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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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Hundred-Year History Of 'The Arc'

Nothing sacred just appears out of the wilderness; it is always the outcome of an evolutionary process with many layers of development. In racing, France and arguably Europe's self-proclaimed 'monument', the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, emerged from a lengthy spell of planning and forethought into how the country could showcase its own talent in direct competition with its neighbours. With the hippodrome at Longchamp superseding the worn-out Champ de Mars circuit in 1857, the Societe d'Encouragement pour l'Amelioration des Races de Chevaux en France looked to provide some prizes...

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TDN International Editor Kelsey Riley Talks Arc On Writers' Room

In addition to all the Stateside action this weekend--the final leg of the Triple Crown, Fall Stars Weekend at Keeneland and 11 Breeders' Cup "Win and You're In" events--the biggest race of the year in Europe will also be run with Sunday's G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp in Paris. Wednesday on the TDN Writers' Room podcast presented by Keeneland, TDN International Editor Kelsey Riley joined the crew as the Green Group Guest of the Week to talk about the much-anticipated showdown between Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}) and...

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Dettori: “Pressure Is Less Than Last Year”

Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}) will on Sunday attempt to accomplish what has never been done before in winning a third G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. The man who has been in her saddle the past three years and steered her to all 11 of her Group 1 victories, however, said he is feeling less pressure than he did at her first attempt at the historic feat 12 months ago, when she was second to Waldgeist (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}). "We have already achieved something historic by winning the King George...

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Enable “Happy And Well” In Arc Prep

Newmarket's Henry Cecil Open Weekend could not take place in its traditional format this year, but a wide array of HQ trainers nonetheless participated in virtual format. John Gosden was chief among them, and he gave an update on the town's most popular equine resident, Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}), as she gears up for an attempt at a third win in the G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe on Oct. 4. "Enable is very happy and well," Gosden said. "She has been fine since the race at Kempton [the Sept....

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