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t doesn’t take a soothsayer to predict the future for Falah Al Shaqab. One only has to look to his sire line to see that he is rightfully taking his place in an unbroken chain of National and World Champions of the highest caliber. That line stretches from his Egyptian origins of Nazeer and Morafic to Shaikh Al Badi, and then through United States National Champion Futurity Colt and Reserve National Champion Stallion Ruminaja Ali, to U.S. and Canadian National Champion Stallion Ali Jamaal, to U.S. Reserve National Champion Stallion Parys El Jamaal, to U.S. and Canadian Reserve National Champion Futurity Colt Besson Carol, and finally, to the exquisite 2013 Gold World Champion Stallion Fadi Al Shaqab. This is a sire line so potent and powerful, that such outstanding outcomes are as close to predictable as is possible in the breeding of Arabian horses. It is a line of superstars who beget supernovas. Falah Al Shaqab has already taken giant strides toward continuing in the hoof prints of his illustrious father and ancestors. He began his show career in Europe as a yearling in the careful hands of renowned trainer Giacomo Capacci, winning in Italy and France before being sent to America for the 2015 season. Under the expert guidance of David Boggs, Falah Al Shaqab earned the titles of Scottsdale Classic Champion Junior Two-Year Old Colt and Reserve Champion Junior Colt, Arabian U.S. Open Silver Champion Junior Colt, and United States National 1st Place Two-YearOld Colt. He spent the winter in Scottsdale at Boggs’ Midwest Training Centre, emerging more spectacular than ever as a three-year-old. His rich, burnished chestnut coat is accented

by neatly matched hind stockings and a prominent star, stretched over a sculpted body that is both powerful and elegant. That beauty, coupled with his dynamic presence, led to him becoming a crowd favorite when he made his 2016 debut in Las Vegas. The crowd was not disappointed, as Falah Al Shaqab was just as popular with the judges and is now the reigning Arabian Breeders World Cup Supreme Gold Champion Junior Stallion. With the foundation for future success so beautifully laid, Falah Al Shaqab is poised to don the mantle of the best in the world. To that end, he will return to Europe, where David Boggs will lead him to his next victories for Al Shaqab Stud. The team of Boggs and Al Shaqab have no less a goal in mind than for Falah Al Shaqab to secure the most elusive title of all, that of European Triple Crown Champion. To do so, he will have to face the finest horses in the world in three of the most prestigious venues on the planet all in the same year, and emerge victorious on every occasion. To earn his Triple Crown in 2016, Falah Al Shaqab must win the European Championships in Lier, Belgium, the All Nations Cup at Aachen, Germany, and the World Championship in Paris, France. It is a daunting task and a goal worthy of his illustrious heritage. When the sawdust settles after that final championship in Paris, it will be Falah Al Shaqab who will stand triumphant, embellishing the sterling record of his ancestors when he adds Triple Crown Champion to their long list of accomplishments. For Falah Al Shaqab, the future is in crystal clear focus and it is not a stretch to say that it may even be a foregone conclusion. ■

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Arabian Horse Times - Vol47 No2 - Issue #7  
Arabian Horse Times - Vol47 No2 - Issue #7