JUDDMONTE has sold its US-based stallion Empire Maker to the Japan Bloodhorse Breeders’ Association.
Though the sale terms remain undisclosed, it is likely to have taken
a large offer for Juddmonte to relinquish Empire Maker. With his first
crop only five years old, the stallion has been represented by five
individual Grade 1 winners, including last month’s Spinster Stakes
heroine Acoma and last year’s Kentucky Derby runner-up Pioneerof The
Furthermore, ten-year-old Empire Maker – a triple Grade 1 winner,
including in the Belmont Stakes – is by influential sire Unbridled and
out of Juddmonte owner Khalid Abdullah’s exceptional broodmare
Toussaud, also dam of other top-flight winners Chester House,
Chiselling and Honest Lady.
Standing at $50,000 in 2010, Empire Maker was easily Juddmonte’s
most expensive Kentucky-based sire. The farm’s patrons can access
bloodlines similar to Empire Maker’s through First Defence, a son of
Unbridled’s Song out of Honest Lady.