Zafonic

Juddmonte’s Enduring Transatlantic Legacy

   In Part II of a two-part series, John Berry looks at Juddmonte's lasting influences from the late 80s through to the present on the 40th anniversary weekend of Prince Khalid Abdullah's first Classic win with Known Fact in the 2000 Guineas. Click here for Part I. When the mighty Dancing Brave (Lyphard) retired to stud, his brilliant 1986 G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe triumph shining like a beacon in the collective consciousness, it was generally felt that Prince Khalid Abdullah had probably reached the pinnacle of his ownership...

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I Remember 1993

Following about five years of practical work experience in Germany, Great Britain, the United States and Australia, 1993 was my first year as a freelance journalist on breeding topics and as a breeding advisor. I travelled to Newmarket in May on Guineas weekend and witnessed the scintillating performance put up by Zafonic (Gone West) when landing the 2000 Guineas, setting a new track record in the process. The unbeaten champion juvenile colt of 1992 looked magnificent in the parade ring and strode out every bit the champion he was. The...

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