Juddmonte Farms

Mandaloun Overcomes Tough Trip in Monmouth's Pegasus

Juddmonte Farms' Mandaloun (Into Mischief), who may yet be named this year's GI Kentucky Derby winner should Medina Spirit (Protonico) be disqualified, held off a determined Weyburn (Pioneerof the Nile) to kick off the second half of his sophomore campaign with a win in the TVG.com Pegasus S. at Monmouth Park Sunday. Sent off the 1-5 favorite while facing just four rivals, Mandaloun was squeezed back to last soon after the break and trailed the compact field as longshot Lugamo (Chitu) set a leisurely pace up front with Weyburn a...

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Laurel River Tops Small Field in Lazaro Barrera

Juddmonte homebred Laurel River (Into Mischief) looks to become the latest graded winner for his red-hot sire in a four-horse renewal of Santa Anita's GIII Lazaro Barrera S. Saturday. Fifth as the favorite in his career bow at Santa Anita Oct. 3, the bay graduated by 4 1/4 lengths next out in Arcadia Apr. 3. The Chosen Vron (Vronsky) seeks his first win in open company here. A dominant debut winner against fellow Cal-breds Dec. 27, the gelding checked in third behind Concert Tour (Street Sense) in the GII San...

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Dansili's Juliet Foxtrot Wires Jenny Wiley

Looking for a seemingly elusive Grade I badge, Juddmonte Farms' Juliet Foxtrot (GB) (Dansili {GB}) finally broke through the glass ceiling, posting a career high win in Saturday's GI Coolmore Jenny Wiley S. at Keeneland. The victory represented Juddmonte's 16th graded stakes win at the Lexington oval. It is also the fourth victory in the race for Juddmonte, whose previous triumphs came with Bobby Frankel trainees Tates Creek in 2002 and Intercontinental (GB) in 2004 and 2005. Sent off the 8-5 choice for her 2021 debut, the 6-year-old broke sharply...

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Frankel's Dam Kind Dies From Foaling Complications

Kind (Ire) (Danehill-Rainbow Lake {GB}, by Rainbow Quest), the dam of the undefeated champion Frankel (GB) (Galileo {Ire}), passed away from foaling complications on Monday, Juddmonte announced. Also the dam of fellow Group 1 winner Noble Mission (GB) (Galileo {Ire}), the second generation Juddmonte homebred and listed winner was 20. Her final foal, a colt by Kingman (GB), was foaled on Mar. 2. Stud Director UK Simon Mockridge commented, "I cannot thank the Rossdales and Juddmonte team enough for the tireless care they have given Kind. To many she will...

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Uncle Mo Filly 'Trucks' Home at Tampa, Becomes Rising Star

Sent off at debut odds of 19-10 for a purse-enhanced maiden at Tampa, Juddmonte homebred Lory (Uncle Mo--Principal Role, by Empire Maker) overwhelmed her rivals by 7 3/4 lengths to become a new 'TDN Rising Star.' Clearly last into stride from the two hole, the bay quickly made up for lost time, accelerating all the way up into about fourth position as the field neared the entry to the far turn. Samy Camacho seized upon the opportunity to send Lory through an opening at the inside when pacesetting Summer Home...

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Jan. 31 Insights

Sponsored by Alex Nichols Agency BROWN UNVEILS PRICEY KINGMAN COLT 5th-TAM, $22.5K, Msw, 4yo/up, 1 1/16m,T 2:44p.m. Chad Brown unveils another expensive European import for Peter Brant in ST. JOE LOUIS (GB) (Kingman {GB}), a 500,000gns TATOCT acquisition. His second dam is SW Miss Pinkerton (GB) (Danehill), who is the dam of GSW Precious Ramotswe (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}). This is also the family of European Highweight and MG1SW Golden Horn (GB) (Cape Cross {Ire}). TJCIS PPs   JUDDMONTE BLUEBLOOD DEBUTS AT TAMPA 6th-TAM, $22.5K, Msw, 3yo, f, 1mT, 3:15p.m. Juddmonte...

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Abdullah's Family “Very Committed” To Juddmonte

It will be business at usual at Juddmonte Farms after Juddmonte Group Chief Executive Douglas Erskine Crum told ITV on Saturday that there will be "no change" following the death of the global operation's founder Prince Khalid Abdullah last week. Abdullah had raced 118 Group or Grade I winners since entering the game just over 40 years ago, of which he bred 102 of those. He owned stud farms in the UK, Ireland and Kentucky. "The family has been for some time and still is very committed to keeping Juddmonte...

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Mandaloun Looks to Do Juddmonte Proud in Lecomte

The same week that Juddmonte Farms' owner and founder Khalid Abdullah passed away, the legendary outfit has a chance to take a step toward its long-sought first GI Kentucky Derby win when undefeated 'TDN Rising Star' Mandaloun (Into Mischief) goes postward as a likely favorite in the GIII Lecomte S. Saturday at Fair Grounds. The race kicks off the Louisiana oval's three-race Derby prep schedule, to be followed by the GII Risen Star S. and GII Louisiana Derby. Hammered down to 11-10 favoritism debuting Oct. 24 at Keeneland, the homebred...

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Jack Wolf Joins TDN Writers' Room

Fresh off a dominant Grade I win by his Starlight Racing's Charlatan (Speightstown) and a newly-minted 'TDN Rising Star' for his outfit, Jack Wolf joined the TDN Writers' Room presented by Keeneland Wednesday morning. Calling in via Zoom as the Green Group Guest of the Week, Wolf talked about the highs and lows of 2020 with his barn star, Thoroughbred aftercare and more. Charlatan's 3-year-old campaign featured dazzling victories but also a disqualification for a positive drug test in the GI Arkansas Derby and a long layoff that forced him...

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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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MGSW Headman to Stand in France

Juddmonte homebred Headman (GB) (Kingman {GB}-Deliberate {GB}, by King's Best) will stand at Figerro Breeding Farm in France for €2,800 this term. The news was reported by the Racing Post on Sunday. A winner of four of his nine starts including the G2 Prix Eugene Adam and G2 Prix Guillaume d'Ornano for Prince Khalid Abdullah and trainer Roger Charlton, the bay earned $430,789. The sixth foal out of the winning Deliberate, Headman is a half-brother to Grade II winner Projected (GB) (Showcasing {GB}) and G3 Prix Chloe runner-up Delivery (GB)...

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TDN Derby Top 12 for Dec. 30

We're now inside the 125-day mark until the first Saturday in May. The debut 2021 GI Kentucky Derby rankings are compiled largely with an eye toward sophomore prowess rather than lauding horses for accomplishments at age two. Interestingly, five homebreds have secured spots within the initial Top 12, a departure from previous seasons when there were only one or two. 1) ESSENTIAL QUALITY (c, Tapit--Delightful Quality, by Elusive Quality) O/B-Godolphin (Ky); T-Brad Cox. Lifetime Record: GISW, 3-3-0-0, $1,335,144. Last Start: 1st GI TVG Breeders' Cup Juvenile, Kee, Nov. 6 Accomplishments Include:...

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