2020 FOALING NEWS FROM JUDDMONTE
This year’s foaling season is well underway at Juddmonte. Dual Gr.3 winner Big Break produced the first foal of the year with a handsome son of KINGMAN born on the 10th January.Amongst some of the other Juddmonte mares to produce KINGMAN foals so far this year are four-time Grade 1 winner Ventura and dual Listed winner Mirror Lake who share a grandam in Roupala. Ventura foaled a bay filly - pictured right - who can count Gr.3-winning Fount (FRANKEL) as one of her half-siblings, on 10th February. Mirror Lake, who gave birth to her KINGMAN colt on 6th March, is already the dam of four winners including dual hemisphere Group winner Imaging (OASIS DREAM) and Titus (DANSILI), a Listed winner in Australia.
Also descended from Roupala is Gr.3 winner Tested, who foaled a bay colt by the first crop of Gr.1-winning miler EXPERT EYE on 26th February - pictured left. Stud Director Simon Mockridge commented that this was the mare’s ‘best foal to date’. Tested comes from a very current blacktype family responsible for two Gr.1 and two Gr.3 winners in the last 12 months.
Lucky Kristale, one of the purchased mares in the band, foaled a well-balanced chesnut FRANKEL colt on 29th January - pictured below. Lucky Kristale was a dual Gr.2 winner at two who also has a yearling filly by FRANKEL and a FRANKEL two-year-old filly named Trinket in training with Francis-Henri Graffard. Another relatively new addition to Juddmonte is two-year-old Gr.1 winner Samba Inc, who had her first foal, a bay filly by FRANKEL, on 3rd February.
Four descendants of the outstanding Juddmonte broodmare Prophecy have already had foals this year. Her daughter Photographic (OASIS DREAM) produced a bay colt on 19th March from the first crop of Cracksman – the champion son of FRANKEL. Photographic’s own daughter - Gr.3 winner Shutter Speed - had her first foal, a bay colt by Dubawi, on 27th January. Grand Jete, another Gr.3-winning granddaughter of Prophecy also produced a Dubawi colt on 21st February.
Listed winner Kilo Alpha, from the family of Dancing Brave, foaled on 14th February, producing a bay filly by BATED BREATH - pictured left. Kilo Alpha is already the dam of five winners (all were winning two-year-olds) including Juliet Foxtrot (by DANSILI) a Grade 3 winner and twice Gr.1 placed in 2019.
One of Juddmonte’s most prolific racemares, four-time Gr.1 winner Proviso (DANSILI), foaled a bay colt by KINGMAN on 12th March. Another daughter of DANSILI, two-year-old Gr.1-winner Passage Of Time, foaled a bay filly by Lope De Vega on 23rd January. The filly is a half-sister to Time Test, multiple Group winner and Gr.1 placed, and comes from the family of Gr.1 winners Timepiece and Twice Over.
Triple Graded stakes winner Suffused produced her second foal, a chesnut colt by Lope De Vega, on 29th February. She also has a yearling colt by KINGMAN. Suffused is a half-sister to 2019 St Leger Gr.1 winner Logician (FRANKEL) and 2020 Listed winner Collide – also by FRANKEL. Like Suffused, Lilyfire also descends from Didina, the grandam of top-rated older miler Cityscape and Group-producing sire BATED BREATH. Lilyfire foaled an EXPERT EYE first-crop colt on 25th February. Described by Simon Mockridge as ‘good-bodied, good-quartered with size, scope and good bone’ the colt is one of many EXPERT EYE foals on the ground now. The reports from breeders have been overwhelmingly positive. To see a gallery of some of his first foals click here.
Deliberate, dam of two Group/Graded stakes winners (three blacktype performers) has foaled a KINGMAN full-sister to dual Gr.2 winner Headman. Mori, a Listed-winning daughter of FRANKEL and champion Midday (OASIS DREAM), gave birth to a bay filly by Dubawi on 4th February – her first foal.
Date: 31 March 2020