down cross right results icon premium content video video hollow icon audio lifeNews icon-comment tick starFilled betSlip hot icon-liveCommentary refresh spinner arrow-down

The remarkable facts and figures behind Khalid Abdullah's achievements

Enable: one of many Khalid Abdullah-owned superstars to grace the turf
1 of 1

Title HRH Prince Khalid bin Abdullah Al Saud of Saudi Arabia; first cousin of King Salman
Born 1937
First winner Charming Native (trainer Jeremy Tree) Windsor, May 14, 1979
First Group winner Abeer (1979 Queen Mary Stakes)
First Group 1 winner Known Fact (1979 Middle Park Stakes)
Unbeaten champion Frankel (14 races 2010-12 including 10 Group 1s, notably 2011 2,000 Guineas, Sussex Stakes, Queen Elizabeth II Stakes, 2012 Sussex Stakes, Juddmonte International, Champion Stakes)

First taste of Group race success: Abeer in the 1979 Queen Mary Stakes

Overall world champions (from 1995, official ratings) Frankel (2011, 2012), Arrogate (2016, 2017), Enable (2019 joint)
Overall European champions (official ratings) Dancing Brave (1986), Warning (1988), Zafonic (1993), Frankel (2011, 2012), Enable (2019 joint)
Cartier Horses of the Year Frankel (2011, 2012), Kingman (2014), Enable (2017, 2019)
King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes winners Dancing Brave (1986), Enable (2017, 2019, 2020)
Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winners Rainbow Quest (1985), Dancing Brave (1986), Rail Link (2006), Workforce (2010), Enable (2017, 2018)
Derby winners Quest For Fame (1990), Commander In Chief (1993), Workforce (2010)
Dubai World Cup winner & Pegasus World Cup winner Arrogate (2017)
Breeders' Cup Classic winner Arrogate (2016)
Breeders' Cup Turf winner Enable (2018)

Known Fact and Willie Carson (right) give Khalid Abdullah a first Classic victory in the 1980 2,000 Guineas but only after the disqualification of Nureyev (left)

Other British Classic winners Known Fact (1980 2,000 Guineas), Dancing Brave (1986 2,000 Guineas), Toulon (1991 St Leger), Zafonic (1993 2,000 Guineas), Reams Of Verse (1997 Oaks), Wince (1999 1,000 Guineas), Special Duty (2010 1,000 Guineas), Frankel (2011 2,000 Guineas), Enable (2017 Oaks), Logician (2019 St Leger)
Irish Derby winner Commander In Chief (1993)
Prix du Jockey Club winners Sanglamore (1990), New Bay (2015)
Champion sprinter Oasis Dream (2003 July Cup, Nunthorpe Stakes)
Champion owner in Britain 2003, 2010, 2011
Champion breeder in Britain 1993, 2003, 2004, 2010, 2011, 2012
Champion owner in North America (Eclipse Award) 1992, 2003, 2016, 2017
Champion breeder in North America (Eclipse Award) 1995, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2009
Most wins in a British season 84 in 2013
Total wins as owner in Britain 2,493 (Flat 2,485, jumps 8)
Racing managers Grant Pritchard-Gordon 1982-98, Lord Grimthorpe 1999-2021
Colours Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves
Compiled by John Randall

Read more on Khalid Abdullah:

Khalid Abdullah, legendary owner-breeder of Frankel, dies aged 83

'He was colossal in every sense of the word' – Dettori pays tribute to Abdullah

Frankel, Dancing Brave, Enable and more: the champions Khalid Abdullah made

Frankel: Alastair Down on the emergence of a genuine superstar in the Guineas

Focus on quality the foundation of Khalid Abdullah's breeding success

Five foundation mares who made Khalid Abdullah one of the world's best breeders

Members can click here to download the digital newspaper every evening from 9pm. Not a member? Click here to sign up and enjoy the digital newspaper every day.


Key data

K Abdullah
E.W. Terms