Saudi Arabia’s Prince Khalid bin Abdullah Al Saud has passed away, the Kingdom’s Royal Court said in a statement on Wednesday.
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His funeral prayer will be performed tomorrow, according to the official Saudi Press Agency.
Prince Khalid was well known as a horse owner and breeder, founding Juddmonte Farms in 1980.
Dubai’s ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, posted a tribute on Twitter that said: “My personal condolences to the Al Saud family, and to all horse lovers and owners in the world on the death of Prince Khalid bin Abdullah bin Abdul Rahman.”
A statement on Juddmonte’s website said that the prince died peacefully on Tuesday at the age of 85.
Douglas Erskine Crum, CEO Juddmonte, said: “The whole of Juddmonte feels a huge sense of loss. Prince Khalid will always be remembered as a quiet, dignified, benevolent family man, whose horses spoke for him.
“He leaves a legacy that will stand the test of time. His contribution to the development of the thoroughbred will have long-lasting effects.”
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