Juddmonte Farms, Inc.
Juddmonte Farms, which has twice won the Million – in 2000 with Chester House and in 2002 with Beat Hollow, is the award-winning horse breeding farm owned by Prince Khalid Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. A member of the Saudi Arabian royal family the successful businessman presides over the massive conglomerate Mawared. While he is in semi-retirement, his four sons are involved in managing business interests that include insurance, catering, cement, cleaning, foodstuffs and electronics.
Juddmonte Farms consists of a variety of individual farms: three in England, two in Ireland, and three in Kentucky, United States. Established in 1977, Juddmonte in particular is highly regarded for their 300 plus broodmare band. The farm has owned three horses named Broodmare of the Year in the U.S. or Britain: Hasili, dam of stakes winners Dansili, Banks Hill, Intercontinental, Heat Haze, Cacique and Champs Elysees; Toussaud, dam of stakes winners Empire Maker, Chester House, Honest Lady, Chiselling and Decarchy; and Slightly Dangerous, dam of stakes winners Commander in Chief, Warning, Yashmak, Dushyantor and Jibe.
The farm's first major victory was in 1980 when Known Fact won the 2,000 Guineas which was also the first win in that 200-year old event for any Arab racing owner.
In Europe Juddmonte currently stand as stallions Dansili, Oasis Dream, Zamindar, Observatory, Rail Link, Three Valleys and Champs Elysees.
In USA it stands First Defence and Mizzen Mast.
Juddmonte Farms has over the years won a variety of awards related to horse racing. Among them are 10 Eclipse Awards to date, which includes the Top Breeder Award in 1995, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2009, as well as the Top Owner Award in 1992 and 2003. In 2003, they had a win at the Belmont Stakes, with Empire Maker and also had wins in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf in 2001, 2005 and 2009 with Banks Hill, Intercontinental and Midday.