Juddmonte Farms

Veteran Set Piece Conquers Colonial With Arlington Million Score

NEW KENT, VA--Not far from the Colonial Downs racetrack in southeastern Virginia, a sign on the interstate reads, 'Welcome to America's Historic Triangle'. The trio of Jamestown, Yorktown, and Williamsburg provide a gateway into American history from a time when the British ruled the American colonies. And while it's been a long time since Great Britain had success in this part of the country, Set Piece (GB) (Dansili {GB}) got them back on the board with a win in the GI Arlington Million. In Virginia's first rendition of the 'Million',...

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Two Wildcards Added to Tattersalls July Sale

Two wildcards have been added to the upcoming Tattersalls July Sale--set to take place from Tuesday, July 11 through Friday, July 14--including White Jasmine (Ire) (Dark Angel [Ire]), a full-sister to this year's G1 Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee S. winner Khaadem and the first mare in foal to champion and six-time Group 1 winner Baaeed (GB) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) ever to be sold at public auction. She joins the 3-year-old gelding Ethical Diamond (Ire) (Awtaad {Ire}), fresh of his maiden score at Limerick last month, as additions to the...

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Elite Power And Cody's Wish Breeze At Saratoga For Mott

Juddmonte's GISW Elite Power (Curlin) and MGISW Cody's Wish (Curlin) both worked for trainer Bill Mott over the Oklahoma training track at Saratoga this past week. Elite Power went three-eighths in 36.02 on Saturday, June 24 in his first breeze since his 1 3/4-length score in the GII True North S. on Belmont Stakes Day. The 5-year-old chestnut is targeting Saratoga's GI Alfred G. Vanderbilt H. on July 29. "He worked fine. We'll run in the Vanderbilt," the Hall of Fame trainer said. Mott indicated that Elite Power's main year-end...

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Dirt Sprinters Goodnight Olive, Elite Power Take Home Eclipse Hardware

Breeders' Cup Sprint champions in their races, both Goodnight Olive and Elite Power turned heads, as they rattled off a string of quality victories. GOODNIGHT OLIVE Goodnight Olive brought a salty four-race win streak into her stakes debut and then promptly reeled off two of the biggest Grade I prizes for female sprinters, making her a no-brainer choice for Eclipse champion female sprinter. She debuted in 2021 with a runner-up finish in a Gulfstream maiden, then went to the sidelines for seven months, never to lose again. The dark bay...

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Juddmonte Acquires A Frankel Filly For 500k At Tattersalls

Heatherwold Stud's lot 1041 proved popular at Tattersalls on Friday, making 500,000 gns to Juddmonte, once again. Already responsible for acquiring a 500,000gns Lope De Vega (Ire) filly (lot 928) and a 1 million gns Kingman (GB) filly (lot 1025), the operation extended their support for their resident stallion Frankel (GB), whose filly is out of dual listed winner and GI Beverly D. S. runner-up Awesometank (GB) (Intense Focus). Third dam Slip Dance (Ire) (Celtic Swing {GB}), a stakes winner and Group 3-placed, is related to G1 Irish St Leger...

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1 Million Kingman Filly Another For Juddmonte At Park Paddocks

Taking the lead at Tattersalls on Friday, was a bay filly by Kingman (GB) (lot 1025), who sold for 1 million gns to Juddmonte Farms. That outfit had already struck for Friday's previous top lot, lot 928, a filly by Lope De Vega (Ire), for 500,000gns earlier in the session. Offered by breeder Whitsbury Manor Stud, the daughter of the winning Suelita (GB) (Dutch Art {GB}) is a half-sister to G1 Dewhurst S. hero Chaldean (GB) (Frankel {GB}) and G2 Mill Reef S. victor-turned-sire Alkumait (GB) (Showcasing {GB}), as well...

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Juddmonte Snaps Up Lope De Vega Filly For 500k At Tattersalls

Lot 928, a daughter of Lope De Vega (Ire) and the Poet's Voice (GB) mare Poet's Vanity (GB) who won the G3 Oh So Sharp S., was the first foal to break the 500,000gns barrier when selling for exactly that amount to Juddmonte Farms. Consigned by Langton Stud, the bay is kin to G3 Ballyogan S. heroine and G1 Golden Jubilee S. third Lesson In Humility (Ire) (Mujadil). She, in turn, has two stakes winners to her name, including the Group 3 winner and G1 Irish Derby second Tiger Moth...

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Kingman Colt The First To Break 500k Mark At Goffs, As Juddmonte Goes to 530k

A son of Kingman (GB) (lot 606) and out of Princess De Lune (Ire) (Shamardal) from Roundhill Stud brought €530,000 from Juddmonte Farms at the Goffs November Foal Sale on Wednesday. The dam is a half-sister to Group 1 winner Zabeel Prince (Ire) (Lope De Vega {Ire}), a full to the multiple group winner and multiple Group 1-placed Puissance De Lune (Ire) (Shamardal) and to G2 Middleton S. heroine Queen Power (Ire) (Shamardal).   €, Bobby & Honora Donworth of Roundhill Stud are excellent breeders and their Kingman @JuddmonteFarms colt...

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The Legacy of Arrogate: Gone Too Soon, Yet Just Getting Started

It was a little over six years ago when Juddmonte Farms' Arrogate (Unbridled's Song), seemingly from out of nowhere, took the racing world by storm. Producing heroics, often in jaw-dropping, record-breaking fashion, in the GI Travers S., GI Breeders' Cup Classic, GI Pegasus World Cup Invitational S. and G1 Dubai World Cup in succession, the imposing gray quickly catapulted himself into the discussion of all-time greats. Though his racing career fizzled somewhat when he finished off the board in two of his final three starts after returning from Dubai, the...

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State Of Rest's Dam Sold To Juddmonte

Repose (Quiet American), the dam of treble Group/Grade 1 winner State Of Rest (Ire) (Starspangledbanner {Aus}) and Classic-entered Tranquil Lady (Ire) (Australia {GB}), has been bought by Juddmonte Farms. Bred by Dermot Cantillon and Meta Osborne of Tinnakill House, the 10-year-old daughter of noted broodmare sire Quiet American has already hit the jackpot with two of her first three foals. State Of Rest is a rare top-level winner in three different countries, having won the Belmont Derby in America and Australia's Cox Plate last season before adding the Prix Ganay...

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British EBF To Contribute £1.9-Million To Prizemoney

The British EBF has allocated £1.9-million for total prizemoney contribution in 2022, with £1.7-million designated for over 700 flat races across Great Britain. A further £100,000 has been allocated for a new series for EBF-eligible 2-year-olds, with details to be announced in April. National Hunt prizemoney allocation remains unaltered and will support four series' including the EBF National Hunt Novice Hurdle. In other British EBF news, Ed Harper of Whitsbury Manor Stud joins the board of trustees while Chris Richardson of Cheveley Park Stud retires after two full terms. Shane...

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Tacitus Extends Family Dynasty at Taylor Made

Beginning his stud career at Taylor Made Stallions with a $10,000 initial fee, Tacitus (Tapit -Close Hatches, by First Defence) earned medalist status on Chris McGrath's 'Value Podium' of new stallions in 2022. Now, with the breeding shed door opening soon, the blue-blooded multi-millionaire has seen an enthusiastic response from breeders and has amassed a solid first book of mares. "He is booked to over 160 mares now," reported Taylor Made's Duncan Taylor. "We've been really satisfied with the reception from breeders. We're not taking every mare he gets offered....

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