Frankel and Enable among the champion horses owned and bred by legendary racing figure Khalid Abdullah

Frankel and Enable among the champion horses owned and bred by legendary racing figure Khalid Abdullah

January 12, 2021

THE racing world was left stunned by the death of Prince Khalid Abdullah on Tuesday.

The powerhouse owner-breeder founded Juddmonte Farms and raced several champion racehorses in his famous green, white and pink silks.


He owned and bred arguably the greatest racehorse of all time in Frankel.

The legendary stallion was unbeaten in 14 starts on the track, winning 10 Group 1s including the 2000 Guineas, Juddmonte International and Champion Stakes.

He is now Juddmonte's flagship stallion and stands for an eye-watering fee of £175,000 – which means if you want him to cover your mare that is how much it'll cost you.

Frankel's late, great trainer Henry Cecil said of the horse: "He's the best I've ever seen."

Abdullah also owned the recently-retired wonder mare Enable, who won two Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe's and three King George's at Ascot.

One of his first great horses was Dancing Brave, who suffered defeat just twice during an epic career which saw him win an Eclipse, King George and Arc.

Abdullah also owned champion miler Kingman, American Triple Crown winner Arrogate and top sprinter Oasis Dream.



His Juddmonte Farms breeding operation is one of the most powerful in the world and has been since the 1980's.

Juddmonte used to stand tens of stallions around the world, but the operation was scaled back in 2013 and 2014.

There are five stallions standing at Juddmonte's Banstead Manor Stud in Newmarket – Frankel, Oasis Dream, Expert Eye, Kingman and Bated Breath – while Mizzen Mast is the sole remaining US stallion.

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Not only that, but he has amassed a top-class band of broodmares – mares used for breeding – including multiple Group 1 winner Midday, Frankel's mum Kind and Enable herself.

Over the past five years, Abdullah's horses have won £8,191,307 in prize money in Britain alone.

He has watched his runners win most of the world's top races, including the Derby, Arc, Dubai World Cup, Kentucky Derby and Breeders' Cup Classic.

In total Abdullah’s colours were carried to victory by more than 500 Stakes winners, of which he bred over 440 – including 118 Group or Grade 1 winners, of which he bred 102.

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