Juddmonte Farm

Breeding Digest: Chinks of Light Against Fierce Competition

It very quickly became clear that the stallions launched in 2019 included an above-average proportion equipped to last the course. And the start being made by their second crop of sophomores has only reiterated that impression. Thanks to the contentious prohibition of his ban by a gaming corporation, GI Arkansas Derby winner Muth is ineligible to give Good Magic a second GI Kentucky Derby from two attempts. (Though the Hill 'n' Dale sire might yet manage that with the same mare who gave him the first one, with Mage's brother...

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Champion Mare Idiomatic Posts Third Work of Year, Targeting La Troienne on Kentucky Oaks Day

Last year's champion older female and GI Breeders' Cup Distaff heroine Idiomatic (Curlin), sportingly put back in training for a 5-year-old campaign, could potentially kick off her season in the GI La Troienne S. on the GI Kentucky Oaks undercard May 3. The Juddmonte homebred posted her third workout of 2024 for trainer Brad Cox at Fair Grounds Thursday morning, stopping the clock for four furlongs in :49 (17/43). "For starters, (the late Juddmonte founder) Prince Khalid (bin Abdullah) was never afraid to run horses, colts or fillies," Juddmonte USA...

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Mating Plans, Presented by Spendthrift: Watercress Farm

The TDN's popular annual series 'Mating Plans, presented by Spendthrift,' continues today in a conversation with Rob Tribbett, General Manager of Fred Hertrich's Watercress Farm. Comic City (8, City Zip--Comic Marvel, by Distorted Humor) will be bred to Olympiad. Comic City is a City Zip mare from a top Juddmonte family. Olympiad is the total package. He is a beautiful horse by a top sire, he was a Saratoga 2-year-old old winner himself over some fantastic horses, then showed the ability to consistently dominant at the top levels at four....

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First Foal Reported for Dual GISW Mandaloun

Juddmonte's Mandaloun (Into Mischief--Brooch, by Empire Maker) was represented by his first foal over the weekend, according to a representative for the farm Thursday afternoon. The foal, a filly, was born at Jay Goodwin's Kentucky-based Goodwin Farm out of a mare not named in the release. The dam of the new filly is reported to be "out of a stakes-producing Gone West mare whose dam is a full-sister to [Canadian] Horse of the Year Dance Smartly and half-sister to the breed-shaping stallion Smart Strike." The bay filly is "big and...

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Elite Power Takes the Stage at Juddmonte

From clipping Curlin's stallion tag onto Broadway's Alibi's halter before the mare went into the breeding shed to celebrating in the winner's circle at Santa Anita six years later for the GI Breeders' Cup Sprint, Aaron West has been along for the ride almost every step of the way as the foal that resulted from that mating back in 2017 came to be known as Elite Power, a two-time Breeders Cup champion and the newest addition at Juddmonte Farm. West was working at Lane's End Farm when Broadway's Alibi (Vindication),...

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Elite Power Arrives at Juddmonte, Available For Inspection During Farm's Open House

Two-time GI Breeders' Cup Sprint winner Elite Power (Curlin--Broadway's Alibi, by Vindication) has arrived at Juddmonte Farm in Lexington, Ky, and will be available for inspection during the farm's annual open house, which gets underway on Wednesday, Nov. 8 and continues through the last day of the Keeneland November Sale on Thursday, Nov. 16, the farm announced on Tuesday. The open house will get underway daily at 9:30 a.m. and conclude at 3:00 p.m. Elite Power, who was retired after his second consecutive Breeders' Cup win on Saturday, will stand...

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Elite Power's Fee Set at $50,000 for 2024

Champion Sprinter Elite Power (Curlin) will stand for an initial fee of $50,000, live foal, when he takes up stud duty at his owner's Juddmonte Farm in Kentucky after his final start in the Nov. 4 GI Breeders' Cup Sprint at Santa Anita, the farm announced on Tuesday. In addition to capturing last year's Breeders' Cup Sprint at Keeneland, the $900,000 Keeneland September yearling earned the victory in this year's GI Alfred G. Vanderbilt H. at Saratoga, the GII True North S. at Belmont Park and the G3 Riyadh Dirt...

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Jockey Club Registry Issues 100,000th Digital Certificate

The Jockey Club Registry Aug. 8 issued its 100,000th digital certificate of foal registration to a gray colt by Tacitus (Tapit), out of Jibboom by Mizzen Mast, the organization said in a release Thursday. The foal, born on Feb. 10, was bred and is owned by Juddmonte, which is also the original certificate manager. "We are pleased that digital certificates have been so well-received," said Rick Bailey, registrar for The Jockey Club. "Digital certificates have streamlined the registration process and transfer of certificates, certificates can no longer be damaged or...

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Three Champs Lead Class of 2023 into Hall of Fame

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - Co-owner and co-breeder Steve Coburn was a quotable presence during California Chrome (Lucky Pulpit)'s fine career and delivered again Friday when the California-bred was inducted into the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame. Champions California Chrome, Arrogate (Unbridled's Song) and Songbird (Medaglia d'Oro), all in their first year of eligibility, joined jockey Corey Nakatani in the contemporary class of 2023. Fernando Toro was selected by the Historic Review Committee. Three people--the late John Hanes II, the late Leonard Jerome and Stella F. Thayer--were inducted as...

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Newbury: Can “Unexposed” Laurel Beat the Colts in the Lockinge?

Newbury's G1 Al Shaqab Lockinge S. has been a happy hunting ground for some top fillies in recent times and Saturday's renewal features another as TDN Rising Star Laurel (GB) (Kingman {GB}) takes aim at the colts. Dazzling with her sectionals in a Kempton novice in September, the daughter of Promising Lead (GB) (Danehill) was sent into battle for the G1 Sun Chariot S. by the normally more-reserved Gosdens just days later and justified that risk by beating all bar Fonteyn (GB) (Farhh {GB}) in the Newmarket contest. With a...

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Observations: Son of Joyeuse Takes the Eye at Deauville

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. Thursday's Insights features a half sibling to Group 1 performers Maximal and Jubiloso. 14.25 Deauville, Mdn, €27,000, 3yo, c/g, 6fT TREMBLANT (GB) (Shamardal) is the latest representative of Juddmonte's dual listed-winning and multiple group-placed Joyeuse (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}), one of Frankel's half-siblings who has already produced the G1...

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Rosen Made To Measure For The Chief's Crown

He was tailor-made for both walks of life; raised to be equally at home with the racetrack cavalcade, or the catwalk parade. From the outside, fashion and the Turf perhaps share their most obvious bond in pageant: all those shimmering silks, all those sleek creatures. To Andrew Rosen, however, it's a more internal thing. Outlook, not aspect. In both cases, he explains, you're adding one plus one and hoping to get four. "Or six, or eight," he says, smiling. "So, it's all about anticipating the future. In the clothing industry,...

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