Philip Mitchell general manager of Juddmonte Farms, one of the world’s leading bloodstock organisations which owns Banstead Manor Stud at Cheveley, home of the legendary Frankel. has announced he will be standing down later this year. During the next six months he will work with the Juddmonte team to ensure a smooth transition.
“I could not have worked for a more knowledgeable or fairer person than Prince Khalid to whom I am indebted. I am so very proud of what we have achieved here. I am confident that Juddmonte will continue to thrive going forward and will be working with the team to ensure the continued success of this great organisation,“ said Mr Mitchell.
Douglas Erskine Crum, CEO Juddmonte Group, said: “Philip is not departing for six months, but it is not too early to say, on behalf of everyone connected with Juddmonte, a very big thank you to him.
“It is important to recognise his outstanding achievements over the past 27 years, during which time he has been responsible for overseeing the success of Frankel, Kingman, Oasis Dream and many other Juddmonte champions, including the remarkable broodmare band.
“Philip has been at the heart of Juddmonte’s success and established himself at the very top of the worldwide breeding industry. He has guided the operation with professionalism, skill and humour and is rightly widely respected.”