Juddmonte Farms


Juddmonte is pleased to announce the mating plans for some of its high-profile horses for 2020.

This year sees the first foals by Gr.2 winning two-year-old and Gr.1 winning miler EXPERT EYE. To date, he has 21 foals on the ground, all of whom are bay like their sire, with breeders describing them as “crackers”, “big and strong” and “well-made”. Juddmonte is supporting Expert Eye with another quality book of mares in 2020, including dual Gr.1 winner Heat Haze (a daughter of the great Hasili and herself dam of Gr.3 winner Mirage Dancer); Atone (a winning full-sister to six-time Gr.1 winner Midday); Gr.2 winner Modern Look (dam of Gr.3 winner Grand Jete); Across The Floor (a half-sister to champion Flintshire); Palmette (a full-sister to Showcasing); Tiadargent (a full-sister to two-year-old Gr.2 winner Restiadargent); and Listed winners Rostova, Swiss Range, Scottish Jig and Variable.  

FRANKEL was the sire of five new Group 1 winners in 2019, and for 2020 will receive another stellar book of mares. They include Gr.1 winners African Rose (dam of Frankel’s first Group winner, Fair Eva), Proviso, Samba Inc, Special Duty and Ventura (dam of Gr.3 winner Fount by Frankel); Nimble Thimble (dam of Frankel’s Gr.1 winning two-year-old of 2019 and Cartier 2YO Filly, Quadrilateral); Gr.2 winner Soffia; stakes winner Classical Times (a half-sister to Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies’ Turf Gr.1 winner Newspaperofrecord); Photographic (dam of Gr.3 winner Shutter Speed, the only filly to have beaten Enable); Zatsfine (a half-sister to multiple Gr.1 winner Proviso and the dam of Frankel’s Gr.3 winner Delaware); Flare Of Firelight (dam of last season’s Gimcrack Stakes Gr.2 and Champagne Stakes Gr.2 winner Threat); Responsible (dam of Frankel’s 2019 Gr.2 winner Obligate); and Portodora (dam of 2019 stakes winners Alocasia and Set Piece). 

KINGMAN enjoyed a great year in 2019, which included Classic winner Persian King emerging from his first crop of three-year-olds. His list of Juddmonte mares for 2020 includes Deliberate (dam of Kingman’s dual Gr.2 winning colt Headman); Helleborine (dam of Kingman’s Coventry Stakes Gr.2 winner Calyx); Trojan Queen (dam of Kingman’s Hampton Court Stakes Gr.3 winner Sangarius); Gr.1 winners Capla Temptress and Romantica; Gr.2 winner Starformer; dual Group winner Big Break (a sister to Famous Name); Amser (a Frankel half-sister to Gr.1 winners Timepiece and Passage Of Time); Kilo Alpha (dam of Gr.3 winner and twice Gr.1-placed Juliet Foxtrot); Gr.3 winner Dandhu, and fellow maidens, Listed winner Desert Diamond and Gr.3 winner Fount. Also visiting Kingman will be Kind, the dam of Frankel, who unfortunately slipped to Galileo in 2019. 

BATED BREATH finished 2019 as the best value sire of blacktype winners in Europe, and consequently will cover a full book of mares in 2020. Among them are Ombre (dam of Bated Breath’s Group performer Gavota); Sacred Shield (dam of Listed winner Crossed Baton by Dansili and Listed winner Viadera by Bated Breath); Gr.3 winner Vote Often (a full-sister to Gr.1 winner Proportional); Group-placed Straight Thinking (a half-sister to Gr.1 winner Announce) and Tendu (a full sister to Showcasing); stakes performer Ultrasonic; Scallop (a winning daughter of Gr.1 winner Quiff); and Strelka (a winning half-sister to Gr.1 winner Workforce).

OASIS DREAM was the sire of 17 blacktype performers in 2019 including Classic-placed Pretty Pollyanna and Gr.2 winner Shine So Bright, and was also the broodmare sire of Juddmonte’s Gr.1 winning two-year-old Siskin. His influence on the Juddmonte broodmare band will continue for many years, and in 2020 among the mares he will cover are Occurrence (an unraced daughter of Frankel and half-sister to Gr.1 winner Promising Lead, being out of Listed winner Arrive, herself a sister to the great Hasili); and seven-furlong Group performer Gavota.
Date: 03 March 2020