weeks' time that her dam Sky...

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John Gosden Joins the TDN Writers' Room

Trainer John Gosden joins this week's TDN Writers' Room fresh off a win in the Saudi Cup to talk on the newly-crowned Mishriff, relive his favorite moments with Enable and reminisce on his Californian training roots.

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Ghaiyyath Crowned Longines World's Best Racehorse

Godolphin's Ghaiyyath (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) was officially named Longines World's Best Racehorse on Tuesday having been assessed to have posted the top two performances of 2020. His high mark of 130 was gained in the G1 Juddmonte International S. at York, which was also named Longines World's Best Horserace for the first time. The former Charlie Appleby trainee also recorded a mark of 127 in the G1 Hurworth Bloodstock Coronation Cup which, in a pandemic-disrupted season, was moved from Epsom to Newmarket. Bred by the Weld family's Springbank Way Stud...

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Juddmonte Doyen Prince Khalid Bin Abdullah Dead

His Highness Prince Khalid bin Abdullah, one of the most successful owner/breeders in the history of the sport through his Juddmonte Farms dynasty, died on Jan. 12 in his 84th year. Prince Khalid's famous green, pink and white silks have been immortalized in the annals of the sport, having been carried transatlantically by 118 Grade/Group 1 winners headed by champions like Frankel (GB), Dancing Brave (GB), Enable (GB) and Arrogate among many others. He campaigned over 500 stakes winners, of which he bred over 440. Douglas Erskine Crum, chief executive...

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Racing Review of the Year: Part I

The Classic Generation At the start of June, with France and Germany having already crept cautiously back into play after the COVID full-stop, Britain joined in with the beginning of a flourish of catch-up fare. In under a week of racing, we had a new star to gaze at, and time experts were in awe of Bjorn Nielsen's English King (Fr) (Camelot {GB}). While he looked super-slick in the Listed Lingfield Derby Trial, he was to be given the justifiably dreaded number one draw at Epsom and gave up any...

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Enable Film Released

Juddmonte has released a film on DVD celebrating the career of its dual G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe and triple G1 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth S. winner Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}). The film, produced in collaboration with Equine Productions and spanning the five years from her arrival onto a racetrack in 2016 to her retirement at Banstead Manor Stud, includes interviews with trainer John Gosden and jockey Frankie Dettori. The DVD is available for pre-purchase on Amazon for £14.99. Juddmonte will make a contribution to the Injured...

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Bidding Closing On Enable Headcollar

Bidding on an Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}) headcollar signed by Frankie Dettori and John Gosden is set to close at 10 p.m. GMT on Sunday. The item is being auctioned to benefit East Anglia Childrens Hospices (EACH) and has reached £10,000. The headcollar was donated by Enable's owner/breeder Juddmonte Farms and comes with a letter of authenticity. Bids can be made via the Celebrity Bottom Drawer auction by clicking here.

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Kirk Robison Talks 'Horse of a Lifetime' Jackie's Warrior On Writers' Room

Having been involved in horse racing for decades, Kirk Robison knows how much luck plays a part in finding success. He admits as much. But perseverance also pays, and Robison has finally seen the fruits of his labor pay off at the highest level of the game, as his undefeated Jackie's Warrior (Maclean's Music) is set to head into the GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile as a heavy favorite, with a chance to solidify a divisional championship to boot. Wednesday morning, Robison joined the TDN Writers' Room presented by Keeneland as...

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Enable: One For The Ages

On most mornings there are more than 2,000 horses being exercised on Newmarket Heath, Britain's epicentre of the Thoroughbred industry.  Plenty of them will end up as minor winners and a decent number of stakes winners will progress from the blustery East Anglian acres of turf to sun-drenched winner's enclosures across England and beyond. Every now and then a champion will emerge.  It is perhaps a term used too liberally. Each year there's a champion 2-year-old, champion 3-year-old, champion stayer, champion sprinter. To call Enable (GB) a champion doesn't really...

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Enable Retires, Will Visit Kingman

Prince Khalid Abdullah's superstar mare Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}--Concentric {GB}, by Sadler's Wells) has been retired from racing and will visit Kingman (GB) at Banstead Manor Stud next season. "After consulting her trainer John Gosden and his racing manager Teddy Grimthorpe, Prince Khalid has decided that Enable will be retired from racing and will now join the Juddmonte broodmare band to be covered by Kingman in 2021," said Juddmonte Chief Executive Officer Douglas Erskine Crum. During an illustrious five-season career, Enable raced 19 times, winning 11 Group 1 races, including...

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FOX Sports to Broadcast Arc

FOX Sports will present live coverage and analysis of Sunday's G1 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, the New York Racing Association announced Friday. Sunday's broadcast will air on FS1 from 9:30-11 a.m. ET, with the Arc featuring 6-year-old mare Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}) for a record third win in the race. Coverage will also include the G1 Prix de l'Opera Longines for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up at 1 1/4 miles on the turf. Both races are part of the Breeders' Cup "Win and You're In" Challenge Series,...

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