Seek Again, Hollywood Derby, 1st December 2013
Trained by Bill Mott, Sire: Speightstown. Dam: Light Jig
Close Hatches, Cotillion Stakes, Parx Racing, 21st September 2013; Mother Goose Stakes, Belmont Park, 22nd June 2013; Apple Blossom Handicap, Oaklawn Park, 11th April 2014; Personal Ensign, Saratoga, August 22nd 2014
Trained by Bill Mott, Sire: First Defence. Dam: Rising Tornado
Emollient, American Oaks, Hollywood Park, 13th July 2013; Spinster S, Keeneland, 5th October 2013; Rodeo Drive S, Santa Anita Park, September 27th 2014
Trained by Bill Mott, Sire: Empire Maker. Dam: Soothing Touch
Typically, talented Thoroughbreds owned by Prince Khalid Abdullah’s Juddmonte Farms don’t take second billing. Since buying his first Thoroughbred in 1977, and winning his first graded/group stakes two years later, Abdullah has developed Juddmonte into an international racing empire whose list of champions will be forever linked to the unbeaten Frankel, named for the late Hall of Fame trainer Bobby Frankel, who raced Juddmonte’s horses in the United States for 20 years before his death in 2009.
Juddmonte boasts multiple Classic winners in England, France and Ireland, and has amassed 11 Eclipse Awards in North America, including five for breeding and two as owners. Empire Maker’s victory in the 2003 Belmont Stakes gave Juddmonte its only Triple Crown Classic winner. He was trained by Frankel.
Now another Hall of Fame trainer, Bill Mott, handles Juddmonte’s horses in North America.