The estate of the late Prince Saud bin Khaled, represented most recently by 2011 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (gr. II) winner Royal Delta, will completely disperse its Thoroughbred broodmares, weanlings, and racing stock at Keeneland’s November breeding stock sale. The horses will be offered by Prince Saud’s Chanteclair Farm, as agent. Yearlings will be dispersed through Lane’s End, agent, at the September yearling sale.
The November sale dispersal will include 17 mares in foal to such leading sires as Tapit , Lemon Drop Kid , and Smart Strike, highlighted by Royal Delta’s dam, Delta Princess, in foal to Distorted Humor . Also cataloged will be 12 weanlings by such sires as Tapit, Street Sense , and Lemon Drop Kid, including Royal Delta’s half sister by Smart Strike. Seven horses in training, led by Royal Delta, also will be offered. Eleven yearlings, representing such prominent sires as Arch , Bernardini , and Street Sense, are cataloged for September.
“Prince Saud achieved remarkable success from a very small but select broodmare band,” said Keeneland President & CEO Nick Nicholson. “He was a passionate horseman, and took immense pride in planning the matings of his mares and campaigning his homebreds. We enjoyed his visits to Keeneland. He liked attending the races here.”
Prince Saud bin Khaled was proud of the team he assembled at Chanteclair.
“Mr. Khaled was one of the most sincere and most thoughtful people I have ever worked for,” said Ron Wallace, president of Chanteclair Farm. “His mares have consistently produced, but this is the year they have really begun to peak as a group. It is bittersweet to know Mr. Khaled is not here to share in the continued success of his horses, but the finality of watching them go through the sale ring will be the hardest part for all of us at the farm.”
A native of Saudi Arabia, Prince Saud bin Khaled conducted his Thoroughbred racing and breeding operation under the name Palides Investments N.V, Inc., which he began in 1984 with the purchase of six horses. He established his 260-acre Chanteclair Farm, near Midway, Ky., in 1995.
Prince Saud bred 30 stakes horses from 137 starters foaled at the farm, led by French group I winner Biondetti and North American grade I winners Continuously, Dreams Gallore, Indy Five Hundred, and Lear’s Princess. In partnership with Karen Woods, he bred and raced 2008 Grey Goose Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf winner Maram.