02/02/2011 1:23PM

Saud bin Khaled, breeder and owner, dies at 72


Breeder and owner Saud bin Khaled, the Saudi prince who bred Group 1 winner Biondetti and 2008 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf winner Maram, died Monday at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles after an unspecified illness.

He was 72.

Khaled owned 260-acre Chanteclair Farm between Midway, Ky., and Versailles, Ky. Khaled founded the farm in 1995 and, there he bred 29 stakes horses from the 133 starters foaled at the farm. His broodmare band remained small, averaging about 17 mares, but enjoyed outsized success. Figures provided by the farm’s president, Ron Wallace, put the band’s overall success rate at 69 percent winners from starters and 21 percent stakes horses.

In the name of his Palides Investments, Khaled bred Biondetti and other Grade or Group 1 winners such as 2003 Hollywood Turf Cup winner Continuously, a homebred; 1999 Mother Goose winner Dreams Gallore; and 2003 Garden City Breeders’ Cup winner Indy Five Hundred.

Khaled bred Biondetti and Indy Five Hundred from his Group 2-winning Lyphard mare Lyphard’s Delta.

He bred and campaigned Maram in partnership with Karen Wood.