Teddy Grimthorpe

Nashwa Likely To Skip Royal Ascot In Favour Of Pretty Polly

Group 1 winner Nashwa (GB) (Frankel {GB}), who ran fourth in the G2 Prix Corrida on the weekend, is likely to skip Royal Ascot and instead target the G1 Pretty Polly in Ireland on July 1, according to owner Imad Al Sagar's racing manager Teddy Grimthorpe. "The Prince of Wales's is an option but I would say, at the moment, talking to Imad this morning and to [trainer] John [Gosden], the preferred option would be the Pretty Polly. "I hope it might be easier to win! There are going to...

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Breeders' Cup Filly And Mare Turf Next For Nashwa

Classic heroine Nashwa (GB) (Frankel {GB}) has exited her close second in the G1 Prix de l'Opera in good order and will travel to Keeneland in November to contest the GI Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf, according to owner Imad Al Sagar's racing manager Teddy Grimthorpe. Blue Diamond Stud's retained rider Hollie Doyle will ride the bay. The Blue Diamond Stud homebred took the May 14 Listed Haras de Bouquetot Fillies' Trial S. and was third in the G1 Cazoo Oaks in early June. She gained her Classic laurel...

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Joe Bradley Appointed National Stud Head Of Bloodstock

Joe Bradley, a graduate of Godolphin Flying Start, has joined The National Stud as the Head of Bloodstock Operations. Bradley previously worked at Hazelwood Bloodstock, Cheveley Park Stud and Wentworth Grange Stud in New Zealand. His duties will include managing the stallion roster, the sales consignment and boarding business and he will be a chief contact point for all clients. Already a long-term fixture at The National Stud, Anna Kerr has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer after holding the position of Chief Operating Officer. Teddy Grimthorpe, Chair of The...

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Grimthorpe Named National Stud Chairman

Teddy Grimthorpe, who for 22 years served as racing manager to the late Prince Khalid Abdullah, has been named chairman of The National Stud. Grimthorpe succeeds Nicholas Wrigley, who has filled the role since the death of the Duke of Roxburghe in August of 2019. Grimthorpe, who has been a member of the Jockey Club since 2007 and joined its board of directors this year, will serve a three-year term. "I was a student on the National Stud course in 1976 so we have a long history, as they say,"...

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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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Barry Mahon Appointed As Juddmonte Racing Manager

Barry Mahon will succeed Teddy Grimthorpe in the role of European racing manager for Juddmonte from June 21. He will also continue in his role as stud director in Ireland.  It was announced in April that Grimthorpe would stand down from his position following Royal Ascot, after which Mahon will start his new role which will see him liaise with Juddmonte's trainers in the UK, France and Ireland. Mahon, who was born and raised at Juddmonte's Ferrans Stud in Ireland, has widespread experience in the racing and breeding world, having...

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Noon Star Out of Cazoo Oaks as Field Takes Shape

Juddmonte homebred Noon Star (Galileo {Ire}) has had a "temporary setback" and will not run in the G1 Cazoo Oaks on the first day of the Cazoo Derby Festival, Juddmonte Racing Manager Teddy Grimthorpe announced. Third on debut at Salisbury on Sept. 3, the bay graduated in a Nottingham maiden on Oct. 14 and was put away for the season. She made her 3-year-old bow with a 2 1/2-length win at Wetherby on Apr. 25 and was last seen finishing second in the G3 Tattersalls Musidora S. at York on...

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Lord Grimthorpe To Leave Juddmonte

Lord (Teddy) Grimthorpe, who has for 22 years served as racing manager for Juddmonte, will stand down from that position after this year's Royal Ascot meeting. Prince Khalid Abdullah, who founded Juddmonte and began racing horses more than 40 years ago, died aged 84 on Jan. 12. Since taking up the role in 1999, Grimthorpe has worked with 24 European trainers and overseen 3000 horses in training. Of those, 1400 won over 2400 races, including almost 100 Group 1 wins. The list of champion Grimthorpe was involved with includes Enable...

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Siskin Targeting Breeders' Cup

Khalid Abdullah's Siskin (First Defence) is aiming at a run in the GI Breeders' Cup Mile at Keeneland on Nov. 7, provided ground conditions suit. "The Breeders' Cup Mile is under serious consideration," Juddmonte Racing Manager Teddy Grimthorpe told the TDN. "We're concerned about two things: one is the amount of rain that's fallen in Kentucky the last few days; we know he's a horse that's best on fast ground so that's one concern. The other concern is if they continue to race on the turf track leading up to...

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Grimthorpe Confirms Enable, Logician Will Not Face Off in September S.

Juddmonte's champion Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}) and Classic hero Logician (GB) (Frankel {GB}) will not run against each other despite both being entered in the Sept. 5 G3 September S. at Kempton, Prince Khalid's Racing Manager Teddy Grimthorpe confirmed on Monday. Both horses are trained by John Gosden. "They won't run against each other," said Grimthorpe. "Enable is very much an intended runner at this stage. We entered Logician just in case, as he is nearing a return and we're considering a couple of different options." Enable's long-term goal is...

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Enable to Bypass York, Run in September S.

Dual G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe heroine Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}) will bypass an intended start at York and instead run in the Sept. 5 G3 September S., according to Juddmonte Racing Manager Teddy Grimthorpe. The Juddmonte colourbearer had originally been under consideration for the G1 Juddmonte International S. or the G1 Yorkshire Oaks in late August, but the Kempton 2400-metre event is now her target. The champion is eyeing a second title in the September, held over the all-weather, as she won it in 2018. "Prince Khalid has...

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Grimthorpe Provides Update on Juddmonte Runners

Connections of Logician (GB) (Frankel {GB}) are hopeful the G1 St Leger hero can make his mark as a 4-year-old this season. The John Gosden-trained colt stretched his unbeaten record to five at Doncaster in September, stylishly accounting for Sir Ron Priestley (GB) (Australia {GB}) by 2 1/4 lengths under Frankie Dettori. The grey son of Frankel suffered a serious infection during the winter, but is reported to have made good progress. Teddy Grimthorpe, Racing Manager to owner Khalid Abdullah, told Sky Sports Racing, "We're very excited to run him...

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