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Posted 2021-01-12 16:47:09  
Legendary Owner, Breeder Dies

Owner and breeder Khalid Abdullah, in whose green, white and pink silks the likes of Frankel, Dancing Brave and Enable ran, has died at the age of 83.

One of the leading names on the global racing scene over the last 40 years, Abdullah had over 500 stakes winners including 118 at Group/Grade 1 level.

 

Douglas Erskine Crum, CEO of Juddmonte Farms, said: "The whole of Juddmonte feels a huge sense of loss. Prince Khalid will always be remembered as a quiet, dignified, benevolent family man, whose horses spoke for him.

"He leaves a legacy that will stand the test of time. His contribution to the development of the thoroughbred will have long-lasting effects."

Frankie Dettori, who rode Enable to two Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe wins, said: "It's very sad news. I've enjoyed some great success for Prince Khalid over the years.

"He was an amazing man with an amazing breeding operation that produced many champions. One of my early biggest wins was on Ryafan for him in the Prix Marcel Boussac at Longchamp, who was trained by John Gosden.

"I know he got great satisfaction from Enable and I think it was probably one of the last times he went racing when she won the Arc for a second time.
"He was colossal in every sense of the word for our industry with stallions, mares and breeding operations which produced a host of top class horses over nearly 50 years."

Guy Harwood, who trained Dancing Brave to win the Arc in 1986, said: "It's very sad. He was a very fine gentleman who had a great innings and has left behind him huge racing and breeding enterprises.

"We were very fortunate in the 1980s to have trained some of his best horses and enjoyed doing so. His racing empire was his great love. It was his creation. He liked to be involved in every facet. He bought good horses, he then started his studs – he bred the best to the best and had great success."

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