JUDDMONTE ANNOUNCES THE PASSING OF ZENDA
Juddmonte regrets to announce the passing of Classic-winning filly and Classic-producing broodmare Zenda (Zamindar / Hope) following a prolonged bout of laminitis.
Zenda put up some notable performances on the racetrack, the highlight being her win in the Poule d’Essai des Pouliches Gr.1. However, it’s her achievements as a broodmare which will keep her name alive for years to come. When her son KINGMAN won the Irish 2000 Guineas, Zenda became the first Juddmonte homebred Classic-winning filly to produce a Classic winner – and his tally of four Group 1 victories earned him the titles of Champion Three-Year-Old Miler in Europe and Joint Champion Three-Year-Old Colt in Europe.
KINGMAN has made a tremendous start at stud through the exploits of Persian King, Calyx and Nausha, to name but a few – but he is not Zenda’s only stallion son, as her Tercentenary Stakes Gr.3 winner Remote is at stud in South America.
Zenda has three daughters in the Juddmonte broodmare band to carry on her influence – Multilingual, Panzanella and Present Tense (pictured with Zenda as a foal), while on the track she is currently represented by the FRANKEL four-year-old First Eleven, who very aptly won at York the other day. She also has a three-year-old colt by FRANKEL called Delphian, a two-year-old Dubawi colt called Sunray Major and her last foal is a FRANKEL yearling colt.
Zenda truly epitomised what Juddmonte is all about – a Classic winner whose sire Zamindar and dam Hope were both homebred – and through KINGMAN she has left an outstanding legacy.
Stud Director UK Simon Mockridge commented: “She was a very special mare, kind and a delight to be around – she will be greatly missed by all the team at Juddmonte.”
Date: 17 May 2019