Behind 43 stakes wins, 17 of them graded, Ken and Sarah Ramsey set the bar high for owners in 2013, and are favored to win the Eclipse Award for outstanding owner of fellow finalists Juddmonte Farms and Midwest Thoroughbreds.
Cityscape, decisive winner of the 2012 Dubai Duty Free (UAE-I), will stand in 2014 at Simon Sweeting's Overbury Stud in Gloucestershire, England, for a fee of 5,000 pounds(about $8,100 in United States funds).
With favorite Sky Lantern trapped in traffic in the straight, Khalid Abdullah's Winsili stormed to a 20-1 upset in the Markel Insurance Nassau Stakes (Eng-I) Aug. 3 at Goodwood.
A showdown between the 2013 English and Irish One Thousand Guineas winners looks set for the Coronation Stakes (Eng-I) June 21, the penultimate day of the Royal Ascot meeting.
Just The Judge is set to meet 15 opponents in the Irish One Thousand Guineas (Ire-I) May 26 at the Curragh after coming enticingly close to classic victory in the English equivalent at Newmarket earlier this month.
Juddmonte Farms' Hot Snap, a filly on the rise, is the 11-4 favorite heading into the QIPCO One Thousand Guineas (Eng-I) May 5 at Newmarket.
Bullet Train, an English group-winning half brother to two-time Cartier Award winner Frankel, will enter stud in 2013 at Wintergreen Stallion Station near Midway, Ky., for a fee of $7,500.
Bullet Train, a half brother to two-time Cartier Award winner Frankel, will enter stud in Kentucky in 2013.
Frankel, the Cartier Horse of the Year for this year and last, will begin his stallion career at Khalid Abdullah's Banstead Manor Stud near Newmarket, England, for a fee of 125,000 pounds.
Ceremony participants and an invited audience of 300 celebrated the racing career of Frankel, who joins Ouija Board (2004 and 2006) as the only two-time Cartier Horse of the Year winner.
Frankel, the world's highest-rated racehorse, left training Nov. 8 to return to his birthplace, Khalid Abdullah's Banstead Manor Stud, near Newmarket, England, where he will start a new career as a stallion.
Khalid Abdullah's brilliant Frankel captured the QIPCO Champion Stakes Oct. 20 at Ascot, remaining unbeaten and securing his legacy as one of the best racehorses of the modern era and perhaps one of the greatest of all time.
Great Britain will stage its highly anticipated season finale Oct. 20 at Ascot, where superstar Frankel, one of the best racehorses of the modern era, will bid to remain undefeated in his final career start.
Europe's leading 2-year-old, Dawn Approach, will put his unbeaten record on the line against five opponents Oct. 13 at Newmarket in the Dubai Dewhurst Stakes (Eng-I), Great Britain's marquee race for juveniles.
Trainer is keen for workout to "feel like a race" as the British champion prepares for his next start in the QIPCO Champion Stakes Oct. 20. Frankel will work with two other Juddmonte Farms runners.
Running Stag, a globe-trotting son of Cozzene who competed in many top races, died at stud in South Korea in June after suffering from an unspecified illness.
Superstar Frankel improved his record to a perfect 10 for 10 with a powerhouse performance in the JLT Lockinge Stakes (Eng-I) at Newbury Racecourse May 19.
An ultrasound scan of the soft tissue in Frankel's off-foreleg will determine whether the 4-year-old colt can resume his undefeated career that has seen him earn official endorsement as the best racehorse in the world.
The first scan of an injury that occurred during a gallop April 11 was inconclusive.
Midday, a two-time English champion and winner of the 2009 Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT), has been retired from racing to became a broodmare.
Workforce, winner of last year's Investec Epsom Derby (Eng-I) and the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I), has been retired from racing and will stand in 2012 at Teruya Yoshida's Shadai Farm in Japan.
British horse racing's richest day Oct. 15 could be overshadowed by a growing feud over new whip rules that has led one jockey to quit before the big day at Ascot.
Frankel, the unbeaten 3-year-old colt in Britain, will try to win his ninth straight race Oct. 16 in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (Eng-I) at the inaugural British Champions Day at Ascot.
Frankel took the lead from the start and never looked back, flying home to take the $468,000 QIPCO Sussex Stakes (Eng-I) at Glorious Goodwood July 27 by five lengths.
Heavily-favored Frankel took the lead immediately at the start and never looked back, powering away from his rivals to win the QIPCO Two Thousand Guineas (Eng-I) at Newmarket by six lengths April 30.
Pennsylvania stallions Barbican and Digamist were euthanized in February.
Proviso, who finished unplaced in Goldikova's record third TVG Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) win at Churchill Downs Nov. 6, has been retired from racing to become a broodmare for Khalid Abdullah's Juddmonte Farms.
Khalid Abdullah's Workforce, the Arc (Fr-I) and Epsom Derby (Eng-I) winner, was made the 7-5 morning line favorite for the Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT).
Investec Epsom Derby (Eng-I) and Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) winner Workforce will point toward the Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) at Churchill Downs, his connections revealed on Oct. 23, according to Racing Post.
Twice Over completed a memorable afternoon for his connections when he rolled to an impressive 1 3/4-length victory in the Emirates Airline Champion Stakes (Eng-I) at Newmarket Oct. 16.
Prince Khalid Abdullah's Frankel enhanced his already glowing reputation when he stormed home to take the Dubai Dewhurst Stakes (Eng-I) by 2 1/4-lengths at Newmarket Oct. 16.
Cacique, a leading North American leading turf runner in 2006 for Khalid Abdullah's Juddmonte Farms, has been pensioned from stallion duty because of fertility problems.
Benefitting from a strong ride by Johnny Murtagh, Rip Van Winkle got up in the final strides to deny Twice Over victory in a thrilling renewal of the Juddmonte International (Eng-I) at York Aug. 17.
Twice Over went straight to the front and never looked back, cruising to a half-length victory in the Coral-Eclipse Stakes (Eng-I) at Sandown Park July 3.
When the leading British breeders from 2009 were honored June 28, Khalid Abdullah's breeding operation received two of the highest awards.
The grade I winner and successful stallion arrived at the equine retirement facility in Kentucky June 25.
French raider Byword led a Khalid Abdullah one-two by holding off a charging Twice Over to take the Prince of Wales's Stakes (Eng-I) by a half-length at Royal Ascot June 16.
Workforce provided jockey Ryan Moore with a tremendous Classic double, romping to a seven-length victory in the Investec Derby (Eng-I) at Epsom June 5.
Marquetry, sire of Breeders' Cup winners and sprint champions Artax and Squirtle Squirt, has been pensioned from stud duty at age 23 because of declining fertility.
Rachel Alexandra gets the main prize, but partisan crowd shows admiration for both at the 2009 Eclipse Awards.
Fifth win for Khalid Abdullah's global operation; won in 1995, 2001-03
Six 2009 Thoroughbred Breeders' Association award winners were revealed Dec. 21, acknowledging the achievements of some of Britain's most successful stud farms.
Piste Noire, a 3-year-old unraced daughter of Diesis, was the most expensive horse sold on the Tattersalls December mare sale's third day, bringing 340,000 guineas ($594,161 in U.S. funds). The median price for the session, which was held Dec. 2 in England, was up 23.1% from 2008. The gross revenue and average price dropped 17.6% and 18.1%, respectively.
The 15 Juddmonte Farms horses still in training at Hollywood Park will remain in Bobby Frankel's barn under the care of longtime assistant Humberto Ascanio until a course of action is decided upon by Prince Khalid Abdullah and racing manager Garrett O'Rourke.
- By Steve Haskin
Hall of Fame trainer Bobby Frankel, who had been battling leukemia for most of the year, died peacefully at his home in Pacific Palisades, Calif., early Nov. 16. He was 68.
Book 2 of the Tattersalls October yearling sale crossed the finish line of its three-day run in England Oct. 14 with a gross that was up 4.5% from a year ago. The average price declined 12.2% while the median price fell 13.8%. The buy-back rate droppped from 29.2% in 2008 to 17.3% this year, which meant that more than 80% of the horses offered found new homes.
Khalid Abdullah's top-class 3-year-old filly Midday will be pointed for the Emirates Air Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) following her third in last Sunday's Prix de l'Opera (Fr-I) at Longchamp, said Abdullah's racing manager Teddy Grimthorpe.
Major winner Champs Elysees, a homebred for Khalid Abdullah's Juddmonte Farms, will enter stud in 2010 at Abdullah's Banstead Manor Stud near Newmarket, England.
Midday emerged from the fog and gloom to capture her first group I victory, drawing off to a commanding 2 1/4-length win in the Blue Square Nassau Stakes (Eng-I) at Goodwood Aug. 1.
Naaqoos made most of the running and had enough to hold off a hard-charging Milanais to win the Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere (Grand Criterium) (Fr-I) by a neck at Longchamp Oct. 5.
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