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RB NASH wins the Grade 2 Bob Magness Memorial Derby

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*El Paso and Banat Arabians in Art TH Richie Joins Hall of Fame Sheikh Mansoor Festival in California Delaware Arabian Oaks (Gr.2) Delaware Arabian Derby (Gr.2) Racing in Europe

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Editor’s Notes/Corrections Arabian Racing Will Miss Around the Ovals HARC Update Leading Earners List of Runners

COLUMNS 8 11 22 36

Making Claims by Joe Nevills Equi Tech by Dr. Deb Powell Just Talkin’ by Michael Economopoulos The Backside by Steve Heath

ON THE COVER Sweet Honey AA in the paddock prior to her win in the Delaware Par Arabian Oaks (Gr.2). Inset: RB Nash wins the Delaware Park Arabian Derby (Gr.2). Photos by Hoofprints Inc. Design by Corliss Hazard.

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Editor's Notes By Stephanie Ruff Corum

We are well into the height of the racing season. Because of our small numbers, we are just racing on the two coasts Delaware and California. I hate to lose Arapahoe Park in Colorado and Hazel Park in Michigan, but we barely had enough horses to support that many meets a few years ago. We certainly don't have enough now. That is not a good thing, but the meets that are happening are doing well, and that is a good thing. The fair meets are filling most of their races and while the fields are not huge, they are steadily getting 5 to 6 starters per race with several races a week. The supplemental money to help cover insurance costs is certainly a benefit. Delaware Park is filling most of their races as well, and their extra payouts for fields larger than 7 is also a help. Maidens and allowance/claiming races are filling with 7 to 10 entries. Some of the open allowance races on both coasts feature major stakes winners and Darley champions competing against one another. It does make for a quality product for the bettor or even casual fan. "The Racing Biz" is an active Twitter account and Facebook page that covers racing on the east coast - including Delaware Park. Previously they did not cover Arabian races because they had no knowledge of them. Therefore I have started doing previews of all the Arabian races to accompany their daily commentary on Twitter and Facebook. (Here comes the obligatory "All opinions are my own and do not reflect Arabian Finish Line.") We are slowly picking up a few handicappers that are now paying attention to the Arabians and appreciate the quick coverage we are providing. In addition to that, my new role with Arabian Horse Life allows me to include coverage of major stakes races and major endurance races aimed at the general Arabian horse owner. For example, in their next issue we will have brief write-ups on the Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed al Nahyan Cup S. (Gr.1), Delaware Park Arabian Classic H. (Gr.1) and the President of the UAE Cup S. (Gr.1) as well as the famous Tevis 100 mile endurance ride. (FYI...The Haggins Cup winner for Best Conditioned went to a former race horse.) Little by little we are exposing more and more people to Arabian racing. It's a slow, but steady process. You can help us by liking and sharing/retweeting our posts so more people see them. Pass along your old magazines to newcomers. Talk us up. Do whatever you can to introduce more people to our athletic Arabians.

Correction

In the June/July issue, the author of the 2017 Poland Preview was mistakenly left off. Regular contributor, Longin Blachut, was the author. We apologize for the omission.

Arabian Racing Will Miss

Joy Davis Cox of Morriston, FL, peacefully passed away on August 2, 2017 at age 76. She is survived by her husband, Frederick Cox; daughter Constance Cox; and her sisters Jean McWaters and Susan Morgan. Along with her husband Fred, Joy was a dedicated part of the Arabian Racing Association of Florida. Over the years they bred and raced a number of horses, the best of which was Shahil Rakkad+/ (HF Petit Jean x Hilltop Maet, by Ilan+), a multiple stakes winner of almost $100,000 racing from 1989 and 1992. Joy also enjoyed endurance riding, and she will be missed for her smile, her love of family and friends, and her giving heart for animals.

Shahil Rakkad+/ in the winner's circle after the Scottsdale Arabian Cup at Turf Paradise. Joy Cox, third from left, was on hand to celebrate the victory.

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CALIFORNIA Remaining Fair Circuit Schedule: Los Angeles County Fair - September 6 to September 26 Pleasanton - September 20 to October 3 Fresno - October 4 to October 17

DELAWARE Remaining Stakes Schedule: September 23 - Delaware Park Juvenile Championship Fillies Stakes (Gr. 3), 3-year-old fillies, 1 mile and 70 yards, $20,000 September 30 - Delaware Park Juvenile Championship Stakes (Gr. 3), 3-year-olds, 1 mile and 70 yards, $20,000

TEXAS Arabian Racing begins at Retama Park on September 8 with a fillies and mares maiden race. This race will be the first of two ARC Bonus Races to be run at Retama Park. The second ARC Bonus Race will be a non-winner of two on October 23. The ARC Bonus is $1,500 and not included in the purse. Instead, $500 will go the the breeders of the first three finishers. There will be Arabian Races held each Friday and Saturday night thru September, and the meet will conclude with the Grade 3 Texas Arabian Oaks for 3- and 4-year-old fillies going 1 mile and the Grade 3 Texas Arabian Derby for 3- and 4-year-old colts going 1 1/16 mile on Saturday October 7. Both have a $20,000 guaranteed purse. The Lone Star Park meet with start on October 12 and will conclude on November 11. Stay tuned for the stakes schedule for Lone Star Park.

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I’m not the kind of guy who goes to the museum seeking inspiration. This is not the start of an anti-intellectual rant, I promise. It’s just how I process visual artwork. I’ve always been able to appreciate the craftsmanship, attention to detail and technical mastery that comes with creating on the canvas, in sculpture, or whatever medium an artist chooses, but tapping into the emotion of the visual arts and trying to find that deeper, often subjective, meaning is often a lost cause with me. That’s what made a recent visit to Paul Mellon’s collection of British Sporting Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Va., especially ground breaking. I had perused the gallery before, and it is an absolute must-see destination for fans of horses, art, or any combination of the two. Witnessing the evolution of the horse’s artistic profile from buggy-eyed and spaghetti-legged to the more accurate, dignified portrayal seen in more recent efforts is a fascinating study. I have my favorites among the paint-and-canvas art, but during my last visit, I found myself particularly fixated on a small bronze statue of a standing Thoroughbred – “Composite Type: The Thoroughbred Horse” by Herbert Haseltine, a piece he made in 1925.

and behavioral. Even on vacation, I could not stop myself from doing the same thing to this inanimate object. I circled the shaped chunk of metal, breaking him down from every angle as if I were about to feature in an auction scouting report. If there were a bronze-plated groom at the end of a shank, I would have asked to see him on the walk. The horse was perfect. Man’s attempts to create a flawless specimen are doomed to fail when the sire and dam are themselves innately imperfect, but when given a truly blank canvas, Haseltine created an animal with perfect balance, an alert head, and legs as clean as a mountain stream. Two things dawned on me in that moment. The first was that I needed to develop more varied hobbies. I was trying to ply my trade toward a chunk of metal while on vacation. It might be time to pick up a Sudoku book. The second was a better-realized appreciation for the equine specimen as a living work of art.

Art is, at its core, rooted in intent, craftsmanship, and interpretation. Human beings looking to breed or buy a racehorse do so with the intent of securing an attractive, quality racing or breeding prospect. Like artists looking to duplicate what they see in front of I cover Thoroughbred auctions for my day job, so I them or in their minds, the subject for a horseman is spend a lot of time inspecting horses as they stand that bronze statue of the perfect racehorse, and (hopefully) statuesque, taking note of their conforma- every horse born starts out as a blank canvas in an tion, demeanor, and any other intangibles as if I were attempt to duplicate that ideal vision. in the market to buy the animals. My sale catalogs are full of scribbles about muscle development, straight- As stated earlier, each horse is doomed to imperfecness of legs, athleticism, and maturity - both physical tion based on the reality that it is the product of an 8 • Arabian Finish Line • August/September 2017


imperfect sire and imperfect dam. The best we can do is get as close to the ideal as possible, and that’s where craftsmanship comes into play.

terms of athletic ability, but the metrics change drastically when those horses are asked to recreate that success in the breeding shed. One does not have to look hard to find a runaway success on the track that A breeder does not have the benefit of a brush or flopped at stud, or a slow or unlucky runner who chisel to design their foals, but they can give them- shaped the breed. selves as much control over the end product as possible through careful mating selections – emphasizing Interpretation means something completely different strengths in conformation and racing ability, while try- to each person that experiences art. It’s a moving taring to mask weaknesses. get, but it’s also the thing that gets people to care the most. It’s their contribution to the work. Likewise, it is This is not simply following the “breed the best to the nearly impossible for a horse to become great if it is best and hope for the best” philosophy, but truly not identified as such at some stage of its life. understanding what traits have become dominant in particular bloodlines, and which sires and dams have Horsemen are, at their cores, struggling artists. They’ll been the most effective in passing along their traits. spend lifetimes in the pursuit of creating one horse Of course, there are myriad examples of hideously that fills the physical and spiritual shadow of the ideal

conformed horses who became great and true specimens who never ran a step, but long-term success has a hard time surviving on hope for the next fluke.

we all see in that oil painting or bronze statue. Each has their own unique style in achieving that goal, and some of them can be pretty abstract, but the ones that are preserved are the ones that gain long-term acceptance.

Finally, there is interpretation, the part I grapple with the most. The question of what makes a good racehorse – Thoroughbred, Arabian or otherwise – has a If you haven’t been to your local museum lately, give spectrum of answers much narrower than that of the it a visit. It could probably use your support, and it question, “What is art?” might help you gain a better understanding of your own way of life. That said, the successful breeding of a horse can be in the eye of the beholder. A horse can be physically superior, but if it is not by the right sire and dam, a Photo above: The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, located potential buyer might dock it points on the commer- in Richmond, Virginia, opened in 1936. It's purpose is to cial market. The racetrack is the ultimate decider in collect, preserve, exhibit, and interpret art, to encourage the study of the arts, and thus to enrich the lives of all.

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The First HARC Race of 2017 By Evie Tubbs Sweeney

HARC racing for 2017 is now underway! The first race took place Saturday, August 12th in Santa Rosa with a 6 furlong non-winners-of-two allowance race. Three HARC horses were being pointed toward the race, but as racing goes, only one ended up running. WMA Tina (Dayttona x WMA Tikis Banner), a six-year-old granddaughter of Monarch AH, collected the full HARC payout as the sole HARC-nominated horse in the race. WMA Tina is owned by Thomas and Diana Chambers, and was bred by Rita De Leon. Both parties will split the total HARC payout that would have otherwise been divided among the owners/breeders of the top three HARC finishers in the race. WMA Tina was also a winner of HARC money in 2016 as well, and returned to claim an even bigger piece of the pie this year. HARC races in Delaware and Texas are planned for later this fall as well. Delaware will likely host its HARC race in October, and Texas will run it in November at Retama Park. Final dates will be announced soon. Congratulations to breeder Rita De Leon, owners Thomas and Diane Chambers, trainer Renee LaFleur, jockey Shawn Spikes, and all the winning connections of WMA Tina! 10 • Arabian Finish Line • August/September 2017


- tech By Dr. Deb Powell, PhD © COADY PHOTO

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Lasix=Salix=Furosemide: A Race-Day Medication Conundrum Since its introduction to veterinary practitioners in 1967, Lasix was the first furosemide drug product that was, and currently still is, a highly effective and rapidly acting diuretic-saluretic for the removal of abnormally retained extracellular fluids. A bit more history for you folks...Lasix is the product name given for the generic name furosemide (except in the United Kingdom which the product is called furosemide), which chemically is an anthranilic acid derivative that functions on a specific section of the kidneys called the Loop of Henle. In 1999, Intervet acquired Hoechst Roussel Vet and agreed that Aventis Pharmaceuticals would retain Lasix as the registered trademark for the human drug and the veterinary product would be renamed Salix. The drug is exactly the same but being marketed under two trade names. The word furosemide will be used from here on in this article when speaking of Lasix or Salix. Furosemide is considered a loop diuretic drug. And in order for you to understand what that is, let’s look briefly at the anatomy and physiology of the kidney...don’t worry...you will thank me after you read this portion... The primary task of the kidneys is to regulate the volume and composition of the body fluids. It does this by filtering fluid from the blood, keeping what the body needs and excreting what it does not. The kidneys also function to promote red blood cell production, modulate blood pressure and control the blood's pH (acidity). The nephron (pronounced nef-ron) is the functional unit of the kidney and the horse has over a million nephrons per kidney of which only 25% to 30% of those are active...the others are on ‘stand-by’ in case they are needed. For simplicity purposes, the nephron is composed of two parts, the glomerulus and the tubule. The glomerulus is the first portion where

fluid is filtered from the blood. Molecules of protein, fats, and blood cells that are too large to fit through this filter system are rejected and remain in circulation destined for other areas. The tubule is composed of different segments, each of which are responsible for both resorbing fluids and its components. The first segment is called the proximal tubule, you move on to the long winding section of the tube called the Loop of Henle and end with the distal tubule. Within the tubular system, appropriate amounts of salt, potassium, sulfate, phosphate, glucose, and amino acids are extracted and returned to the blood. Water that is needed by the circulatory system is absorbed and waste substances are sent to the bladder to be eliminated in urine. The therapeutic success (or efficacy) of furosemide is to inhibit the resorption of sodium in the proximal and distal tubules and inhibit the sodium-potassium-chloride transporter in the Loop of Henle (hints the term loop diuretic), thus furosemide promotes removal of excessive fluid from the body. It is used for the treatment of edema associated with cardiac insufficiency and acute non-inflammatory tissue edema. The most common use of furosemide in the horse, however, is to attempt to decrease the severity of exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (EIPH) in racing horses. Furosemide was administered to horses to prevent EIPH by the late 1960’s. So, what is EIPH and

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how is furosemide involved?

nary capillaries to rupture in horses.

EIPH is defined as the presence of blood detected in the airway on tracheobronchoscopic (endoscopic exam of the airway) examination after exercise, presence of red blood cells in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid or both...hemorrhage into the airways caused by rupture of the tissue barrier between blood vessels and airway. The grading scale for endoscopic examinations of EIPH is as follows:

The thoughts that EIPH is associated with inflammation in the lungs have not been supported by recent experimental investigations. In addition, the role of genetics in the development of EIPH has only been recently investigated in a population of Thoroughbred racehorses in South Africa, Australia, United Kingdom, and Hong Kong using pedigree analysis. This research finding noted that epistaxis, which is presumed to be caused by EIPH, has been found to have a small to moderate heritability, thus the likely expression of EIPH in individual horses is probably multifactorial.

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Grade 0 = no blood detected Grade 1 = one or more flecks of blood or two or less short, narrow streams Grade 2 = one long stream of blood or greater than two short streams occupying less than one-third of the tracheal circumference Grade 3 = multiple, distinct streams of blood covering greater than one-third of the tracheal circumference with no blood pooling in tracheal inlet Grade 4 = multiple, blending streams of blood covering more than 90% of the tracheal surface, with blood pooling at the thoracic inlet

Bleeding from the nose or epistaxis (pronounced e-pēstak-sis) after exercise is considered an indication of EIPH, although bleeding can be the result of other causes. Epistaxis is considered the most severe manifestation of EIPH and occurs relatively infrequently in 1.1% to 3.5% of Thoroughbred and Standardbred horses after racing. EIPH has been identified in virtually all breeds of horses used for flat racing, harness racing, hurdle and steeplechase racing, western performance disciplines, eventing, show jumping, polo, and dressage. You may be interested in knowing that epistaxis is not something new in the horse racing industry. It has be described as far back as the 1700’s with the Thoroughbred stallion Bartlett’s Childers, son of the Darley Arabian and grandsire of Eclipse. Bartlett’s Childers was a known bleeder and because of this was nicknamed Bleeding Childers. The current accepted cause of EIPH is stress failure of the pulmonary capillaries caused by marked increased pulmonary vascular pressures in combination with negative pressure associated with inspiration. Horses experience tremendous increases in blood pressure during exercise, showing three to four times greater increases in pulmonary blood pressure compared to other species. The difference between the positive blood pressure and negative airway pressure creates tremendous ‘shear forces’ across delicate airways. Unlike dogs and humans, the dorsocaudal lung regions of the horse receive greater pulmonary blood flow during exercise than the cranioventral lung regions. This is thought to contribute to the vulnerability of pulmo-

There is evidence that EIPH is a progressive disease. Horses without EIPH that have not raced or undergone strenuous exercise do not show the typical gross postmortem and histologic lesions which are characteristic of horses with moderate to severe EIPH. So another question arises, does EIPH affect horse health? Well, of course it does! From a study performed back in the 1980’s it was demonstrated that horses that have moderate to severe EIPH and or repeated bleeding have shown bronchiolitis, fibrosis, bronchial angiogenesis, and veno-occlusive remodeling...basically, we are looking at culminating issues leading to lung damage. We also know that racing jurisdictions around the world treat race horses that bleed differently. They are prohibited from racing or timed works for 21 days, 1 month, 2 – 3 months, 3 – 6 months up to a lifetime ban (compulsory retirement) depending upon the country’s regulations. But this only brings up other questions...does resting horses after bleeding actually help and does the frequency of bleeding affect the severity of each episode?...Hmmm. The risk factors for EIPH have been investigated in a number of studies using Thoroughbred and Standardbred race horses in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa, Brazil, Japan, and Hong Kong. As a general rule, the more intense the exercise or higher the speed attained, the greater the proportion of horses identified with EIPH or epistaxis. It has been noted that the prevalence of EIPH is higher after racing with epistaxis being the most common sign after racing. The cumulative measurements of racing volume (number of racing starts), duration of racing career, number of years spent racing, and age have been identified as important risk factors for EIPH and epistaxis. The question of does EIPH affect performance has come up time and time again. And in next month's column we will take a look at the current research and treatments from around the world.

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*EL PASO AND BANAT A HALF-CENTURY LATER BY John Schiewe Fifty years ago, the stallions *El Paso and Banat were born at the world famous Janow Podlaski Stud. Both horses went on to be significant breeding horses, and both traveled to other countries where each was declared a National Champion. How did each horse reflect his ancestry? What were the pedigree elements that they had in common? Who are some of their most important descendants? How has their blood been effectively blended? Let us delve deeper. *El Paso was quite masculine in appearance, with excellent musculature, pronounced withers and a short back. His head was handsome, but certainly not extreme. His legs were very straight with long, well-angled pasterns. His bone was not heavy but was exceptionally clean looking. His rather refined looking legs were a bit at odds with his powerful body. In contrast to *El Paso, Banat had a head that immediately drew people’s attention. Unlike most Polish horses of his era, Banat’s head had a pronounced dish. His eyes were lovely, which was a trait not lacking in Polish horses at that time. Banat’s neck flowed from his withers in a more pleasing fashion than did *El Paso’s. Pictures taken of Banat in England, during the time of his championship years, showed that he had an exceptionally nice neck. As he got older and was sometimes kept at a heavier weight, his neck did not appear to the same advantage. In contrast to the splendid legs of *El Paso, the chief criticism that could be leveled at Banat had to do with the quality of his cannon bone. He had tied-in tendons. Nonetheless this did not affect his soundness on the race track, and customarily his offspring were serviceable in a solid range of performance endeavors.

flavor. The Michalow-born *El Paso offspring made their appearances in consecutive years from 1973 to 1976. It did not take long before *El Paso’s impressive body, balance and motion attracted the attention of Dr. Eugene LaCroix of Lasma Arabians. One of the earliest leases of a Polish Arabian was drawn up between Lasma and Poland. After a period of time of adaptation and conditioning, *El Paso was selectively shown in the U.S.. The memorable slogan “The horse that money couldn’t buy” attached a bit of additional cache to this visitor’s story. In a large and competitive class, *El Paso edged out the formidable Bay El Bey to be declared U.S. National Champion Stallion in 1976. *El Paso was bred to a very full book of mares in the U.S. during this time. The hrewd Dr. LaCroix found an effective way to add luster to *El Paso’s reputation. From *El Paso’s first foal crop, the phenomenally elegant *Wizja had made her appearance

Banat

*El Paso was foaled on January 27, 1967. *El Paso was raced for two years in Poland and had a decent record on the track: 19(3-3-3). He retired sound and somewhat surprisingly was chosen by Director Ignacy Jaworowski to sire at Michalow Stud. The Director was well known for his success in consolidating the largely Seglawi-type Arabian that had been entrusted to Klemensow Stud by the master organizer Edward Skorkowski back in the early 1950s. *El Paso was decidedly stamped with a pronounced Kuhailan 13 • Arabian Finish Line • August/September 2017


had an even longer career at the track than did *El Paso. Banat spent three years racing and accumulated a record of 32(4-3-9).

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Banat’s first year as a sire was spent at Kurozweki Stud. Banat attracted the attention of Patricia Lindsay. This world-renowned expert was the person most responsible for making the Western world aware of the still-thriving Arabian horse breeding program in Poland after World War II. Ms. Lindsey also discovered the efficacies of a lease arrangement for a valued horse, or in this case an exchange, since the Poles utilized the British born stallion Burkan as recompense for parting with Banat for three years. During his time with Lindsay, Banat was named British National Champion. in 1973. Director Jaworowski was exceedingly proud of this youngster. Her dam was the very feminine and refined Comet daughter Warmia. Some Polish authorities wanted the Director to sell *Wizja to the powerful American entities. However, at considerable risk to his professional standing, Director Jaworowski dug in his heels and was ultimately able to compromise with another lease, the terms of which would include the return of *Wizja to her homeland. *Wizja was a mare that was almost delicate in appearance, but her long neck and smooth body, finished off with lustrous eyes and flashy movement, dictated that she be named U.S. National Champion Mare in 1977. After three successful years at stud in the U.S., *El Paso returned to his home stud of Janow, where he sired for three more years. *El Paso was not used quite so heavily during this period. At this point, a deep-pocketed newcomer to the Arabian breed arrived on the scene. Relying heavily on Dr. LaCroix to help him assemble a premier breeding program, Dr. Armand Hammer asked who the best stallion in Poland was. The reply came that *El

Paso deserved the designation. There is reliable private testimony from a person close to the negotiations that by this time, with a large number of *El Paso sons and daughters retained for breeding, the Poles would have been willing to accept a generous six-figure offer for the illustrious stallion. However, Dr. Hammer seemed to feel that it would be beneficial to him and the reputation of *El Paso if the stallion became known as the Million Dollar Horse and so that was the price that was agreed upon. Under the ownership of Dr. Hammer’s Oxy Arabians, *El Paso returned to the U.S. He lived a long and distinguished life and died on March 13, 1995 at the age of 28. In its day, The Merv Griffin Show was one of the most prominent daytime talk shows. Dr. Hammer was able to arrange a live appearance for *El Paso on the indoor program’s stage. It is difficult to imagine anyone else at that time with the clout of Hammer. Interestingly, Merv Griffin is shown as the breeder of *El Paso’s second-to-last foal, born in 1995. Banat was born on March 15, 1967. He was also raced in Poland. Banat 14 • Arabian Finish Line • August/September 2017

As had been the case for *El Paso, Banat took up stud duties at his birthplace, Janow, upon his return to Poland. He sired in Poland from 1979 to 1984, predominately at Janow with another sojourn to Kurozweki and with availability being made to Poland’s private breeders. By this time a number of excellent Banat offspring had come to the fore, and Lasma elected to purchase the stallion in 1984 for $525,000. Banat was never registered in the U.S. because he passed shortly after arrival, thus no American-bred offspring made an appearance the following year. A trusted witness who was giving a farm tour to visitors at the time, stated that the gorgeous stallion was peacefully grazing, began trembling and immediately fell dead to the ground. Witraz, Witraz, Witraz – let’s get that out of the way, since his presence factored into the excellence of both of our subject stallions. More specifically we need to acknowledge the impact that the two Witraz daughters Ellora, the dam of *El Paso, and Bandola, the dam of Banat, have on this narrative. Both these mares lived out their lives in dignified retirement at Janow and


given their respective production records, no wonder. In addition, Banat had two lines to Witraz, since his sire, El Azrak, was a son of Ellora. *El Paso had a very utilitarianlooking full brother named Elfur who was a Polish Derby winner. Elfur was not a one hit wonder either. He had a generally spectacular overall racing record, racing for four years and amassing this total: 23(14-5-1). Elfur was used as a sire by Russia’s Tersk Stud. Although one could say that *El Paso was a much more attractive horse than Elfur, *El Paso still conformed to what could be expected from the cross of his super massive and robust sire, Czort, and

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and still brought a six-figure price, going to Ventura Farms in California. The final full sister was *Wilejka, who was a high-placing show horse in Poland and gained great fame as the dam of *Wojslaw, a significant champion and breeding horse. *Wojslaw revitalized the near-dormant sire line of Bairactar/Amurath Sahib, at least within the borders of Poland.

his curvy and gorgeous dam, Ellora. Banat, on the other hand, was very much his own horse, without a very specific outward resemblance to any particular ancestor. When it came to temperament, though, the well-known hot disposition of Witraz was expressed in abundance in Banat. *Wizja was the first of four marvelous sisters, born in those four magical Michalow years, 1973-1976, from the cross of *El Paso and Warmia. Such a striking outcome is rare in horse breeding. In Polish annals a case could be made that this was the most impressive streak since Ellora’s birth in 1950 was sandwiched between those of her sisters Celina (1949) and Elzunia (1951). *Wistula was next in succession after *Wizja. She went through the Polish Ovation Sale in 1985 with a sale price of $510,000. Then came *Wersja. She was a feature attraction in an earlier sale in Poland

*Erros, a chestnut stallion out of Eskapada, was, like *Wizja, from *El Paso’s first foal crop. He was named U.S. Reserve National Champion in 1978. While *El Paso was a good mover, *Erros was a great trotting horse. *Gwintowka, out of Gwardia, accompanied *Wersja to Ventura Farms and also shared a six-figure sale price. *El Paso’s sire, Czort, was one of the greatest racehorses of his generation and was able to perpetuate those same proclivities as a sire. *El Paso himself became a top sire of broodmares of racing offspring. A fine appreciation of this performance power can be gained by considering the unraced *El Paso daughter, EW Rema, out of EW Sabaska. She had six foals by *Mellon that were all winners on the track. The average career for this phenomenal group was four years, with the mare HT Sarah amassing the significant purse total of $251,989 based on her record of 30(18-8-2)13-8. *El Paso could also sire great running males, as demonstrated by the undefeated and Polish Derby-winning *Europejczyk, out of Europa. From Banat’s first foal crop, a lovely bay daughter, Wiorsta, gained worldwide attention when she was named a Gold Medalist and Reserve Champion at the Nations Cup in 1982. Two Banat daughters were sold at the 1985 Pol-

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ish Ovation Sale. *Hacienda went for $610,000, while *Armada sold for $400,000. Banat’s greatest daughter, Pipi out of Pilarka, was the 1989 Polish National Champion Mare and gave descendants of outstanding prominence, including two breeding stallions, Pilot and Piaff. Banat gave sons that were influential. Gabaryt was a Polish Junior Reserve Champion Stallion and used as a sire at Bialka, Janow and Kurozweki Studs. Exerting even more influence were the sons *Piechur, out of *Pierzeja, and *Arbil, out of Arba. *Piechur was a winner of the Polish Derby and the Criterium Stakes. He initially sired in the U.S.. He then came back to Poland and was used for only one season, at the Michalow Stud, but he covered a huge number of mares. After a threeyear stint back in the U.S., *Piechur lived out his life at the Halsdon Stud in Great Britain, where he was greatly esteemed. Not many *Piechur offspring were used for breeding in Poland, but his daughter Ernestyna was the dam of the stallion Ekstern, so *Piechur blood will continue to contribute to future generations. *Arbil started out his breeding career by being leased to Lasma. He had fantastic eyes and a very muscular, compact body. *Arbil shared certain traits

of temperament with his father. He went back to Poland from the U.S. and was used as a sire until retiring at Vlassaker Arabians in Holland. *Arbil proved to cross well with the blood of the *El Paso/Warmia daughters. *Wersja was never tried in this fashion, but *Arbil had two daughters out of *Wistula, as well as two daughters out of *Wilejka. Only one of the daughters out of *Wilejka bred on, but she established a very vibrant family. This mare was *Weltawa. *Wilejka also did well with *Piechur, giving the daughter *Wybranka, another fine broodmare. *Wizja also had two daughters by *Arbil, with one, Wiazma, deserving special attention. Wiazma seemed to have captured the best from her illustrious ancestors; gorgeous eyes, a showy attitude, fantastic movement, fine neck and superb body, to mention a few. After having been named the Polish Spring Show Junior National Champion Filly in 1993, this granddaughter of *Banat and *El Paso was raced. It seemed that the Poles knew what they had, since after Wiazma won two of her three starts she was immediately retired from the track. The cavalcade of champions coming from this line is already immense, con-

HT Sarah, whose broodmare sire was *El Paso, wins the Gladys Brown Edwards Arabian Cup (Gr.1). Photo courtesy of Los Alamitos.

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sidering the relatively brief time that has elapsed since Wiazma’s birth in 1991. We will focus on a branch that was perpetuated by Wiazma’s daughter Wieza Marzen by Ekstern, thus adding *Piechur to the mix and making Wieza Marzen a double *Banat mare. Judging by external appearance, Wieza Marzen seemed to represent a regression in breeding quality, but she proved to be a fantastic broodmare. Her most famous offspring, thus far, is her QR Marc daughter Wieza Mocy, who has amassed a stunning total of championships, not the least of which is a duplication in 2014 of her great grandmother *Wizja’s feat, being named U.S. National Champion Mare. It is difficult, and probably unproductive, to attempt to determine which of these two great stallions - *El Paso or Banat – was the better sire. Both were bred to enough high quality mares to ensure that certain strengths and weaknesses were reinforced, as well as overcome. Appreciation must always be offered towards Andrzej Krzysztalowicz, who not only stayed with the Janow horses during the intense time of World War II, but was entrusted with the directorship when *El Paso and *Banat came into the world.


Arabians In Art Dreaming Arabians: A Visit with Fine Artist Marian Duncan By Gina McKnight www.gmcknight.com From Manildra Australia, New South Wales, welcome fine artist Marian Duncan! With a passion for horses from a young age, Marian combines photographs, imagination, and her love for horses to create an original masterpiece. She has had many of her designs and artwork used by the Arabian Horse Society through the years for different promotions. Marian just completed the design for the 2019 WAHO (World Arabian Horse Organization) logo, to be held in Australia. She has captured the beauty of prized mares and stallions, and embraced her own Arabians on canvas. GM: Marian, you are known throughout the world for your art. Arabian horses are your specialty. Each of your paintings showcase your passion for the Arabian horse! How do you develop powerful imagery in your artwork? MD: When I was a little girl, I would sit under the big old pine trees and draw my neighbor’s horses, dreaming of owning one. I saw my first Arabian in my father’s newspaper, and I remember thinking it was the most beautiful horse I had ever seen. It grew from there. Everything inspires me; the horses, color, light and shade, movement, the landscape. I think and dream Arabians. I just love to paint and draw; it’s like breathing to me. Exquisite Silver - oil on canvas

GM: You have won many awards and accolades for your art. Congratulations! Your art captures the soul – both of your subject and the viewer. Your studio must be aesthetically inviting to enhance your design and talent. Tell us about your studio and your schedule… MD: I live in a 100-year-old mud and straw home. I have old furniture and things (clutter), lots of art materials, maga-

“Whatever you ask of them, they will do it.” zines, paints, paper, etc. I like to try and paint nearly every day, after feeding my horses and my husband David, and a few household jobs, usually bare essentials, so I can get painting. GM: Besides the beauty of the horse, do you have a muse or two that drives your creativity? MD: I have my little friends – two Australian cattle dogs, Soda and Tom; Soda lies next to me when I paint, and one fat cat, Harry. I have three Arabian mares; Danjera Shaania, Delraki Saakifa, and Hideaway Farm Just Imagine. I have just bought a very pretty gelding, Bey Illusion, who will be one year in August; Bey Illusion’s sire is Echos of Marwan; dam, Hideaway Farm Gabriel. Bey Illusion is extremely pretty, and I hope to be able to ride him when he grows up. If not, I’ll use him for my art. The first two mares are retired. I ride Hideaway Farm Just Imagine around Manildra. GM: As a world artist, have you traveled to paint outside of your studio, to far horse stables? If so, where have you been? MD: Over the years, I have traveled to Arabian studs to see many of my favorite horses. Dassefa was one of them, plus

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Serenity - oil on fine linen.

many others. I would take my camera. I now have my trusty Nikon. I love it. I also love to photograph horses at the Arabian shows, candids mostly, anything that takes my eye, that I think would make a great painting. Sometimes just their feet for detail. Sometimes I paint straight from my photo, or I might change the color, or even the sex. I might use one photo, or twenty to thirty. Sometimes I might get an idea and just draw it. I did sit and draw horses from life, but these days I like the comfort of my own home, at my easel.

GM: Arabian horses are known for their keen spirit and exceptional disposition. I know you fell in love with Arabians at an early age. Of all the horse breeds, why have you chosen the Arabian horse to be the center of your creativity? MD: The Arabian Horse! I can draw or paint anything I would like to choose, sometimes I might do something different. The Arabian horse is my passion from that first photo I saw as a child. To me they are the most beautiful of all. I love everything about them. I try to capture that in my art. I feel so

lucky to be able to create art about a subject I love so much. I hope people can see what is in my heart through my art, especially if they share that same passion for the Arabian horse. I think they have the smartest, sweetest temperaments. Whatever you give them, they will return it. Whatever you ask of them, they will do it. GM: Bravo! Your passion does shine through in your art! To create a masterpiece, what is the best medium to use? MD: Mediums all have different properties. I love them all. I like to change between them to keep a change for myself, also to try and freshen up my ideas. I think I love oils the most; the rich vibrant color, so lovely to blend, so full of life. I also like to experiment and try something new. GM: What masterpiece are your currently creating? MD: At the moment, I am working on an oil on fine linen, three desert mares, two greys and a bay, with just a simple background; palm trees, a mud wall, and desert. It is from a recent trip to Nankeen Arabian Stud out west from my place, from a photo I took of three young colts. I turned them to

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mares, changed their colors using my imagination. I loved the way they were grouped, looking at the colors and shadows. GM: People want to see your work! You have a large following from around the world. Where are you currently exhibiting? MD: I have paintings always hanging at Jayes Art Gallery in Molong N.S.W. I like to display my art each year at the Australian Arabian National Championship Show. GM: Do you have advice for novice artists looking to capture the essence of horses in art? MD: Draw and paint. Just do it! Learn as much as you can, then take the part you like and apply it to your own style. It is like throwing a ball through a hoop, the more you do the better you can become. Look for your mistakes. Nothing is perfect. Then learn from them. Art is a lifetime of learning. Most of all, enjoy it!!! Connect with Marian… http://www.maduncan.com/ Gina McKnight is an equestrian and writer from Ohio USA. gmcknight.com Curiosity - oil on fine linen. Courtesy of Jenni Ogden.

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TH Richie Joins Hall of Fame TH

Richie was one of the best U.S.-bred and raced horses of recent years. Bred by William Shively and foaled in 2001, the 16-hand chestnut stallion was the first and only Arabian Triple Crown winner and was a multiple Darley Champion. He set several track records at sprinting and route distances and never finished worse than fourth in 18 starts over 3 years. Among his stakes wins included the Triple Crown races which were run over a 6 month time period - Drinkers of the Wind Derby (Gr.1) at 6 furlongs in California, Diamond Derby (Gr.2) at 7 furlongs in Texas and the Bob Magness Memorial Derby (Gr.2) at 1 1/4 miles in Delaware. His lifetime earnings for owner Dianne Waldron were $282,196.

But it isn't just racing accomplishments that qualify a horse for the Racing Hall of Fame. As a breeding animal it also includes what you have produced, and TH Richie has done well there too. He regularly ranks among the leading sires. To date this year he is #6 on the U.S. list based on domestic earnings. In 2016, he sired U.S. stakes winner ROYAL RICHESS (1st HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies S., etc.), as well as previous grade/group winners RICH FRYNCHMAN (1st Delaware Park Arabian Classic H. (Gr.1) twice, etc.), RICHLORE (1st Al Maktoum Challenge S. Round 2 (Gr.1), etc.), DJEZEBEL (1st Mazrat Al Ruwiyah (Gr.2), etc.). He is just now embarquing on his broodmare sire career, but is already proving himself with just a few runners. TH Richie is by Calin Du Loup, a powerful Manganate son. His dam, Char Rich Louise, had only five foals (all winners) before her untimely death while TH Richie was a foal by her side. In addition to him, she pro-

After standing his first few seasons at Rosebrook Farm in Florida, TH Richie was sold overseas in 2010 and has been standing in the UAE. Photo courtesy of Al Asyl.

duced the top class mare DJEZEBEL and ALA LUCIE (1st Delaware Firecracker Futurity Fillies, etc.). Even though it's been a few years since she owned him, Dianne Waldron still speaks with obvious love and admiration for the striking chestnut. "I just knew he was going to be a really special colt," she said. "He was full of personality and loved his job." To him, racing was a game and one he enjoyed playing as can be evidenced by him often running with his ears up or flopping in a relaxed manner. As for joining the Racing Hall of Fame, Waldron said "His record speaks for itself. In my opinion he is perfection and was one of the greatest horses I have ever owned." Photo left: TH Richie in 2008 while standing in Florida. In order to be considered for the Arabian Jockey Club's Racing Hall of Fame a stallion must have raced for a minimum of 3 years and won at least 3 stakes races. Then as a sire he must have produced at least 5 stakes winners and be retired from racing for 5 years. Photo by Leah Bates.

Calin Du Loup

Manganate

Saint Laurent Mandragore

Nivada

Flipper Nevada II

ZT Ali Baba

Moniet El Nafis Imperial Al Ahbab

Char Rich Louise

Dobry Dobrys Princess Char-Rich Alecia

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This guy I know was born and raised in the Arkansas Delta, just down the road from where Johnny Cash lived. His daddy was a cotton share-cropper and broke out work mules and horses on the side. It was tough times back then and this boy, when he wasn't in school, worked the farm. But on Sunday afternoons he was given some time off, which he spent riding the work horses along with his cousins and friends. He had strict instructions not to run the horses, but as young boys are apt to do, he got in a race one day with his companions (which he won). When he returned home that evening his dad came up to him and asked, "You ran that horse, didn't you?" "We just ran a little bit," the boy replied, "but I didn't hurt him." His dad said, "Well you don't know if you hurt him or not! We'll find out tomorrow when we go to work." His father went on to explain to him that horses were fragile animals and needed to be handled with care and respect. "If you treat them right, they'll trust you and do anything for you. If you hurt them, well, they won't." That lesson sunk in with the little boy and became one of his foundation principles when working with horses. The boy loved horses (more than most people he told me), and when he grew older he began to train and race quarter horses. Back then, there was only one real race track in Salasaw, Oklaho-

ma, but he traveled throughout Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, Mississippi, Arkansas and Georgia match racing at bush tracks. Then one day a trainer friend of his, asked him if he wanted to take an Arabian and run in Paduckah, Ky. He was going to Delaware with a string of horses, but one of his owners, Jean Pund of Mississippi, wanted to race in Kentucky. That friend was Billy Lewis, and although Billy tested that friendship many times over the decades, the man I speak of gave the eulogy at his funeral. This man developed a strong attachment to that Arabian and instead of taking money for his training, he accepted an Arabian mare from Mrs. Pund. So he then became a breeder in addition to being a trainer, and he soon expanded to other owners like Lea Brent (also through the recommendation of Billy Lewis). Now this guy had a good paying job with benefits at the Schlitz brewery in Memphis, but he told me, "Although it was a great job, I didn't think my life would be complete if I didn't become a full time trainer. People thought I was crazy, and there were times I thought that myself, but with the strong support of my wife, I quit that job and went to training horses. His first "big horse" was Samoa Star (one of his favorites) who won Darley Championship Older Mare in 1990. Over the next twenty years this trainer 22 • Arabian Finish Line • August/September 2017

ran over 2,000 races at seventeen race tracks, hitting the board 42% of the time. Of those, 300 were stakes races where he compiled 48 wins, 35 places and 38 shows. I was thinking that by not naming this trainer up until now in this column, I would be adding to the drama and speculation. However, since Stephanie has probably inserted a photo, I guess it is not a surprise that I'm talking about Felix Payne. I asked Felix about his favorite runners over the years. He told me that he thought Samcherie (another Darley winner) was one of the toughest mares he ever worked with and CR Angle Kate provided one of his most memorable moments when she won the Daughters of the Desert (Gr.1) and a Darley Award in 1994. He was especially proud of her as he had bought her private treaty for one of his clients after she had been "POed" at an Ocala sale (after another trainer had called her "junk"). However, his very favorite was a gelding that never broke his maiden, This Katcan Dance. "I bonded with that horse," he told me. "When the riders took him to the training track, and he saw me there at the gap on my pony horse Spot, he'd make a u-turn and come running up to me. I brought him home and he's still out there in the pasture. And he still comes running every time he sees me." Felix told me that like a father feels


about his sons and daughters, they were all his favorites, regardless of their ability. "Whenever we took a horse back to the barn after a race, we'd always treat them like they won," he said. He remembered the lessons his father taught him, and the health and welfare of his horses has always been his priority. "I beat some horses I shouldn't have.... and just the opposite, but my horses always gave it all they had and you can't ask for more." Although Felix never trained for me, we have always been friends. He had a special connection to our now deceased KA Czubuthan, who he used to pony with Spot on the training track. Czubie was "strong willed", but he and Felix developed a kinship and mutual respect for each other that was exceptional. Felix and his wife Frances are good people and this industry lost a good trainer when he decided to hang it up. "It was just time," he told me.

Felix Payne leads CR Angel Kate (Charlie Valentine+/ x Ima Tiki Tu, by Tiki Sahiber Ku) into the winner's circle after the Daughters of the Desert Futurity in 1994. Photo appeared in Arabian Finish Line in 1994.

Vicki and are very lucky to have had wonderful trainers for our horses (Bob Knight, Billy Lewis, Lynette Ashby, Jerensto Torrez) and have good been friends with many more (Lynn, Ron, Ken, Phil and Danny amongst others). Felix is right up there in that group, the best of the best, and one with whom we were proud to have been associated.


The Sheikh Mansoor Festival Comes to Pleasanton, California

Pictured above: Paddys Day, with Keibar Coa aboard, pulls away from Sand Victor to win the Emerald Jewel of the U.S. Triple Jewel series - the Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Cup S. (Gr.1) Pictured left: Arabian Racing Cup Stewards Denise Gault, Michelle Morgan and Sue Meyer arrived at the track courtesy of the Budweiser Clydesdales.

SHEIKH ZAYED BIN SULTAN AL NAHYAN STAKES (GR.1) America's undisputed King of Arabian Racehorses, Paddys Day, reigned supreme on a hot Saturday afternoon in Pleasanton, Calif. to capture the Emerald leg of the Sheikh Mansoor Festival's US Arabian Triple Jewel in the Grade I, $52,650 Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Stakes. The 6-year-old bay horse by Burning Sand out of AK Loretta by Virgule Al Maury, bred in Texas by Jane Teutsch, broke among the rear (8th) and was jostled up to his usual stalking spot, right behind early leader True Grit SA and a brisk :25.19 opening quarter. Keiber Coa, aboard the two-time defending Darley Award champ this start and prior, made a patient, well-timed fleeting move off the rail around the far turn ahead of oncoming nemesis Sand Victor to gain a clear advantage. He kept driving to hold off the aforementioned foe and prevailed by 2 1/4 lengths, completing the six-furlong sprint in a solid 1:18.71. Sand Victor was a clear runner-up to complete an exacta of 6-year olds, four lengths ahead of Quick Sand AA (youngest in the field at 4) who was in turn another seven in front of late-running sixer CR Ardiente and 11-year old veteran warrior Ayers. Es Mi Cielo (age 6), Twice Rich (7), Z Yoyo Go (6), and True Grit SA (7) followed, while aptly named By Golly Its Hot (9) toiled in the heat and finished last to complete the order of finish. Scott Powell conditions and co-owns Paddys Day under the Quarter Moon Ranch banner along with wife Lori Powell. Paddys Day won for the 20th time in 29 starts and added $25,520 in the triumph to bolster his lifetime earnings (not including bonuses) to $429,286. 24 • Arabian Finish Line • August/September 2017


HH SHEIKHA FATIMA BINT MUBARAK LADIES CHAMPIONSHIP STAKES Carrying a 133-pound impost through sweltering 100-degree heat, Dream Pearl proved strong as diamond and sprung forth a refreshing six length romp in deep stretch to capture the $41,669 Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Championship Stakes for fillies and mares in Pleasanton, California. The six-year old chestnut mare (by Burning Sand out of Triumphs Pearl by Seyvilla Triumph) was bred in Mississippi by Joseph and Betty Gillis. She ended a four-race skid (last won an overnight stake on Los Alamitos' 5/8-mile oval on 9/16/2016) to secure her eighth win in 16 starts and boost her overall earnings up to $77,773. Ingrid Grard (France) was aboard in the victory for trainer Terri Eaton, who co-owns Dream Pearl in conjunction with Dorothy Burt, Evelyn Call, and Cory Soltau. Ivory Shores, enduring the most ill-fated and troubled of starts (spotted her nearest competitor 12 lengths, and as much as two-dozen off the leader after bucking at the break), ran an otherwise tremendous race in defeat and was guided to an impressive runner-up finish by Erika Taylor (USA). Last Call MHF (Cindy Klinkenberg, Netherlands) tested Dream Pearl from break into the stretch run before getting overtaken and finishing a clear cut third, 10-lengths in front of a dead-heated fourth between RB Hot Buns (Sheila Ahern, Ireland) and Duchess AA (Claudia Fleissner, Germany). This race brought together a diverse and talented international cast of amateur female jockeys invited to partake in the prestigious worldwide Sheikh Mansoor Festival's Ladies' World Championship series. The winner will participate in the Championship race in Abu Dhabi in November. Complete order of finish: 1st: Dream Pearl (Ingrid Grard, France) 2nd: Ivory Shores (Erika Taylor, USA) 3rd: Last Call MHF (Cindy Klinkenberg, Netherlands) 4th DH: RB Hot Buns (Sheila Ahern, Ireland) 4th DH: Duchess AA (Claudia Fleissner, Germany) 6th: Burning Mercy (Fatma Al Manji, Oman) 7th: Nivours Romance (Poppy Bridgwater, United Kingdom) 8th: Golly Zands (C. Thea Hofossaeter, Norway) 9th: WMA Success Symbol (Tina Henricksson, Sweden) 10th: WMA Riversong (Beatriz Alonso, Spain)

Photos to and bottom: Dream Pearl and jockey Ingrid Grard from France gallop away from the field to win the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Championship Stakes at Pleasanton, Calif.

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Sweet Honey AA Dominates in the Cre Run Oaks Arabian Distaff (Gr.2)

Sweet Honey AA strides away from the rest of the field to win the Cre Run Oaks Arabian Distaff (Gr.2) by more than 10 lengths. Photo copyright Hoofprints Inc.

The standout fact from the August 5 Cre Run Oaks Arabian Distaff S. (Gr.2) was that 5 out of the 6 fillies entered were trained by Jerenesto Torrez. He had the favorite R B Kindle owned by Garrett Ford, RB Kinkie Boots and RB Gaim Changer from Rosebrook Farm LLC, as well as Sweet Honey AA and Burning Charm for Joe and Betty Gillis. The only non-Torrez entry was longshot WMA Angel Power, owned and trained by Benjamin Garza. The $30,125 race run over the Delaware Park oval at a distance of 1 1/16 miles ended up being an easy victory for the gray 4-year-old daughter of Burning Sand. She broke alertly and sat just outside of pacesetter WMA Angel Power. When the longshot gave way on the far turn, Sweet Honey AA, with Ricardo Chiappe aboard, moved to the lead. R B Kindle, with leading rider Carol Cedeno, stalked the early pace, tried to make a move, but was no match for the winner. Sweet Honey AA was never really challenged and widened her advantage while under steady pressure. She hit the wire 14 lengths ahead and stopped the clock in 1:57.03. R B Kindle was second best over Burning Charm, who despite being well-placed just behind the leaders, weakened in the drive. RB Kinkie Boots, RB Gaim Changer and WMA Angel Power rounded out the field. This win is Sweet Honey AA's second this year and first graded-stakes win. She is 4 for 5 lifetime, and the $18,000 winner's share brings her total earnings to $42,700. The talented filly is out of the stakes-winning mare Triumphs Silkie, by Sevilla Triumph. An outstanding producer, she is also the dam of full-sister Burning Charm (through embryo transfer), fellow Cre Run Oaks winner Tri Silkie Sands, and stakes-placed winners Quick Sand AA, Burning Silk and Sand Champ.

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RB Nash Impressive in the Bob Magness Memorial Arabian Derby (Gr.2)

Jockey Keiber Coa wraps up RB Nash at the finish of the Bob Magness Memorial Arabian Derby (Gr.2). Photo copyright Hoofprints Inc.

Six horses went postward in the Bob Magness Memorial Arabian Derby (Gr2) on July 29 at Delaware Park. The track was sloppy, but sealed, and the start was good for all exept PSC Taleb, who bobbled coming out of the gate and then was never a factor. Jimdandy Totherehessq, owned by Cre Run Enterprises and trained by Lynn Ashby, showed the way for the first 6 furlongs of the 1 1/4 mile contest. Favorite RB Nash raced right beside him. Keiber Coa moved the eventual winner to the lead when the pacesetter began to tire. He shook off a challenge by Quick Sand AA at the top of the stretch and was ridden out to draw off by 8 lengths. Madjikman, the second part of the Cre Run Enterprises entry, was well off the pace early, moved closer around the far turn and then finished second best. Quick Sand AA weakened in the drive, but held on for third. They were followed by RB Open Fire, Jimdandy Totherehessq and PSC Taleb who were all far back. The final time for the $30,125 stakes was 2:20.54. RB Nash, bred and owned by Dianne K. Waldron of Rosebrook Farms LLC, is a 4-year-old colt by Nashwan Al Khalidiah out of R B Sand Storm, by Burning Sand. He was the first U.S. runner for his sire, who stands at Rosebrook. He is also the first foal for his dam, who was placed in her only start at 3. She has the 3-year-old filly RB Wicked Rich (by TH Richie), who has 2 thirds in 4 starts this year. RB Nash's granddam is Tornade Du Loup, a multiple graded-stakes winner of over $100,000. Last year's Darley Champion 3-Year-Old Colt, RB Nash has 3 wins in 4 starts this year and a lifetime record of 2/12(82-1)4-1, $108,070. Earlier this year he won the Texas Six Shooter Plus S. and last year won the Delaware Park Arabian Juvenile Championship (Gr.3) and DIAR Texas Lone Star Futurity. 27 • Arabian Finish Line • August/September 2017


Racing in Europe DUBAI INTERNATIONAL ARABIAN RACES PRODUCES INTERNATIONAL FINISH The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) was delighted with their flagship meeting held at Newbury racecourse on July 30, 2017, with winners from all nations joining together for a memorable occasion. The meeting lived up to expectations following another increase on declared runners from the 2016 fixture. Despite heavy rain leading up to the event and the ground changing to Soft, Heavy in places, there were only two non-runners, bringing the total number of runners to 84. The feature race, the Shadwell Dubai International Stakes (Group 1 PA), produced a close finish with UK Arabian Derby winner, Lightning Bolt (pictured left), just getting the better of the 2015 winner Gazwan on the line. Trainer and breeder Karin Van Den Bos was overcome with emotion following his victory saying: “It’s wonderful to be here and to have Olivier Peslier in the saddle, as he is one of the top jockeys in the world. I know the track at Newbury, and it suited my horse very well. He fell on his nose in the prep race when he was beaten by Jaldi Karo, but I knew he was better than that. Maybe he will go to Chelmsford City next.” There was double joy for the Royal Cavalry of Oman as they won both the Shadwell Arabian Stallions Hatta International Stakes with Sylvine Al Maury and also the Emirates Equestrian Federation International Stakes (Group 2 PA) with Riyam. In a repeat of her 2016 victory, the Royal Cavalry’s superstar mare was making her seasonal reappearance, and her jockey Jean-Bernard Eyquem commented: “She’s a very good filly, and I am very lucky to be her jockey. The pace was slow, and she was a little fresh, so though I know I arrived too early with her, I wasn’t worried. However in the last furlong, just as I thought I was going to win easily, I see Olivier [Peslier on Karimah] coming, but she did just enough.” Riyam was more of a surprise, in another close finish he got up to win by half a length from Shomoos Athbah. A recent winner on his UK debut for Ellie Mackenzie, she kept the ride and started her first DIAR on a high with a win, and her first at Group level. Commenting on both wins Brigadier General Abdul Razak Al Shahwarzi said: “Sylvine is back from injury and has proven today that she is the best Arabian racemare in the world. Riyam was a fighter, and the young lady rode him very well.” The Jebel Ali Racecourse Za’abeel International (Group 1PA) produced the most impressive win of the day when Lwsail (pictured right) romped home by 10 lengths from Barnamaj. This was a first Group 1 win for the Al Shaqab owned, Thomas Fourcy trained colt, who was proven on easy ground in France over a furlong further. Gemma Cobb, ARO Racing Operations Executive said: “ARO is thrilled with how the day has gone. Our declarations were up again on last year and despite the showers, the crowd was over 8,000 strong. It was very pleasing to see the bonus get claimed in the feature race as Lightning Bolt had been placed in one of the DIAR Prep races in Holland. This has been a great initiative and Dubai International Arabian Races continue to go from strength to strength. The winners of todays’ races, either through owning, breeding, training or riding, encompass France, Saudi Arabia, Holland, Qatar, Oman and Great Britain which supports DIAR’s aim of top level international competition.” 28 • Arabian Finish Line • August/September 2017


Racing in Europe TAYF WINS BY A NOSE IN THE QATAR INTERNATIONAL STAKES AT GOODWOOD It was a Qatari one-two at Goodwood in England on August 4 as Tayf fought hard to just edge out Ebraz by a nose on the line in the Qatar International Stakes (Gr1PA). Owned by HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Khalifa Al Thani and trained by Alban De Mieulle, Tayf had been beaten by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Thani’s Ebraz when they last met in the HH Emir’s Sword in Doha in February. In a desperately close finish which required a photo to separate the pair, it was Tayf who came out on top. Whilst both horses are trained in France in the summer months, this was certainly the worst weather and underfoot conditions either horse had faced in their careers. Speaking after the race De Mieulle said: “Both horses are good, and I know Tayf is a nice horse and Olivier Peslier rode him very well today. We did not know if he would handle the ground. He’s done very well, and I am pleased with him.” Tayf had not been seen out since the Doha race, however Ebraz had the benefit of a European run, winning a Group 3 in France last month. De Mieulle continued: “Yes, we don’t want to push him too much, because the season is long, coming from Qatar to Europe, so we will wait now and go straight to Chantilly for the Qatar World Cup.” Gemma Cobb, Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) Racing Operations Executive said: “That was a really exciting finish with two of the world’s best Arabian horses fighting it out to the line in desperate conditions. We congratulate both sets of connections and also those of Prada T who has now been placed in this race three times.” “Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club have been sponsoring Arabian racing in the UK since 2009 and inaugurated this race in 2015, as the first leg of the Doha Triple Crown Series. It is an honour to play host to such a high-profile race, and we hope that maybe this years’ winner could be the first to make history by going on to win the Triple Crown and claim the bonus too.” The second and third stages of the Triple Crown are the Qatar Arabian World Cup (Gr1PA), run at Chantilly in October, and the HH Emir’s Sword (Gr1PA) to be run in Doha in February 2018. This series links together three of the most prestigious international racing events and also carries a $1,000,000 bonus to any horse who can win all three stages. For all ARO’s Media Enquiries Debbie Burt may be contacted on: 00 44 (0) 7782 349047 or via email: equinecreativemedia@gmail.com. All photos courtesy of Debbie Burt, Equine Creative Media, www.equinecreativemedia.com.

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2017 Leading Earners as of August 11, 2017 Statistics provided by the Arabian Jockey Club. Leading Runners

HORSE'S NAME SIRE X DAM RACE OWNER RECORD EARNINGS 3-YEAR-OLD COLTS AND GELDINGS 1 RB HOT DATE BURNING SAND x RICH FRYND ROSEBROOK FARMS LLC 3(1-0-1) $9,000 2 CODYS SURPRISE BURNING SAND x TRIUMPHS SILKIE GILLIS JOSEPH AND BETTY 4(2-1-0) $8,790 3 PSC TALEB MADJANI x ST HOTTIEDOTTIE WITTE LARRY 3(1-0-0) $6,025 4 WMA RED PEPPER MOULIN ROUGE MAF x SCARLET MRV SHELLEY HELEN 4(1-1-0) $4,964 5 BIG CHAY SO BIG IS BETTER x CHAYS ZELL MKP POWELL MARK 4(0-1-0) $3,340 6 BIG CORK SO BIG IS BETTER x UNCORKED POWELL MARK 2(0-1-0) $2,500 7 HIGHH SHINE BURNING SAND x DC WILLFUL SPIRIT FORD GARRETT 2(0-1-0) $2,500 8 CAPTAIN BUSH BUSH HOG x GLEBE PINEWOOD STABLES 2(0-1-0) $2,400 9 DBON TEMP ROULER DJET SET DE FALGAS x WIKINGS WIXEN TEUTSCH JANE 3(0-0-0) $2,300 10 AIR PATRON KAOLINO x GIRL CHAT FORD GARRETT 3(0-0-1) $2,100 3-YEAR-OLD FILLIES 1 R B KINDLE 2 UPTOWN SANDY GIRL 3 RB KINKIE BOOTS 4 RB GAIM CHANGER 5 RUNNING BROOKE 6 TIFFANYS DREAM 7 RB WICKED RICH 8 ANNA BELLA AA 9 RB SAND PEARL 10 MISS RUBY

BURNING SAND x RICH KINKGA FORD GARRETT 3(2-1-0) BURNING SAND x WIBWILCCA HENNINGSGARD JON 3(2-1-0) NASHWAN AL KHALIDIAH x RICH KINKGA ROSEBROOK FARMS LLC 5(1-2-1) AIM SOUTH x GINKGA ROSEBROOK FARMS LLC 4(1-2-0) BURNING SAND x TRI-ILLUSIVE LADY GILLIS JOSEPH AND BETTY 4(1-0-2) BURNING SAND x WIKING STAR GILLIS JOSEPH AND BETTY 2(1-0-0) TH RICHIE x R B SAND STORM WERNER KENNETH 4(0-0-2) BURNING SAND x ANGEL PROOF GILLIS JOSEPH AND BETTY 3(0-1-2) BURNING SAND x RICH KINKGA ROSEBROOK FARM LLC 2(0-1-0) GRILLA x NOVELYNN AGUAYO RAMON DAVILA 4(0-0-0)

$19,500 $15,500 $12,300 $11,400 $8,700 $6,500 $2,848 $2,772 $2,600 $2,100

4-YEAR-OLD COLTS AND GELDINGS 1 RB NASH NASHWAN AL KHALIDIAH x R B SAND STORM ROSEBROOK FARMS LLC 4(3-0-1)2-0 2 QUICK SAND AA BURNING SAND x TRIUMPHS SILKIE GILLIS JOSEPH AND BETTY 6(1-1-4)0-4 3 LIL DUDE AA BURNING SAND x VAGUE DE GEMME POWELL MARK 8(2-1-1) 4 RB HOCUS POCUS NASHWAN AL KHALIDIAH x ABRA CAADABRA POWELL MARK 8(3-1-0) 5 MADJIKMAN MADJANI x RUBIE ROSE CRE RUN ENTERPRISES LLC 3(1-1-1)0-1 6 CANDY LAND MAN ZEFIRO DE NULVI x MARIEKA CS POWELL MARK 8(1-1-2) 7 RB SAND CASTLE BURNING SAND X ROYALE FANFARE BENNETT LYNN 4(1-2-1) 8 RB BURNING RISK NO RISK AL MAURY x SAND TIKI BELLE WERNER KENNETH 5(2-2-0) 9 KAO MALOAN SWA KAOLINO x MOLLI MALOAN WETZEL JAMES L JR 4(1-2-0) 10 RB OPEN FIRE AKIM DE DUCOR x BURNING FIRESTAR BATES BRAD 3(1-1-0)

$48,100 $25,088 $20,646 $17,740 $14,875 $13,314 $10,180 $9,683 $9,660 $9,020

4-YEAR-OLD FILLIES 1 SWEET HONEY AA 2 RUBY AA 3 RISKY RED 4 WMA SPECIAL ROSE 5 ANGELINA AA 6 WMA SUCCESS SYMBOL 7 BURNING MERCY 8 ALLEGRO FIRE 9 BIG GIRLS ARE BETTER 10 RB HOT RISK

BURNING SAND x TRIUMPHS SILKIE GILLIS JOSEPH AND BETTY 3(2-0-1)1-0 BURNING SAND x TRIUMPHS PEARL GILLIS JOSEPH AND BETTY 2(1-0-1)1-1 NO RISK AL MAURY x NOVELYNN QUARTER MOON RANCH LLC 11(0-2-3) SAND TIKI SPECIAL x BLYTH MILADY ROSE GARCIA JUANITA 9(2-1-1) BURNING SAND x ANGEL PROOF PLEASANTON ARABIAN RACING CLUB 5(1-3-0) STATUS SYMBOLL x SWEET SUCCESS MA DELEON RITA 10(1-0-1) BURNING SAND x TRI-ILLUSIVE LADY GILLIS JOSEPH AND BETTY 5(1-0-2) ALLEGRO AA x TRI SILKIE SANDS GILLIS JOSEPH AND BETTY 5(1-2-0) SO BIG IS BETTER x YOU GO GIRL POWELL MARK 6(0-0-0) NO RISK AL MAURY x ST HOTTIEDOTTIE FORBES-ROBINSON AND SCHLEIMER 150-2-0)

$29,200 $24,050 $12,150 $9,631 $7,371 $6,941 $6,403 $6,224 $5,435 $4,295

OLDER HORSES 1 PADDYS DAY 2 EASTER MAN 3 SAND VICTOR 4 THESS IS AWESOME 5 QUICK AND RICH 6 CR ADRIENTE 7 TWICE RICH 8 TRUE GRIT SA 9 LAZUR HESS 10 BUTCH CASSIDY LZP

BURNING SAND x AK LORETTA QUARTER MOON RANCH 6(5-1-0)3-0 BURNING SAND ANGEL PROOF GILLIS JOSEPH AND BETTY 4(1-3-0)0-2 BURNING SAND x VAGUE DE GEMME GILLIS JOSEPH AND BETTY 6(2-2-1)1-3 DAHESS x IN AWE CRE RUN ENTERPRISES LLC 5(1-1-0) TH RICHIE x QUICK NOON FRITZ TOM 5(0-1-1) BURNING SAND x FORTY ALL VASQUEZ SAM 6(1-1-0) TH RICHIE x VIRTEUCE SHELLEY WARREN 5(1-0-1) BURNING SAND x DUNOIRE SHELLEY WARREN 3(2-0-0) DAHESS x RZOE LUTE ASHBY MARK 2(1-0-0) BURNING SAND x BOZELL TEUTSCH JANE 5(0-1-1)

$127,190 $41,490 $30,750 $19,843 $16,787 $9,584 $8,915 $8,235 $7,250 $5,900

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OLDER MARES 1 IVORY SHORES 2 DREAM PEARL 3 LAST CALL MHF 4 PAMS MASQUERADE 5 TM MADDAME 6 TAYLORS TOUCHOF CLASS 7 MISS PARADISE 8 OUR PRINCESS 9 OZARK KAOLENA SWA 10 RB HOT BUNS

BURNING SAND x FRENCH SHORES QUARTER MOON RANCH 7(4-1-0)0-1 BURNING SAND x TRIUMPHS PEARL BURT, CALL, EATON, SOLTAU 6(2-3-0)2-2 KAOLINO x ALWAYS AND FOREVER BENNETT LYNN 7(1-2-3)0-1 WALK THE LINE x GRAND MASQUERADE WILSON ED 5(2-2-0) BURNING SAND x SCARLET O SARA DANYLUK KEN 4(1-2-0) DAHESS x TOPPOFTHECLASS CHUR BARBARA 3(1-0-1) PARADOR x NOVELYNN POWELL MARK 7(0-1-2) NIVOUR DE CARDONNE x MONARCHS PRINCESS CRE RUN ENTERPRISES LLC 3(0-2-0) KAOLINO x FMR OZARK EKLIPSE WETZEL JAMES L JR 4(1-0-0) NIVOUR DE CARDONNE x ST HOTTIEDOTTIE BORG ELISABETH 5(0-0-3)

$58,520 $37,068 $18,047 $17,735 $13,250 $11,800 $10,200 $8,600 $4,780 $4,668

Leading Sires

SIRE/YOB STRS 1 BURNING SAND 1986 41 2 NASHWAN AL KHALIDIAH 2004 3 3 DAHESS 1999 9 4 KAOLINO 1998 7 5 MADJANI 2000 6 6 TH RICHIE 2001 4 7 NO RISK AL MAURY 2002 3 8 WALK THE LINE 2004 2 9 NIVOUR DE CARDONNE 1995 6 10 ALLEGRO AA 1998 3

WNRS/ WINS 22/37 3/7 4/4 4/4 3/3 2/2 1/2 1/2 0/0 3/3

SW/ TOTAL WINS EARNINGS 5/8 $572,900 1/2 $78,140 0/0 $63,233 0/0 $39,302 0/0 $33,950 0/0 $32,121 0/0 $26,128 0/0 $21,225 0/0 $20,559 0/0 $17,862

BROODMARE SIRE/YOB 1 VIRGULE AL MAURY 1989 2 SEYVILLA TRIUMPH 1982 3 MONARCH AH 1987 4 BURNING SAND 1986 5 NF PROOF 1985 6 BACO DU CASSOU 1989 7 TH RICHIE 2001 8 WIKING 1979 9 ANETO 1990 10 WILKOLAK 1976

DAM/YOB/SIRE 1 AK LORETTA 2004 (VIRGULE AL MAURY) 2 TRIUMPHS SILKIE 1995 (SEYVILLA TRIUMPH) 3 TRIUMPHS PEARL 2005 (SEYVILLA TRIUMPH) 4 FRENCH SHORES 2001 (VIRGULE AL MAURY) 5 ANGEL PROOF 2003 (NF PROOF) 6 VAGUE DE GEMME 1999 (BACO DU CASSOU) 7 R B SAND STORM 2008 (BURNING SAND) 8 RICH KINKGA 2008 (TH RICHIE) 9 IN AWE 1997 (MONARCH AH) 10 NOVELYNN 1999 (PATRIOT MISSLE)

Leading Broodmare Sires PRODUCING DAUGHTERS 47 10 105 40 35 5 5 144 17 4

STRS 12 9 17 9 3 2 5 11 2 1

WNRS/ WINS 6/13 7/10 9/11 6/11 2/2 2/4 3/4 1/1 1/1 1/2

SW/ T OTAL WINS EARNINGS 1/3 $231,832 3/4 $144,999 0/0 $114,375 1/2 $105,973 0/0 $51,633 1/1 $51,396 0/0 $47,425 0/0 $30,423 0/0 $15,534 0/0 $15,500

Leading Dams STRS 1 4 3 1 3 2 2 4 2 3

WNRS/ WINS 1/5 3/5 2/3 1/4 2/2 2/4 1/3 2/3 2/2 0/0

SW/ T OTAL WINS EARNINGS 1/3 $127,190 1/1 $66,378 2/3 $63,518 0/0 $58,520 0/0 $51,633 1/1 $51,396 1/2 $50,948 0/0 $38,425 0/0 $28,243 0/0 $24,450

Leading Owners

NAME RECORD 1 GILLIS BETTY J AND JOSEPH A 55(14-11-16)3-11 2 QUARTER MOON RANCH LLC 28(9-4-3)3-1 3 ROSEBROOK FARMS LLC 2(6-7-4)2-1 4 POWELL MARK 48(7-5-4) 5 CRE RUN ENTERPRISES LLC 24(3-5-3) 6 BURT D., CALL E., SOLTAU C. AND EATON T. 6(2-3-0)2-2 7 BENNETT LYNN 11(2-4-4)0-1 8 FORD GARRETT 10(3-2-1)0-1

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EARNINGS $204,914 $199,485 $91,338 $71,181 $62,243 $37,068 $28,227 $27,691


9 SHELLEY WARREN 13(3-1-3)0-2 10 WILSON ED 13(2-2-1)

$24,164 $20,600

Leading Trainers

NAME RECORD 1 TORREZ JERENESTO 63(18-13-13)4-8 2 POWELL SCOTT 37(9-5-5)3-2 3 EATON TERRI 48(12-15-7)3-7 4 ASHBY LYNN 40(7-8-6)0-1 5 POWELL MARK 29(6-3-3) 6 DANYLUK KEN 34(5-6-2) 7 SHELLEY HELEN 38(6-2-5)0-2 8 HOBSON SIMON 26(3-6-4) 9 LAFLEUR RENEE 58(3-2-7) 10 WALDRON BILL 32(1-3-3)

EARNINGS $253,113 $212,047 $138,209 $117,260 $54,556 $46,142 $44,117 $38,523 $37,237 $30,125

Leading Breeders

NAME RECORD 1 GILLIS BETTY J AND JOSEPH A 84(24-20-17)5-14 2 WALDRON DIANNE K 67(16-15-12)2-2 3 TEUTSCH JANE 14(5-1-0)3-0 4 KIRSHNER ALAN AND MIHALOFF DEBORAH 36(5-6-5)0-1 5 WALDRON BILL 26(0-4-6)0-1 6 MOAK TODD 16(3-4-0) 7 MOREAU-SIPIERE ERIC AND RANDI 25(2-2-5) 8 WILSON ED 10(2-2-1) 9 MANDOLYNN HILL FARM OR WRIGHT K. 7(1-2-3) 10 WETZEL JAMES L JR 12(2-2-0)

EARNINGS $333,767 $176,904 $131,235 $83,080 $29,704 $28,066 $23,285 $20,185 $18,047 $17,640

Leading Jockeys

NAME RECORD 1 COA KEIBER 32(7-7-6)2-0 2 CHIAPPE RICARDO 27(8-4-1)1-0 3 CEDENO CAROL 21(7-5-4)0-2 4 WALES TRAVIS 30(5-3-5)0-1 5 SWAN KIRSTEN 21(3-4-4) 6 ESPOINOZA VICTOR 1(1-0-0)1-0 7 HERRERA HUGO 20(3-7-5)1-3 8 SPIETH SCOTT 17(2-4-4) 9 TERRERO PEDRO 14(6-4-2)1-2 10 PARKER DESHAWN 1(1-0-0)1-0

EARNINGS $122,045 $107,125 $80,500 $61,068 $58,242 $47,300 $43,940 $40,955 $34,436 $26,370

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2017 Starters as of August 11, 2017

Statistics provided by the Arabian Jockey Club. HORSE'S NAME AIM N AIR PATRON ALL N ALL ALLEGRO FIRE AMBUSH AA ANGELINA AA ANNA BELLA AA AYERS BELLFASTT BIG CHAY BIG CORK BIG EYE BIG GIRLS ARE BETTER BR DANCE IN RED BURN NOTICE MC

SIRE X DAM AIM SOUTH x SAMANTHA SPICE KAOLINO x GIRL CHAT DAHESS x ALL TU SEXY ALLEGRO AA x TRI SILKIE SANDS ALLEGRO AA x ISIS DE GARGASSAN BURNING SAND x ANGEL PROOF BURNING SAND x ANGEL PROOF BURNING SAND x BW ALI CATT NIVOUR DE CARDONNE x BELLA ATHEENA SO BIG IS BETTER x CHAYS ZELL MKP SO BIG IS BETTER x UNCORKED SO BIG IS BETTER x ISIS DE GARGASSAN SO BIG IS BETTER x YOU GO GIRL LINE DANCER x TC GATE DANCER BURNING SAND x FRENCH TWIST

SEX R ECORD EARNINGS f 2(0-0-1) $882 c 3(0-0-1) $2,100 f 3(0-0-1) $4,000 f 5(1-2-0) $6,224 c 3(1-1-0) $5,248 f 5(1-3-0) $7,371 f 3(0-1-2) $2,772 c 4(0-1-1)0-1 $5,254 c 2(0-0-1) $1,530 c 4(0-1-0) $3,340 c 2(0-1-0) $2,500 f 2(0-0-0) $625 f 6(0-0-0) $5,435 f 1(0-0-0) $125 c 1(0-0-0) $500

BURNING CHARM BURNING MERCY BUTCH CASSIDY LZP CANDY LAND MAN CAPTAIN BUSH CODYS SURPRISE CHNDAKASEXPRESS CR ADRIENTE DARTYN KRISS SWA DBON TEMP ROULER DESERT HONOUR DREAM PEARL DUCHESS AA EASTER MAN ES MI CIELO FASTANDFURIOUS FC TIKI ROSE FIFTYSHADESS OF BAY GOLLY ZANDS GRANDIOSA CS HIGHH SHINE HIJO DE SAMMY IL AZEUS IN X HESS IVORY SHORES JESS IS ON FIRE JEWELL AA JIMDANDY TOTHEREHESSQ JUNIA KAFO KAO MALOAN SWA KAZZU KEEP ON DREAMIN KHOUROS CS LAST CALL MHF LAZUR HESS LIL DUDE AA MADGICALL MADJIC VAZ MADJIKMAN MBA DESERT SAWDUST MERITAGE MHF MERLOT MHF MICCAH MISS PARADISE MISS RUBY MY CHARADE MYSTICAL MHF

BURNING SAND x TRIUMPHS SILKIE BURNING SAND x TRI-ILLUSIVE LADY BURNING SAND x BOZELL ZEFIRO DE NULVI x MARIEKA CS BUSH HOG x GLEBE BURNING SAND x TRIUMPHS SILKIE CHNDAKA x GRAND MASQUERADE BURNING SAND x FORTY ALL KD KALHOUN x TRISS DJET SET DE FALGAS x WIKINGS WIXEN NIVOUR DE CARDONNE x ANNAS DESERT ROSE BURNING SAND x TRIUMPHS PEARL BURNING SAND x WIKING STAR BURNING SAND x ANGEL PROOF BURNING SAND x HEAVEN KAN WAIT CHNDAKA x MISS FAST PTRACK SAND TIKI SPECIAL x EDEE ROSE DAHESS x DONNATELLAA BY GOLLY SAND x ZANS LITTLE WING ELIOS DE CARRERE x ZUCCHERA CS BURNING SAND x DC WILLFUL SPIRIT SAMMY V x SERENE DREAMS WIESZCZEK x ELSPETH DAHESS x EASTER IA BURNING SAND x FRENCH SHORES VAZS BURNING DESTINY x BANDERS NAOMI KU BURNING SAND x TRIUMPHS PEARL DAHESS x IN AWE DJET SET DE FALGAS x B J ZELL BURNING SAND x FRYNCH KAOLINO x MOLLI MALOAN KAOLINO x MW BONNIE Z KAOLINO x DREAM KEEPER BIG EASY x KADOR N BRAEBRAE KAOLINO x ALWAYS AND FOREVER DAHESS x RZOE LUTE BURNING SAND x GINKGA MADJANI x TU FOR ALL MADJANI x TIKI DESTINY MADJANI x RUBIE ROSE THREE T SAWBLADE x TTT TINA CHNDAKA x SONOMA DEW MADJANI x SONOMA DEW DJET SET DE FALGAS x WIKINGS WIXEN PARADOR x NOVELYNN GRILLA x NOVELYNN THE LAST DANSE x HERE KITTY KITTY MADJANI x MORNING LYGHT

f 1(0-0-1)0-1 f 5(1-0-2) c 5(0-1-1) f 8(1-1-2) c 2(0-1-0) c 4(2-1-0) c 5(0-0-1) c 6(1-1-0) f 4(0-0-0) c 3(0-0-0) c 2(0-1-0) f 6(2-3-0)2-2 f 4(0-0-1) c 4(1-3-0)0-2 c 7(0-0-1) c 2(0-0-0) c 1(0-0-0) f 3(0-1-0) f 2(0-0-0) f 1(0-0-0) c 2(0-1-0) c 5(1-0-1) c 4(0-0-0) c 4(0-0-1) f 7(4-1-0)0-1 c 2(0-0-0) f 2(0-0-0) f 2(1-0-0) f 4(0-0-0) c 1(0-0-1) c 4(1-2-0) c 1(0-0-0) f 3(1-0-0) c 4(0-0-3) f 7(1-2-3)0-1 c 2(1-0-0) c 8(2-1-1) f 2(0-0-0) f 8(0-0-0) c 3(1-1-1)0-1 c 1(0-0-1) f 1(0-0-0) f 6(0-1-1) c 1(0-0-0) f 7(0-1-2) f 4(0-0-0) f 3(0-1-0) c 2(1-0-0)

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$3,300 $6,403 $5,900 $13,314 $2,400 $8,790 $2,450 $9,584 $3,200 $2,300 $2,600 $37,068 $2,857 $41,490 $4,221 $600 $100 $3,625 $1,378 $500 $2,500 $5,279 $596 $3,225 $58,520 $1,350 $2,400 $8,400 $1,325 $671 $9,660 $500 $3,657 $2,190 $18,047 $7,250 $20,646 $1,250 $1,767 $14,875 $682 $500 $3,533 $420 $10,200 $2,100 $1,449 $6,500


NIVOURS ROMANCE OMEGA CS OUR PRINCESS OZARK KAOLENA SWA PADDYS DAY PAMS MASQUERADE PSC TALEB QUICK AND RICH QUICK SAND AA RAINEING SAND R B KINDLE RB BURNING RISK RB CREED RB FIRED UP RB GAIM CHANGER RB HOCUS POCUS RB HOT BUNS RB HOT DATE RB HOT RISK RB KINKIE RB KINKIE BOOTS RB NASH RB OPEN FIRE RB SAND CASTLE RB SAND PEARL RB WICKED RICH RICH CRAFT RISKY RED ROYALLY BRED RUBY AA RUNNING BROOKE RV BINT ROUGE RV MISS INDEPENDENT SABRES EDGE SAND TOKEN SAND VICTOR SERGEANT PEPPER MHF SIERRA WINDS SMOKE EN FIRE SPOOK AA SWEET HONEY AA TA MY VIRGULE TAYLORS TOUCHOF CLASS THESS IS AWESOME TIFFANYS DREAM TM BIG PAPA TM MADDAMEE TRUE GRIT SA TTT CHARCOAL CHARLIE TWICE RICH UPTOWN FLYING FLYNN UPTOWN SANDY GIRL WMA ANGEL POWER WMA FIESTA WMA FRESCOE WMA PRAIRIE WIND WMA PRIMROSE LANE WMA RED PEPPER WMA RIO BRAVO WMA RIVERSONG WMA SEASAND WMA SONG OF PRAISE WMA SPECIAL ROSE WMA SUCCESS SYMBOL Z YOYO GO ZANDERMAN ZARIFA CS ZEPHYR CS

NIVOUR DE CARDONNE x LEGAL ROMANCE ZEFIRO DE NULVI x MEGA CS NIVOUR DE CARDONNE x MONARCHS PRINCESS KAOLINO x FMR OZARK EKLIPSE BURNING SAND x AK LORETTA WALK THE LINE x GRAND MASQUERADE MADJANI x ST HOTTIEDOTTIE TH RICHIE x QUICK NOON BURNING SAND x TRIUMPHS SILKIE BURNING SAND x PS STINAS SAGE BURNING SAND x RICH KINKGA NO RISK AL MAURY x SAND TIKI BELLE CALIN DU LOUP x BURNING FIRESTAR BURNING SAND x GINKGA AIM SOUTH x GINKGA NASHWAN AL KHALIDIAH x ABRA CAADABRA NIVOUR DE CARDONNE x ST HOTTIEDOTTIE BURNING SAND x RICK FRYND NO RISK AL MAURY x ST HOTTIEDOTTIE BURNING SAND x RICH KINKGA NASHWAN AL KHALIDIAH x RICH KINKGA NASHWAN AL KHALIDIAH x R B SAND STORM AKIM DE DUCOR x BURNING FIRESTAR BURNING SAND x ROYALE FANFARE BURNING SAND x RICH KINKGA TH RICHIE x R B SAND STORM TH RICHIE x MORE ADORAABLE NO RISK AL MAURY x NOVELYNN THOROUGHBRED x ROYAL ATHEENA BURNING SAND x TRIUMPHS PEARL BURNING SAND x TRI-ILLUSIVE LADY MOULIN ROUGE MAF x BINT BASKETTE MOULIN ROUGE MAF x BINT BASKETTE DAHESS x IN LIGHTING BURNING SAND x ALL VIRTUE BURNING SAND x VAGUE DE GEMME AMAZING SON x SHIPPEY LANE DA ADIOS x A SECOND WIND AIM SOUTH x SUMMER N SMOKE ALLEGRO AA x BURNING SILK BURNING SAND x TRIUMPHS SILKIE VIRGULE AL MAURY x MY EVANGELINE DAHESS x TOPPOFTHECLASS DAHESS x IN AWE BURNING SAND x WIKING STAR BURNING SAND x SPILLED PERFUME BURNING SAND x SCARLET O SARA BURNING SAND x DUNOIRE THREE T THREAT x THREE T ZENA TH RICHIE x VIRTEUCE BURNING SAND x DEBUTANNTE BURNING SAND x WIBWILCCA SAND TIKI SPECIAL x TAINT LOVE GRAND SAND TIKI SPECIAL x FEMALE FRENZY THE KENTUCKIAN x WMA FLORA THE KENTUCKIAN x NOVAL CONCEPT THE KENTUCKIAN x NOVAL CONCEPT MOULIN ROUGE MAF x SCARLET MRV MOULIN ROUGE MAF x TIIS DESTINY THE KENTUCKIAN x WMA SOLOMANS SONG THE KENUCKIAN x WMA SEABREEZE SAND TIKI SPECIAL x WMA SOLOMANS SONG SAND TIKI SPECIAL x BLYTH MILADY ROSE STATUS SYMBOLL x SWEET SUCCESS MA WALK THE LINE x RCF MAID MYDAY BY GOLLY SAND x MW SCARLET LADY ZEFIRO DE NULVI x WILLOW CS NORPHE x ZABELLA DE FALGAS

f 4(0-1-0) $2,786 f 5(0-1-0) $2,220 f 3(0-2-0) $8,600 f 4(1-0-0) $4,780 c 6(5-1-0)3-0 $127,190 f 5(2-2-0) $17,735 c 3(1-0-0) $6,025 c 5(0-1-1) $16,767 c 6(1-1-4)0-4 $25,088 c 3(0-0-1)0-1 $4,260 f 3(2-1-0)0-1 $19,500 c 5(2-2-0) $9,683 c 3(0-1-0) $2,156 c 3(0-0-1) $2,693 f 4(1-2-0) $11,400 c 8(3-0-1) $17,740 f 5(0-0-3) $4,668 c 3(1-0-0) $9,000 f 5(0-2-0) $4,295 f 2(0-0-1)0-1 $4,025 f 5(1-2-1) $12,300 c 4(3-0-1)2-0 $48,100 c 3(1-1-0) $9,020 c 4(1-2-1) $10,180 f 2(0-1-0) $2,600 f 4(0-0-2) $2,848 f 2(1-0-0) $3,591 f 11(0-2-3) $12,150 f 1(0-0-1) $1,100 f 2(1-0-1)1-1 $24,050 f 4(1-0-2) $8,700 f 2(0-0-0) $253 f 1(0-0-1) $561 f 6(0-0-2) $4,090 f 5(0-0-0) $2,600 c 6(2-2-1)1-3 $30,750 c 4(0-1-1) $4,700 f 1(0-0-0) $500 f 1(0-0-0) $500 c 4(1-1-1) $6,390 f 3(2-0-1)1-0 $29,200 c 4(0-1-1) $2,005 f 3(1-0-1) $11,800 c 5(1-1-0) $19,843 f 2(1-0-0) $6,500 c 6(1-1-0) $5,232 f 4(1-2-0) $13,250 c 3(2-0-0) $8,235 c 9(0-0-2) $3,882 c 5(1-0-1) $8,915 c 1(0-0-1) $1,100 f 3(2-1-0) $15,500 f 5(0-0-0) $1,825 c 1(0-0-0) $500 c 1(0-0-0) $100 f 6(0-0-1) $1,332 f 2(0-0-0) $200 c 4(1-1-0) $4,964 c 3(0-0-1) $1,260 f 3(0-0-0) $1,450 f 3(0-0-0) $560 f 6(0-0-0) $1,360 f 9(2-1-1) $9,631 f 10(1-0-1) $6,941 c 5(0-1-1) $3,490 c 1(0-0-0) $150 f 3(0-0-0) $531 c 2(1-0-0) $3,905

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Stud Fee: $2,500. Frozen semen only.

Arabian Racing Hall of Fame Stallion

Broodmare sire of Darley Champion 3- and 4-Year-Old Colt EASTER MAN. Congratulations to Joe and Betty Gillis! Still a leading broodmare sire in the U.S.

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u.n:told stories of horse life

By Steve Heath

Warrior Horses for Warrior Kids In September 2015, Arabian Jockey Club vice president Susan Meyer saw on Facebook that a fellow horse show judge’s son was admitted to the hospital in critical condition and fighting for his life. At the time, they did not know what was going on, just that he had been experiencing flu-like symptoms and had an abcess on the calf of his leg that was not healing properly. Ryan Melendez was in the fight of his life and his mother, Kristal, started daily posts on Facebook to keep family, friends, and their extended horse show community of friends updated on Ryan’s condition. It took only a short time before the family received the devastating news that Ryan was diagnosed with Very High Risk Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.

match a child fighting cancer with his or her very own special horse, while raising money for pediatric cancer research through the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) Man and Woman of the Year Fundraising effort. Each horse that signed up to be a Warrior Horse would need to raise a minimum of $1,000 to reach Warrior Horse status. Those that reached that goal would then be matched with a Warrior Kid, a child that was located relatively near the horse who was battling childhood cancer.

Thus started the journey of an amazing young man, with an amazing family, that through their fight against this terrible disease, became an incredible support system for others. Then Ryan decided to take it to the next level and created a program to raise money to fight pediatric cancer. He wanted to share with other kids fighting cancer the special role that horses played in helping him cope with all of the issues that came with diagnosis, treatment, lifestyle changes, fears and interrupted dreams. Ryan started Warrior Horses for Warrior Kids that would

This brilliant idea led to Ryan being named LLS Man Of The Year. There were 228 horses nominated, with many raising well over the minimum amount. As of now, 93 have reached Warrior Horse status. There are 88 who are still raising funds to reach Warrior status, and 47 Warrior Horses have been matched with Warrior Kids. You can go to the Facebook Page “Praying for Ryan Melendez” to see heartwarming pictures and videos of many of the matches that have been made so far. Most are Arabian show horses, but Jim and Sue Meyer wanted the Arabian racing community to be a part of this amazing effort, so they signed up Burn Notice MC, who is racing at Delaware Park this year, to be a Warrior Horse. He has not received his match for his Warrior Kid yet, but hopefully will meet his special friend in the near future. As Burn Notice MC races for the finish line, he will give inspiration to a child who is racing toward remission, and together they can share the ups and downs of their journeys. Having that special bond with a horse can give a child something positive to focus on and look forward to as they face the many struggles that are part of their treatment and disease.

Top photo: Ryan Melendez, cancer survivor, founder of Warrior Horses for Warrior Kids, and 2017 Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Man of the Year. Bottom photos: Two young ladies enjoy time with their horses. 36 • Arabian Finish Line • August/September 2017

By Sue Meyer. Thank you Sue for sharing this heartwarming story. We can't wait to hear whose Burn Notice MC's child is.


Mandolynn Hill Farm

OPEN

HOUSE October 28 2017! 9am-2pm

Enjoy Stallion Presentations including the Famous Shadwell Stallions ๏ Visit their Offspring in the Barns ๏ Raffles for a Variety of Prizes including Breedings ($50 per Stallion Raffle Ticket or 3 for $100!*) ๏ Young Horses for Sale ๏ Best Dressed Cowboy/Cowgirl Contest for the Kids ๏ Texas BBQ Lunch ๏ Friends & Music!

You’re in Good Company

Kick up your heels at a real Texas Open House everyone is invited and bring your friends! The MANDOLYNN HILL FARM OPEN HOUSE is an annual event you won’t want to miss. Friday night, October 27th, join us at Lone Star Park for two Juvenile races- one for 3 year old fillies and one open race. And SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28th, the place to be is Mandolynn Hill Farm! 9:00am - Doors Open! Donuts and Beverages served 9:30am - Stallion Presentations Begin on the Yard 11:00am - Sale Horses presented in the Barns Noon - BBQ Lunch, Raffles, Kid Contest and Prizes *Proceeds from the Raffles go to the Arabian Racing Cup Breeders Incentive Program. The program is to promote breeding and reward the breeders- paying monies to Breeders of winning Arabian race horses. PROUD SUPPORTERS OF

MANDOLYNN HILL FARM Dr. Mickey & Michelle Morgan 8701 FM 2931 Aubrey, Texas 76227 940-365-2559 cell: 214-679-2026

Contact us for directions or visit

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Going the Distance with Heart.

Finderzkeepers ridden by Bonni Hannah. Photo by Becky Pearman

Cre Run not only breeds quality race horses for the track, but horses that can go the distance with heart. The Cre Run bred gelding Finderzkeepers won the 100 mile contest at Biltmore 2017 ridden by Bonnie Hannah, and also received the coveted Best Conditioned award. In another impressive performance, Treasured Moments won the Haggin Cup at Tevis 2017 (Best Conditioned) going 100 miles with Jeremy Reynolds aboard. Extraordinarily, it was the mare’s first time to compete at a distance of over 75 miles. She is a HARC mare bred by Cre Run, and a previous race winner at Delaware Park. Congratulations to all their connections.

CRE RUN FARM ALAN KIRSHNER & DEBORAH MIHALOFF 15460 Campbell Lake Road | Doswell, Virginia 23047 804-227-9491 | Email: crerun@aol.com

Treasured Moments ridden by Jeremy Reynolds. Photo by Lynn Ashby

PROUD SUPPORTERS OF ARABIAN RACING CUP & HERITAGE ARABIAN RACING CLUB

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August/September 2017  

Racing coverage from coast to coast, a profile of the Polish legends *El Paso and Banat, and TH Richie joins the Racing Hall of Fame

August/September 2017  

Racing coverage from coast to coast, a profile of the Polish legends *El Paso and Banat, and TH Richie joins the Racing Hall of Fame

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