Juddmonte International

Former Name(s):
2008 - 2008:   International held at Newmarket (July)
1989 - 0:   Juddmonte International
1986 - 1988:   Matchmaker International
1972 - 1985:   Benson and Hedges Gold Cup
Juddmonte: Group 1, 3yo and up, 1 mile, 2 furlongs and 88 yards (2,092 metres), turf

What the Nation is saying about the Juddmonte International...

From Oct. 23 until Nov. 1, we'll be counting down the Top 10 Breeders' Cup Buzz horses. Today's horse: Declaration of WarRead More
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  • Buckpasser · I really like this guy. I'm not sure he will win, but I think he will give a good account of himself and may surprise a lot of people. · 170 days ago ·
  • ILuvTurfRacing · @Buckpasser, Agreed. I really like DOW a whole lot because he's about as honest a horse as you'll find. You may be right, he may not be quite good enough to beat top American dirt horses like Game On Dude or Mucho Macho Man, but I sure wouldn't be surprised if he ends up getting a piece of the Classic provided he's ridden the way he needs to be by young Joseph O'Brien. · 169 days ago ·
A basic unknown to the casual American race fan, other than possibly as the horse who won Animal Kindgdom’s final career start, Declaration of War is coming to Santa Anita to run the final race of his own career in the Breeders’ Cup Classic. So just who is this horse that has given his connections r...Read More
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  • travel_vic · want a frame of reference for unbelievable consitituion: just look at the great gedlings · 176 days ago ·
  • ILuvTurfRacing · Declaration of War is a very classy horse that's all business once he's out on the track. This will obviously be his first time ever racing on conventional dirt, but War Front offspring has burning up all 3 surfaces in America and abroad. Plus, last season Declaration of War won the G3 Diamond Stakes over 10-1/2f on Dundalk's synthetic track in Ireland, which I've been told probably plays as close to being like conventional dirt as any synthetic track in Europe. The distance or the class isn't an issue at all with this horse. The only question that has to be answered is how he'll handle the switch to dirt? I don't know if Declaration of War will prove good enough to win the BC Classic or not? But I do think he gives Coolmore the best chance they've had of winning the race since Giant's Causeway in 2000 where the race has been held on conventional dirt and not synthetics. · 176 days ago ·
Declaration of War came, he saw and he conquered in accounting for his five rivals with the utmost ease to win going away in the Group 1 Juddmonte International at York. Read More
  • ILuvTurfRacing · If Coolmore run Declaration of War in the BC Classic I think it gives them the best chance of winning the race they've had when the venue has been held on conventional dirt since Giant's Causeway in 2000. DOW's pedigree suggest he should go well on dirt, and I'm convinced 10f suits this horse even better than a mile does. I would like DOW chances of beating the horses lining up for the BC Classic over trying to beat Wise Dan in the BC Mile. JMO. · 237 days ago ·
Trading Leather ran a very very good 2nd.
Dan Munn is not the only one geeked up for Wednesday’s Juddmonte International. The showdown at York looks to be one of the races of the year, and with my favorite international horse, Toronado, testing uncharted territories, the English race has my full attention. I must say it’s nice to have this ...Read More
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  • jonquil · Eh, I dunno that Toronado will do *that* poorly here. And I think Declaration of War might struggle a bit - too soon after his last big race in Deauville. · 239 days ago ·
  • jonquil · That's what I get for actually listening to a jockey for once. Ah well, what a shocker. Declaration of War won, Trading Leather got 2nd, and Al Kazeem was 3rd. Toronado was at the very back. I think Hughes was just too besotted with this horse this time to really know its limits, but what a shocker that DoW could run so well having been run so much this season and so soon after that last race! · 239 days ago ·
One year removed from Frankel winning the Juddmonte International, York is spoiled once more with an embarrassment of equine riches.Read More
  • ILuvTurfRacing · Anyone believing this a 2-horse race between only Al Kazeem & Toronado is really fooling themselves, IMO. The 10-1/2f trip is completely uncharted territory for Toronado. Frankly, I'll be hard pressed to use him in my tri-fecta with horses like Trading Leather who's won the Irish Derby and was 2nd in the King George in his last 2 starts, Hillstar who's won the King Edward VII Stakes & 3rd in the King George in his last 2 starts, and Declaration of War who I've always suspected might be a better horse over this trip than he is at a mile who already has a 2nd behind Al Kazeem in the Coral-Eclipse at 10f. I'm not suggesting Toronado won't get the distance. He may even thrive for the step up in trip from a mile? But I am suggesting this is way more than a 2-horse race. · 240 days ago ·
Leading up to this years Juddmonte International, Youtuber espmadrid (https://www.youtube.com/user/espmadrid/videos) has added replays for the International Stakes from 1986-2003
With The Juddmonte coming up this month, here is the 99 edition featuring the impressive winner Royal anthem with Gary Stevens up.
After Frankel rolled by Cirrus Des Aigles in the grade one Champion Stakes, extending his record to an unbeaten 14 for 14, there was only one thought in my mind… I had just witnessed the greatest horse to ever race of all time.Read More
Could the 1 1/2 mile Prix de L'Arc de Triomphe be next for the world's best horse?Read More
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  • likin sparks · I don't follow the Euro racing to much but would like to know when Frankel may return to action? · 597 days ago ·
  • MarcelloMarocco · So I guess Sir henry's Cancer and his inability to travel is why they kept Frankel in england and not headed for France. give Sir Henry a break. Champions Stakes is just fine. Where are all the top 10f horses over there dodging him like at York?. The Champions will be a sham of a field because regardless of where Frankel runs, the others will run to the other race. He goes to the ARC the others will run The Champions, and Japan Cup, if he goes to the Champions....everyone else runs for the ARC. · 565 days ago ·
To the disappointment of many, the great horse will run next in Ascot's Champion Stakes on October 20.Read More
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  • Mary Z. · Count me out of we. I don't laugh at Frankel, and I don't call all of his competition "tomato cans". · 571 days ago ·
  • timgsmith10 · But it is kinda crappy that they wont take on the ARC.. How can it not? Is he better than Danedream? Orfevre? SnowFairy? We will never know..BOOOOOO · 570 days ago ·
Scores 13th career victory by seven lengths!Read More
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  • footlick · icy-you can say and believe whatever you want. They also have the right to do what they want with their horse. As far as stretching Frankel out, I have stated the reason it took so long, as Sir Henry has said it many times and has been confirmed by Frankel's jockey. Cecil did not want to stretch Frankel out until he learned to relax behind horses. He has not done that until this year. I think the constant retirement of the 3 yr old crop this year would be far more worrying · 602 days ago ·
  • footlick · Grass is the racing of the world, not dirt · 602 days ago ·
TimSmith - STICK TO BREEDING PIGEONS OR PIGS - if you cannot look at the horse's previous runs, even from 7000 miles away on youtube, and NOT see the horse winning pulling up over 8f and see that it has more in the tank and cruises so high speed he'd need to be up against a B52 to get beat then you need to stop offering opinions as a pseudo expert.
Ok I know everyone across the sea loves Frankel but please lets stop calling this horse the greatest of all time! Lets look at his upcoming race this Tuesday the Juddmonte International-G1 Once again a very soft and handpicked field of horses. Lets take a better look at them 1. Bullet Train “Is 0-4 against Frankel” 2. Robin Hood “was 10th and 11th in his last two races” 3. Farhh “ 0-1 against Frankel and 0-3 in 2012” 4. Planteur “ Last victory came on 4/30/2011” 5. St. Nicholus Abby “ is 1 for 4 in 2012” 6. Sri Putra “ 6 yr Old who won 2 of 5 in 2012 in lower stakes races” 7. Twice Over “ 7 yr Old whos last win was in 2011” 8. Winsor Place “ 7 Yrs Old who has 1 win in last 7 races” Im sorry but this is the best you can find to put against Frankel? Ive seen better competition in Allowance races at Santa Anita, Keep on protecting him because you are not fooling the real race fans in the USA…
SILLY BILLY, cocoa2 !!!!! "This will be tough. Not only is he going farther than before but he is also facing a monster in St. Nicholas Abbey. It'll be a lot, watch for a late scratch." FROM SEVEN THOUSAND MILES AWAY, NEVER HAVING SEEN THE HORSE IN THE FLESH YOU OFFER SUCH AN OPINION... BASED ON WHAT??? What you have read? What you THINK you know about Euro racing? THOSE OF US who have felt the horse's breath at the races, have seen it destroy the best in Europe without coming off the bridle, who watch and think and believe rather than READ and then spout @@s KNEW what the horse was capable of. SNA???? Is a danger WHY??? Because he won the BC turf??? He is a STONE below Frankel!! AOB used TWO pacemakers today and STILL could not even get him off the bridle - the faster they go the further he wins. He raced today for HALF a furlong, the rest was CANTERING - time to get the petition going to keep him in training as he is STILL 7-10 better than anything he's shown yet. After the race Cecil ran his hand down the horse's back and showed the Prince - "Look, not even sweating!!!!"
On Wednesday, Sir Henry Cecil's exceptional four year old colt, Frankel, bids to further enhance his reputation in his inaugural attempt at the ten furlongs trip in the Juddmonte International.Read More
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  • likin sparks · Frankel, "My God what a performance" is right Ms Commentator! I guess the 2 mile morning gallops makes this race just a drop int he bucket for him. Please Sir Cecil send him to the BC, pweese. · 603 days ago ·
  • Mary Z. · Beautiful. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mr_ChX6Jv4s · 603 days ago ·
FRANKEL steps into the unknown on Wednesday when he tackles 1m2f for the first time in the Juddmonte International. Read More
This race seems much much more interesting then anyone thought going in to it! Frankel, Nathaniel, St. Nicholas Abby, and Twice Over. I am a huge fan of Frankel and I think if he beats this field at a 1 and 5/16th he will of stamped his mark as one of the greatest race horses ever! Go Frankel Go!
yeah I found like two horse that are coming off a win, once again Frankel faces a bunch of hand picked horses
With an assist from William Shakespeare, Zipse at the Track offers his perspective on the career crossroads the world's best has reached.Read More

Race Results & Past Performances

View DetailsView Video08/21/13Yor41 5/16 mT03+ MJuddmonte International-G1Declaration Of WarTrading LeatherAl Kazeem2:05.74
View Details08/22/12Yor41 5/16 mT03+ MJuddmonte International-G1FrankelFarhhSt Nicholas Abbey2:06.59
View DetailsView Video08/17/11Yor41 5/16 mT03+ MJuddmonte International-G1Twice OverMiddayAwait The Dawn2:14.70
View Details08/17/10Yor41 5/16 mT03+ MJuddmonte International-G1Rip Van WinkleTwice OverByword2:08.58
View Details08/18/09Yor41 5/16 mT03+ MJuddmonte International-G1Sea The StarsMastercraftsmanCornish2:05.29
View Details08/23/08NewJ61 1/4 mT03+ MJuddmonte International-G1Duke of MarmaladePhoenix TowerNew Approach2:01.53
View Details08/21/07Yor41 5/16 mT03+ MJuddmonte International-G1AuthorizedDylan ThomasNotnowcato2:11.82
View Details08/22/06Yor41 5/16 mT03+ MJuddmonte International-G1NotnowcatoMaraahelBlue Monday2:12.32
View Details08/16/05Yor41 5/16 mT03+ MJuddmonte International-G1ElectrocutionistZenno Rob RoyMaraahel2:07.47
View Details08/17/04Yor41 5/16 mT03+ MJuddmonte International-G1SulamaniNorse DancerBago2:11.82
View DetailsView Video08/19/03Yor31 5/16 mT03+ MJuddmonte International-G1FalbravMagistrettiNayef2:06.84
View DetailsView Video08/20/02Yor31 5/16 mT03+ MJuddmonte International-G1NayefGolanNoverre2:08.74
View DetailsView Video08/21/01Yor31 5/16 mT03+ MJuddmonte International-G1SakheeGrandera Medicean2:08.27
View DetailsView Video08/22/00Yor11 5/16 mT03+ MJuddmonte International-G1Giant's CausewayKalanisiLear Spear2:09.30
View DetailsView Video08/17/99Yor31 5/16 mT03+ MJuddmonte International-G1Royal AnthemGreek DanceChester House2:06.91
View DetailsView Video08/18/98Yor31 5/16 mT03+ MJuddmonte International-G1One So WonderfulFaithful SonChester House2:06.46
View DetailsView Video08/19/97Yor31 5/16 mT03+ MJuddmonte International-G1SingspielDesert KingBenny The Dip2:12.10
View DetailsView Video08/20/96Yor31 5/16 mT03+ MJuddmonte International-G1HallingFirst IslandBijou D'Inde2:06.88
View DetailsView Video08/15/95Yor31 5/16 mT03+ MJuddmonte International-G1HallingBahriAnnus Mirabilis2:06.42
View DetailsView Video08/16/94Yor31 5/16 mT03+ MJuddmonte International-G1EzzoudMuhtarramKing's Theatre2:08.85
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