Horse breeding

Juddmonte Farms’ Superstars Begin Breeding Careers

The breeding of horses is as much a guess as it is a science. One of Europe’s top equine operations, Juddmonte Farms, has thrown caution to the wind with the mating of two of it’s greatest champions. The product of this mating is a beautiful filly. The sire is none other than Frankel, one of Juddmonte’s greatest runners. The dam is the superstar mare Midday. Both of these fine equine specimens were trained by the late, legendary, English trainer Henry Cecil.

Here is a listing of the major accomplishments for Frankel and Midday.


  • He was a perfect 14-14 winning each race during his career
  • He earned the highest time-form rating ever given with a 143 for his victory in the 2011 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes
  • He was twice voted European Horse of the Year (2011, 2012)
  • Won almost 3.0 million euros during his career
  • He dominated the Classic 2000 Guineas in 2011 as a 3-year-old
  • He is generally regarded as one of the top 2-3 horse of all-time


  • She was a three time winner of the prestigious Nassau Stakes (only one to achieve this honor)
  • She captured the 2009 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf in the United States
  • She earned almost 2.3 million euros during her career
  • She had a record of 23-9-7-3, all against top level competition

For owner/breeder Khalid Abdullah, this pairing has produced one of the most anticipated foals in recent years. This beautiful filly was foaled on Feb. 5 and weighs in at 132 lbs. This filly comes with the highest of expectations. Her sire was a brilliant miler who won races from five furlongs to 1 1/8 miles and the dam was a true stayer winning at distances up to 1 1/4 miles.

In his first season at stud, Frankel covered 133 mares. The Midday filly is the first one to actually hit the ground. For Midday, this is her first foal. The future plans for Midday call for her to be bred back to Frankel in 2014. The racing world would indeed be blessed if Frankel succeeds at stud the way he did on the racetrack.