Chaldean to shuttle to Cambridge Stud

Chaldean to shuttle to Cambridge Stud19 Apr 2024

We are delighted to announce that we have partnered with Juddmonte Farms in the UK to shuttle Frankel’s dual Gr.1 winning son Chaldean to Cambridge Stud.

Chaldean emulated his sire, becoming only the ninth colt in the last 50 years to complete the Gr.1 Dewhurst-Guineas double and are the only father-son duo to complete the Dewhurst-Guineas double ever.

In 2023 alone, Frankel sired 11 Group One winners, 27 Group winners and 42 stakes winners, more than any other stallion in the world. From Frankel’s 90 runners in Australia and New Zealand to date, 25 (28%) are stakes horses, 17 (19%) are stakes winners and 12 (13%) are Group winners. These remarkable statistics have driven demand in the sales ring where mares in-foal to Frankel in 2023 were secured for an average of A$807,083 for 12 sold. 

“The exceptionally talented, good-looking Chaldean has been immensely popular during his first season at Banstead Manor Stud. With the ongoing support for Frankel and his incomparable statistics as they stand, Cambridge Stud have given us the perfect opportunity to send Chaldean to the Southern Hemisphere where we feel his precociousness and physical type will appeal,” Simon Mockridge, General Manager UK, Juddmonte said of the decision to shuttle Chaldean.

“We look forward to working with the team at the internationally renowned Cambridge Stud ahead of the Southern Hemisphere season.”

Not only is Chaldean by the world’s best sire but he is also a half-relation to four fast and precocious black-type winners.

“Cambridge Stud is delighted to secure the services of Chaldean for the New Zealand breeding industry.  His pedigree, with a strong emphasis on two and three-year-old speed is perfect for our market and racing program. He is a magnificent type, and his conformation will be enthusiastically received by Australasian breeders.,” Henry Plumptre, Cambridge Stud CEO said.

“Having a signature Group 1 at two, the Dewhurst Stakes and a three-year-old Classic, the 2,000 Guineas, to his name makes him an extremely attractive prospect. His sire, Frankel, is currently breaking all records as a stallion and the opportunity to secure his best two-year-old was a significant drawcard for us.” 

Chaldean will stand for a fee of $35,000 + GST and be limited to 120 mares.     

“Jo and I are very proud of the Cambridge Stud brand and welcome the opportunity of joining forces with a global brand like Juddmonte. We thank Juddmonte and their team for affording us this opportunity. We are excited to be able to offer an exceptional horse like Chaldean to our client base.” Cambridge Stud owner Brendan Lindsay concluded.