Leading horse racing owner Prince Khalid Abdullah dies aged 83

Leading horse racing owner and breeder Prince Khalid bin Abdullah has died at the age of 83.

Over the last 40 years his pink, green and white colours have been carried to victory by some of the sport's best horses, including Frankel and Enable.

The Saudi-born billionaire owned Juddmonte Farms and he celebrated more than 500 stakes winners.

Douglas Erskine Crum, CEO Juddmonte, said: “The whole of Juddmonte feels a huge sense of loss. Prince Khalid will always be remembered as a quiet, dignified, benevolent family man, whose horses spoke for him.

“He leaves a legacy that will stand the test of time. His contribution to the development of the thoroughbred will have long-lasting effects.”

Racing fans regard champion Frankel as Prince Khalid's best horse – and one of the greatest ever thoroughbreds to compete.

He retired unbeaten after 14 successes and the winner of nearly £3 million in prize money is now a top stallion.

Other favourites include 11-time Group 1 scorer Enable, who was known for her association with top jockey Frankie Dettori and American racing titan Arrogate.

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