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Burning Sand

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Multi Group 1 winner in UAE At 3 and 4 years : 13 races, 4 wins and 7 places in France 1st Prix Gosse du Bearn, 1200 meters, Agen 1st Prix BA Toustem, 2000 meters, Toulouse 1st Prix Djerba Oua, 2200 meters, La Teste 1st Prix Dormane, 1900 meters, La Teste 2nd Prix Mohammed Oukili, 1850 meters, Agen 2nd The President of the UAE Cup-Coupe de France des Chevaux Arabes (Gr.1PA), 1 600 m, Chantilly 2nd Prix Kriss II, 1 900 m, Bordeaux 2nd Prix Manganate – Shadwell (Gr.1PA), 2000 m, Deauville From 5 to 8 years : 15 races, 5 wins and 10 places in UAE 1st Al Maktoum Challenge R3 (Gr.1PA), 2000 m, Meydan (3 times) 1st The President of the UAE Cup (Gr.1PA), 2200 m, Abu Dhabi 1st National Day Cup (Gr.1PA), 1600 m, Abu Dhabi 2nd Dubai Kahayla Classic (Gr.1PA), 2000 m, Meydan 2nd National Day Cup (Gr.1PA), 1600 m, Abu Dhabi 2nd HH the President Cup (Gr.1PA), 2200 m, Abu Dhabi

His sire AKBAR (by Djelfor), 15 time winner in UAE, sire of SERAPHIN DU PAON winner of the 2011 The Presidents Cup, Abu Dhabi and 2011 Kahayla Classic. NIESHAN is out of the race winning mare Jade des Pins, dam of Nashmee (f. by Akbar) 2 wins and 3 places in UAE. His second dam D'Jadie de Teoul was also dam of 5 winners including a group 3 winner at Casablanca.





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Introduction to Orzel: Scottsdale's Legendary Arabian Stallion Re-Writing the Record Books The Legacy of Burning Sand Painting Ponies 2015 Stakes Results


8 Just Talkin' by Michael Economopoulos 10 Equi Tech by Dr. Deb Powell 12 Making Claims by Joe Nevills 32 The Backside by Steve Heath


Leading sire Burning Sand with a few of his stakes-winning offspring. Design by Corliss Hazard.


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Editor's Notes By Stephanie J. Corum

So this issue was put together during "Snowzilla" or #Blizzard2016. And then it was delayed because of said snow. But to relate the blizzard to the feature in this issue, Burning Sand has been like a blizzard in the Arabian racing industry. He has blanketed the international breeding and racing scene for the last 10 years and will likely do so for several more. Some people have jumped on board while others have refused to utilize him because of the controversy that has always surrounded him. But the numbers don't lie and so we recognize him and the accomplishments of a few of his best runners. At this time, the 2016 Arabian Finish Line Stallion Guide is also out featuring 40 international stallions of various bloodlines, stud fees and locations. This represents a nearly 40% increase in the number of stallions advertised compared to the 2015 edition. That's an impressive increase! It goes to show that there are stallions out there, but people are needed to breed their mares. We are in definite need of Arabian racehorses to fill our races with competitive fields. Once again, the Finish Line will be out and about this year

spreading the word about Arabian racing. Magazines are going to the AERC conference. I will be attending the first weekend of the Scottsdale show and then off to the Darley Awards in California. And that's just for starters. I will be at the World Conference in Rome in May, there is an Arabian Day scheduled in June at Arapahoe Park and no doubt I'll be visiting Delaware Park and the Texas tracks later in the year. We are even looking at attending Canadian Nationals, U.S. Nationals and Sport Horse Nationals. The Finish Line, whether in print or digitally, is reaching thousands of people every month, and it's my goal to keep it growing through 2016. We have a very big announcement coming soon. We are putting the final touches on something new to the Arabian industry that will help bring the beautiful, athletic Arabian horse to the masses and continue to give Arabian racing the boost it needs. The goals are high, but attainable. Soon Arabian Finish Line will be a household name. Advertising and sponsorship opportunities are always available. Let's see how we can partner up to make 2016 the turn-around year for Arabian racing.

Equine Writing and Editing Consulting Services Brochures Articles Books Sales Catalogs Tobi Lopez Taylor Author of the books Orzel: Scottsdale’s Legendary Arabian Stallion and The Polish and Russian Arabians of Ed Tweed’s Brusally Ranch, as well as articles in Arabian Finish Line, Arabian Horse Express, Arabian Visions, Blood-Horse, and Dressage Today.

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Around the Ovals CALIFORNIA The 2016 California Fair circuit has been announced. The dates are as follows: Oak Tree at Pleasanton - June 16 - July 4 Sacramento - July 8 - July 24 Ferndale - August 19 - August 28 Stockton - September 23 - October 2 Fresno - October 6 - October 16

COLORADO LOOKING AHEAD TO 2016 SEASON AT ARAPAHOE PARK Arapahoe Park will host live horse racing in Aurora, Colorado in 2016 from May 20 to August 14. The racetrack will feature 39 days of Thoroughbred, Arabian, and Quarter Horse racing taking place on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. There will be special racing programs on Memorial Day, May 30, and on the Fourth of July, and during these holiday weekends there will be racing on Mondays instead of Fridays. The first race each day will be at 1 p.m. Arapahoe Park’s opening weekend of racing in 2016 will coincide with the Preakness Stakes, the second jewel of the Triple Crown, from Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore on Saturday, May 21. “While we’ve normally begun our season on Memorial Day Weekend, we want our fans in Colorado to enjoy live racing while following the buzz of the Triple Crown on the heels of American Pharoah in 2015,” Arapahoe Park Executive Director Bruce Seymore said. Arapahoe Park opened in 1984 and has raced every summer since 1992, making 2016 its 25th year in a row of horse racing. On the final day of the 2015 season, the track hosted the richest day of horse racing in the history of the Rocky Mountain State with $500,210 in total purses on August 16, 2015. “Last year was the best year we’ve ever had at Arapahoe Park, and we hope the momentum continues in 2016,” Seymore said. Stall applications are available on the racetrack’s website, The stable area will open on April 19, and the racetrack will open for training on April 20. The stakes schedule and condition book will be released in February. For further information contact: JONATHAN HOROWITZ: Twitter @jjhorowitz | (949) 246-7075 |

DELAWARE Delaware Park, the leading meet in 2015, is in the process of writing its first condition book for the 2016 meet. They want to hear from you - the owners and trainers who intend to race there starting in May. They want to write races to meet the conditions of your horses so please contact the Delaware Park racing office NOW with what you have. Their number is 302-994-2521. Delaware Park offers the largest purses in the country, and your horse is guaranteed to earn money! Any Arabian horse in a race gets money, no matter where it finishes - even last place. In a race with at least 7 starters, each horse is paid $500 just for participating. If there are fewer than 7 in the race, the also-ran money is $125 each. No stall fees, no entry fees, and purses ranging from $8,500 for claiming races up to $20,000 for allowance races! 6 • Arabian Finish Line • February 2016

MICHIGAN Racing returns to Hazel Park in 2016. They will be running on Friday and Saturday nights from May 27 through September 3. Post time for the first race is 7:30. Typically the Arabians have the last race of the night.

TEXAS Upcoming stakes races at Sam Houston Race Park: • February 6 - Texas Yellow Rose (Gr. 2) - 4-year-old fillies, 7 furlongs, $30,000 estimated • February 6 - Texas Six Shooter (Gr. 2) - 4-year-old colts/geldings, 7 furlongs, $30,000 estimated •March 7 - HH Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup - Amethyst Jewel (Gr. 1). 1st Leg of the U.S. Arabian Triple Jewel 4-year-olds and up, open, 7 furlongs, $45,000 estimated •March 7 - HH Sheikha Fatima Ladies World Championship - 4-year-olds and up, fillies and mares, 7 furlongs, $34,000 estimated

DUBAI INTERNATIONAL ARABIAN RACES SPONSORS ITALY’S FIRST EVER INTERNATIONAL STAKES RACE FOR PUREBRED ARABIANS The committee of the Dubai International Arabian Races (DIAR) in association with ANICA (Associazione Nazionale Italiana Cavallo Arabo) are proud to announce that the first ever IFAHR authorised stakes race for purebred Arabians in Italy will be run on Sunday 8th May at Capannelle Racecourse, Rome. The race will be accompanied by a contest for domestic (Italian) Arabians on a card sponsored entirely by companies from the UAE, including Shadwell Stud. The initiative was discussed at the Dubai sponsored race day in 2015 and DIAR have supported ANICA in their bid to gain IFAHR membership and stage international races. The Dubai International Arabian Race (Listed) will carry a prize fund of €30,000 and will be open to horses of 4 year and up over a distance of 1900m. This major step forward for Arabian racing in Italy and has been the result of hard work from IFAHR, ANICA and the Italian Ministry of Agriculture as well as key global sponsors in the Arabian racing community. DIAR and Shadwell have sponsored Arabian racing in Italy for over 10 years and it is hoped that the, winner of this Listed race will make the journey to compete for the bonus fund at the DIAR showpiece fixture, held at Newbury Racecourse on Sunday 24th July. “We are thrilled at the decision and very pleased to be the sponsor of the first international stakes race for Arabian horses in Italy” said Richard Lancaster on behalf of DIAR “ANICA and the Ministry of Agriculture have worked very hard and we hope this is the start of a prosperous and optimistic time for Arabian racing in Italy.” The Dubai International Arabian Races is an initiative set up and patronized by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum (UAE Minister of Finance; Deputy Ruler of Dubai). HH Sheikh Hamdan is the figure head of Shadwell Stud and is one of the most successful owners of Arabian racehorses in the world. 7 • Arabian Finish Line • February 2016

By Michael Economopoulos

Photos, Thomas Kohler & Dave Wild

I had intended to devote this column to the 2016 Darley Awards. Then I found out that the nominees have not yet been selected and won't be published until the next issue, so I decided to put it off a month. Last year there was a certain amount of controversy about the nominees and the voting process, which I will expand on in my March column. So now I am left without a story and must rely on pulling something of interest out of my archives. This true story took place in 1995; ironically at the Darley Award Weekend held in California. I had a colt and a filly nominated in the stakes races scheduled around the Darley Awards Banquet, and we were shipping in from Texas. Unfortunately, my trainer, Robert Knight, had a real aversion to California. Just the thought of earthquakes, wildfires, civil unrest and a hard surfaced 5/8 mile race track elevated his blood pressure to dangerous levels, altering his otherwise calm and genteel personality (For those that know Bob, the 1988 Darley Trainer of the year, "genteel" may seem like an overstatement). Luckily, his wife and capable assistant trainer, Theresa, was up for an adventure so together we went to Los Alamitos to run our horses. Everything went pretty smoothly, that is right up to that first night when we were getting my colt ready in the saddling paddock. Theresa had years of experience at the track and is as good a horsewoman as there is. I'd been running Arabians for 15 years and knew my way around the backside. Although we both had been in the saddling paddock a hundred times, we really weren't as prepared or as confident as we could have been for this big race. Meaning we really handled it like a couple of know-nothing rookies. It was a scene from Abbott and Costello Go To the Races. As our groom was walking the colt before saddling, I asked Theresa "Is he ready?"

"Yeah, that's good. We don't want him washy." "He's not too calm is he?" "I don't know, what do you think?" "He's not dull is he?" "I don't know. He's awful calm." "Well, do you think he's calm and ready to run or do you think he's dull and won't run at all?" They called for the horses and our Darley award winning jockey walked up and asked, "Well, how do you want me to ride him?" I looked at Theresa. She looked at me. I looked back at her and then she looked back at me. Our jockey interrupted our awkward silence and said, "I think he's got the speed to go to the front." "I don't know," she said. "What do you think?" "No, I don't think we want to do that," I replied. "Do we?" "No," she answered as we walked down the ramp. "I think we're supposed to lay 4th or 5th." "So you want me no worse than 5th in the first turn?" our jockey asked. "Yeah," she said. "But don't get pushed wide." "Yeah, that's right," I piped in. "Save ground if you can." "Let him relax," she added.

"Yeah, I think he's ready."

"Yeah, let him relax, but don't let him get lazy. He can get lazy if you let him relax too much."

"At least he's calm."

"That's right, but be sure not to move him too early."

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"Yeah, don't push him too early, but be sure you don't let the speed get away from you. Isn't that right?"

I realize that our big mistake was not giving more explicit instructions to my horse.

Our jockey looked thoroughly confused. To try and clear things up I told him, "What we want to do in WIN. That is, finish ahead of all those other horses. You know, do that Darley Award thing that you're so good at"

Apparently, in the excitement, our colt missed the part about rolling around the last turn, then making a big stretch run. He did neither. We left that race wiser for our experience. If nothing else, we now knew the difference between relaxed and dull. As much as we think we know, sometimes we have to go through a test of fire to gain true knowledge and understanding.

As he was about to be legged up I added a few more valuable instructions about letting him roll coming off the far turn and making a big run down the stretch. "Isn't that right?" I asked Theresa. "Did we cover all the bases?"

The next night we were back in the saddling paddock as our groom was walking our filly before the big race. I asked Theresa, "Is she ready?"

"Yes," she answered. "I think so."

"Yeah, I think she's ready."

As our horse and bewildered jockey made their way onto the track I shouted. "Don't forget the big stretch run."

"At least she's not dull."

Our jockey ran the perfect race. He broke sharp, took the first turn well, settled in behind the speed horses and was ready to make his move coming into the far turn. He was riding the horse exactly as we had told him. Looking back

"Yeah, that's good. She's right on edge." "She's not too much on edge and getting washy is she?" "I don't know," she replied. "What do you think?"

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

The Neurological Strain of EHV-1: A Disease to Watch In the United States, you may remember the January 2003 disease outbreak at the University of Findlay in northwest Ohio where 30 horses housed at their equestrian facility developed signs associated with the neurological form of EHV-1, of which 12 were euthanized. During February and March of 2003, three Thoroughbred racehorses at Penn National Racetrack, Pennsylvania developed neurological signs, of which 2 were euthanized. Two Thoroughbred racehorses stabled at Turfway Park racetrack in northern Kentucky were positive for EHV-1; and a horse on a private farm in Virginia was positive for EHV-1, he was euthanized. Fast forward to 2014. The states of California, Colorado, Idaho, Michigan, Maryland, Oregon, Illinois, and Iowa have had confirmed cases of horses testing positive with some being euthanized, for the neurological form of EHV-1. Even more recently, late December 2015 to January 2016, a stable in Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania has had a total of 12 horses confirmed with the neurological form of EHV-1, of which 4 were euthanized.

• EHV-1: Previously referred to as equine abortion virus, can cause respiratory, reproductive (abortion and neonatal foal death) and central nervous system (equine herpes myeloencephalopathy or EHM) disease. • EHV-3: Causes a venereal disease called coital exanthema that affects the external reproductive organs. • EHV-4: Also known as equine rhinopneumonitis, causes upper respiratory tract disease usually in foals and yearlings and can cause abortion and neurological disease. Infection with a neurological strain of EHV-1 or EHM causes neurologic disease by damaging the blood vessels of the brain and spinal cord. Because of altered blood flow to and within these tissues, the horse is unable to function normally. Incubation period (time from exposure to development of the first clinical signs) ranges from 24 hours to

EHV stands for equine herpesvirus. Herpesviruses are a species-specific family of enveloped DNA viruses. They are one of the most costly diseases plaguing the equine industry because of their ability to cause life-long infection by becoming latent (dormant) inside white blood cells. The virus is reactivated in times of stress, such as competition, shipping, training, pasture-buddy changes, weaning, etc. Because of this, the result is re-infection and transmission of the virus to susceptible horses. According to the United States Department of Agriculture – Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [USDA-APHIS], there are currently nine EHVs identified, however, only three of these pose the most serious health risk for horses. They are EHV -1, EHV-3 and EHV-4. 10 • Arabian Finish Line • February 2016

10 days. Some typical signs of EHM are: • Fever (102-107 F; this occurs prior to other signs) • Incoordination • Weakness (especially of the hindlimbs) progressing to total hindlimb paralysis • Inability to rise once down • Dribbling urine or unable to urinate normally or unable to urinate at all • Decreased tail tone (loss of tail function) • Loss of sensation to the skin around the tail and hindlimb areas EHV-1 is a highly contagious equine virus that is shed typically via coughing and snorting. It is most commonly spread by direct nose-to-nose contact or indirectly through contact with physical objects contaminated with the virus, including ropes, tack, grooming equipment, blankets, feed and water buckets, and people that have been in contact with infected horse discharge and transferred it to another horse via hands, clothing or shoes. The virus can also travel in the air for short distances, however researchers have yet to determine that actual distance. Once the virus is outside the horse, it is estimated to survive in the environment for up to one week but can remain viable for one month. It is important to note that alpaca and llama can become infected with EHV-1 following exposure to virus that is shed in nasal secretions or through indirect contact. It is vitally important to clean and disinfect the entire facility, all equipment, and materials that may have been exposed to the virus (See article: This is Germ Warfare: The

Ins and Outs of Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Horse Barn. December, 2015, Arabian Finish Line). Horses with clinical signs should be isolated from other horses by housing them away from the others and using different materials and equipment to feed, clean and work around them. Strict hygiene procedures apply to any persons working with and around the horse. This includes using separate clothes, shoes, gloves, and proper hand washing. Diagnosis of EHM is based on both clinical signs and detection of the virus. The polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay is a sensitive, fast, and accurate test that detects the presence of EHV-1 DNA. The veterinarian can choose to take either blood or deep nasopharyngeal (nose and throat) swabs from each nostril of the horse. Nasal swabs are used to detect horses shedding the virus or horses that were recently exposed to a confirmed case. Blood samples are taken from animals showing signs in order to detect the presence of virus in the bloodstream. This assay helps the veterinarian to: 1. Identify EHV-1 strain causing EHM. 2. Diagnose horses exhibiting clinical signs. 3. Diagnose horses exposed to confirmed EHV-1 cases. 4. Isolate infected or exposed horses. The treatment for horses showing clinical signs of EHM is strictly supportive in nature. This includes providing fluid support and anti-inflammatory drugs for fever reduction, pain, and inflammation. Horses with EHM have variable recovery rates depending on the severity of the clinical signs. In uncomplicated cases, complete recovery can occur in a few weeks. The prognosis is poor if the horse is unable to stand for an extended period time. So how can you prevent your horse from getting EHV-1? Well, there are currently two types of vaccines (inactivated and attenuated-live) available for horses, but their use remains controversial because they are not labeled to claim protection against the neurological strain. In a statement released by the state veterinarian in Kentucky and in concurrence with other state veterinarians, it was said that the vaccine does have a meaningful level of efficacy and may aide in reducing the impact of a disease incident. Thus, vaccination may reduce the severity and duration of the disease but will not totally prevent it. It was also stated that a biosecurity plan should be in place to prevent transmission of infectious agents among individuals, and the components of a successful program should include cooperation of management, facility, layout, decontamination, and immunization. You can consult the AAEP website and your veterinarian for current EHV Control Guidelines. It is our duty as horse professionals to elevate our surveillance in order to minimize the risk of this and any disease.

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The recipe that makes a good racehorse includes varying parts pedigree, skill, conformation, connections, luck, and heart. To me, the last one is the most important. Heart is what makes the difference between half-length runner-up and a winner by a nose. It’s what keeps a set of tired legs going when a laser-guided missile is storming down the middle of the track, or it’s what somehow gives that laser-guided missile a longer neck. In the case of Need For Speed, heart is what kept the horse alive. Need For Speed was one of Michigan’s top Arabians during the latter portion of the last decade – a three time stakes winner at Mount Pleasant Meadows who was named Michigan-Bred of the Year twice among his five A.R.A.B. of Michigan awards.

Now at age 12, in the early stages of his stud career, Need For Speed is in the midst his toughest challenge yet. As 2015 drew to a close, the stunning gray battled a lifethreatening sinus-infection, which shut off his airway and likely required multiple surgeries to address. The culprit, they presumed, was the remnants of a stick that lodged itself under his eye socket as a 2-year-old. He was on antibiotics to sustain his condition, but there were only two long-term options: put the horse through a high-risk series of operations that would cost thousands of dollars, or put him down. After much consideration, a growing fan following with a Facebook page, and some fundraising, Holst sent Need For Speed in for sinus flap surgery on January 4. When the doctors opened the horse’s skull, they found the source of the problem, and it was more than just an infection – it was a tumor. A big one. Horses don’t often survive having a softball-sized tumor removed from their heads, often due to blood loss, but that same heart that helped Need For Speed kick away in the 2009 Midwest Maturity Open at the second-longest price on the board kept him alive through the night and in good spirits, greeting visitors and eating well. Spirits were not as high for the humans around him. A trach was still Speedy’s method of breathing, and a second surgery was necessary to remove the part of the tumor that would allow the air to flow freely. Going back in to remove more of the tumor would again put him under the risk of complications while still recovering from the first procedure.

Nicknamed “Speedy,” he was a standout for the stable of Nicole Holst, who foaled the horse at the Morley, Michigan farm of her and husband Rafael Ruvalcaba, raised him, and trained him throughout his on-track career.

The horse had made it further than most in his spot, but he was still firmly in the proverbial woods. It would be the hardest decision of her equine career, but Holst stood ready to take the horse home to be euthanized peacefully in his own paddock if he didn’t show improvement.

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Continued on page 19.

Author’s Introduction to Orzel: Scottsdale’s Legendary Arabian Stallion, by Tobi Lopez-Taylor Once upon a time there was a tall, flashy, charismatic chestnut colt, the well-bred son of two bay parents that was famous for his come-from-behind running style. A sprinter as well as a stayer, he won on dirt tracks and turf courses, beat older horses, carried weight up to 142 pounds, defeated his archrival, competed in two countries—and was associated in the public eye with a lovely blond woman. A fan of Thoroughbred racing might assume this description refers to Secretariat, the 1973 Triple Crown winner, but in fact it does not. Years before Secretariat came along, Arabian horse racing fans reveled in the exploits of their own chestnut champion: *Orzel. This big red colt, born in 1963 at Poland’s Janow Podlaski State Stud, was the last foal of Ofirka, a mare that had barely survived the German occupation of Poland in 1939 and, years later, was marched through Dresden, Germany, hours after the first firebombing had taken place. Orzel’s sire, *Pietuszok, was born in the USSR and exported to Poland in 1958, where he became a noted sire of stakes winners and record holders. Orzel’s first year of racing took place in Warsaw, where the slowly maturing colt faced off against the best runners of his era, winning two races and never finishing out of the money in his six valid starts. Ranked second on the list of money earners for 1966, the colt was favored to win the next year’s Polish Derby. It was about this time that Ed Tweed, a longtime Arabian breeder, became interested in Arabian racing, and he wanted to win. Knowing that top racing stock came from Poland, he dispatched his trainer, Denis Scully, to buy Orzel. In the spring of 1967, Orzel—whose name means “eagle”—was flown by jet to New York, where he was then shipped to Tweed’s Brusally Ranch in Scottsdale, Arizona. During the 1967–68 racing season, Orzel participated in the first Arabian parimutuel races to be held in the United States, in Lafayette, Louisiana, and Phoenix, Arizona. Despite frequent changes of riders, an intermittent training schedule and steady increases by the handicappers in the weight he carried, Orzel triumphed in four of his five parimutuel starts. In his final race, he emerged victorious over the previously unbeaten Kontiki, a legend in his

own right. Orzel was named the first Arabian U.S. National Champion Racehorse, and he retired from racing in the spring of 1968. Unlike many well-bred Thoroughbred colts, however, Orzel’s career didn’t end when he stepped off the racetrack. Tweed wanted his champion racehorse to become a champion show horse, so Orzel transitioned from being a racing machine to learning to stand still at the end of a lead line. Over the next few years, he was named champion stallion at numerous shows, including the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show, and capped off this phase of his career by being named U.S. and Canadian Top Ten Stallion. After success as a racehorse and halter champion, Orzel was trained to be a lady’s mount—the lady in question being Tweed’s young granddaughter, Shelley Groom Trevor, a lovely blond rider who represented Brusally Ranch in the show ring. Theirs was a meeting of minds and souls, a kind of alchemy that was apparent to many spectators, including Walter Farley, author of The Black Stallion, who became an admirer of the flame-red horse and his petite rider. Soon, Trevor and Orzel were garnering championships at horse shows across the country. Orzel was named U.S. National Top Ten English Pleasure and won the first U.S. National Champion Ladies’ Sidesaddle class. But Trevor valued their quiet times together just as much as their time in the limelight, whether it was a trail ride through the Arizona desert or a few laps around the ranch’s halfmile track. In 1976, Orzel won his last major championship, and Trevor’s ride on the big red stallion—which she still calls her “horse of a lifetime”—was at an end. Orzel went on to be the sire of ninety-eight foals, many of them champions, and the grandsire of one thousand more. Today, thirtyodd years after his death, Orzel’s bloodlines are found worldwide, in horses participating at the highest levels of Arabian racing, endurance riding, dressage, reining and other disciplines. They are in demand for their extraordinary athletic ability and appreciated for their trainability, intelligence and demeanor. Although Orzel’s achievements have, through the decades, become legendary, in truth, his record needs no burnishing; the facts speak for themselves. In this book, those who are familiar with Orzel’s story will have the opportunity to relive it, while readers who are encountering him for the first time will, I hope, gain an understanding of, and appreciation for, this great Arabian stallion, which one observer called—rightly—“a horse ahead of his time.”

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Hollywood Style!










by Tiwaiq ex Keheilan (Kesberoy) Group 1 winner in France, from Al Khalediah Stables, Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia. Stud Fee: $2,000


by Burning Sand ex Tornade Du Loup Full Brother to 2 Time Horse of the Year - SAND WITCHH. His ямБrst foals are amazing! Stud Fee: $1,500

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International ArabianStallions FOR 2016


Tidjani x Salama, by Sibawaih Horse of the Year in the UAE in 2005, 2006, 2007 Winner of 3 Kahayla Classics (Gr.1) Sire of Stakes winners HANDASSA (Gr.2) and RB FRYNCH BROAD (Gr.2) and winners BON BAISER DE FAUST, NIRAAN, THE SECRET, MARADJA DES FORGES, MADJANTHAT, TAREK AL MELS, ASHRAAF‌ Standing at Haras de Saint-Faust (France) $2,500 (frozen semen)

No Risk Al Maury

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Fortunately, the second surgery went better than anyone could have hoped, with a third of the bleeding of the original procedure. After some monitoring and minor adjustments, he was cleared to go home. As of the deadline for this piece on January 12, Speedy was back on the farm and milling about in a small pen. Bandages form a cross wrapped around his jaw and forehead, serving as a reminder that the horse is not yet “cured.” In spite of that, his weight and muscle remain outstanding for a horse that suffered well before undergoing open-head surgery, and his eye maintains the same friendly, intelligent glow that made him a fan favorite on the racetrack. If all goes to plan, Need For Speed will return to stud duty when he is well enough to do so. He began cov- Need For Speed is recovering well from multiple surgeries. It is hoped that he will return to stud duty once he is completely healed. ering mares in 2011, and his first through a situation when all seems lost. We weep at the foals will hit the track this year. Though his sampling of foals is small, they have been well-received loss of a horse like Barbaro because we’ve all helped one fight that long fight and lost. A piece of you goes with by breeders. them, replaced by a bittersweet memory. Need For Speed is a Polish-rooted outcross for 12 of the top 15 broodmare sires of 2015 by earnings, including Burning Sand, Haffir El Rimal, NF Proof, Nivour de Cardonne, and Line Dancer. His dam is the multiple stakes-winning Wiking mare Bristol Breeze, making him a full sibling to 2011 Michigan Horse of the Year Wicked Breeze (now an accomplished endurance horse) and allowance winner Breezin Bye, and a half sibling to stakes winner Whatabreeze and allowance winner It’s a Hemi. His bloodlines are also proving to excel on the endurance trails. Anyone that has been in the horse business with any breed knows that heartbreak goes with the territory. For as much joy as they can bring, from competitive achievement to simple bonding out in the field, horses have a gift for departing us in the most crushing ways. That’s why we gravitate toward the ones who fight to pry themselves out of the jaws of death. We cheer on the likes of the thoroughbred Paynter because we hope that one day, our own horse can find it in him or herself to pull

Need For Speed is still on the road toward recovery, but he’s proven himself good at dodging the potholes. He was always an easy horse to root for, but pulling for the gutsy gray has never been easier. A GoFundMe account has been set up to help with Need for Speed’s medical expenses and update his followers on his progress. Donors at certain dollar amounts can receive a photo of the horse autographed by his rider, a Need for Speed calendar, or a reduced stud fee pending his full recovery. More information can be found at the following link: The following was the most recent update from Nicole on the GoFundMe page. "My family and friends, new and old, I want to send a special Thank You, to each and every one of you that has made this all possible. This venture has not been all about money, as so many are struggling at this time. Your thoughts and prayers mean just as much. I can't tell you all how much we have appreciated everyone right down to the smallest text. We are over half way. I'm amazed by the support. Feeling so blessed! Love you all!!"

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Re-Writing the Record Books the Legacy of Burning Sand If you've spent any time in the racing industry you know of Burning Sand. His name comes with controversy but like him or not, he has re-written the sire record books. The odds of this industry seeing another stallion dominate the way he has is slim. He tends to pass along his grey gene that has the horses greying out at a young age. The white body color with a darker mane and tail was what he looked like as a racehorse, and it's what a lot of his offspring look like as well. Many of them also possess a kind, quiet temperament. They act more like children's mounts than racehorses but don't let that fool you. They are runners through and through. Burning Sand (San Lou Romirz x Du Smaragda) was bred by William Tonda Beckelhymer. He raced to a record of 3/11(62-1)2-1 setting numerous track records along the way. Throughout most of his breeding career, he was owned by Todd and Rene' Moak and Joe and Betty Gillis. Together they started Burning Sand International, and took the stallion to unprecedented heights. In 2015, his tenth year as leading sire, his progeny earned $752,490, which was over $580,000 more than TH Richie, who finished a distant second. He had 27 winners (11 stakes winners) from 38 starters. The only other stallion with double digit starters was the aforementioned TH Richie, with 13. All but 2 leading earner categories were topped by a Burning Sand offspring. And this only takes into consideration results from the U.S. His progeny have also been incredibly successful around the world - particularly in the Middle East. While these numbers are staggering by Arabian racing standards, they do bring into question what breeders are going to do moving forward. The gene pool is in danger of becoming very narrow. Burning Sand sons and daughters are everywhere and while they cross well with a variety of pedigrees, breeders have cut back so much on breeding and have been so selective on their choices in order to be competitive that there are becoming fewer and fewer possible successful combinations.

In addition, there are fewer Burning Sand horses coming down the pipeline and there is a finite amount of frozen semen available so his hold on the number 1 position will likely soon end. According to the Arab Datasource, there are 16 3-year-olds for 2016; 8 2014 registered foals; and 3 2015 registered foals. Now certainly those 2015 numbers will go up, but we are a far cry from the number of offspring he had in previous years. That begs to question, who will carry on in his footsteps? There are quite a few Burning Sand sons at stud - 4 (Paddys Day, Sand Blastt, Sand Tiki Special and T M Fred Texas) are advertised in the 2016 Arabian Finish Line Stallion Guide, but there are more than that out there. It is unlikely that a Burning Sand son will ever reach the heights he has, but it still begs the question as to who is the heir apparent to this breeding phenomenon. The Sons A few of Burning Sand's best racing sons have yet to have any runners hit the track. Darley Horse of the Year So Big Is Better (out of WW Mirror Image, by ZT Ali Baba) has 3-yearolds this year. T M Fred Texas (out of Queen Kong, by Kong), Darley Horse of the Year and Dubai Kahayla Classic (Gr. 1) winner, has yearlings in 2016. So it will still be several years before we know what they are capable of producing. To date, Burning Sand's most successful son at stud is Line Dancer (out of San Lou Tyrosa, by Sanlou Tyger Rose). At the track, Line Dancer was a dominating force with a record of 4/29(24-4-0)17-3, $373,061 and 5 Darley trophies. He also finished a brave second in the Dubai Kahayla Classic (Gr. 1) in the UAE. Line Dancer's first foal was born in 2002. He was very popular initially and sired some good stakes winners such as Bush Hog, Dixie Dance and MD Sugar And Spice. In recent years, though he has been bred to high quality mares, his foals have not lived up to the early standards. Aim South (out of SS Doctor Sam, by Sam Tiki+) was another outstanding Burning Sand runner. He showed durability and soundness running for 8 years, making 61 starts and finishing with a record of (19-11-9)7-10, $404,368. To date,

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however, he has only had 15 registered foals, the first being born in 2010. While he's only had 3 starters, all 3 have been winners. His largest foal crop will be 3-yearolds in 2017 so we will be able to see a bit more of what he can produce then. Exported to the UAE after a stakes-winning 3-year-old season, Big Easy (out of Refleksja, by Gwydion) raced extensively there and was a multiple group 1 winner. He has sired only a few foals in the U.S., one of which is stakes-winner Burning Firestar (who is out of the Burning Sand daughter Sand And Sable) as well as Khouros CS who won his first start in January at Sam Houston. The Daughters When it comes to being a broodmare sire, the jury on Burning Sand is still out. Many of his best race mares are only now producing runners themselves and some, like the great Ms Dixie, are still out there competing. Darley Horse of the Year Sand Witchh (out of Tornade Du Loup, by Tornado De Syrah) won 10 of 11 starts (with one second) over 2 years. Her first two foals (born the same year as products of embryo transfer) raced last year with one of them placing. Cath (out of Halianna, by ZT Ali Baba+/), another incredible Darley winner who earned over $226,000, was sold as a broodmare and exported to Qatar. Her first foal, Arraab (by Amer), was a multiple winner in Qatar. The aforementioned Sand And Sable, who was placed on the track, was bred to Big Easy to produce Burning Firestar, a stakes winner who earned over $100,000. Sand And Sable has since been exported to Morocco. Perennial leading breeder Dianne K. Waldron of Rosebrook Farm has added several Burning Sand daughters to her broodmare band. They include Abra Caadabra (multiple stakes winner of over $133,000), Dixies Chick (race winner), and Burning Lace (race winner). However, the her best Burning Sand producer to date is Burnie Gee PW (out of Bygosh Bygolly, by By Golly+/), a multiple stakes winner of over $73,000. So far she has had 6 foals, 5 starters, 5 winners and 2 stakes-placed (RB Big And Rich and RB Moose.) Of note is her 2011 colt RB Torch (by TH Richie) who has 4 wins and 2 seconds from 7 starts in the UAE. These horses merely scratch the surface of the Burning Sand dynasty. His influence is felt world-wide and will continue for years to come. How much longer he will stay atop the leading sire list is yet to be seen, and it seems like it's only a matter of time before he is regular-

ly among the top 10 broodmare sires. It will be interesting to see how history portrays him and his offspring and who will ultimately be his best and carry on his lineage. - By Stephanie J. Corum

From Mike Economopoulos: Since this issue features Burning Sand, I thought I would also write a few words about my old friend, Todd Moak. Todd started out in racing by hauling horses and began his own transport business, Quality Horse Transfer, in 1989. Soon after, he hauled his first Arabian race horse for Lynn Ashby. The fourth Arabian race horse he hauled, from Paducah to Delaware Park, was Burning Sand. He bet one hundred dollars on the horse who won the Cre Run Classic Handicap and set a track record that still stands. It wasn't long before Todd became the go to guy for many in our industry needing to move a horse. Todd developed an interest in race horses; always looking, asking lots of questions and soaking up all he could from the owners and trainers he came in contact with. In the mid nineties, he bought CR Dust Buster, who won his first three outs. Later came multiple stakes winner Ponderossa 5/30 (9-8-5) 3-6. I became friends with Todd early in his career. I remember him talking about a horse he saw work in Texas; it was one of the fastest horses he had ever laid eyes on. He went out, got a loan and was prepared to buy the horse. But before the transaction took place, the horse coliced and had emergency surgery. Todd bought him anyway, and when he recovered, placed him in the hands of Jerenesto Torez, who had never trained an Arabian before. That horse, Ontario HF, went on to be a Darley Award winner and is now in Poland standing at stud duty. I've always admired Todd, both as a horseman and a businessman. Though some considered it to be in bad taste, I liked his black and white checkered silks with a big white "FOR SALE" sign centered on the back. Todd has his opinions, and he's not a bit bashful about expressing them. Having success in this business is difficult. Coming from the bottom up is extremely tough. Congratulations to Todd and Rene' for their hard earned accomplishments.

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A Few of the Boys

Just a few of the successful sons of Burning Sand. Clockwise from top left: Eagle One (Los Alamitos Publicity), Aim South, Sand Tiki Special, TM Fred Texas, So Big Is Better, Sand Blastt, Line Dancer (Dick Reed Photo) and Paddys Day.

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And Here are Some Girls

Here are a handful of successful Burning Sand daughters. Clockwise from top left: Burning Fancy, Black Beaches, Sand And Sable (Dick Reed Photo), Sandpiper, Burnie Gee PW, Ms Dixie and Sand Witchh (Keeneland Assoc. Photo) All other photos courtesy of Coady Photography.

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Painting Ponies

An Interview with Artist Denise F. Brown by Gina McKnight Denise F. Brown is an equine artist and illustrator. An advocate for America’s wild horses (and all horses), Brown is a lifelong horse-lover. She grew up in Rye, New Hampshire next to four horse farms where her love affair with horses began. At an early age, Denise could be found in the fields drawing horses or reading every horse book she could find… GM: Denise, your artwork is lovely. Describe your studio. DB: I have been a self-employed graphic artist and illustrator for 35 years, with a home office and studio. My world is wrapped around computers and the internet, with a variety of businesses as my clients. My passion is my artwork. My love is painting horses. GM: When was your first encounter with a horse? DB: I grew up next to four horse farms and fell in love with horses and drawing and painting them. You could always find me in the fields sketching them. My cats would follow me and we would spend the afternoon watching the horses and foals. The foals would rest their heads on my lap while I sketched them. The family I baby sat for had a big horse and also a pony named Gidget that I exercised because their kids were too little or not interested. My other neighbor’s don25 • Arabian Finish Line • February 2016

key named Henry would follow me everywhere when I wore my pink sweater. I took riding lessons in high school but could not afford a horse of my own. Then I was off to college and after that started an advertising and graphics business. Working 80 hours a week, being self-employed, I never had the time to own a horse, so I would only go riding occasionally when the opportunity arose, but the love of horses was deep in my heart. GM: You capture the true beauty of the Arabian horse in your art. DB: A friend of mine raised Arabians in my hometown. That’s where I learned of the grace and unique beauty of the Arabian horse breed. They are like the prom kings and queens of the horse breeds. The chiseled face and head, the long neck and slender structure of an Arabian is stunning and captivating to paint. They are what legends and movies are made of. The first sculpture ever found was made by mankind 35,000 years ago. It was a horse that had a long neck like that of an Arabian horse. Horses have inspired artists since the beginning of time and I will never tire of painting them. GM: I know you admire all horse breeds. Do you have a favorite painting of your own creation? What is the story behind this beautiful artwork? DB: I am an artist for The Trail of Painted Ponies. I was a runner up in one of their contests with my entry, “Abenaki, the Indian pony”. They often donate to help wild horses so I am proud to be one of their stable of artists. That’s when I wrote my first horse book, about “Abenaki”. I began researching the life of a wild horse and realized how important it was to write and illustrate my next book, “Wind, Wild Horse Rescue”, so people could easily understand their plight. The NHSPCA uses it to teach children about the mustang.

GM: How did you become involved with protecting American’s wild horses? DB: When I learned about the plight of the wild horse about ten years ago, I wanted to use my artwork to help them. I will always be dedicated to educating anyone who will listen about saving the wild ones. People around the world become upset when they hear how we manage our wild horses. They love Western movies and can’t believe a cattleman would not love the wild horse. Believing in conservation all my life, I feel that it is important to speak up and protect the land and the animals. Thank you for the opportunity to speak about wild horses. People can call and write their Senators and Congressmen and submit their opinions and suggestions. They can attend a BLM [USA Bureau of Land Management] meeting if they are in that area or write to the media or visit a holding pen or a roundup and document it if possible. You can see my artwork and books at and read my ‘Wind Wild Horse’ Blog at www. to learn about the wild horse in the news today and spread the word to everyone who will listen. We can all be their voice to save the wild horses and burros. This is a portion of a new interview by Gina McKinght. You can read the complete interview (and many others) at She is an author, rider, and freelancer from Ohio, USA.

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2015 Stake s Re su lts Statistics provided by the Arabian Jockey Club. GRADED STAKES

Placing 1 2 3

Horse Burning Fleet Paddys Day Quick And Rich

Sex c c c

Weight Distance 123 7 furlongs 123 123

1 2 3

DC Willeys Song Royal Richess Jewell AA

m m f

121 120 119

1 1/8 miles

1 2 3

So Big Is Better c Thess Is Awesome c RB Rich c

118 117 119

1 2 3

All N All RB Frynch Broad RB Rich Kin

f f f

1 2 3

Paddys Day Lazur Hess ES Mi Cielo

1 2 3

RB Frynch Broad All N All


Race Name HH Sh. Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup

Grade 1

Purse Time $45,000 1:33.11

Delaware Park

Buzz Brauninger Arabian Distaff H.


$40,000 2:06.81

1 1/4 miles

Delaware Park

Delaware Park Arabian Classic H.


$50,375 2:21.85

123 123 123

7 furlongs

Sam Houston Race Park

Texas Yellow Rose


$29,350 1:35.96

c c c

123 123 123

7 furlongs

Sam Houston Race Park

Texas Six Shooter


$27,775 1:33.67

123 123 123

1 1/16 miles

Delaware Park

Delaware Park Arabian Oaks 2

$30,000 1:58.59

Taylors Touchof Class

f f f

1 2 3

F Sixteen Easter Man Lazur Hess

c c c

123 120 123

1 1/4 miles

Delaware Park

Delaware Park Arabian Derby


$30,000 2:18.58

1 2 3

So Big Is Better Paddys Day RB Rich

c c c

129 129 127

1 mile

Los Alamitos

Sh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Arabian Cup


$50,450 1:49.25

1 2 3

Ms Dixie Sand On Fire Ivory Shores

m m f

124 123 120

6 furlongs

Arapahoe Park

COBRA Distaff Sprint S.


$25,000 1:20.00

1 2 3

Paddys Day Ms Dixie RB Rich

c m c

122 120 118

6 furlongs

Arapahoe Park

COBRA Sprint H.


$20,000 1:19.02

1 2 3

Paddys Day Sand Victor Our Princess

c c m

124 124 121

6 furlongs

Oak Tree at Pleasanton

Sh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Arabian Cup


$47,000 1:18.43

1 2 3

DC Willeys Song Ms Dixie Sand On Fire

m m m

120 124 123

1 1/8 miles

Arapahoe Park

COBRA/Soaring Eagle Ranch 3 Distaff S.

$25,000 2:05.20

1 2 3

Paddys Day RB Rich RB Brilliant

c c c

124 120 120

1 1/4 miles

Arapahoe Park

Crow Valley Ranch Classic S. 3

$25,000 2:20.71

Sam Houston Race Park

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2015 Stake s Re su lts

Statistics provided by the Arabian Jockey Club. 1 2 3

Jewell AA RB Big N Rich Madgicall

f f f

119 119 119

1 mile 70 yards

Delaware Park

Delaware Park Arabian 3 Juvenile Filly Championship

$20,000 1:56.50

1 2 3

Paddys Day ES Mi Cielo RB Moose

c c g

122 122 122

1 1/16 miles

Retama Park

Texas Arabian Derby


$20,000 1:55.70

1 2 3

RB Frynch Broad RB Rich Kin Throughleap

f f f

122 122 122

1 mile

Retama Park

Texas Arabian Oaks


$20,000 1:52.40

1 2 3

Our Princess Royal Richess DC Willeys Song

f m m

122 122 124

1 mile

Lone Star Park

Arabian Stallion S.


$20,000 1:50.61

1 2 3

Paddys Day Easter Man Chndakasexpress

c c c

124 122 120

1 mile

Lone Star Park

Arabian Stallion S.


$20,000 1:48.62


Horse Sand On Fire All In All Throughleap

Sex m f f

Weight Distance 127 7 furlongs 127 127

Sam Houston Race Park

1 2 3

Sand On Fire One Hot Chick My Vaz Is Hot

m m m

128 128 128

1 2 3

DC Willeys Song Dhaan Dream Pearl

m m f

1 2 3


Race Name HH Shk Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies IFAHR Cup

Purse Time $34,000 1:34.93

6 furlongs

Oak Tree at Pleasanton

HH Shk Fatima Bint Mubarak S.

$34,000 1:21.42

124 118 124

1 mile

Lone Star Park

Shadwell Arabian Stallions Texas Distaff S.

$30,000 1:51.79

Jewell AA f Lady Haha f Pams Masquerade f

120 116 118

6 furlongs

Lone Star Park Texas Lone Star Futurity Fillies

$25,000 1:19.60

1 2 3

Thess Is Awesome c Sand Victor c RB Brilliant c

118 122 122

1 1/16 miles

Lone Star Park

Dubai International Arabian Races Texas Open S.

$30,000 1:56.86

1 2 3

Uptown Dannys Boy c

Easter Man


6 furlongs

Lone Star Park

DIAR Texas Lone Star Futurity

$20,000 1:18.86

RB Madjyk Man


118 122 117

TRACK RECORDS No U.S. track records were set in 2015, but 3 individual track records were established. They were:   

Lone Star Park on November 5, 2015. Easter Man ran 5 ½ furlongs in 1:11.51 over a fast track. Oak Tree at Pleasanton on June 27, 2015. Dream Pearl ran 5 furlongs in 1:40.72 over a fast track. Retama Park on August 29, 2015. Paddys Day ran 1 1/16 miles in 1:55.70 over a fast track. 29 • Arabian Finish Line • February 2016


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The Unforgettable Team I recently had the opportunity to meet Dave Thomas, a trainer and driver for the Budweiser Clydesdale team, at the Prince Georges Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. The Team was in town for the Military Bowl parade in Annapolis MD, and Dave Thomas gave a talk on the Budweiser Clydesdale’s to the Maryland Horse Council and some local Veterans. With football play-off games and the Super Bowl this time of year, I thought it would be fun to look at the history of the most iconic mascot for any company. It is not every day we see Clydesdales, but when we do we think of Budweiser. It all started in 1933 when August A. Busch Sr. received the gift of six Clydesdales and a wagon from his sons August and Adolphus Busch. August recognized the marketing potential and sent the team to cities around the country to promote the company and celebrate the repeal of prohibition. In April 1933, the Clydesdale team made a trip to the White House to deliver a case of beer to President Franklin Roosevelt. Then on March 30, 1950, the six horse team was increased to eight. Today Anheuser-Busch operates three teams of Clydesdales out of three farms: Fort Collins Colorado; Merrimack, New Hampshire; and the main headquarters in Boonville, Missouri. The company has around 250 Clydesdales with about 35 breeding mares. The hope each year is to breed about 35 healthy foals to get 5 that fit the Budweiser qualifications for the team. The company also buys high-quality horses from other sources. For a Clydesdale to qualify for the team it must be a gelding with an even temperament and strong draft horse appearance, be at least 4 years old, stand at least 18 hands tall and weigh between 1,800 and 2,300 pounds. Each horse must be bay in color, have four white stocking feet, a white blaze on his face, and a black mane and tail. Each of the three teams is transported in three 50-foot tractor-trailers. Dave Thomas introduces Ivan, one of the youngest memTwo carry the ten horses that travel as a team (the main team of eight bers of the Budweiser Clydesdale team. A testament to their horses and two alternates if needed), and one carries the wagon, es- breed, Ivan stood patiently for everyone to have a photo op. sential equipment and sleeping quarters for the handlers. The teams travel for up to ten months a year to hundreds of events and stop each night and stay in local stables while on the road. Each team has several handlers that see to the safety of the horses. The handlers not only drive the tractor-trailers, but also do all the feeding, grooming, harnessing, public interactions and drive the wagons. The harness and collar weigh around 130 pounds and is all hand crafted with brass, patent leather and linen sticking. The combination of wagon and horses totals around 12 tons and requires expert skill and physical strength. The combination of 40 pounds of lines and tension from the horses pulling creates a weight of over 75 pounds for the driver. There is one final member of the team we must not overlook, and that’s the Dalmatians. Dalmatians have traveled with each team since the 1950’s. They are known as coach dogs because they ran with the coaches and carriages and were companions to the horses. Today the Dalmatians are always proudly seated next to the driver. When it comes to famous horses, there are perhaps none more famous than the Budweiser Clydesdales. They are a “must-see” in person and I encourage you to check them out the next time they come to your town. 32 • Arabian Finish Line • January 2016


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