Barry Mahon will take on the responsibility for Juddmonte’s European racing arm following the retirement of Teddy Grimthorpe, the operation announced on Tuesday.
Currently Juddmonte’s Stud Director of Ireland, Mahon will continue to run Juddmonte’s operations in Ireland and becomes the General Manager of Ireland and European Racing. His key racing role, from 21 June, will be to liaise with Juddmonte’s trainers in the UK, France and Ireland.
Barry Mahon was born and bred into Juddmonte. His father Rory Mahon has been at Ferrans Stud with Juddmonte for nearly 40 years and remains a highly valued member of the team. Rory will continue to help manage the Irish stud operation.
Following a spell working for John Gosden, Mahon completed an honours degree in Equine Science and International Business Management at Oxford Brookes University. During this time, he completed work placements with Coolmore Ireland, Coolmore USA and Highclere Stud. Upon completion of his degree, he was appointed Yearling Manager at Grangecon Stud in Ireland, before becoming Manager of Clarecastle Farm, the breeders of Authorized and Order Of St George, in Ireland, a position he held for 12 years before joining Juddmonte in 2017.
Douglas Erskine Crum, Chief Executive of Juddmonte, said: “As Racing Manager for Juddmonte’s late owner, Prince Khalid Abdullah, Teddy managed all Juddmonte’s European horses in training and played a leading role in Juddmonte’s consistent and sustained success worldwide at the very highest level in racing. On behalf of Prince Khalid’s family and all of us past and present at Juddmonte, I thank Teddy for all he has achieved, year after year, and we wish him the very best of good fortune for the future.
“We are delighted Barry is taking on the additional European racing role. He is ideally placed to take on Teddy’s duties in Europe and, together with Rory, continue to manage Juddmonte Ireland.”
Juddmonte also confirmed that Garrett O’Rourke remains the General Manager of the USA division and Simon Mockridge remains General Manager in the UK. Claude Beniada continues to represent Juddmonte in France, reporting to Barry Mahon. The Racing Office under Megan Taylor, Racing Secretary, remains at Banstead Manor Stud.