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World Arabian Horse Racing Conference Arabians in Art 2017 Poland Racing Preview Amer Passes Away

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

COLUMNS 5 Just Talkin’ by Michael Economopoulos 7 Making Claims by Joe Nevills 11 Equi Tech by Dr. Deb Powell 28 The Backside by Steve Heath

ON THE COVER The Americans were well represented at the World Arabian Horse Racing Conference in Marrakesh, Morocco. Photo by Brenden Milburn (with Steve's camera). Thanks Brenden! Design by Corliss Hazard.

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Editor's Notes By Stephanie Ruff Corum

By this time you have probably heard that I have been hired by the Arabian Horse Association as the managing editor of Arabian Horse Life, the bimonthly magazine that goes to the entire membership. This does not mean I'm giving up Arabian Finish Line. On the contrary I'm starting to work with additional people to take Arabian Finish Line to the next level digitally. However, as a result of this increased work load I have made the decision to print Finish Line on a bimonthly basis. Prior to even knowing about this job opening I had made the decision to combine the summer issues for financial reasons so it is an easy segue. Therefore, Finish Line will be printed every other month. The Stallion Guide will continue, and we will have an increased online presence. One of the positives of my new position is that I can hopefully bring a greater of awareness of Arabian racing to the general Arabian public. We all have a passion for the Arabian horse regardless of our discipline so why not spread the word to other Arabian horse lovers? This issue has a focus on Poland, with a preview of the 2017 racing season and interview with artist... There is also a photo layout of many of the Americans who attended the World Arabian Horse Racing Conference that was held in May in Marrakesh, Morocco. That includes the story of "Free Night Steve" in The Backside.

Corrections

The May, 2017 Backside shared horse shipping stories, but we neglected to say who told the story. Vanessa Moreau-Sipiere (who does some freelance work for this magazine in addition to her business Centurion World Logistics LLC) spoke to Steve Heath about her shipping adventures. The June, 2016 issue had the photographer incorrectly identified. The person who should receive credit for this beautiful mare and foal photo is Christina Stewart from Tennessee. You can view her work at www.christinastewart.smugmug.com. We regret not giving Ms. Stewart the credit she deserves and apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.

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A few columns ago I told you that we had started training our last "prospect", a five year old K A Czubuthan gelding, and promised to keep you up to date on our progress. In retrospect, it would have been more accurate to use the term "lack of progress". His ground work went really well, and he handled the saddle and bridle without any major problems. Being cautious, I even went through the sandbags hung over the saddle trick to get him used to having weight on his back and things banging into his flank. Things were going so well that I threw caution to the wind and jumped up on his back like the old cowboy I used to be. Actually, I used to be a young cowboy, which has distinct advantages over being old. I never really did get past the jumping part of jumping on his back as he took off before I could get seated. He went right, I went left, and Vicki ran over to help me up. More than a bruised ego, my ankle took a pretty good hit. In the old days I would have walked it off and been fine in a few days. Now that I am a bit longer in the tooth, the bones don't heal as quickly. It wasn't the horses fault, and I now realize that I was a tad reckless. What we needed was a rider with a bit more flexibility and healing capacity. Back in the day when we had six or eight horses in training and conditioning, we also had a slew of able-bodied high school girls lined up to work with our horses

and help with their training. Aside from the fact that they closed the high school, there just aren't any horse crazy teenagers around anymore. They're occupied with social media and have little interest in mucking stalls or being around sweaty horses. I keep thinking that I am going to start back with that gelding one day and have even gone so far as to fetch his halter to bring him out of the pasture. Then I consider my still aching ankle and think "maybe tomorrow". I promise to keep you updated on our progress, but I don't see any in the very near future. And if you run across any horse crazy teenagers, send them our way. ∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞ At the Darley Awards Weekend, I got to visit with an old friend of mine, Mei Davis. Most people know her as California's Arabian Breed Rep and world traveler. She's energetic, determined and not afraid to speak her mind. That's earned her the admiration of many and the disfavor of a few. I, myself, am on the admiration side. But I am biased. When our horse, Kusu Man, colicked, she stayed in his stall with him for days, helping nurse him back to health. She was also Billy Lewis's nurse when he was hospitalized with a heart attack. She'd get up early in the morning to take care of the horses in Billy's barn, then spend 5 • Arabian Finish Line • June/July 2017

the day with him in the hospital until it was time for the evening feeding. Then back again to check on him. For those of you who do not know of Billy Lewis, he was for many years one of the top Arabian trainers in the country. He won the Darley Trainer award 1996 and trained many Darley winners, including Saltiki, Magellan FRSB (2000 Darley Horse of the Year) and Rodania Arbi. Although he started on the East Coast, Billy was a fixture at Los Alamitos and for years was largely responsible for keeping that meet going by filling races and working with track officials. When Billy was off to stakes races in Delaware, Colorado or Texas, Mei was there saddling the horses in California. Mei first met Billy in 2002 on the California Fair Circuit. She had 3 mules and an Arabian that she was racing. On and off over the years she was Billy's groom, barn manager, assistant trainer and friend. Sadly, Billy left us in 2013. But Mei's still going strong. She's one heck of a tough gal. I asked her about California racing and how things were going. She said she was concerned, especially in regards to the high worker compensation rates that have always hindered racing in the state. Mei is grateful and appreciative of the support California racing has received from The Sheikh Mansoor Festival (directed by Lara Sawaya) who will be sponsoring four races this


year. "Without their help we would be in a lot of trouble", she told me. Being Breed Rep is not an easy job. Her hope is that the owners and trainers both in California and across the country can better cooperate and make Arabian racing work. Don't we all.

Mei Davis making the most of the 100 degree heat at the races in Marrakech, Morocco in May, 2017. Photo by Steve Heath.


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The Arabian racing landscape in North America has gone through various changes since the turn of the century, and most of it has leaned toward the direction of contraction.

with a group consisting of more than 450 members. The organization has a board of directors and has received advice from bodies including the Arabian Jockey Club as it continues to develop.

Arabians have shown up in exciting new locales for one-off appearances, but the long-term platoons have gradually dried up in recent years, particularly in Colorado and Michigan. Going further back, the racing Arabian breed once had a presence north of the border, but Canada has been without the breed at its ovals for a long while.

I got in touch with Brigola to discuss the organization, its goals, and the process of reviving a dormant platoon. Here is what she had to say.

Please provide the readers a short overview of the Arabian Racing Club of Canada. Why was the club formed? What does the club hope to accomplish? How many members does the club currently have? Platoons making a comeback in that time have been We are a concerned group of preservation breeders scant, if any, but the Arabian Racing Club of Canada is that have a very real passion for performance-testing aiming to reverse that trend. their Arabians and have been discussing Arabian racing for years and how to bring it back into Canada. AndrÊa Brigola is the president and CEO of the Many of us believe in following the historical European Arabian Racing Club of Canada, which cleared a major traditions of performance-testing our Arabians via hurdle in March when it achieved nonprofit status racing and how it's an extremely vital element in prewith Innovation, Science and Economic Development serving bloodlines and helping bring our strongest Canada, a government department fostering eco- horses forward. nomic growth. With this idea in mind, I decided to start with social Brigola, a Saskatoon, Saskatchewan resident, worked media and created a group in fall 2015 called "Arabian as a head groom at Hastings Race Course in Vancouver Racing Canada" with the idea of "build it and they will and has re-trained over 100 off-track Thoroughbreds come." Our group was meant to be a positive place to for sport horse disciplines. discuss, educate, and build buzz again about Arabians racing in Canada. Though she has no prior experience with Arabian racing, Brigola has worked with the breed through her Many of us felt it was a perfect time to push hard now sport horse training, and developed a passion for for Arabian racing to return as HARC was also Arabian bloodlines through her time with the horses announced that year. We felt it was a time to help and the connections she made because of them. build energy back in Canada, as we have a lot of HARC breed preservationists. With a common interest of The movement to bring Arabian racing back to Canada racing, we have a nice following of over 400 social is still in its grassroots stages. The Arabian Racing Club media members currently and growing. of Canada maintains an active presence on Facebook, 7 • Arabian Finish Line • June/July 2017


It’s been a while since Canada has hosted Arabian racing. Can you provide a brief history of the racing breed in Canada, and what led to its end? Interest in Arabian racing has always been here in Canada. We have had many amazing Arabian racehorses like Canadian-bred and-raced Sueade+/, a 2015 Arabian Racing Hall of Fame inductee. I have been told at its height in the 1990s there were well over 100 Arabians racing in Canada. Through my research talking to a few old racers from the past, bigger purses stateside drew a lot of Arabians south, and gradually there were less and less horses to fill racing cards. One of the last big races was the U.A.E. Stakes in 2003 held in Lethbridge, Alberta with a $12,000 purse. Why is now the time to bring Arabian racing back to Canada? The time is now, more than ever, especially for the breed preservationists of performance Arabians. We have watched the rapid decline of so many amazing bloodlines. If we do not band together now and help use the HARC model opportunity in front of us, this would just foolishly be wasted. Where do you plan on racing? What has it been like

dealing with the tracks and governments on the road to reviving Arabian racing? Building our social media group has allowed others to seek us out and find us. In Alberta, there was a proposal to build a brand new track called Century Mile (conceptual pictures below and on page 10) with the model of welcoming all racing breeds to come and meet up. This track is set to finish for the 2019 season just outside Edmonton. There are, of course, smaller tracks like [Rocky Mountain Turf Club in] Lethbridge, Alberta and [Marquis Downs in] Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, that already have a working infrastructure in place with trainers, exercise riders and jockeys etc., where Arabians can potentially be started, trained, and worked starting at $40 Canadian/$30 U.S. a day. It is a very welcoming place, as well, to help the U.S. breeders get started and put the power of the U.S. dollar to work in Canada as a great place to start out your Arabians - especially those following a HARC model. There is a large group of preservation Arabians already beginning to breed in Canada, which will help fill a different kind of racing card in the future. Who/what organizations have you turned to for


advice in this endeavor? What information have they given you? We, of course, must follow the rules set out by the Arabian Jockey Club, as we always have. Racing registration for our Canadian Arabians is currently being reviewed on how best to handle this transition between our two countries. Currently, we register our Canadian Arabians with the Canadian Arabian Horse Registry, which is now employing the Arabian Horse Association [encompassing the U.S. and Canada] to process all registrations and documents for Canada.

This is an issue I believe the racing industry as a whole is dealing with. Times are changing. We believe this is why HARC will be able to help encourage and support the breed preservationists that want to start their Arabians’ careers with racing as a beginning place to start and grow. There is real potential, more than ever, to help bring back these types of Arabians, as this was our original foundation in all of North America. People still feel connected to these rare performance Arabians, as they grew up knowing them.

The AJC already pays for Canada to be part of Equibase and for our ability to tattoo and register our There is space for different levels of racing as well. horses into racing. The fee is still the same for all Not all horses can be speed or stakes horses. Many of Canadian and U.S. Arabians, we just pay U.S. funds. the older HARC-type Arabians are known for their tremendous endurance, which gives a different type We have been advised by [AJC president] Kathy of Arabian race horse - one with more starts in their Smoke that we can be set up to start just like any racing career and lasting on the track, which means other state. HARC races could start under the U.S. your Arabians are racing longer then just a season or allotments set up already. We still have a lot to get off two, but perhaps five to eight seasons. This will be the ground and this would be the best way to just get more economically viable, and then the horse will go going, with the goal of having our own HARC Canada on to have an endurance, sport horse, pleasure, or set up down the road, or perhaps it will just stay breeding shed career. North American. Time will tell. Racing can be just the beginning. This is how it was in Horse shortage has been an issue for Arabian tracks the past with more of a HARC-type Arabian, so this across North America. How do you plan to deal with will help all of Arabian racing grow bigger together depending on what your goals are. The key is genetic that in a region so far from the other jurisdictions? variety. How far away are we right now, by your estimations, from Arabian racing coming back to Canada? This is something we are working on, first by breeding good Arabians with a racing background, and also preservation. We have some young stock on the ground now, with more coming over the next few years. We feel we need at least 20-35 horses to get some real, competitive racing started, which will take a couple more years. In the meantime, we are building support, lining up horses, owners, investors, and trainers. We, in some ways, are starting from scratch time-wise. What have been the biggest challenges you have faced in your process? That's easy - the doubters. People that just don't think 9 • Arabian Finish Line • June/July 2017


any racing is possible, period - which surprisingly comes from some people that have already been, and are, in the racing industry. What is really interesting, though, is the excitement growing from people that have never been involved in racing, but just love Arabian horses. They will go to the floor for this beloved breed and really want to see them shine again. As we know, "Arabians can do it all!"

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Truth or Myth: What to Believe When it Comes to Feeding Your Horse Alfalfa Hay There appears to be more myths when it comes to feeding our horses. These myths stem from the fear of causing harm to the horse or lack of understanding of the feed, how to feed or how the horse digests its feed. There has been over 35 years of equine nutritional research that has proven time and time again the falsities of these feeding myths. If this is true, why are so many of these feeding tales still in circulation today? Perhaps it is because many of us fail to change from the traditions that have been told to us from generations before. Well, it is as much the equine nutritionists fault as it is the people who fail to change in tradition. We as equine nutritionists have failed the horse public in our lack of getting the word out regarding unfounded feeding practices. So, this nutritionist is going to try and set the record straight on some common feeding myths that I have been called to answer. I will focus this article on some feeding myths I have encountered concerning alfalfa hay. Myth 1: Horses should never be fed straight alfalfa. Alfalfa hay is an excellent source of energy, protein, calcium and other nutrients for horses. In some regions of the US alfalfa is relatively inexpensive, plentiful and the horses do quite well on it. The difference lies in what nutrients alfalfa provides and what the horse actually needs. Because alfalfa contains more energy, protein and calcium than grass hays, this makes it most suit-

able for young, growing horses, and lactating mares. Alfalfa exceeds the protein requirements for maintenance and working horses but that does not mean that these horses cannot be fed straight alfalfa hay. While alfalfa is more nutrient-rich than most other forages, it is not any richer than many other feeds that we commonly feed our horses. For instance, good quality pasture is many times higher in calories (energy) and protein than alfalfa hay. Leafy, fast growing pasture may contain 20% to 27% protein. By comparison, a mid-mature alfalfa hay will contain 16% to 20% protein. Myth 2: You should never feed straight alfalfa to growing horses. First of all, foals do not have the same digestive capacities as adults to contain and digest a lot of mature forage. Foals have a greater nutritional need compared to adults, but with a digestive system that is only 1/3 the size of an adult. As a result, foals need a lot of nutrition in a small package. Alfalfa can help meet those nutrient needs without adding a lot of bulk to the diet. High protein does not cause developmental orthopedic disease (DOD), nor does high calcium. Genetics, exercise and nutrition all play a role in the development of healthy bones. It has been well documented that excess protein is not linked to the horse being predisposed to DOD nor is excess calcium. Excess energy, however, may predispose horses to DOD. Similarly, excess phosphorus or phosphorus deficiency, has also

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alfalfa has a higher nutritive value, less of it will be needed to meet the horse’s nutrient requirements when compared to grass hay.

been shown to be associated with DOD. These findings do not lead to the conclusion that alfalfa contributes to DOD. The horse owner must be able to differentiate between the energy and the protein content of the diet. High protein does not necessarily mean high energy and vice versa. Overfeeding alfalfa hay and other feeds can lead to excess energy intake, but the high levels of protein and calcium of alfalfa hay are not factors in DOD. Restricting protein will not result in improved bone development and can actually be harmful to the foal by decreasing feed intake, growth rate and skeletal development. Remember, a good quality pasture can contain twice as much sugar (energy) as alfalfa hay.

The risk of colic and founder can increase if a horse is suddenly switched from an all grass hay diet to good alfalfa hay without giving the horse time to adjust to the diet change. The microbes in the horse’s digestive tract need time to adjust to new feeds. So, if you are switching to straight alfalfa hay, adjust this hay gradually over a period of 2 weeks. And remember, probably less hay will be needed than you were feeding before. The same is true if you are grazing your horse on a primarily alfalfa pasture (not saying that this a common practice but more of a ‘what if’ situation). Horses can safely graze alfalfa if you give them time to adjust. You can start with 2 hours of grazing and gradually build up the turnout time over a period of 2 weeks. Keep in mind that horses will not need to graze 24 hours to receive the nutrients they need if the pasture if of high quality. So, to avoid the chance of your horse becoming obese, you should consider restricting grazing time on this type of pasture. Ending thoughts Because there are an abundance of myths surrounding the feeding of horses, you should be willing to accept that many long-time feeding practices are incorrect. You should always seek the advice of an expert in horse nutrition and do some research on your own. And remember, straight alfalfa can be fed safely to horses if fed correctly.

Myth 3: Alfalfa causes kidney damage. While alfalfa may provide more protein than a mature horse needs, there is no evidence to suggest that a moderate dietary excess of protein is detrimental to a healthy horse’s kidneys. When a horse consumes more protein than it needs, the carbon, hydrogen and oxygen from the amino acids (of which protein is made) are used for energy and the nitrogen is excreted in the urine. Horses consuming alfalfa and other high protein feeds have been observed drinking more often and urinating more. It is only when a horse has pre-existing kidney disease that the high calcium and protein in alfalfa can aggravate the kidney dysfunction. When alfalfa is fed to horses that receive only restricted access or limited amounts of water, they often produce more concentrated brown, thick urine. Myth 4: Feeding straight alfalfa may cause colic or founder. Some horses are predisposed to colic and founder, especially if they are obese. And most feed-related cases of colic or founder tend to result from feeding incorrectly. So, if you have a horse that is an “easy keeper”, alfalfa hay may be too much of a good thing and should probably be avoided or should be limit-fed rather than free-choice. Because 12 • Arabian Finish Line • June/July 2017


Americans attend the World Arabian Horse Racing Conference in Morocco


The United States was well represented at the recent World Arabian Horse Racing Conference in Morocco. Once again expertly hosted by Lara Sawaya and the Sheikh Mansoor Festival it featured several days of educational panels, fantastic evening events and the first ever day of racing in Marrakesh. Attendees from around the world came together to further the business of Arabian racing, brought together by passion for the Arabian horse. At the gala dinner, Lara Sawaya announced that the 2018 Conference will be held in Madrid, Spain. Facing page clockwise from top Jim and Sue Meyer; Pamela and Steve Burton; baby camels came along on the sunset desert ride; Mei Davis and Karin van den Bos; Lindsey Taylor and Simon Hobson. This page clockwise from top: Debra Powell; Stephanie Ruff and Steve Heath (photo by Debra Powell); Wendy Allamby; the innagual race day in Marrakesh, Morocco. Photos by Steve Heath (except where noted).

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Arabians In Art Interviewing Paulina Stasikowska By Gina McKnight www.gmcknight.com

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rom Poland, Paulina Stasikowska has been painting portraits of animals for many years. She has captured the charm, excitement, and passion of animals for people from around the world. A horse enthusiast, Paulina’s portraits of horses are well-known for their subtle detail, exquisite lines, and soothing aesthetics. Interested in art as a young child, Paulina began drawing in early childhood, when she was around four-years-old. GM: Specializing in equine art, you must love horses. What is your horse history? PS: I have always liked animals because I grew up around them. I first went to the stables when I was ten years old because at the time it was my greatest dream to ride horses. I probably inherited this passion from my great-grandfather, who was a Polish uhlan [cavalryman]. He had many horses and loved them very much. After my first visit to the stable nearby, I felt something wonderful. I fell in love with the horses. It seemed to be in my blood. Thereafter I only tried to draw horses. They were the main inspiration for my drawings. I made countless number of sketches, trying to capture their beauty.

when I used them, my drawings looked rough as I pressed down the pastels too heavily on the paper. I haven't had a teacher or any classes so I had to learn by myself how to draw and using them by trial and error. The learning process took a long time, but I had exceptional perseverance. In the meantime, I finally managed to become a horse owner. This was one of the most memorable moments of my life. My first horse is a mare, and I’ve named her Bonita. She is now 13 years old. We spend as much time together as possible. She inspires me every day. I think that I owe many things to her being by my side. She gives me the energy to get through the difficulties of life. GM: Bonita sounds wonderful! Horses do have the power to help us deal with life’s challenges. Your passion and appreciation for horses is exhibited in your divine art. Describe your studio where you create... PS: Nowadays I draw in a small room in my flat, where I have good natural light and all the necessary things; a comfortable chair, a big desk, copious amounts of soft pastels and of course a nice cup of coffee. GM: Do you have a muse that inspires and drives your creativity? PS: As I said before, my muse is my horse Bonita, but I now also own two cats that will appear in my drawings from time to time. I am also sometimes inspired by music.

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I enjoy drawing different types of animals, but horses are still my favorite motif. GM: Some artists paint every day, while others paint when they feel in the mood. What enhances your motivation and do you paint daily or when the mood strikes you? PS: When I was younger and had less experience, I had to be in the right mood and have strong inspiration to start drawing something interesting. Now I only need a comfortable place, a piece of paper and some pastels to get me started as drawing has become a part of my weekly routine. GM: You use a wide variety of color and hues. What medium is your favorite to work with? PS: I like to experiment with paintings using various materials and techniques. I have used other types of pastels, charcoal, watercolors and more, but by far the soft pastels are still my favorite tool. Many years after I started using soft pastels, I still discover new ways to draw and express myself with them.

“Art and horses are very important parts of my life. I can't imagine my life without them.”

GM: The world is full of equine artists, but you have a special way of bringing the essence of the horse into a room. What techniques do you use to capture the beauty and fluidity of horses? PS: What is my special way of bringing the essence of the horse into a room? I think I try to capture a horses’ soul. It's very diffi-

cult. They say that the eyes are the mirror of the soul, and when you draw the horse’s eyes you have to remember that.

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I endeavour for perfection in drawing, but I still want to keep improving my skills. Art and horses are a very important part of my life. I can't imagine my life without them. It gives me power and a good attitude in life and helps me perceive the world in many different ways. GM: Do you have a favorite painting from your collection? PS: I’ve created a special series of horse drawings which I’ve called the “Magic Horses” because I can use much more of my imagination compared with more detailed realistic portraits. The Magic Horses series allows me to show the volatility, lightness, and huge scale of colors, although the drawings appear unfinished. There was also a time when I experimented with fabric paint and painted horses on clothes. It was great fun! GM: What are you currently painting? PS: I'm currently working on my own collection of horse portraits. The first one will be my mare Bonita; she has priority over others :) Connect with Paulina… Fine Art America facebook.com/Paulina-Stasikowska

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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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2017 Poland preview By longin blachut This year’s racing season kicked off on a cloudy Sunday afternoon on April 23. There were eight races on the card including two for Arabian horses. Traditionally it’s the Skowronek S., for four-year-and older horses at a distance of 2000m, that opens the season. Six went to the gate. In front of several thousand spectators and many more watching on their computers screens (the event is transmitted live feed) eight-year-old gelding Burkan Al Khaladiah won by 2 ½ lengths in front of his stable mate six-yearold Salman Al Khaladiah (Dormane x Jaleelat Al Khaladiah, by Tiwaiq). Both Burkan Al Khaladiah (Khalid El Biwaibiya x Rayyan, by Bengali d’Albert) and Salman Al Khaladiah were bred by Khalid B.S.B. Abdul Aziz Al Saud and are owned by the Saudi Arabian company Polska AKF, based near Warsaw. Previously, Burkan and Salman raced in France under the watchful eyes of Jean Francois Bernard. They were then transferred to Poland and are now in training with the young trainer M. Kacprzyk. A former Polish endurance champion, Kacprzyk started on

his own this season after shadowing the best Polish racehorse trainer, A. Walicki, for the last two seasons. He is a lucky guy finishing one-two his first time out. The second Arab horse race of the day was also for four- year-olds and up but at a distance of 1800m. There were 10 horses in the field. It was five-year-old stallion Evergonnatouchthis (Nivourgonnatouchthis x Elsana, by Gafal), after a 6-month layoff, that easily won by 4 ½ lengths in front of the five-yearold mare Jafeel Athbach, daughter of Amer out of Bent Bu Dhabi, by El Mansour, owned by Janow Podlaski and trained by B. Strojwas. The winner Evergonnatouchthis was bred, owned and trained by Jan Glowacki from Mala Wies near Warsaw. Unfortunately due to illness, Mr Strojwas had to retire from his training of Janow Podlaski horses. He was replaced by many times top jockey S. Vasyutov, who worked as Mr. Strojwas assistant for many years. We are very happy that this season

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will continue till mid November over 54 racing days. In total there will be 163 races of which 29 are stakes. Like in the past the majority will take place in Warsaw followed by the race track in Wroclaw (south-west Poland) with 15 racing days, then Sopot, a sea resort place near Gdansk, and two racing days will be held in Buczkow Dabrowa near Cracow. It's the first time that most of the racers (i.e. 197) will be in training with 19 trainers outside the Warsaw track while 17 trainers with 180 horses will continue to train at the Warsaw, Sluzewiec track. Owners have inscribed for this season a record number of horses 377 (vs 312 last year). Traditionally the largest cohort of racers are the three-year-olds (214 of which 20 are foreign bred); followed by 87 four-year-olds, of which also 20 are foreign bred; and next are the 76 five-year-olds and older, of which 28 are foreign bred. In the five-years and older group, we will have the opportunity to admire the 2014 Derby winner Alladyn (Von x Alba Longa, by Estragon) bred by B. M. Tomaszewski that won two of his five stakes starts last season and placed in all others. Next in ranking comes last year’s Derby winner Mogadiusz (Echo Ofira x Mukata Fata, by KA Czubuthan). He too had five starts winning three stakes (Janowa, Derby, Pierrota) and placing in Cometa S. and Comparative S. Mogadiusz was bred and owned by J. Ryszkowski. Two others will be closely watched, the second in last year’s Derby Poryw (Nougatin x Pasima, by Ecaho) bred and owned by G. Seczek and Ussam de Carrere bred in France by C. Dell’Ova and owned by A. Steinhart. This season he will be in


Photo by Debbie Burt.

training with Wojciech Olkowski, who will train Arab horses for the first time in his career. It will be interesting to see any other of the last year’s four-year-olds will rattle this group. A good chance has the Dutch-bred and owned V.I.P. Kossack (Marvan x Vydumka, by Madiar) that did not race last season but was classified as the best three-year-old of 2015. The French-bred L'Eau du Gange (Amer x Divana, by Dormane) could also surprise us. He started his career as a four-year-old in France with Elizabeth Bernard but raced only once and had some health issues. An interesting horse to follow will be last year's Best Arab Racer of 2016 - the three-year-old Shannon Queen (Ainhoa St Faust x Sasanka Fata, by Sam Tiki). She won all of her six starts (including the Bialka S., Europejczyka S., and Sambora S.), but the most impressive win came in the Comperative S. where she beat the colts, including three former Derby winners. She stands a good chance to win a Triple Crown this season. Shannon Queen was bred and is owned by M and D Gromala and in training J. Kozlowski. This trainer has some other promising horses bred by the Gromalas, including the fillies Gusa (Murhib x Gusmania, by Status) and Twilight (Murhib x Tajmonia, by Madiar). Some observers hope that this season will showcase horses by the outstanding sire Dahess, and Anna Nieora-Tchkuaseli will train all six of them. Last season Dahess did not appear in the top five. The best racing stallion 2016 was the Dormane son Nougatin (out of Nouillaugratin, by Dunix) with

15 racers, 10 winners and 16 wins in 73 starts. Second in this ranking came the Monarch AH son Ontario HF with 19 horses 12 winners 16 wins in 147 starts. The most important dates in this years Polish Arabian Race horse calendar are: Ofira S. for four-year-olds and older on 11 of June. Next comes Janow S. for four-year-olds only. It’s the last preparatory test before the Derby. The Derby will be held on 30 of July, and it's a gruling 3200m test. For the Arab race horse aficionados the real treat is obviously the All Arab Racehorse Day staged on Sluzewiec Warsaw track since 1984. The most important race of the day will be the HH Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup – Nagroda Europy (Gr3 PA) at a distance of 2600 m for four-year-olds and up. Next comes the Al Khalediah Poland Cup also for four-year-olds and older at a distance of a mile. As to the juveniles, there is the international Bialka S. run at 2000m followed by the Sabellina S. for fillies and mares four-yearsold and up, at the distance of 2000m. During that day, Lara Sawaya stages two other international races - the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship and the HH Sheikha Bint Mubarak Apprentice World Championship. The most important race for the four-year-old fillies, the Oaks at 2400m, will be held on September 17. The quest for the 2017 Triple Crown will end with Comparative S. at 2400 m. It’s a weight for age race for three-year-olds and up at 2400m. The season will then close on November 19. I wish all the breeders, owners, trainers, jockeys and their respective teams a glorious racing season with many visits to the winning circle.

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CALIFORNIA The New Supplement Racing Incentive Starting in 2017 a Supplement Racing Fund has been created which will be used to offset the expense of the mandatory insurance required to race in California. From this Supplement Fund, the 5th, 6th and 7th placing horses will receive $400.00 in ARAC races during the 2017 Racing Season. The $30,000 fund is finite and will be used until the Fund is totally depleted. We hope to add more money to this Supplement Fund during the summer through donations and sponsors to support these horses throughout the entire 2017 racing season. It is our hope that by offsetting the expenses of racing in California, Arabian owners will appreciate the opportunity of racing without the financial burdens of past years. Several owners, racing related businesses, and other Arabian Racing enthusiasts have offered financial contributions to the Supplement Fund to guarantee the continued health of racing in California. Please consider joining them and help California Arabian Racing grow. For more information contact: Cory Soltau DVM , ARAC Secretary, at bvarabians@aol.com.

DELAWARE There is a great weekend of festivities at Delaware Park from Friday, September 1 through Monday, September 4. The tentative schedule is as follows: - Friday, September 1 at 1:00 pm is an Arabian Jockey Club (AJC) meeting. - Saturday, September 2 in the afternoon is the Buzz Brauninger Arabian Distaff H. (Gr. 1). There will be a set of tables reserved in the Clubhouse for the Arabian folks but they will be responsible for their own tabs. - Saturday night after the race is a dinner party compliments of the Eastern Arabian Racing Alliance (EARA) at the White Clay Creek Country Club. - Sunday, September 3 around 7:30 or 8:00 am people can watch their horses work on the track. An area will be set up with a continental breakfast for people to enjoy compliments of the Arabian Racing Cup (ARC). At 10:00 am the track will close and ARC will have a racing seminar. - Sunday, September 3 at 1:00 pm is an ARC meeting. - Monday, September 4 - Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Cup (Gr. 1) Diamond Jewel will be held at Monmouth Park in New Jersey. A block of rooms has been reserved for August 31, 2017 - September 5, 2017 at the Christiana Hilton. The special room rate of $139/night will be available until August 1st or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. Go to http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/I/ILGCHHF-EARA-20170831/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG. 21 • Arabian Finish Line • June/July 2017


Setting Race Dates for 2017 By Evie Tubbs Sweeney Mark your calendars! We are in the process of finalizing all of the dates for the 2017 Heritage Arabian Racing Club (HARC) races in the United States.

in the HARC database to receive the added money. So be sure your horses have been registered successfully prior to these dates.

California will jump-start the series on August 12th in Santa Rosa with the first HARC race of the year. Delaware is tentatively set for September; Texas is set for November; and we are in the process of assessing the HARC situation in Michigan to hopefully hold a race there this year as well.

And, in case HARC is a new term for some of our readers, I encourage you to visit the HARC page on the AJC website (www.ArabianRacing.org/HARC) for a full description: - HARC Overview - 2017 Races & Payouts - Payout Structure - Nomination Forms and Fees - Update from 2016’s inaugural year in the USA.

As a reminder, the HARC added money bonus for this year is $7,000 per race, divided between the owners and breeders of the top three HARC-nominated finishers. This is the time to make sure your HARC runners are nominated. Visit www.ArabianRacing.org/HARC to find the USA nomination forms. All HARC horses running in these races will need to go through the nomination process and be

This is a wonderful opportunity to earn lucrative paybacks on your racehorses of the “old world” racing lines that we all love, cherish, and want to preserve. Wishing you a safe and successful year in racing!

World-wide influential stallion amer passes away es, which makes him without any these wins, there are currently 86 doubt, the most influential sire of Group 1 wins, 107 Group 1 places, 27 Group 2 wins, and 25 Group 3 this century. wins. His stud fee this year was Amongst his most famous off- 40,000 Euros ($44,517) for frozen spring, two horses feature most semen only to approved mares. prominently and both of them are out of the mare Al Hanoof by Manganate out of Pesennaia: the stallion General, dual winner of the Apart from his impressive record Group 1 PA Qatar Arabian World on the racetrack, where he re- Cup, and the mare Al Dahma, wincorded nine victories in thirteen ner of 12 Group 1 PA races. Both starts, Amer left his mark as one are living at the Haras du Grand of the most important stallions of Courgeon and their first foals are the 21st century in the world of already winners. the Purebred Arabian race horse. His progeny have won more than To date in 2017, Amer has over 130 Group Purebred Arabian (PA) 550 progeny, 181 are winners, with races, including 90 Group 1 PA rac- between them over 766 wins. Of Amer, by Wafi out of Bushra, died on the morning of June 14, 2017. He was 33 years old. His passing, which was expected because of his advanced age, leaves a deep void at the Haras du Grand Couregon where he had been living since 2010, surrounded by many of his off-spring.

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2017 Leading Earners as of June 16, 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 1(1-0-0) $6,000 2 AIR PATRON KAOLINO x GIRL CHAT FORD GARRETT 1(0-0-1) $1,100 3 CODYS SURPRISE BURNING SAND x TRIUMPHS SILKIE GILLIS JOSEPH AND BETTY 1(0-0-0) $600 4 BIG CHAY SO BIG IS BETTER x CHAYS ZELL MKP POWELL MARK 1(0-0-0) $300 3-YEAR-OLD FILLIES 1 R B KINDLE 2 UPTOWN SANDY GIRL 3 RB KINKIE BOOTS 4 RB WICKED RICH 5 WMA ANGEL POWER 6 WMA SONG OF PRAISE

BURNING SAND x RICH KINGA FORD GARRETT 1(1-0-0) BURNING SAND x WIBWILCCA HENNINGSGARD JON 1(0-1-0) NASHWAN AL KHALIDIAH x RICH KINKGA ROSEBROOK FARMS LLC 1(0-0-1) TH RICHIE x R B SAND STORM WERNER KENNETH 1(0-0-1) SAND TIKI SPECIAL x TAINT LOVE GRAND DELEON RITA 1(0-0-0) SAND TIKI SPECIAL x WMA SOLOMANS SONG DELEON RITA 1(0-0-0)

$6,000 $2,000 $1,100 $748 $100 $100

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

$17,400 $14,295 $9,683 $9,646 $8,040 $6,390 $5,514 $3,080 $2,693 $1,260

4-YEAR-OLD FILLIES 1 RUBY AA 2 WMA SUCCESS SYMBOL 3 BIG GIRLS ARE BETTER 4 RB KINKIE 5 RISKY RED 6 WMA SPECIAL ROSE 7 RB HOT RISK 8 WMA PRAIRIE WIND 9 MADJIC VAZ 10 RV MISS INDEPENDENT

BURNING SAND x TRIUMPHS PEARL GILLIS JOSEPH AND BETTY 2(1-0-1)1-1 STATUS SYMBOLL x SWEET SUCCESS MA DELEON RITA 4(1-0-1) SO BIG IS BETTER x YOU GO GIRL POWELL MARK 4(0-0-0) BURNING SAND x RICH KINKGA ROSEBROOK FARMS LLC 1(0-0-1)0-1 NO RISK AL MAURY x NOVELYNN QUARTER MOON RANCH LLC 3(0-0-0) SAND TIKI SPECIAL x BLYTH MILADY ROSE GARCIA JUANITA 6(0-1-0) NO RISK AL MAURY x ST HOTTIEDOTTIE FORBES-ROBINSON AND SCHLEIMER 1(0-1-0) THE KENTUCKIAN x NOVAL CONCEPT CUNNINGHAM LORRAINE 6(0-0-1) MADJANI x TIKI DESTINY VASQUEZ SAM 3(0-0-0) MOULIN ROUGE MAF x BINT BASKETTE VICKERS EVELYN 1(0-0-1)

$24,050 $4,129 $4,035 $3,525 $2,250 $1,933 $1,360 $1,332 $1,200 $561

OLDER HORSES 1 PADDYS DAY 2 EASTER MAN 3 QUICK AND RICH 4 SAND VICTOR 5 THESS IS AWESOME 6 LAZUR HESS 7 TM BIG PAPA 8 ZEPHYR CS 9 TWICE RICH 9 RAINEING SAND

BURNING SAND x AK LORETTA QUARTER MOON RANCH 3(3-0-0)2-0 BURNING SAND ANGEL PROOF GILLIS JOSEPH AND BETTY 2(0-2-0)0-2 TH RICHIE x QUICK NOON FRITZ TOM 3(0-0-1) BURNING SAND x VAGUE DE GEMME GILLIS JOSEPH AND BETTY 2(0-0-1)0-1 DAHESS x IN AWE CRE RUN ENTERPRISES LLC 3(0-1-0) DAHESS x RZOE LUTE ASHBY MARK 2(1-0-0) BURNING SAND x SPILLED PERFUME BINMAHFOOZ SALEM 6(1-1-0) NORPHE x ZABELLA DE FALGAS POWELL PRESTON 2(1-0-0) TH RICHIE x VIRTEUCE SHELLEY WARREN 2(0-0-0) BURNING SAND x PS STINAS SAGE SHELLEY WARREN 2(0-0-0)

$85,670 $25,990 $11,717 $11,570 $7,318 $7,250 $5,232 $3,905 $3,250 $3,250

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

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

$27,250 $9,735 $9,600 $9,050 $8,000 $4,900 $4,810 $4,280

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9 TM MADDAME 10 ALL N ALL 6 MERLOT MHF 7 TM MADDAMEE 7 DARTYN KRISS SWA 9 OMEGA CS 10 WMA SEASAND

BURNING SAND x SCARLET O SARA DANYLUK KEN 2(0-1-0) DAHESS x ALL TU SEXY CRE RUN ENTERPRISES LLC 2(0-0-1) MADJANI x SONOMA DEW MANDOLYNN HILL FARM 3(0-1-0) BURNING SAND x SCARLET O SARA DANYLUK KEN 1(0-0-0) KD KALHOUN x TRISS WETZEL JAMES L JR 1(0-0-0) ZEFIRO DE NULVI x MEGA CS POWELL MARK 2(0-1-0) THE KENTUCKIAN x WMA SEABREEZE GRAP ROLAND 3(0-0-0)

$4,250 $2,800 $1,533 $1,250 $1,250 $1,120 $560

Leading Sires

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

STRS 24 6 3 3 3 4 2 1 3 1

WNRS/ WINS 8/11 2/2 2/3 0/0 1/2 1/1 0/0 1/2 1/1 1/1

SW/ TOTAL WINS EARNINGS 2/3 $250,038 0/0 $27,868 1/1 $26,540 0/0 $15,715 0/0 $13,293 0/0 $11,450 0/0 $10,000 0/0 $9,735 0/0 $7,265 0/0 $6,390

BROODMARE SIRE/YOB 1 VIRGULE AL MAURY 1989 2 SEYVILLA TRIUMPH 1982 3 BURNING SAND 1986 4 MONARCH AH 1987 5 BACO DU CASSOU 1989 6 TH RICHIE 2001 7 GENUINE MONARCH 1995 8 MAKZAN 1991 9 ANETO 1990 10 CASSELS ROSZLEM 1977

DAM/YOB/SIRE 1 AK LORETTA 2004 (VIRGULE AL MAURY) 2 TRIUMPHS PEARL 2005 (SEYVILLA TRIUMPH) 3 FRENCH SHORES 2001 (VIRGULE AL MAURY) 4 ANGEL PROOF 2003 (NF PROOF) 5 VAGUE DE GEMME 1999 (BACO DU CASSOU) 6 R B SAND STORM 2008 (BURNING SAND) 7 TRIUMPHS SILKIE 1995 (SEYVILLA TRIUMPH) 8 QUICK NOON 2001 (HIGHNOON ECLIPSE) 9 GRAND MASQUERADE 1996 (MONARCH AH) 10 RICH KINKGA 2008 (TH RICHIE)

Leading Broodmare Sires PRODUCING DAUGHTERS 47 10 38 105 5 5 3 2 17 7

STRS 8 5 6 12 2 4 1 1 2 1

WNRS/ WINS 3/6 2/2 4/6 2/3 1/1 2/2 1/1 1/1 1/1 1/1

SW/ T OTAL WINS EARNINGS 1/2 $85,670 1/1 $50,395 1/1 $43,621 0/0 $37,593 0/0 $21,216 0/0 $16,625 0/0 $9,600 0/0 $7,250 0/0 $6,734 0/0 $4,280

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

WNRS/ WINS 1/3 1/1 1/2 0/0 1/1 1/1 1/1 0/0 1/2 1/1

SW/ T OTAL WINS EARNINGS 1/2 $85,670 1/1 $35,500 0/0 $27,250 0/0 $25,990 0/0 $21,216 1/1 $18,148 0/0 $14,895 0/0 $11,717 0/0 $10,835 0/0 $10,625

Leading Owners

NAME RECORD 1 QUARTER MOON RANCH LLC 10(5-0-0)2-0 2 GILLIS BETTY J AND JOSEPH A 16(3-4-3)1-6 3 POWELL MARK 26(5-1-2) 4 ROSEBROOK FARMS LLC 8(2-1-3)1-1 5 CRE RUN ENTERPRISES LLC 8(0-3-1) 6 FRITZ TOM 3(0-0-1) 7 WILSON ED 7(2-0-1) 8 WERNER KENNETH 6(2-2-1) 9 CHUR BARBARA 2(1-0-0) 10 BURT, CALL, EATON AND SOLTAU 2(0-1-0)0-1

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EARNINGS $115,170 $85,295 $37,566 $31,938 $18,618 $11,717 $10,431 $10,431 $9,600 $9,050


Leading Trainers

NAME RECORD 1 POWELL SCOTT 11(5-0-0)2-0 2 TORREZ JERENESTO 22(6-4-6)2-5 3 ASHBY LYNN 17(2-5-2) 4 EATON TERRI 5(0-2-1)0-3 5 POWELL MARK 21(5-1-2) 6 DANYLUK KEN 18(3-4-1) 7 GARZA BENJAMIN 9(2-1-2) 8 LAFLEUR RENEE 24(1-1-3) 9 HOBSON SIMON 13(0-5-1) 10 DELEON RITA 10(1-0-1)

Leading Breeders

NAME RECORD 1 GILLIS BETTY J AND JOSEPH A 26(6-5-5)1-7 2 TEUTSCH JANE 6(3-0-0)2-0 3 WALDRON DIANNE K 23(7-6-5)1-1 4 ALAN KIRSHNER AND DEBORAH MIHALOFF 11(1-4-1) 5 MOREAU-SIPIERE ERIC AND RANDI 16(2-1-4) 6 FRITZ TOM 3(0-0-1) 7 WILSON ED 4(2-0-1) 8 MOAK TODD 9(1-2-0) 9 WETZEL JAMES L JR 6(1-1-0) 10 ASHBY MARK 2(1-0-0)

Leading Jockeys

NAME RECORD 1 ESPOINOZA VICTOR 1(1-0-0)1-0 2 SWAN KIRSTEN 7(2-2-1) 3 COA KEIBER 7(2-0-2) 4 PARKER DESHAWN 1(1-0-0)1-0 5 ARELLANO IVAN 7(2-3-1)0-2 6 LINDBJERG LISA 1(1-0-0)1-0 7 VALDEZ JIMINEZ ERNESTO 7(1-1-1)1-0 8 CEDENO CAROL 6(2-1-0) 9 MALDONADO EDWIN 1(0-1-0)0-1 10 CHIAPPE RICARDO 3(1-0-0)

EARNINGS $115,770 $94,463 $51,185 $37,820 $36,066 $22,967 $13,710 $13,098 $10,273 $4,729

EARNINGS $131,241 $86,315 $61,520 $30,218 $13,860 $11,717 $10,835 $9,848 $7,250 $7,250

EARNINGS $47,300 $34,717 $27,325 $26,370 $23,071 $21,150 $19,873 $17,300 $17,200 $13,100

2017 Starters as of June 16, 2017

Statistics provided by the Arabian Jockey Club. HORSE'S NAME AIR PATRON ALL N ALL BIG CHAY BIG GIRLS ARE BETTER BR DANCE IN RED BUTCH CASSIDY LZP CANDY LAND MAN CODYS SURPRISE CHNDAKASEXPRESS CR ADRIENTE DARTYN KRISS SWA DESERT HONOUR DREAM PEARL EASTER MAN ES MI CIELO FASTANDFURIOUS FC TIKI ROSE GRANDIOSA CS

SIRE X DAM SEX R ECORD EARNINGS KAOLINO x GIRL CHAT c 1(0-0-1) $1,100 DAHESS x ALL TU SEXY f 2(0-0-1) $2,800 SO BIG IS BETTER x CHAYS ZELL MKP c 1(0-0-0) $300 SO BIG IS BETTER x YOU GO GIRL f 4(0-0-0) $4,035 LINE DANCER x TC GATE DANCER f 1(0-0-0) $125 BURNING SAND x BOZELL c 1(0-0-0) $600 ZEFIRO DE NULVI x MARIEKA CS f 3(1-0-1) $5,514 BURNING SAND x TRIUMPHS SILKIE c 1(0-0-0) $600 CHNDAKA x GRAND MASQUERADE c 1(0-0-1) $1,100 BURNING SAND x FORTY ALL c 1(0-0-0) $366 KD KALHOUN x TRISS f 2(0-0-0) $2,150 NIVOUR DE CARDONNE x ANNAS DESERT ROSE c 1(0-1-0) $2,000 BURNING SAND x TRIUMPHS PEARL f 2(0-1-0)0-1 $9,050 BURNING SAND x ANGEL PROOF c 2(0-2-0)0-2 $25,990 BURNING SAND x HEAVEN KAN WAIT c 1(0-0-0) $1,250 CHNDAKA x MISS FAST PTRACK c 2(0-0-0) $600 SAND TIKI SPECIAL x EDEE ROSE c 1(0-0-0) $100 ELIOS DE CARRERE x ZUCCHERA CS f 1(0-0-0) $500 25 • Arabian Finish Line • June/July 2017


IL AZEUS IN X HESS IVORY SHORES JESS IS ON FIRE JEWELL AA JUNIA KAFO KAO MALOAN SWA KHOUROS CS LAST CALL MHF LAZUR HESS LIL DUDE AA MADJIC VAZ MBA DESERT SAWDUST MERLOT MHF MICCAH MISS PARADISE OMEGA CS OUR PRINCESS OZARK KAOLENA SWA PADDYS DAY PAMS MASQUERADE QUICK AND RICH QUICK SAND AA RAINEING SAND R B KINDLE RB BURNING RISK RB FIRED UP RB HOCUS POCUS RB HOT DATE RB HOT RISK RB KINKIE RB KINKIE BOOTS RB NASH RB OPEN FIRE RB SAND CASTLE RB WICKED RICH RISKY RED RUBY AA RV BINT ROUGE RV MISS INDEPENDENT SABRES EDGE SAND TOKEN SAND VICTOR SERGEANT PEPPER MHF SIERRA WINDS SPOOK AA TA MY VIRGULE TAYLORS TOUCHOF CLASS THESS IS AWESOME TM BIG PAPA TM MADDAMEE TTT CHARCOAL CHARLIE TWICE RICH UPTOWN SANDY GIRL WMA ANGEL POWER WMA FRESCOE WMA PRAIRIE WIND WMA PRIMROSE LANE WMA RIVERSONG WMA SEASAND WMA SONG OF PRAISE WMA SPECIAL ROSE WMA SUCCESS SYMBOL ZANDERMAN ZARIFA CS ZEPHYR CS

WIESZCZEK x ELSPETH DAHESS x EASTER IA BURNING SAND x FRENCH SHORES VAZS BURNING DESTINY x BANDERS NAOMI KU BURNING SAND x TRIUMPHS PEARL DJET SET DE FALGAS x B J ZELL BURNING SAND x FRYNCH KAOLINO x MOLLI MALOAN BIG EASY x KADOR N BRAEBRAE KAOLINO x ALWAYS AND FOREVER DAHESS x RZOE LUTE BURNING SAND x GINKGA MADJANI x TIKI DESTINY THREE T SAWBLADE x TTT TINA MADJANI x SONOMA DEW DJET SET DE FALGAS x WIKINGS WIXEN PARADOR x NOVELYNN 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 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 BURNING SAND x GINKGA NASHWAN AL KHALIDIAH x ABRA CAADABRA 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 TH RICHIE x R B SAND STORM NO RISK AL MAURY x NOVELYNN BURNING SAND x TRIUMPHS PEARL 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 ALLEGRO AA x BURNING SILK VIRGULE AL MAURY x MY EVANGELINE DAHESS x TOPPOFTHECLASS DAHESS x IN AWE BURNING SAND x SPILLED PERFUME BURNING SAND x SCARLET O SARA THREE T THREAT x THREE T ZENA TH RICHIE x VIRTEUCE BURNING SAND x WIBWILCCA SAND TIKI SPECIAL x TAINT LOVE GRAND THE KENTUCKIAN x WMA FLORA THE KENTUCKIAN x NOVAL CONCEPT THE KENTUCKIAN x NOVAL CONCEPT 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 BY GOLLY SAND x MW SCARLET LADY ZEFIRO DE NULVI x WILLOW CS NORPHE x ZABELLA DE FALGAS

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

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$596 $600 $27,250 $1,350 $2,400 $225 $671 $1,260 $2,190 $4,810 $7,250 $9,646 $1,200 $682 $1,658 $420 $4,900 $1,220 $8,000 $4,280 $85,670 $9,735 $9,517 $14,295 $3,250 $6,000 $9,683 $2,693 $8,040 $6,000 $1,360 $3,525 $1,100 $17,400 $1,220 $3,080 $748 $2,250 $24,050 $253 $561 $300 $600 $11,570 $500 $500 $6,390 $2,005 $9,600 $7,318 $5,232 $4,250 $1,362 $3,250 $2,000 $100 $100 $1,332 $200 $200 $560 $100 $1,933 $3,721 $150 $531 $3,905


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u.n:told stories of horse life

By Steve Heath

Free Night Steve "Free Night Steve" started when we found out we were going to Marrakesh, Morocco for the Sheikh Mansoor Festival's World Arabian Racing Conference. I had one vision of an adventure - a camel ride in the desert. I pulled up travel websites, and after lots of research I found the right adventure company. I told Stephanie, Debbie Burt and Gary Capewell in Los Angeles at the Darley Awards that we should sneak out of the conference and go for a desert adventure. Stephanie and Gary were good to go, but Debbie was on the fence as it's not her preferred mode of transportation, but was game to think about it. Once we got the conference schedule and saw we had a Free Night I knew the plan was in motion. The same adventure company had a sunset camel tour, Game On! I reserved 4 camels. Once on the ground in Marrakesh, I asked Brendon Milburn if he wanted to go. He of course said yes and asked if his friend Anthony Mountney could go. I e-mailed the adventure company and reserved 6 camels. Then Arabian Finish line columnist Debbie Powell said she wanted to go. Nooo problem! I sent another e-mail and reserved 7 camels. At lunch we were talking to Phillip Brannon, and he wanted to go too, I sent another e-mail and reserved 8 camels. A quick meeting before getting on the buses back to the hotel I let everyone know to be in the lobby at 6:30 for the trip out to the desert. When we all convened in the Lobby, suddenly there were 11 in the group. Needless to say I was a little stressed hoping there would be enough camels to cover the now group of 11 instead of 8 that was reserved. To my great relief, the drivers said they had 11 camels, and jokingly said that if they didn’t, they would bring their personal camels to make up the difference. So The Free Night Steve group was off for a memorable night of friendship and fun. I am already busy looking for a fun and exciting adventure during the next World Arabian Horse Racing Conference In Madrid, Spain next May. Sign up early because the next adventure might not have spare camels in the garage!

28 • Arabian Finish Line • June/July 2017


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Featuring a pictorial of Americans in Morocco and the latest on Arabians in Poland.

June/July 2017  

Featuring a pictorial of Americans in Morocco and the latest on Arabians in Poland.