Teddy Grimthorpe is stepping down from his long-standing role as racing supervisor to Juddmonte Farms after 22 years.
In a place he took over in 1999, Grimthorpe managed all the late Khalid Abdullah’s horses in Europe, overseeing such greats of the Turf as Frankel and Enable.
He stated in a press release: “I have always felt that the time for me to stand down from Juddmonte would be when Prince Khalid was no longer involved. It has been a huge privilege to work for the Prince and his family, and with the outstanding Juddmonte team, which has been so successful for so long.
“Of course I’m unhappy to go away. But, with the Prince’s loss of life two months in the past and over 20 years as his Racing Manager, now’s the precise time. I go away an organisation in nice form, which is supreme at what it does, and I’ve little question Juddmonte will proceed to thrive and produce top-class homebred thoroughbred horses competing on the highest degree on racecourses internationally.”
Douglas Erskine Crum, chief executive of Juddmonte, said: “On behalf of Prince Khalid’s household and all of us previous and current at Juddmonte, I thank Teddy for all he has accomplished to assist the organisation be on the very prime of its sport 12 months after 12 months.
“He will be sorely missed, and we wish him the very best of good fortune for the future.”