Juddmonte Farms

JUDDMONTE ANNOUNCES 2019 FEES AND THE RETIREMENT OF EXPERT EYE

Juddmonte Farms is pleased to announce the 2019 nomination fees for its European roster of stallions at Banstead Manor Stud, which will include the Breeders’ Cup Mile Gr.1 winner EXPERT EYE.

BATED BREATH - £10,000 SLF
EXPERT EYE - £20,000 SLF
FRANKEL - £175,000 SLF
KINGMAN - £75,000 SLF
OASIS DREAM - £30,000 SLF

Stud Director Simon Mockridge commented: “We are delighted to announce the arrival of EXPERT EYE to Juddmonte Farms. He is the first British-trained winner of the Breeders’ Cup Mile since 1994, further strengthening one of the most exciting young stallion rosters in Europe.

“This precocious, athletic and well-balanced colt is one of the best sons of Acclamation to race, winning the Vintage Stakes Gr.2 that was described by Timeform as ‘arguably the most striking performance by a two-year-old in a Pattern race all year.’ That early talent was carried over into his three-year-old season when he captured the Jersey Stakes Gr.3 at Royal Ascot in scintillating fashion, winning by the largest margin this century (four-and-a-half lengths).

“EXPERT EYE is a fourth generation Juddmonte homebred whose pedigree boasts the presence of Champion 2YO Filly in Europe and dual Classic winner Special Duty and seven-time Gr.1 winner Sightseek. He is by Acclamation, a consistent and prolific source of fast horses and the sire of leading stallion Dark Angel.

“We would like to extend special thanks to Sir Michael Stoute and the teams at Freemason Lodge and Beech Hurst Stables for guiding and developing the career of Expert Eye with such skill.

“Heading the Juddmonte roster is of course FRANKEL, who continues to rewrite the record books as a sire as well as a racehorse. He reached the landmark total of 20 Northern Hemisphere Group winners this year, faster than any other European stallion in the history of the Pattern. He has firmly established himself as one of the leading sires in the Northern Hemisphere, second only to his sire Galileo, by Group winners (24) and blacktype winners (33) from his 2014-2016 crops.

"2018 saw FRANKEL excel domestically and globally, finishing Royal Ascot as the leading sire and with new Group winners in the France, USA, Japan and Australia as well as the UK and Ireland. Highlights include his son Cracksman winning his second successive Champion Stakes Gr.1 and two-year-old Group winner East coming second in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf Gr.1.

“Champion miler KINGMAN has made an exceptional start with his first crop, which has produced five stakes winners to date. Amongst their number is the brilliant Calyx winner of the Coventry Stakes Gr.2 at Royal Ascot and fellow Group winner Persian King. His yearlings continue to be well-received at the sales, with a 1,050,000 guineas yearling at Tattersalls October Book 1 and the highest priced colt to sell at Goffs Orby (€850,000) in 2018.

OASIS DREAM had two new Group 1 winners in 2018. Three-year-old Polydream progressed from her Group-winning juvenile season with a blistering win in the Prix Maurice de Gheest Gr.1. Two-year-old Pretty Pollyanna also scored at Group 1 level with victory in the Prix Morny as well as the Duchess Of Cambridge Stakes Gr.2. With five further two-year-old stakes performers in 2018 there is plenty to look forward to for OASIS DREAM.

BATED BREATH continues to transmit his tough, consistent and competitive streak to his progeny. His Group winning daughter Worth Waiting was a winner or second in all of her races before placing fourth in the Prix Vermeille Gr.1. He has 55% winners to runners, superior to that of any other British-based stallion in the £8,000 to £15,000 price bracket. BATED BREATH yearlings have again sold strongly in 2018, including a €240,000 colt at Goffs Orby, a Tattersalls October Book 1 filly that made 140,000 guineas and colts that sold for 175,000 guineas and 160,000 guineas at Tattersalls October Book 2.

“’We invite breeders to contact our sales team led by Nominations Manager Shane Horan, who will be delighted to discuss your mating plans.”

Date: 9 November 2018