Group 1 winner Biondetti was bred by Prince Saud bin KhaledPICTURE: EDWARD WHITAKER
Death of Saudi Arabian breeder of Biondetti
OWNER-breeder Prince Saud bin Khaled, whose Palides Investments operation produced Group 1 winners Biondetti and Lear's Princess, has died in Los Angeles.
The Saudi Arabian's Chanteclair Farm in Kentucky stood Ten Centuries, a son of Dubai Millennium, and according to its manager Ron Wallace, bred 29 stakes horses from 133 runners since it was established as a 260-acre property in 1995.
As well as Biondetti, winner of last year's Premio Gran Criterium and fourth for Godolphin in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile, and 2007 Gazelle Stakes winner Lear's Princess, Palides bred three Group 1 winners in Continously, who won the 2003 Hollywood Turf Cup, 1999 Mother Goose Stakes scorer Dreams Gallore and Indy Five Hundred, who landed the same year's Garden City Breeders' Cup Handicap.
Before concentrating on the US, bin Khaled had horses in Europe with Henry Cecil, John Dunlop, Andre Fabre, and Criquette Head.