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Robert Frankel

Trainer

Robert Frankel was a three time US Champion Trainer and was awarded the Ecplise Award for Outstanding Trainer five times including four in a row (2000-03).  He won the 2003 Belmont Stakes with Empire Maker and five Breeders' Cup races including the 2004 Breeders' Cup Classic with Ghostzapper. He set a world record for most Grade/Group I victories in a year with 25 in 2003.  He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1995.

Jerry Bailey

Jockey

Hall of Famer Jerry Bailey won the 1993 and 1996 Kentucky Derby and the 1993, 2001 and 2005 Kentucky Oaks. He won a record 15 Breeders' Cup races, including five Breeders' Cup Classics, three consecutive from 1993-95. He was the US Champion Jockey six times and was awarded the Ecplise Award for Outstanding Jockey seven times (95-97 and 2000-03); the first person to win it three years in a row. He was awarded the George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award in 1993.  Other notable mounts include: Cigar, Skip Away, Saint Liam, Black TIe Affair, Fit to Fight, Hansel, Congaree, Victory Gallop and Medaglia d'Oro.

Juddmonte Farms

Owner

Juddmonte Stable is owned by Prince Khalid Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. Juddmonte bred and raced the undefeated sensation Frankel who was the highest rated horse in the world in 2012. Juddmonte captured the 2003 Kentucky Oaks with Flute and the Belmont Stakes with Empire Maker. They have won 11 Eclipse Awards and won multiple champion races throughout the United States and Europe. Prince Abdullah bought his first race horse in 1977 and won his first Classic race, the 2000 Guineas, in 1980 with Known Fact. Juddmonte has 9 farms and more that 350 broodmares. Othe top horses include, Banks Hill,Ventura, Midday, Dancing Brave, Rainbow Quest and Quest for Fame.

Juddmonte Farms

Breeder

Juddmonte Stable is owned by Prince Khalid Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. Juddmonte bred and raced the undefeated sensation Frankel who was the highest rated horse in the world in 2012. Juddmonte captured the 2003 Kentucky Oaks with Flute and the Belmont Stakes with Empire Maker. They have won 11 Eclipse Awards and won multiple champion races throughout the United States and Europe. Prince Abdullah bought his first race horse in 1977 and won his first Classic race, the 2000 Guineas, in 1980 with Known Fact. Juddmonte has 9 farms and more that 350 broodmares. Othe top horses include, Banks Hill,Ventura, Midday, Dancing Brave, Rainbow Quest and Quest for Fame.

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