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Juddmonte Announces Mating Plans for Mares in Europe

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Juddmonte Feb. 21 revealed  2024 mating plans for its star-studded stallion roster in Europe, with reigning champion sire Frankel   leading a pack which now also includes his classic-winning son Chaldean 

Frankel secured his second British and Irish sires’ championship in three years in 2023, siring 11 group 1 winners worldwide, more than any other Northern Hemisphere-based stallion. Of those, seven were winning at the top level for the first time. 

His group 1 winners last year included Chaldean (Two Thousand Guineas), Soul Sister  (Epsom Oaks), Mostahdaf  (Prince of Wales’s and Juddmonte International Stakes), Courage Mon Ami  (Gold Cup), Triple Time  (Queen Anne Stakes), Kelina  (Prix de la Foret) and Ylang Ylang  (Fillies’ Mile).

Accordingly, Frankel will receive some of the best of Juddmonte’s prolific broodmare band. Among their number will be top-level winners Announce  and Emollient , the dam of Frankel’s stakes-winning daughters Raclette  and Ardent .

Juliet Foxtrot , Midday , and Proviso  will also be visiting Frankel, along with Special Duty, the dam of Frankel’s stakes winner and Middle Park Stakes (G1) runner-up Task Force, Viadera , and new recruit Teona , a 4,500,000gns (US$5,968,858) purchase from the Tattersalls December Mare Sale. 

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The dual world champion racehorse will also cover Bird Flown, dam of 2020 Irish Two Thousand Guineas (G1) and 2019 Phoenix Stakes (G1) winner Siskin ; Concentric, dam of Juddmonte’s brilliant champion Enable ; Portodora, dam of 2023 Arlington Million (G1T) winner Set Piece ; and Repose, responsible for the multiple group 1 winner and globetrotter State of Rest .

Mares returning to Frankel who have already produced pattern winners by him include Time Chaser, dam of 2023 group 3 winner Time Lock, listed winner Principal Role, dam of 2023 group 3 winner Flight Leader, and Zatsfine, dam of group 3 winner Delaware. 

Among other group winners visiting him are 2022 Prix Penelope (G3) winner Agave , 2020 Rockfel Stakes winner Isabella Giles , American graded stakes winners Nay Lady Nay  and Grand Jete , plus 2017 Musidora Stakes (G3) winner Shutter Speed  and group 2-winning sprinter Soffia .

Frankel’s winning sister Chiasma will make a return visit to Dubawi , while his half sister Joyeuse, dam of last year’s Mill Reef Stakes (G2) winner Array , will be covered by Wootton Bassett .

Kingman   had an excellent 2023 with four new individual group 1 winners, namely French pair Sauterne  and Feed The Flame , and Australian duo King Colorado and Zardozi. The son of Invincible Spirit was second behind Frankel in terms of 3-year-old stakes winners in the Northern Hemisphere in 2023 and will likewise receive a top-class book. 

His mares will include group 1 winners and group producers African Rose  and Passage of Time , along with Nimble Thimble and Scuffle, respectively the dams of 2019 Fillies’ Mile (G1) winner Quadrilateral  and 2019 St Leger (G1) hero Logician 

Young stakes winners in Kingman’s book include 2022 Prix de Gros-Chene (G2) winner Brostaigh , 2019 Fred Darling Stakes (G3) winner Dandhu , and 2019 Prix de Lieurey (G3) winner Fount .

Also going to the four-time group 1 winner are dual group 3 winner Pocket Square , Midday’s group stakes-winning half sister Sun Maiden , and listed winners Heliac and Petricor. 

Helleborine, dam of Calyx  and Coppice, and Trojan Queen, the dam of Sangarius and Greek Order, are booked in for a return visit to Kingman.

Banstead Manor Stud newcomer Chaldean is also set to be strongly supported in his first season in Newmarket. Among the 17-strong home team visiting him are 12 black-type performers or producers and five half sisters to top-level winners or out of group/grade 1 winners. 

They include Deliberate, dam of five black-type performers including group 2 winners Projected  and Headman ; Exemplify, the dam of Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1T) winner Expert Eye ; and Shared Account, dam of three black-type performers including Pocket Square.

The dams of dual group 2 winner Threat, Flare of Firelight, and 2021 Blenheim Stakes winner Straight Answer , Straight Thinking, are also in Chaldean’s debut book. Group winners being covered by the 4-year-old include Timepiece , Hot Snap , and Modern Look , in turn the dam of grade 3 winner Grand Jete.

Emulous , meanwhile, will be visiting Camelot  with the aim of producing a full sibling to last year’s Irish Oaks (G1) and British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes (G1) runner-up Bluestocking , while the peerless Enable is again booked in for Dubawi. 

Natalma Stakes (G1T) winner Capla Temptress  will be covered by Dark Angel , while Frankel’s Fillies’ Mile winner Quadrilateral will be mated with Wootton Bassett. 

Prix Jean Romanet (G1) winner Romantica , a daughter of 2001 Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf (G1T) winner and United States champion turf female Banks Hill, heads to Zarak , while Sacred Shield, dam of three stakes winners including 2020 Matriarch Stakes (G1T) winner Viadera , is the first Juddmonte mare to visit Havana Grey .

The 2024 maiden mares crew include group 3 winner Haskoy , who will visit Siyouni  along with her listed-winning dam Natavia. 

Group 3 winner Juliet Sierra , a half sister to Keeneland grade 1 winner Juliet Foxtrot , will go to Too Darn Hot , while multiple group winner Zarinsk  has her first cover to No Nay Never .

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