Juddmonte Stallions Take Top Honours at TBA Flat Stallion Awards
Juddmonte stallions Frankel (GB) and Kingman (GB) have been announced as the big winners in the Thoroughbred Breeders' Association's annual Flat statistical-based awards. The awards take into account British and Irish statistics for British-based stallions for 2023.
Taken from Thoroughbred Daily News, 7th February 2024
Frankel took the BBA Silver Cigar Box for the second time in three years as Britain's leading sire by total earnings in 2023 with £7,143,651. Frankel, who was crowned champion sire in Britain and Ireland, sired 11 individual Group 1 winners in 2023, with his notable runners on home soil including the Classic winners Chaldean (GB) and Soul Sister (Ire), plus Gold Cup hero Courage Mon Ami (GB) and the Prince of Wales's St. and Juddmonte International winner Mostahdaf (Ire).
Kingman led all British-based sires by number of winners in 2023 and earned the Barleythorpe Stud Silver Cup for the first time. Kingman's representatives in Britain and Ireland last year included the dual Group 2 winner Kinross (GB), Gr.3 Jersey St. winner Age Of Kings (Ire) and Gr.3 Thoroughbred St. winner Epictetus (Ire), while Feed The Flame (GB) (Grand Prix de Paris) and Sauterne (Fr) (Prix du Moulin de Longchamp) both won Group 1 races in France.