Prince Khalid Abdullah

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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From Ballet Dancer To Northern Dancer: Scrope's Life Less Ordinary

This week started with International Women's Day and, while it could be argued that there's more to be done when it comes to equal opportunities, in many ways women today have it relatively easy when it comes to finding employment in racing. This was not the case when Alex Scrope began her career in bloodstock. In fact, initial opposition to her working in the world in which she had been immersed since birth came from within her own family. Her father, Colonel Adrian Scrope, the revered manager of Lord Derby's...

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Mourning a Kind of Immortality

Thanks to advances in obstetrics, our own species is blessed to no longer confront quite so frequently the awful paradox that routinely confronted our ancestors: the death of a mother, as the cost of new life. And, of course, even a Thoroughbred as precious and cherished as Kind (Ire) (Danehill) is ultimately always livestock, prone to the kind of mishaps that tend to school the stockman in understatement whether facing triumph or disaster. But the consolation that we can seek, on their behalf, is the same: legacy. Undoubtedly there will...

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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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Juddmonte-Bred Derevo Takes King's Cup In Saudi Debut

The silks of the late Prince Khalid Abdullah's Juddmonte Farms were already set to be carried aboard US raider Tacitus (Tapit) in the $20-million Saudi Cup (1800m, dirt) Feb. 20, and the breeding operation will also be represented by Derevo (GB) (Dansili {GB}), after the former Sir Michael Stoute galloper arrived in the nick of time to take out the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Cup (2000m, dirt) Saturday at King Abdulaziz Racetrack in Riyadh. The 340,000gns Tattersalls Autumn Horses In Training acquisition just touched off the commonly owned...

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American Runners Ready for Return to Riyadh

A year ago, a brigade of American runners dominated results in the inaugural running of the $20-million Saudi Cup, taking four of the top five placings in the world's richest race. Another top-level group of U.S.-based horses are set to return to Riyadh for the second running of the 1 1/8-miles race Feb. 20. Leading the group is Charlatan (Speightstown), who returned from a layoff to record a scintillating victory in the Dec. 26 GI Malibu S. last month. The newly turned 4-year-old worked six furlongs in 1:12.60 (1/5) at...

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Jack Wolf Joins the TDN Writers' Room

Jack Wolf, founder of Starlight Racing, joins this week's TDN Writers' Room to discuss their big star Charlatan as well as Starlight's past successes in Authentic, Ashado and more.

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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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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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G1SW Logician Returns in Rescheduled Cumberland Lodge

Juddmonte's undefeated 2019 G1 St Leger winner Logician (GB) (Frankel {GB}) will step forward in the Oct. 9 G3 Cumberland Lodge S. at York. Originally slated for Oct. 3, the Cumberland Lodge was part of Ascot's cancelled card. The John Gosden trainee already sports a win over the course in the G2 Great Voltigeur S., and he was last in action in a Sept. 10 conditions race at Doncaster. Over the winter and for most of 2020, he had been recovering from a life-threatening infection. "I hope he'll be going...

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Enable Exits September in Good Form, Arc Next

Saturday's G3 September S. heroine Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}), who has won two editions of the G1 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe and is pointing toward her fourth-straight appearance in the ParisLongchamp showpiece, is fit and well following her performance at Kempton. The 6-year-old bay has won 15 of her 18 starts for her breeder Juddmonte, and polished off her five rivals by seven lengths in the all-weather Group 3 over the Arc trip of 1 1/2 miles. After running second in last year's Arc, Enable also filled that...

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