Kind, Dam Of European Stars Frankel And Noble Mission, Dies At Age 20

It is with regret that Juddmonte Farms announces the passing of Kind (Danehill – Rainbow Lake), the dam of Group 1 winners Frankel and Noble Mission, on March 8 due to complications after foaling a colt by Kingman on March 2.

Kind was a second-generation Juddmonte homebred. Her family came into the Juddmonte Stud Book through the mare Rockfest – who was purchased privately in 1983 as part of a bloodstock package from the John ‘Jock’ Hay Whitney dispersal.

When mated with Rainbow Quest, Rockfest produced the Lancashire Oaks winner Rainbow Lake who went on to compile an enviable record as a broodmare as the dam of three group/graded stakes winners: G1 winner Powerscourt, G2 winner Riposte and G3 winner Last Train. However, it was her dual listed-winning daughter Kind who was to have the biggest impact.

Kind’s legacy is to have five stallion sons at stud and her daughter Joyeuse and granddaughters Jubiloso and Jovial are in the broodmare band. Her 3-year-old Galileo filly Chiasma is currently in training with John Gosden. Due to her rare achievement of producing two Group 1 winners and a further group winner in Bullet Train, Kind’s name is on the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities’ International List of Protected Names.

Juddmonte’s UK stud director Simon Mockridge commented: “I cannot thank the Rossdales and Juddmonte team enough for the tireless care they have given Kind. To many, she will rightfully always be best remembered as the dam of Frankel and Noble Mission, to us at Juddmonte she will always be Kind by name and kind by nature.”

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