Prince Khalid bin Abdullah has died aged 83 on Tuesday 13th January 2021. He is one of racings greatest owners and breeders who has contributed immensely to the sport.
Prince Khalid is best known for breeding and owning two of the most successful flat racehorses ever, Frankle and Enable. Frankle is regarded as the greatest flat horses of all time with 14 unbeaten races. Amongst Enables wins are two Prixs de L’Arc.
Prince Kahlid had 118 Group One level winners that includes racehorse like Dancing Brave and Arrogate. In total, the Prince has, 500 stake winners of which he bred 440 through his Juddmonte breeding operation. The foundation was set up in 1980 at Wargrave Farm and has since grown into a global enterprise for thoroughbred breeding. His famous racing silks include green, pink and white.
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.”
Annamarie Phelps, British Horseracing Authority chairman stated “His name and distinctive racing silks will for ever be associated with some of the greatest horses and unforgettable moments in the sport’s history, from Dancing Brave to Frankel, Enable and many more. His Juddmonte breeding operation has also been a feather in British racing’s cap for many years and those exceptional bloodlines, which will be enjoyed for generations to come, are a priceless gift to our sport from an exceptional man. He will be sadly missed by the racing world.”