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$100,000 Grade 1 Winner, Churchill Downs
QUICK AND RICH bred and owned by
Tom & Joyce Fritz President of the UAE Cup Stake
OUR GRASS IS ALWAYS GREENER
CLASS OF 2017
AA Rich Bling Th Richie x Leahs Day
AA Dbuster Baseq Al Khalediah x Djenuine
AA Pockit Rocket Madj Al Arab x Richly Kept
AA Madj Twister Madj Al Arab x Shall We Dance BW
AA Wanderful Rathowan x DC Willful Spirit
AA Royalwan AA Loyalwan
Rathowan x Royale Fanfare
AA Rich Mutha Th Richie x DC Well Done
AA General Jester General x DC Well Done
RB Shark Mebrouk x Shehaada
SEVEN MORE IN THE 2017 CLASS NOT PICTURED
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE IN THE ARABIAN RACING INDUSTRY FOR THE HELP, GUIDANCE AND ENCOURAGEMENT
HARC IS ONLY PART OF OUR SUCCESS
Dartyn Kriss SWA owned and bred by Spirit Winds Arabians has made headlines by taking home the lion’s share of the HARC money in the USA. But Spirit Winds Arabians has more than a rich herd of Heritage Arabian Racing stock. e farm’s French sired horses out of American mares are showing promise on the track, earning a win and second this year. Other youngsters soon ready to race.
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INSIDE THIS ISSUE DEPARTMENTS
ARTICLES/STAKES 12 13 16 18 20 22 24
Kathy Smoke Enters Tent of Honor Quick And Rich at Churchill Downs High Flying Horses Sheikh Mansoor Festival in New Jersey Stakes Results from Delaware Park Stakes Results from Retama Park Racing in Europe
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Editor’s Notes HARC Update Leading Earners List of Runners
COLUMNS 6 Making Claims by Joe Nevills 8 Equi Tech by Dr. Deb Powell 10 Just Talkin’ by Michael Economopoulos 32 The Backside by Steve Heath
ON THE COVER Quick And Rich upsets a stellar field to win the President of the UAE Cup S. (Gr.1) at Churchill Downs. Photo by Coady Photography. Inset photo by Stephanie J. Ruff. Design by Corliss Hazard.
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Editor's Notes By Stephanie Ruff Corum
I am very pleased to announce that Arabian Finish Line magazine has returned to Florida, where it was founded in May 1989. At one time Florida was a vital part of the Arabian racing scene. The state still has a huge presence of Arabians as well as thoroughbred racing. Perhaps the time has come for Arabian racing to make a resurgence. Effective immediately, he new mailing address is: Arabian Finish Line 175 Cypress Blvd E Homosassa, FL 34446 The website, email and phone number remain the same – www.arabianfinishline.com, email@example.com and 717-860-6976, respectively. The magazine will continue its bi-monthly schedule it started earlier this year. In 2018, Arabian Finish Line will be published six (6) times in addition to the popular Stallion Guide, which will be published in January, 2018. Subscription rates will remain at $30 per year for the bulk rate, and advertising rates will remain the same as 2017.
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This issue is race heavy as so much has happened since the last issue. First Easter Man handed Paddys Day a defeat in the Delaware Park Arabian Classic H. (Gr.1). Then Paddys Day rebounded to win the Triple Jewel for the third year in a row being victorious at Monmouth Park in the Diamond Jewel of the Sheikh Zayed Cup (Gr.1). But Quick And Rich turned the tables on both of them at Churchill Downs in the President of the UAE Cup S. (Gr.1). This has been a fabulous summer and fall for racing, with top class competition bringing their best in every start. Paddys Day and Quick And Rich will represent the U.S. in the Jewel Crown in Abu Dhabi. This is a tough race - particularly for horses traveling from the U.S. because of the extreme distance they have to travel. Then the race is run clockwise on the grass - a direction and surface unfamiliar to our Arabians. Regardless of the outcome, I for one am proud to have these two fine horses, and their connections, represent the U.S. Look for coverage of the race in the December/ January issue. Just a quick note to finish...reservations for the 2018 Stallion Guide are due November 15. Don't delay! 4 • Arabian Finish Line • October/November 2017
HARC Comes to Delaware Park By Evie Tubbs Sweeney The second Arabian race in 2017 to offer the Heritage Arabian Racing Club (HARC) added money took place Saturday, October 7th at Delaware Park. The $4,000 is divided to the owner and breeder of the top three HARC-nominated horses in the race. The bonus was attached to the final race on the Saturday card at Delaware Park, an allowance optional claiming race at a distance of 6 furlongs for purebred Arabian fillies and mares 3 years and up which have never won two or more races. The race itself carried a purse of $12,500, in addition to the $4,000 HARC bonus for HARC-eligible runners in the race. In this case, just one HARC-nominated horse was entered in the race. However, it made a big statement, one that created buzz and enticement. Dartyns Kriss SWA (KD Kalhoun x Triss), an eight-year-old pure Polish mare owned and bred by Dr. Jim Wetzel of Casper, WY went fourth in the race. Yet still, Dr. Wetzel took home a check for $4,000 – the full HARC payout as the only HARC-nominated horse, and also both the owner and breeder. It remains a scintillating message to the USA Arabian horse world: Get your HARC-eligible horses nominated and racing. Ken Danyluk, prominent Arabian race trainer and trainer of Dartyn Kriss SWA is a significant proponent of HARC. “I started my career with horses of the classic HARC bloodlines and had a lot of success with them,” he said. “Even though other bloodlines have become more popular, I'm happy that I have a HARC horse in my barn, thanks to Dr. Wetzel. There are still track records on the books that were set by HARC horses. Dartyn Kriss SWA is tough, quick out of the gate, and I look forward to running her again in upcoming HARC races." Dartyn Kriss SWA won the HARC races in Colorado, Texas and California last year, and is the leading HARC earner in the USA with $13,520 in HARC lifetime earnings. One last HARC race for the year will be offered in Texas this November. For more information, visit www.harchorses.com or www.ArabianRacing.org/HARC. The Heritage Arabian Racing Club is committed to promoting the preservation and racing of Heritage Arabian horses of traditional type and bloodlines, and to ensure the long-term future of Arab horse characteristics in the broadest terms, with the hallmark of beauty, athletic ability, soundness and versatility.
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My first feature for Arabian Finish Line was a piece on stalwart Michigan owners and breeders Tom and Joyce Fritz, published in November 2010.
the east, and Santa Anita Park to the west.
The Fritzes’ hometown of Sidney is an unincorporated community in central Michigan with a population of I visited them at their Hickory Lane Farm in Sidney, about 800. A group that size would have barely been Mich., for the interview, and somewhere on that noticeable in the massive Churchill Downs grandproperty was an assertive weanling TH Richie colt stands for Quick And Rich’s first attempt at the who grew up to become their greatest runner, and $100,000 President of the U.A.E. Cup on September the last one they’d breed or race, Quick And Rich. 23. There was a good chance I walked past him without paying him any mind. Tom and Joyce had attended the race in previous years, but never with a runner. Even so, they had On Aug. 31, 2013, I saw the same colt make his debut spent enough races trying to get past two-time Horse start in a $7,000 maiden race at Mount Pleasant of the Year Paddys Day and his chief rival Easter Man Meadows, a dusty four-furlong bullring on the Isabella to little avail that they knew enough to appreciate the County Fairgrounds. ride their horse had given them, regardless of the outcome. Quick And Rich towered over the four foes he faced that day, going from last to first with ease to draw off “At my age, I figured he’d be three when I was 75, and by four lengths. There were a couple hundred people I’d be able to watch him run – I was hoping I’d be able there, tops, and with no outgoing simulcast feed, to watch him run, I guess would be better,” Tom said they were the only ones who saw the first strides in the stakes room about 30 minutes before the race. toward something special. “I was fortunate enough to be able to do that, and he’s done well. I’m 79 now, and he’s been running for The winner’s circle of the rural central Michigan track four years, and now he’s at Churchill Downs in a was a familiar backdrop for the Fritzes. Tom was the Grade 1. I’m hoping he’ll hit the board. There’s some track’s vice president, and the couple were Mount really great horses in this race. If we can hit the board, Pleasant’s all-time leading owners by Arabian wins I’ll be very thankful.” and earnings since entering the sport in 1990. It’s hard to find respect for a Michigan-bred at What unfolded in the four years that followed was Churchill Downs, and that was very much the case for less familiar. Quick And Rich, who brought an 11-race losing streak into the President of the U.A.E. Cup (Gr.1) and faced By the end of 2014, Mount Pleasant Meadows was many of the same horses who put him on that skid. shuttered, while Quick And Rich relocated to Delaware He broke from the gate at 19-1, while racegoers Park and became a Grade 2 winner. In succeeding awaited the battle between Paddys Day and Easter years, he hung with North America’s elite runners, Man in the outside stalls. and took the Fritzes to points of the map from Sam Houston Race Park to the south, Monmouth Park to The fans got what they were looking for, with the two 6 • Arabian Finish Line • October/November 2017
favorites doing battle at the top of the stretch, while around me had come since those days. Quick And Rich looked like he was on-course for another hard-trying, but unsuccessful effort. I’ve never cried over a horse race, and that record still holds strong, but it might have taken some effort to This time, though, it was different. keep the streak alive this time around. Jockey Joe Rocco started to ask Quick And Rich for some go, and he gave it to him in spades, grinding down Churchill’s long stretch, and inching toward the best the North American racing Arabian breed has to offer, then passing them.
Let me be clear, it would be a massive overstep of boundaries to say Quick And Rich ran for me in any capacity, as much as I could claim victory for a win by the Green Bay Packers. For as much as he represented for me in that moment, I’d seen the horse in person exactly twice (maybe three times if I saw him in passThe Mount Pleasant Meadows horse – the one who ing as a weanling), and the only money I ever put ran for peanuts in front of nobody - won one of the toward him was through the mutual windows. richest races in the country at one of the world’s most famous tracks. Who he really ran for was Tom and Joyce’s daughter, Tracey Fritz, who couldn’t make it to Churchill Downs I can’t speak for what Tom and Joyce felt in that after developing a serious infection in her knee. moment. Everything was a blur of tears, hugs, lights, Tracey did the heavy lifting at Hickory Lane Farm durtrophies, cameras, microphones, and before I could ing its busier days, managing and raising the stock, pause for a moment to ask them, it was all over. In the and she was a crucial part of Quick And Rich’s develmiddle of it all was this big chestnut horse and a guy opment. Tom and Joyce’s sons Rick and Brad were with the same neon green silks I saw finish first also active in the farm’s operation. through third in the 2008 Michigan Arabian Juvenile. Tracey tried to watch the race on the Arabian Jockey It was surreal. These people, this horse, and those Club’s Facebook Live feed, but a grapple with technolcolors I had associated so heavily with a specific place ogy provided only the list of live-running comments and period of my life were walking together into a and not the video. It was an unconventional method, winner’s circle that represented a whole different but it gave her the winner. chapter – aspiration meeting actualization. A horse race hadn’t made me feel this way since my grandpar- “These congratulatory notices kept running up the ents’ Thoroughbreds ran at Great Lakes Downs. In the page,” Tracey said. “I was wondering who they were moment, I couldn’t help but think about them, my congratulating. Then, it said, ‘Tom and Joyce, great first Arabian Finish Line feature, and how far everyone win!’ and ‘Congratulations, Tom and Joyce,’ and I said, ‘I think we won. We’ve got to find it.’” Tracey described the young Quick And Rich as an assertive colt with boundless energy and the ability to channel that into a work ethic, even if his rambunctiousness failed to win him friends among his pasturemates. “He loved to play,” she said. “One of his pasture mates became afraid of him because he just loved to play. We gave him one of those stall balls with the handles on the end of them, and we’d tie a rag on the handle, and he’d play with it just endlessly. He would grab that thing and just whip it around his head, and then Quick And Rich breaks his maiden in style with Aaron Williams aboard at Mount Pleasant Meadows in Michigan. Photo by Joe Nevills. 7 • Arabian Finish Line • October/November 2017
Continued on page 31.
- tech By Dr. Deb Powell, PhD © COADY PHOTO
Lasix=Salix=Furosemide: A Race-Day Medication Conundrum-Part 2 The question of does EIPH affect performance has come up time and time again. Over the last 10 years, the impact of EIPH on short- and long-term performance has been investigated. These studies showed evidence that moderate to severe EIPH in Thoroughbred race horses is associated with increased likelihood of inferior finishing position in a race. In a study investigating 1000 South African Thoroughbred race horses, those without EIPH were two times more likely to win races and finish an average of one length ahead of horses with EIPH. Much remains to be investigated on the effect of EIPH on a horse’s long-term athletic performance. To my knowledge, studies that serially evaluate EIPH over the entire career under standardized racing conditions have not yet been performed. There have been a variety of medications and external nasal aids used to treat EIPH. The aim of treatment is to reduce the severity of bleeding and prevent any potential adverse pulmonary issue. The following is a list of some medications/aids that have been evaluated in the treatment of EIPH. • Clenbuterol: bronchodilator • Aminocaproic acid, conjugated estrogens: inhibitor of fibrin degradation • Corticosteroids: anti-inflammatory • Pentoxyifylline: decrease blood viscosity • Sildenafil, enalapril, clonidine, nitroglycerin: vasodilators • Nasal strips: to reduce the collapse of nasal passage • Medications used to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension in humans. (Note that EIPH in horses does not mimic hypertension in humans - i.e. horses do not suffer from high blood pressure at rest.) • Aspirin: blood thinner • Furosemide: loop diuretic None of the above medications or aids, with one excep-
tion, has convincingly demonstrated a significant reduction in pulmonary artery pressure or a reduction in EIPH. Can you guess the exception? Furosemide! Currently, the only medication demonstrated to be efficacious for prophylaxis of EIPH is furosemide. It has been used for more than 40 years to reduce the occurrence or severity of EIPH. It is a very potent yet very safe diuretic. It can decrease body weight (via fluid loss) 2% to 4 % or 20 to 50 pounds depending upon the dose; can reduce pulmonary artery pressures up to 20% ; has a brochodilatory effect and causes a mild alkalosis. Furosemide use was permitted under “permissive medication” in race horse programs by the mid-1970’s, however the dose, route, and time of administration was not regulated or standardized at that time. Concerns were raised about the effects of furosemide-induced diuresis on drug detection because the urine samples submitted from treated horses were often dilute. So in 1983, the then National Association of State Racing Commissioners (currently the Racing Commissioner International) voted to prohibit furosemide in racing...however, according to some historical archives that I came across...various groups of trainers threatened to boycott racing. The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) were asked to assist in recommending a dose, route, and time of administration. AAEP specified the following: 1) Intravenous (IV) route only, 2) 250 mg total dose, and 3) 4 hours before racing. Studies were carried out to determine if urine samples collected after dosing were dilute and the results clearly showed that this dose had no effect on detection of drugs and metabolites in the urine. All racing commissions had approved the use of furosemide, using the set dosing restrictions by 1996. This dosing is adjusted according to the racing commissions of each state but in general the dosage is not less
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than 150 mg or more than 500 mg (this may be adjusted differently for harness race horses and Quarter Horse race horses...check with your state racing commission). In the United States, for race-day furosemide administration in the Thoroughbred, Quarter Horse, and Standardbred horse races, 35 to 100 million dollars are spent annually, which averages out to about 400,000 doses per year. So the question then arises...does furosemide affect horse performance? There have been a variety of studies attempting to assess performance under natural racing conditions and under simulated racing conditions on a track. The general outcome from these studies is that furosemide administered IV four hours prior to racing is associated with improved racing outcomes in Thoroughbred and Standardbred race horses. Today, the countries that officially permit race-day administration of furosemide include: • Argentina • Brazil • Canada • Chile • Peru • Saudi Arabia • United States • Venezuela And those countries that do not currently permit race-day furosemide administration include: • Australia • United Kingdom • Hong Kong • South Africa • France • Germany • Japan • Singapore • United Arab Emirates We know that furosemide administration decreases the incidence and severity of EIPH. We also know that even though many countries do not permit its use on race-day, citing the performance enhancing effects of the medication, some still allow it during training to tackle the problem of bleeding. In the US, a hearing was held in November, 2013 concerning the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act of 2013, where Congress was eyeing to impose new restrictions on medication use in Thoroughbred race horses. Under the legislation, the USDA would be charged with implementing programs relating to anti-doping education, research, testing, and adjudication to prevent any horse from participating in a race while under the effect of any substance or treatment that could affect performance.
This bill also seeks to end the use of all race-day medication and includes a two-year phase-out for the use of Lasix on race day. AAEP executive Director David Foley stated, “The AAEP does not support the legislation’s proposed ban on Lasix as a race-day treatment for exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage. Lasix is currently the best treatment option available for horses experiencing EIPH...” The AVMA also showed non-support when this legislation was introduced in 2015. More recently, the Horseracing Integrity Act of 2017 was revisited once again at The Jockey Club’s 65th annual Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing, which was held at the Gideon Putnam Resort in Saratoga Springs, NY. The current legislation would apply to Thoroughbred, Quarter Horse and Standardbred racing and would require that a uniform, anti-doping and medication control program be developed and enforced by a private, non-profit, self-regulatory organization known as the Horseracing Anti-Doping and Medication Control Authority. This authority would be governed by a board composed of the chief executive officer of the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), six individuals from the USADA board and six individuals selected by the USADA who have demonstrated expertise in a variety of horse-racing areas. At the time of this article, the AVMA position on the current legislation had not been posted. Given the knowledge of EIPH, there is clearly a number of questions that must be addressed in order to develop a logical, objective policy on EIPH in race horses. The use of furosemide in racing is not a simple ‘Use – Do Not Use’ issue. There are quite a large majority of race officials, fans, owners, trainers, and equine professionals that would love to see drug-free racing. However, we should be focusing on the management of, in this instance EIPH, and place the well-being of the horse as the first priority.
Much remains to be investigated on the effect of EIPH on a horse’s long-term athletic performance.
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I have to admit that I put myself in this bind. I knew that the deadline for turning in my column was coming up fast, and I had procrastinated. That extended educational trip we were on in Italy (I am studying to be a Sommelier and had to try all the local wines) put me behind here on the farm, and I've been busy trying to catch up. That being said, I had my intended story about Tom and Joyce Fritz mostly researched (using the new and updated Arabian Jockey Club web site to download racing reports) and had sent a message to Tom and Joyce asking to set up a time for an interview. Unfortunately, Joyce informed me that Joe Nevills had beaten me to the punch and had already written a story on them for this issue. I got a copy from Stephanie, and Joe did a great job. That however, will not keep me from adding my own two cents; not just to fill space, but to add accolades to two of the most deserving people we know in this business. Joe said they were stalwart owners. I figured that meant something good, but after looking it up in the dictionary, I realized how accurate Joe's description is. /ˈstôlwərt/ a loyal, reliable, committed and hardworking supporter. Yep. That's Tom and Joyce. We did not attend the race, having just returned from our Sommeliering adventure, but watched it on Facebook (thank you AJC, Jonathan Horowitz and Evie Tubbs Sweeney). It was an extraordinarily exciting race and wonderful to see Tom and Joyce in the winners' circle. It might have been the first time I've seen Tom at a loss
for words, his eyes glazed over in wonderment. Vicariously, we celebrated with them, as did so many others who posted their congratulations on Facebook. We know what it is like to just keep going against the odds; hoping and dreaming that one day a special horse will come along and beat the best. Tom and Joyce have started 580 races since 1990, and their dreams came true that night at Churchill Downs. It was a victory shared by many. Okay, so now I will add some filler. You may have heard these jockey stories before, but they are worth retelling. Billy Lewis swore they were true and attributes them to Pedro Garcia. Billy once asked Pedro after a race why he didn't whip his horse with his right hand when his mount started drifting out while charging for the wire. Pedro replied, "I was too busy whipping him with my left hand to switch!" Before one race Billy gave Pedro instructions. "I want you to keep off the pace, lay third or fourth, but keep in striking distance. When you come around the last turn, look for a hole and shoot through to the wire." Well the race set up just like Billy wanted, his horse was sitting just behind the front pack at the top of the stretch. But when a hole opened up, Pedro didn't shoot through like instructed. After the race, Billy confronted his jockey, "didn't you see that hole open up?" "I sure did," Pedro replied, "but the hole was going faster than we were." 10 • Arabian Finish Line • October/November 2017
Then there was the time Pedro was getting ready to work a horse. Billy told him, "now this horse has had some shin problems. I want you to go easy with him and if he feels even a little bit off or 'ouchie', just jog him out. If the shin is not bothering him, work him down the lane. Do you understand?" Pedro replied confidently, "Sure thing, boss". Pedro goes to the track and works the horse. When he gets back to the barn the Billy asked, "How did he feel?" "Great", Pedro replied happily, "he never coughed once!" In 1995 at Turf Paradise, the thoroughbred that Pedro was riding clipped heels, went down, and rolled over Pedro, breaking his back. The doctors told him that he would never ride again. Pedro told the doctors he was feeling bad enough without them being so negative and making him feel worse. "Don't tell Pedro he's not going to ride again!" Two years after his accident Pedro was back at Turf Paradise, galloping horses. The doctors, however, would still not give him a medical release and allow him to ride in a race. Undaunted, Pedro took off for Chihuahua, Mexico for a long weekend. He returned with video tapes to show the doctors. In 7 races, Pedro Garcia brought home 3 wins and 4 seconds. The doctors gave him his release. This column is dedicated to Tom and Joyce, to Pedro, and to all those stalwarts out there who persist in their dreams, no matter what the odds.
INCENTIVE FUND FOR BREEDERS
The program is paying off! In 2017, a dozen Incentive races across the country... with $500 awarded to the breeder of the ﬁrst, second, and third place horses in each race. The types of races include Maiden Races, Allowance and Stakes, with $15,000 in breeder awards. The program is designed so that monies paid in are distributed, but not in excess of funds collected ~ a safe, fair, and fun way for all breeders to participate and enjoy Incentive Rewards for years to come. Delaware Park, July 3, 2017 Maiden Special Weight $500 Mystical MHF - Mandolynn Hill Farm $500 Highh Shine - Debra and Paul Lemmons $500 RB Sand Castle - Dianne K Waldron
Delaware Park, August 16, 2017 Maiden Special Weight, Fillies/Mares $500 RB Sand Pearl - Dianne K Waldron $500 Royally Bred - Cre Run Enterprises LLC $500 Paciﬁc Winds - Cre Run Enterprises LLC
Retama Park, September 23, 2017 Allowance, NW2L $500 RB Hot Risk - Dianne K Waldron $500 Fly Dubai - Eric Moreau-Sipiere $500 WMA Success Symbol - Rita DeLeon
Oak Tree at Pleasanton, July 7, 2017 Maiden Special Weight $500 Codys Surprise - Joe and Betty Gillis $500 Angelina AA - Joe and Betty Gillis $500 TTT Charcoal Charlie - Charles Threet
Santa Rosa, August 19, 2017 Allowance, NW3L $500 Spook - Joe and Betty Gillis $500 Nivours Romance - Leslie Smith $500 WMA Special Rose - Brad and Susan Alexander
Delaware Park, September 23, 2017 Juvenile Filly Championship Stake, G3 $500 RB Kindle - Dianne K Waldron $500 RB Kinkie Boots - Dianne K Waldron $500 Royally Bred - Cre Run Enterprises LLC
Sacramento, July 23, 2017 Allowance, NW2L $500 WMA Special Rose - Brad and Susan Alexander $500 Codys Surprise - Joe and Betty Gillis $500 RB Hot Buns- Dianne K Waldron
Retama Park, September 15, 2017 Maiden Special Weight $500 Texas Chrome CS - Eric Moreau-Sipiere $500 Air Patron - Garrett and Lisa Ford $500 Fly Dubai - Eric Moreau-Sipiere
Delaware Park, October 2, 2017 Juvenile Championship Stake, G3 $500 RB Kinkie Boots - Dianne K Waldron $500 Uptown Sandy Girl - Krista Henningsgard $500 Big Cork - Mark Powell
Congratulations to all these Breeders who won Arabian Racing Cup incentive rewards to date!
CUP STALLIONS CUP FOALS Remember to nominate by December 31!
SIRE NOMINATION FEE: $150 PER YEAR, AND ALL HIS PROGENY OF THAT BREEDING YEAR ARE ELIGIBLE. FOAL NOMINATION FEE: WEANLING YEAR~ $50, YEARLING YEAR~ $200, 2 YEAR OLD YEAR~ $250. A FULLY NOMINATED FOAL IS ELIGIBLE TO EARN BREEDERS’ INCENTIVE REWARDS FOR THE BREEDER OF RECORD IN ANY CUPDESIGNATED BREEDERS’ INCENTIVE REWARD RACES HELD IN THE UNITED STATES THROUGHOUT ITS RACING CAREER.
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Kathy Smoke enters Tent of Honor By Stepanie J. Ruff Originally involved with thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses, Kathy discovered Arabians in 1983 when she was gifted an unregistered 2-year-old Arabian filly. The personality, intelligence, beauty and hardiness of the Arabian quickly won her over. "Now I was hooked on the breed and began looking into racing Arabians and their bloodlines," she recalled. "In 1988 the great race stallion Wiking came to live in Michigan with the Budd family. They were original partners on his import to the USA with the Courtelis family of Town and Country Farm, Fla. That was the genesis of my dream of breeding a USA National Champion race horse." All this lead to her introduction to Jean Streeter (original Publisher of Arabian Finish Line) and Bobbi Patscheider (subsequent editor/publisher of Arabian Finish Line). "Both of these women taught me so much about the breed and Arabian racing. I couldn’t have come so far without them in my life." To date Kathy, along with her husband Paul have bred 41 foals since 1986, but it wasn't until Oryxx (Origan x Glytter, by *El Paso) won in 1996 that they got to experience the winners' circle as breeders and owners. From that time until today, Kathy singles out the accomplishments of Smoke House (Kaolino x Smokey Rose, by KA Czubuthan) as the most important thus far. He won the Darley Award as a 3and 4-year-old. "For a small breeder to achieve breeding and racing a US Darley winner is like catching lightning in a bottle,” she said. "It’s something one never forgets."
tor (Falina Des Fabries x Smokey Rose, by KA Czubuthan) was a graded stakes-placed winner and is making his mark in the dressage ring now. I am so proud of him." Besides her involvement in racing and breeding, Kathy volunteered as a member of the AJC Race Committee for 4 years prior to picking up the mantle of Chairperson of the AJC Race Committee and President of the AJC Board of Directors in 2007. "I originally agreed to try this position for one year and in a blink of an eye ten years have passed by," she remarked. "I only hope that during this time I have made a contribution to Arabian racing that will have a lasting effect. I feel we owe those who worked so hard in the early years to continue their work. " It is for her tireless efforts as a volunteer for the industry, as well as her accomplishments over the years as an owner and breeder, that Kathy Smoke was inducted into the AJC's Tent of Honor at a ceremony recently at Delaware Park. She called it "an incredible honor to be included with those amazing pioneers of Arabian racing in the USA. It's not something I would have ever imagined." Kathy is taking a much deserved step back as the face of the Arabian Jockey Club. In January 2018, she steps down as president, and Sue Meyer will take her place. But she's not going away completely. "My plan is to continue working with the AJC and Sue Meyer and to continue racing," she said. "I just don't know what else I could do that would make me any happier."
"One thing I learned as a breeder is, like the Arabian horse, an owner/breeder must have stamina to stay in it for the long haul. In racing you can be on top of the world one year and down at the bottom the next. Breeding and racing isn’t for the faint hearted. You must have a passion for the sport and the horses. I am a breeder first and foremost, albeit a small one. Having sold my bloodlines inside and outside of the U.S. and knowing they will carry on is something I am truly proud of. Some of my horses never made it to the track, yet have gone on to successful careers in other disciplines. Spin Doc-
Left to right: Kathy Smoke, Sue Meyer and Deb Mihaloff at Kathy's Tent of Honor induction ceremony. Photo copyright Hoofprints Inc.
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An Exlamation Point on a Lifetime in Arabian Racing - Quick And Rich Takes the President of the UAE Cup S. (Gr.1) By Joe Nevills
Photo by Coady Photography.
On paper, the $100,000 Grade 1 President of the U.A.E. Cup Stakes at Churchill Downs looked like a two-horse race. In one corner was Paddys Day, the two-time Horse of the Year and winner of last year’s race under the twin spires. Staring him down was Easter Man, whose stock was through the roof after running down the champion in their last two meetings. Everyone else, it appeared, would be scraping for show money in North America’s co-richest race for Arabians, and that still looked to be the case as they hit the top of the stretch. Not so quick.
The matchup between North America’s top two older males was crashed by a furious three-wide rally by 19-1 longshot Quick And Rich, who took advantage of Churchill’s long stretch to grind down the favorites and earn a long-overdue first Grade 1 victory, both for himself and owners Tom and Joyce Fritz. The 7-year-old son of TH Richie was forwardly placed coming out of the gate, racing on the outside hip of early leader Thess Is Awesome, who was flanked on the inside by Sand Victor. Thess Is Awesome put enough distance on his foes to move to the rail heading into the first turn, and set an opening quarter fraction of 25.58 seconds. Thess Is Awesome continued to lead the field into the backstretch without urging, about a length and a half ahead of
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Sand Victor. The lead pair put about two lengths between themselves and the rest of the pack, with Raineing Sand and Quick And Rich heading up the second flight.
Photo by Coady Photography.
The leader maintained his margin through the back straightaway and an opening half-mile in 52.36, but defending winner and post time favorite Paddys Day began to make his presence felt near the far turn, and swooped to the outside of Sand Victor. Paddys Day carried past Sand Victor and was soon even with Thess Is Awesome on the lead. Meanwhile, his rival Easter Man staged a move of his own and advanced into third. Quick And Rich was well behind the lead quartet after six furlongs in 1:19.45, but started gaining on the leaders as he passed a spent Sand Victor. Three horses ran together as the final turn became the home stretch: Thess Is Awesome on the rail, Paddys Day in the middle, and Easter Man on the outside. Easter Man lugged in with just over a furlong to go and stalled the progress of Paddys Day, while a spent Thess Is Awesome gave way. Jockey Joe Rocco Jr. brought out the left-handed whip on Quick And Rich, who swooped from a ground-saving position to three-wide and worked his way up to the outside of Paddys Day, still two lengths off leader Easter Man. “I thought, ‘Well, we’re going to take another fourth. This is where we’re going to settle,’” Joyce Fritz said. “Then, all of a sudden, he made the move and I said, ‘Holy mackerel, he’s really coming up fast. He’s going to pass them.’” The leader continued to run a wobbly course into the final sixteenth, and could not match strides with Quick And Rich when he came up beside him and ran on to win by threequarters of a length. Easter Man carried on for second, 1 ¼ lengths ahead of Paddys Day. “[Trainer Lynn Ashby] told me to tuck him in and wait as long as I can,” Rocco said. “She said if you make the lead too early on him, he tends to pull himself up, so I tried to wait until the last possible minute to move, and it turned out I was able to do that." Quick And Rich completed the 1 1/16-mile race in 1:54.39 over a fast main track, making it the second-fastest edition of the President of the U.A.E. Cup to be run at Churchill Downs at that distance. The fastest came last year, when Paddys Day won in 1:53.49. Quick And Rich races as a homebred for Michigan-based
Tom and Joyce Fritz, who have downsized their operation to one last runner. He became their first graded stakes winner in nearly three decades of racing in 2014, and earned their first Grade 1 win at Churchill Downs. “When he started coming on with about a sixteenth of a mile left, I about shredded my program, I was beating on it so hard with my hand, and I never do that,” Tom Fritz said. “I was hollering, and I don’t do that either. I was just yelling at the top of my voice and pounding that program with my other hand.” With the victory, Quick And Rich improved his lifetime record to seven wins in 26 starts for earnings of $173,964. It was his second career stakes win, following the Grade 2 Bob Magness Memorial Arabian Derby in 2014. This was the third President of the U.A.E. Cup victory for Rocco, who rode Valiant Boy SBFAR to wins at Churchill Downs in 2013 and 2014. Ashby said the rider’s experience, both with Arabians and the track, were key to the victory. “The real difference maker tonight was Joe Rocco,” she said. “He has such a great clock and rode the absolute perfect race. This absolutely made my year to win this race.” The President of the U.A.E. Cup sent Quick And Rich’s stock
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soaring ahead of an expected trip to Abu Dhabi to compete in the $1.3-million Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Jewel Stakes. He earned an invitation to the world’s richest Arabian race by finishing second to Paddys Day in his previous start, the Grade 1 Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al Nahyan Cup Stakes on September 4 at Monmouth Park. Rocco rode Paddys Day in last year’s race at Abu Dhabi, but said he’d be happy to take the mount aboard Quick And Rich in this year’s edition. “It’s still a ways off, so we’ll see what happens between now and then, but I’d really enjoy to go over there with Ms. Lynn and give it another shot,” he said. “It’s a lot of money to turn down." Photo by Coady Photography.
“Besides Canada, it was the first time I was ever out of the country,” Rocco continued. “It was a bit of a culture shock for me, but it was a good life experience.” That experience could serve him well if he does get the ride on Quick And Rich. It will be exciting to see what happens.
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Horses Flying High Text and photos by Vanessa Moreau-Sipiere with Paige Cooksey
After a decade of experience in the shipping industry, I took the leap into starting my own company. In 2016, Centurion World Logistics was born. Over the past year I have singlehandedly taken on the roles of horse travel agent, freight forwarder, airline broker, and Indirect Air Carrier. Confused? So are all my friends. Can you use Expedia to organize your trips? How do horses go on the airplanes? Do they need passports? What does your passport look like? What countries do you go to? These are the most common questions that come my way.
My years in the shipping industry prior to founding my own company showed me the strong demand for horse travel agents that offer cafeteria-style options for their shipments, from full-service loads to coordination with USDA-approved inspection facilities, health certificates, and day-of airport assistance. In the past year I have unexpectedly received inquiries to also ship cattle, dogs, and donkeys. When I began this adventure I never thought I’d be recruited to assist with relocation of pets for multi-national and military families, but with this job I never know what will turn up in my inbox!
My passion for this industry was instilled in me by my parents. A childhood of mucking stalls and spreading shavings in trailers laid the groundwork for me to take on more responsibilities as I grew older. I learned quickly that this unique and rewarding profession comes with more than its fair share of stressful situations the likes of which my non-horsey friends (and some horse friends) will never be able to relate to. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) dictates what must happen to manage the risk of injury to both horses and their accompanying grooms, but individual airlines have their own rules as well. Preparing a shipment for Lufthansa isn’t the same as preparing a shipment for Qatar Airways. Furthermore, shipping to the UAE isn’t the same as shipping to Israel despite common layovers in Frankfurt. Between all that and coordinating health tests and quarantines with USDA-approved veterinarians and client deadlines, a 9-5 routine is practically impossible.
Being available and adaptable is crucial for any logistics company. This is true even more so when dealing with large live animals, as not every airline and airport can handle them. If one of my flights gets delayed or canceled, it’s never a basic matter of pulling up an app on my phone and booking whatever takes off next. For example, the recent hurricane that hit Texas caused George Bush Airport in Houston to shut down. Other passengers might have been able to catch a similar flight out of Hobby or find something with a connection at DFW, but when you are sitting in the cargo lot with a trailer full of horses needing to arrive to their destination in time for a race the logistics become more complicated. Keeping organized travel documents and being prepared to provide animal care longer than the initial planned travel time helps manage these unforeseeable delays. When I talk to my friends about my work, they tend to be dazzled by my almost-full passport, weekends in Dubai, and
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custom built 6-horse trailer. Then they overhear a work call or visit my office and become overwhelmed by all the acronyms and logistics jargon. A niche line of work requires a niche lingo as well as niche certifications. In order for my company to be successful, I have obtained status as an Indirect Air Carrier (IAC) from the TSA as well as Dangerous Goods Certification and Live Animal Regulation Certification. These specialized qualifications enable me to not only meet the high expectations of my clients, but enable me to negotiate directly with the airlines to ensure my clients are getting the best available options to meet their needs. Maintaining a working relationship with the major cargo airlines hasn’t hurt either. With all the logistics and hoops I jump through, those same friends often ask me why I do this job. A 9-5 schedule isn’t realistic unless I’m hopping the right time zones on a particular day. Keeping up with laundry is as impossible as keeping a consistent social calendar, and even if I personally do everything perfectly, weather and live animals can turn at any moment. I spend more nights in my truck than I do in my bed and skip meals without realizing it. Even with all this, horses have been part of my life since before I was born, and coming from a multi-national family I have a personal interest in exploring the world and experiencing other cultures. The career I have is definitely not one I stumbled across at a high school Career Day. Who would have thought I’d be blessed enough to merge two of my greatest passions, horses and travel, into work
that pays the bills? Confucius once said, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” I am definitely lucky to have accomplished this before the age of 30! The author would like to thank Paige Cooksey for her editing assistance. When not writing, Paige is a middle school teacher with an overactive imagination and love for animals and lattes. She can be reached at paige.cooksey@ outlook.com.
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The Sheikh Mansoor Festival Celebrates at Monmouth Park By Pamela Burton, www.horsereporter.com Photos by Steve Heath Paddys Day Wins All in Triple Jewel
him it’s time to go. He’s a really classy horse.”
Two-time Darley Horse of the Year, Paddys Day took the third and final leg of the Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup US Triple Jewel and wrapped up the bonus of $150,000 in the process for highest series points.
Coa said that he will be accompanying Paddys Day for his trip to the UAE later this year.
Owned by Quarter Moon Ranch LLC and trained by Scott Powell, Paddys Day had already won the Houston and Pleasanton legs of the Triple Jewel and was racing under favorite jockey Keiber Coa in Monday’s $50,000 Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup Diamond Jewel (Gr.1). Powell was strongly double-handed as Ivory Shores had just won the Saturday Grade 1 Buzz Brauninger Arabian Distaff Handicap in Delaware and returned to action two days later. Ivory Shores, under Kevin Mendez, and Thess Is Awesome, under Chris DeCarlo, exchanged the early lead, but when Coa brought Paddys Day into the contest he easily came to the front in
The 6-year-old son of Burning Sand out of the Virgule Al Maury mare AK Loretta has now won 22 of his 33 career starts, with earnings of $472,786 (not including the $450,000 in bonus money). the stretch. Cheered home by the large crowd, the bay stallion opened a lead of more than five lengths over second–placed Quick And Rich under Carlos Hernandez. Thess Is Awesome finished third a further 10 lengths behind. “The race set up perfectly for us,” said winning rider Keiber Coa. “They were going slower than I thought they were going to go. He’s a kind of horse where you have to get after him. You got to get into him to wake him up and tell
“That is a great way to win his third U.S. Triple Jewel. This year he won all the three legs and showed what a champion he is. We are very happy with his form and hopefully he will do better in the UAE this time,” said winning owner/trainer Powell. The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival will go down in the annals of U.S. horse racing as a historic day on two fronts – Purebred Arabian horses made their debut at the Monmouth Park and more importantly they raced ‘lasix-free’ for the first time in a U.S. race meeting. The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival had laid down that its races in the U.S. will be ‘lasix-free’ and for the first time ever Purebred Arabian racing on Monday competed without any use of Lasix.
HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Apprentice World Championship 18 • Arabian Finish Line • October/November 2017
Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival, Chairperson of the International Federation of Horse Racing Academies (IFHRA) and Chairperson of Ladies & Apprentice Racing Committees in the International Federation of Arabian Horse Racing Authorities (IFAHR) and General Manager of Wathba Stallions along with Ali Moosa Al Khameiri, Hall of Fame jockey Julie Krone, ambassador of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival, and other UAE and US officials attended the prize distribution and gave away the trophies.
When Butch Cassidy LZP became a late withdrawal in the race, Sweden’s Ulrika Holmquist lost her ride and was devastated. Then the news that Valenzuela Moncada did not make his ride gave Holmquist the chance on Kao Maloan SWA. The 24-year-old veterinary student did not waste the opportunity, and came up with a blistering finish on the Ken Danyluk-trained 4-year-old Kaolino son to win the $20,000 HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Apprentice World Championship race and qualify for the final on November 10 in Abu Dhabi.
tated that my horse got scratched, but when I got to know I was riding I was very happy that my trip was not going waste. This is such a great opportunity by the HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival for us apprentice riders, and it was also my first start in this series.” “The trainer told me to keep him off the pace, and he sure had a lot of pace in the final furlong. I have never been to the UAE and am looking forward to the November 10 final,” said Holmquist after her victory. Ms. Lara Sawaya, Executive Director of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed
Germany’s Esther Weissmeier on Jimdandy Totherehessq led for most of the race and had mustered a good lead heading home when Holmquist on Kao Maloan SWA began a searing charge down the outside to collar the leader and win the 6-furlong contest in 1:19.11. Weissmeier on the Lynn Ashby-trained Jimdandy Totherehessq finished second while Scott Powell’s Risky Red ran into third place under Puerto Rico’s Heriberto Fuentesen. The Stockholm-based second-year veterinary student said, “I was devas19 • Arabian Finish Line • October/November 2017
“We are very happy that today the first-ever (Arabian stakes) race without Lasix has been run in the U.S., and the Festival has been pushing for this. We are hoping that this will change this practice here in the U.S. and ensure a ‘drug-free’ horse while racing, “ said Ms. Sawaya. Sawaya announced 2018 Festival race changes saying: “For next year we will be doing away with the Triple Jewel and introducing new competitions to mark the 100th year of the birth anniversary of the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Founder of the UAE and the architect of UAE’s promotion of Purebred Arabian horses and also mark ten years of HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival.”
Stakes Results from Delaware Park Delaware Park Arabian Classic H. (Gr.1) August 18, 2017, $51,500, 1 1/4 miles
1st - EASTER MAN (Burning Sand x Angel Proof, by NF Proof), Carol Cedeno
2nd - Paddys Day, Scott Speith 3rd - Ivory Shores, Augusto Marin Also ran: RB Nash, Thess Is Awesome, Quick And Rich, Madjikman, Quick Sand AA Final time: 2:16.15 Winning Owner: Joe and Betty Gillis Winning Trainer: Jerenesto Torrez Winning Breeder: Joe and Betty Gillis
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Buzz Brauninger Arabian Distaff H. (Gr.1) September 2, 2017, $46,000, 1 1/8 miles
1st - IVORY SHORES (Burning Sand x French Shores, by Virgule All Maury), Keiber Coa
2nd - Last Call MHF, Katie Davis 3rd - Sweet Honey A, Carol Cedeno Also ran: Pams Masquerade, Dream Pearl, All N All, Our Princess Final time: 2:06.89 Winning Owner: Quarter Moon Ranch Winning Trainer: Scott Powell Winning Breeder: Joe and Betty Gillis Photo by Steve Heath.
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Stakes Results from Retama Park Texas Arabian Derby (Gr.3) October 8, 2017, $20,000, 1 1/16 miles
1st QUICK SAND AA (Burning Sand x Triumphs Silkie, by Seyvilla Triumph), Eguard Tejera 2nd RB Nash, Ernesto Valdez-Jimenez 3rd RB Hot Date, Adrian Ramos Also ran: RB Open Fire, WMA Red Pepper Final time: 1:55.29 Winning Owner: Joe and Betty Gillis Winning Trainer: Jerenesto Torrez Winning Breeder: Joe and Betty Gillis
Texas Arabian Oaks (Gr.3) October 8, 2017, $20,000, 1 mile
1st RB HOT RISK (Awarded first through DQ of RB Kinkie Boots) (No Risk Al Maury x ST Hottie Dottie, by Burning Sand), Victor Urieta Jr. 2nd RB Kinkie Boots (DQ from first), Adrian Ramos 3rd Burning Charm, Gerber Pivaral Also ran: RB Gaim Changer, WMA Special Rose, WMA Success Symbol Final time: 1:49.06 Winning Owner: Nicola Forbes-Robinson and Jim Schleimer Winning Trainer: Jerenesto Torrez Winning Breeder: Dianne K. Waldron
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Racing in Europe 2017 Arqana PA Sale, Saint-Cloud Text and photos by Debbie Burt, www.equinecreativemedia.com Arc weekend begins for Purebred Arabian (PA) racing followers on the Thursday prior, with Europe’s only PA sale which takes place at Saint-Cloud racecourse. The 128 catalogued lots were made up of 46 two-year-olds, 20 broodmares, 37 horses in training, two yearlings and 23 endurance horses, which have been a recent addition to the sale. Though there were four less horses offered on the day than last year, 112 as opposed 116, the clearance rate was up to 81% from 76%. Significantly this is the highest it’s been in over 10 years. However, with many of the major buyers from recent seasons absent from the bidding process, the aggregate was down by almost €1 million Euros, though the top price was still over the €200,000 mark. That top lot was #65 Djedahes, an eight-year-old mare in foal to Al Mamun Monlau, who was knocked down to the Emirates Bloodstock Agency for €210,000. Her only living produce to date is a two-year-old filly by Seraphin Du Paon, however she is a Dahess half-sister to Sahabba, a Group 3 and Listed winner, who has also been placed seven times at Group level. Their granddam is the matriarch Cherifa, who has produced a host of black type winners and stallions, her blood is currently represented on the track in 2017 by the Group winners Tayf (Amer), and Handassa (Madjani) and his half-sister Jamaheer (Mahabb). Commanding the second highest price was Splasch (Njewman) in the horses in training segment. The unraced brother to Group winners Spleen and Skoop is also a half-brother to another Group winner and sire in Snoopi (Akbar), out of a Dormane mare. He was sold to Chantilly Bloodstock for €160,000. Heading the juveniles was Folie Du Paon, a full sister to Nymphea Du Paon. A Group 2 winner in France since her export to Abu Dhabi, the daughter of Mahabb has won two Group 3’s and been Group 1 placed. She was bought for €130,000 by Khalifa Hamad Al Attiyah, who has raced Djelamer with success this season in Europe. Leading consignor was Elizabeth Bernard, selling six lots for €308,000, which included the top lot Djedahes, whilst leading buyer was Emirates Bloodstock with 10 purchases for a total of €491,000. However, Chantilly Bloodstock bought a further five horses to total €420,000. Although Munjiz and Nizam had eight lots a piece, they averaged €35,375 and €30,500 respectively, whilst heading the sires table was Dahess with five horses sold, averaging €66,400. As you would expect, thanks to Djedahes, leading covering sire was Al Mamun Monlau, with three lots sold averaging €74,667. A son of Munjiz, the 2013 Kahayla Classic winners first foals are yearlings. Overall, though the clearance rate was up on 2016, the average at €27,272 and the median of €16,000 was the lowest its’ been since 2013. However, this does mean more horses within reach to those on a budget and with almost as many offered as in 2016, which was the highest number for many years, there are positives to be found.
Emirates Bloodstock Agency went to €210,000 to purchase sales topper Djedahes, in foal to Al Mamun Monlau, consigned by Elizabeth Bernard. 24 • Arabian Finish Line • October/November 2017
Racing in Europe Third Time Just As Charming For Trainer Julian Smart As Gazwan Takes Qatar Arabian World Cup By Natalie Voss. Photos by Debbie Burt This year’s Group 1 Qatar Arabian World Cup exemplified the old saying of ‘third time’s the charm’ for runner Gazwan, who edged rival Yazeed (FR) by a head in his third appearance in the race. The son of Amer from Djendel mare Arc de Ciel was piloted by Maxime Guyon for Sheikh Mohamed bin Khalifa alThani at Chantilly on the undercard for the Group 1 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe on October 1. Gazwan stalked the early pace in the 1 ¼-mile contest and unwound slowly in the stretch to grind down early leaders between horses. “There was pressure on Gazwan to improve on his prep race, but that was the whole reason for the prep race,” said trainer Julian Smart afterwards. “I said to the jockey before the race, ‘He’s improved tremendously from the last race.’ Gazwan is not a push-button horse. He’s a very cold horse, and he needs an awful strong ride, which he got. “In Doha, the track is extremely fast and the straight is extremely short, and you wouldn’t think that would suit him, but it does. They’re very difficult to figure out, these Arabians.” Gazwan got blinkers for the World Cup, which was his first effort since a third-place finish in the Group 1 Dragon Arab at Chantilly in September. The victory is also a charming number three for Smart, who won the contest twice before – in 2011 with Areej and 2012 with Mkeefa, also for Al Thani. Smart-trained Ebraz finished third this year as well. From here, Smart said both his World Cup runners will go back to Doha, where Gazwan will prepare for the National Day Cup and Ebraz will likely target the Qatar Derby. Smart anticipates Ebraz will see Yazeed there, and Gazwan could face off with Tayf, who defeated him in his 2016 World Cup run, so old rivalries will be renewed. Smart described the conclusion of the race as a relief, even though Ebraz did not finish as well as expected. “I always think that I’m under some serious pressure but I think it’s the pressure I put myself under. I like to think I perform under the pressure. All the pressure was on Ebraz because he’s a young up and coming star, and the way he won the prep was impressive,” Smart said. “I’ll get nervous before I run a first-time starter or a horse rated 60-something, but this is not quite the same.” Smart also expressed hope that the presence of the World Cup and other major Arabian stakes on the undercard of international Thoroughbred classics can help promote the sport to new viewers. “Who would have thought years ago that the Arabians would be on center stage with the Arc? We’ve such a wide audience. It’s amazing,” he said. “If we could get the same kind of television coverage that would be great; I know a lot of channels don’t show the Arabian race. I hear a lot of punters in the Thoroughbred industry say there’s not enough form or this or that. There’s plenty of form for that race. All they’ve got to do is a little bit of research. Arabian racing has evolved since I’ve been involved with it, tremendously. I don’t think it’s ever going to be as big as the Thoroughbred racing, but we’re getting there.” 25 • Arabian Finish Line • October/November 2017
2017 Leading Earners as of October 12, 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 6(2-1-1)0-1 $19,000 2 BIG CORK SO BIG IS BETTER x UNCORKED POWELL MARK 4(1-1-1)0-1 $10,700 3 CAPTAIN BUSH BUSH HOG x GLEBE PINEWOOD STABLES 5(1-1-1) $10,375 4 CODYS SURPRISE BURNING SAND x TRIUMPHS SILKIE GILLIS BETTY J AND JOSEPH A 6(2-1-1) $9,700 5 BIG CHAY SO BIG IS BETTER x CHAYS ZELL MKP POWELL MARK 6(1-1-0) $9,240 6 PSC TALEB MADJANI x ST HOTTIEDOTTIE WITTE LARRY 5(1-0-0) $6,650 7 WMA RED PEPPER MOULIN ROUGE x MAF SCARLET MRV DELEON RITA 6(1-1-0) $5,982 8 DBON TEMP ROULER DJET SET DE FALGAS x WIKINGS WIXEN TEUTSCH JANE R 6(0-0-1) $4,430 9 UPTOWN FLYING FLYNN BURNING SAND x DEBUTANNTE HENNINGSGARD, JON R AND KRISTA 3(0-1-1) $3,600 10 HIGHH SHINE BURNING SAND x DC WILLFUL SPIRIT FORD GARRETT 4(0-1-0) $3,600 3-YEAR-OLD FILLIES 1 RB KINKIE BOOTS 2 R B KINDLE 3 UPTOWN SANDY GIRL 4 RB GAIM CHANGER 5 ROYALLY BRED 6 RB WICKED RICH 7 RB SAND PEARL 8 RUNNING BROOKE 9 TIFFANYS DREAM 10 WMA ANGEL POWER
NASHWAN AL KHALIDIAH x RICH KINKGA ROSEBROOK FARMS LLC 9(2-5-1)1-2 BURNING SAND x RICH KINKGA FORD GARRETT 4(3-1-0)1-1 BURNING SAND x WIBWILCCA HENNINGSGARD JON 6(2-3-0)0-1 AIM SOUTH x GINKGA ROSEBROOK FARMS LLC 7(2-2-0) THOROUGHBRED x ROYAL ATHEENA CRE RUN ENTERPRISES LLC 4(1-1-2)0-1 TH RICHIE x R B SAND STORM WERNER KENNETH R 9(1-0-3) BURNING SAND x RICH KINKGA ROSEBROOK FARMS LLC 4(1-1-0) BURNING SAND x TRI-ILLUSIVE LADY GILLIS BETTY J AND JOSEPH A 4(1-0-2) BURNING SAND x WIKING STAR GILLIS BETTY J AND JOSEPH A 2(1-0-0) SAND TIKI SPECIAL x TAINT LOVE GRAND GARZA BENJAMIN 8(0-1-0)
$34,800 $31,500 $23,600 $21,300 $11,300 $9,678 $8,725 $8,700 $6,500 $3,850
4-YEAR-OLD COLTS AND GELDINGS 1 RB NASH NASHWAN AL KHALIDIAH x R B SAND STORM ROSEBROOK FARMS LLC 6(3-1-1)2-1 2 QUICK SAND AA BURNING SAND x TRIUMPHS SILKIE GILLIS BETTY J AND JOSEPH A 9(3-1-4)1-4 3 LIL DUDE AA BURNING SAND x VAGUE DE GEMME POWELL MARK 13(3-1-1) 4 KAO MALOAN SWA KAOLINO x MOLLI MALOAN WETZEL JAMES L JR 8(2-3-1)1-0 5 RB HOCUS POCUS NASHWAN AL KHALIDIAH x ABRA CAADABRA BENNETT LYNN 11(3-2-2) 6 CANDY LAND MAN ZEFIRO DE NULVI x MARIEKA CS POWELL PRESTON 12(1-2-2) 7 MYSTICAL MHF MADJANI x MORNING LYGHT MANDOLYNN HILL FARM 5(2-1-0) 8 MADJIKMAN MADJANI x RUBIE ROSE CRE RUN ENTERPRISES LLC 5(1-1-1)0-1 9 RB SAND CASTLE BURNING SAND x ROYALE FANFARE BENNETT LYNN 8(1-2-1) 10 JIMDANDY TOTHEREHESSQ DAHESS x IN AWE CRE RUN ENTERPRISES LLC 4(1-1-0)0-1
$55,100 $48,088 $34,530 $28,077 $24,115 $18,064 $18,000 $15,875 $14,711 $12,845
4-YEAR-OLD FILLIES 1 SWEET HONEY AA BURNING SAND x TRIUMPHS SILKIE GILLIS BETTY J AND JOSEPH A 4(2-0-2)1-1 2 RISKY RED NO RISK AL MAURY x NOVELYNN QUARTER MOON RANCH LLC 19(1-3-7)0-1 3 RUBY AA BURNING SAND x TRIUMPHS PEARL GILLIS BETTY J AND JOSEPH A 2(1-0-1)1-1 4 RB HOT RISK NO RISK AL MAURY x ST HOTTIEDOTTIE FORBES-ROBINSON AND SCHLEIMER 7(2-2-0)1-0 5 WMA SPECIAL ROSE SAND TIKI SPECIAL x BLYTH MILADY ROSE SMEDING LETTIE 13(3-1-2) 6 BURNING CHARM BURNING SAND x TRIUMPHS SILKIE GILLIS BETTY J AND JOSEPH A 5(1-0-3)0-2 7 BIG GIRLS ARE BETTER SO BIG IS BETTER x YOU GO GIRL POWELL MARK 8(1-0-0) 8 WMA SUCCESS SYMBOL STATUS SYMBOLL x SWEET SUCCESS MA CUNNINGHAM LORRAINE 12(1-0-2) 9 ANGELINA AA BURNING SAND x ANGEL PROOF PLEASANTON ARABIAN RACING CLUB, GILLIS, BETTY AND JOSEPH 5(1-3-0) 10 BURNING MERCY BURNING SAND x TRI-ILLUSIVE LADY GILLIS BETTY J AND JOSEPH A 5(1-0-2) OLDER HORSES 1 PADDYS DAY 2 EASTER MAN 3 QUICK AND RICH 4 THESS IS AWESOME 5 SAND VICTOR 6 CR ARDIENTE 7 SERGEANT PEPPER MHF 8 RAINEING SAND 9 TWICE RICH 10 TRUE GRIT SA
BURNING SAND x AK LORETTA QUARTER MOON RANCH LLC 9(6-2-1)4-2 BURNING SAND x ANGEL PROOF GILLIS BETTY J AND JOSEPH A 6(2-4-0)1-3 TH RICHIE x QUICK NOON FRITZ TOM 8(1-2-1)1-1 DAHESS x IN AWE CRE RUN ENTERPRISES LLC 9(2-1-1)0-1 BURNING SAND x VAGUE DE GEMME GILLIS BETTY J AND JOSEPH A 8(2-2-1)1-3 BURNING SAND x FORTY ALL VASQUEZ SAM A 9(2-3-0)0-1 AMAZING SON x SHIPPEY LANE YOUNGDALE MICHELE C 7(1-1-1) BURNING SAND x PS STINAS SAGE SMEDING LETTIE 6(1-1-1)1-1 TH RICHIE x VIRTEUCE SHELLEY WARREN 5(1-0-1) BURNING SAND x DUNOIRE SHELLEY WARREN 3(2-0-0)
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$34,150 $28,007 $24,050 $19,655 $13,254 $11,245 $10,745 $7,607 $7,471 $6,403 $176,650 $90,290 $85,567 $42,054 $33,750 $15,794 $12,100 $12,040 $8,915 $8,235
OLDER MARES 1 IVORY SHORES 2 MISS PARADISE 3 LAST CALL MHF 4 DREAM PEARL 5 PAMS MASQUERADE 6 TM MADDAMEE 7 OUR PRINCESS 8 MERLOT MHF 9 TAYLORS TOUCHOF CLASS 10 SABRES EDGE
BURNING SAND x FRENCH SHORES QUARTER MOON RANCH LLC 10(5-1-1)1-2 PARADOR x NOVELYNN POWELL MARK 13(3-2-2) KAOLINO x ALWAYS AND FOREVER BENNETT LYNN 9(2-3-3)0-2 BURNING SAND x TRIUMPHS PEARL BURT, CALL, SOLTAU, AND EATON 7(2-3-0)2-2 WALK THE LINE x GRAND MASQUERADE WILSON ED 9(3-2-0) BURNING SAND x SCARLET O SARA DANYLUK KEN 9(1-3-1) NIVOUR DE CARDONNE x MONARCHS PRINCESS CRE RUN ENTERPRISES LLC 6(0-4-0) MADJANI x SONOMA DEW MANDOLYNN HILL FARM 10(1-2-1) DAHESS x TOPPOFTHECLASS CHUR BARB 3(1-0-1) DAHESS x IN LIGHTNING GLOSSER BILLIE 11(1-1-2)
$92,523 $41,822 $39,047 $38,418 $33,185 $18,750 $16,100 $13,633 $11,800 $11,170
WNRS/ WINS 26/50 3/8 5/5 5/6 5/7 4/5 3/5 1/3 0/0 1/3
SIRE/YOB STRS 1 BURNING SAND 1986 42 2 NASHWAN AL KHALIDIAH 2004 3 3 TH RICHIE 2001 5 4 DAHESS 1999 11 5 KAOLINO 1998 7 6 MADJANI 2000 6 7 NO RISK AL MAURY 2002 3 8 PARADOR 1996 1 9 NIVOUR DE CARDONNE 1995 8 10 WALK THE LINE 2004 2
SW/ TOTAL WINS EARNINGS 10/14 $836,800 2/3 $114,015 1/1 $111,561 0/0 $102,894 1/1 $83,072 0/0 $58,825 1/1 $57,345 0/0 $41,822 0/0 $37,852 0/0 $36,775
Leading Broodmare Sires PRODUCING DAUGHTERS 47 105 10 40 35 6 1 12 5 144
BROODMARE SIRE/YOB 1 VIRGULE AL MAURY 1989 2 MONARCH AH 1987 3 SEYVILLA TRIUMPH 1982 4 BURNING SAND 1986 5 NF PROOF 1985 6 TH RICHIE 2001 7 HIGHNOON ECLIPSE 1994 8 PATRIOT MISSLE 1991 9 BACO DU CASSOU 1989 10 WIKING 1979
STRS 15 20 10 11 3 5 1 5 2 11
WNRS/ WINS 7/17 11/18 8/13 8/15 2/3 4/8 1/1 2/4 2/5 2/2
SW/ TOTAL WINS EARNINGS 2/5 $351,180 0/0 $218,631 4/5 $184,154 2/3 $147,325 1/1 $100,780 2/2 $98,050 1/1 $85,567 0/0 $80,129 1/1 $68,280 0/0 $47,241
DAM/YOB/SIRE 1 AK LORETTA 2004 (VIRGULE AL MAURY) 2 TRIUMPHS SILKIE 1995 (SEYVILLA TRIUMPH) 3 ANGEL PROOF 2003 (NF PROOF) 4 FRENCH SHORES 2001 (VIRGULE AL MAURY) 5 QUICK NOON 2001 (HIGHNOON ECLIPSE) 6 RICH KINKGA 2008 (TH RICHIE) 7 NOVELYNN 1999 (PATRIOT MISSLE) 8 VAGUE DE GEMME 1999 (BACO DU CASSOU) 9 TRIUMPHS PEARL 2005 (SEYVILLA TRIUMPH) 10 R B SAND STORM 2008 (BURNING SAND)
STRS 1 4 3 1 1 4 3 2 4 2
WNRS/ WINS 1/6 4/8 2/3 1/5 1/1 3/6 2/4 2/5 2/3 2/4
SW/ T OTAL WINS EARNINGS 1/4 $176,650 2/2 $103,183 1/1 $100,780 1/1 $92,523 1/1 $85,567 2/2 $79,050 0/0 $72,554 1/1 $68,280 2/3 $65,868 1/2 $64,778
NAME RECORD EARNINGS 1 QUARTER MOON RANCH LLC 43(12-7-9)5-5 $300,205 2 GILLIS BETTY J AND JOSEPH A 75(19-12-20)5-14 $298,714 3 ROSEBROOK FARMS LLC 39(10-11-5)3-5 $148,063 4 POWELL MARK 67(14-6-6)0-1 $138,472 5 CRE RUN ENTERPRISES LLC 41(5-9-5)0-4 $109,124 6 FRITZ TOM 8(1-2-1)1-1 $85,567 7 BENNETT LYNN 19(3-7-4)0-2 $58,758 8 FORD GARRETT 18(5-3-1)1-1 $45,955
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9 WILSON ED 10 WETZEL JAMES L JR
22(3-2-3) $40,550 21(3-3-2)1-0 $39,242
NAME RECORD EARNINGS 1 TORREZ JERENESTO 101(28-19-20)8-15 $416,899 2 POWELL SCOTT 62(13-9-13)5-6 $325,492 3 ASHBY LYNN A 67(10-17-8)1-6 $245,841 4 EATON TERRI 64(16-15-8)4-7 $167,710 5 POWELL MARK 64(13-6-9)0-1 $135,012 6 HOBSON SIMON 54(7-11-6)0-1 $103,619 7 DANYLUK KEN 66(7-8-7)1-0 $89,059 8 SHELLEY HELEN 46(8-3-6)1-2 $53,841 9 LAFLEUR RENEE 73(5-5-11)0-2 $49,473 10 GARZA BENJAMIN 34(3-4-4) $48,385
NAME RECORD EARNINGS 1 JOSEPH A OR BETTY J GILLIS 114(31-21-22)8-18 $477,452 2 DIANNE K WALDRON 105(24-22-17)5-6 $283,021 3 JANE R TEUTSCH 29(6-3-4)4-2 $189,670 4 ALAN KIRSHNER OR DEBORAH MIHALOFF 64(7-13-10)0-4 $140,929 5 TOM FRITZ 8(1-2-1)1-1 $85,567 6 BILL WALDRON 44(4-6-10)0-2 $78,412 7 ERIC AND RANDI MOREAU-SIPIERE 44(4-5-10) $46,622 8 ED WILSON 19(3-2-3) $40,135 9 L TODD MOAK 24(4-7-1)0-1 $39,776 10 JAMES L WETZEL JR 21(3-3-2)1-0 $39,242
JOCKEY RECORD EARNINGS 1 COA KEIBER J 54(15-9-10)4-1 $239,375 2 CHIAPPE RICARDO 40(13-6-2)2-0 $159,990 3 CEDENO CAROL 32(10-7-6)1-4 $157,100 4 SPIETH SCOTT 30(5-7-8)1-2 $97,745 5 WALES TRAVIS 54(5-8-7)0-1 $86,388 6 SWAN KIRSTEN 35(4-8-5)0-1 $81,267 7 ROCCO JR JOSEPH 1(1-0-0)1-0 $58,280 8 HERRERA HUGO 25(5-8-6)2-3 $53,370 9 ZAMBRANA EDDIE JOE 13(5-1-3)0-1 $48,840 10 ESPINOZA VICTOR 1(1-0-0)1-0 $47,300
2017 Starters as of October 12, 2017
Statistics provided by the Arabian Jockey Club. HORSE'S NAME AIM N AIR PATRON ALL N ALL ALLEGRO FIRE AMBUSH AA ANGELINA AA ANNA BELLA AA AURUM REX AYERS BELLFASTT BIG CHAY BIG CORK BIG EYE BIG GIRLS ARE BETTER BR DANCE IN RED
SIRE X DAM AIM SOUTH x SAMANTHA SPICE KAOLINO x GIRL CHAT DAHESS x ALL TU SEXY ALLEGRO AA x TRI SILKIE SANDS ALLEGRO AA x ISIS DE GARGASSAN BURNING SAND x ANGEL PROOF BURNING SAND x ANGEL PROOF NORPHE x RCF AURA-LEIGH BURNING SAND x BW ALI CATT NIVOUR DE CARDONNE x BELLA ATHEENA SO BIG IS BETTER x CHAYS ZELL MKP SO BIG IS BETTER x UNCORKED SO BIG IS BETTER x ISIS DE GARGASSAN SO BIG IS BETTER x YOU GO GIRL LINE DANCER x TC GATE DANCER
SEX R ECORD EARNINGS f 4(0-1-1) $1,702 c 5(0-1-1) $3,454 f 5(0-0-1) $5,025 f 6(1-2-0) $6,374 c 4(1-1-0) $5,796 f 5(1-3-0) $7,471 f 4(0-1-2) $3,019 c 2(0-0-0) $162 c 6(0-1-1)0-1 $5,858 c 5(0-1-3) $5,420 c 6(1-1-0) $9,240 c 4(1-1-1)0-1 $10,700 f 2(0-0-0) $625 f 8(1-0-0) $10,745 f 1(0-0-0) $125
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BURN NOTICE MC BURNING CHARM BURNING MERCY BUTCH CASSIDY LZP CANDY LAND MAN CAPTAIN BUSH CODYS SURPRISE COLORS IN MOTION CHNDAKASEXPRESS CR ADRIENTE DARTYN KRISS SWA DAZE OF AWE DBON TEMP ROULER DESERT DEW DESERT HONOUR DREAM PEARL DUCHESS AA EASTER MAN ES MI CIELO FASTANDFURIOUS FC TIKI ROSE FIFTYSHADESS OF BAY FLY DUBAI CS FOXY ROXY GOLLY ZANDS GRANDIOSA CS HIGHH SHINE HIJO DE SAMMY IL AZEUS IN X HESS IVORY SHORES JESS IS ON FIRE JEWELL AA JIMDANDY TOTHEREHESSQ JUNIA KAFO KAO MALOAN SWA KAZZU KEEP ON DREAMIN KHOUROS CS KKAT BALLOU LAST CALL MHF LAZUR HESS LET IT BE ME LIL DUDE AA MADGICALL MADJIC VAZ MADJIKMAN MBA DESERT SAWDUST MERITAGE MHF MERLOT MHF MICCAH MISS PARADISE MISS RUBY MIZZDORA MY CHARADE MY WERNERS EQUINOX MYSTICAL MHF NIVOURS ROMANCE OMEGA CS OUR PRINCESS OZARK KAOLENA SWA PACIFIC WINDS PADDYS DAY PAMS MASQUERADE PRINCE WILLIAM AA PSC TALEB QUICK AND RICH QUICK SAND AA
BURNING SAND x FRENCH TWIST BURNING SAND x TRIUMPHS SILKIE BURNING SAND x TRI-ILLUSIVE LADY BURNING SAND x BOZELL ZEFIRO DE NULVI x MARIEKA CS BUSH HOG x GLEBE BURNING SAND x TRIUMPHS SILKIE DAHESS x OVOUR THE RAINBOW CHNDAKA x GRAND MASQUERADE BURNING SAND x FORTY ALL KD KALHOUN x TRISS GRILLA x IN AWE DIT DJET SET DE FALGAS x WIKINGS WIXEN NIVOUR DE CARDONNE x SHAWMONDEW NIVOUR DE CARDONNE x ANNAS DESERT ROSE BURNING SAND x TRIUMPHS PEARL BURNING SAND x WIKING STAR BURNING SAND x ANGEL PROOF BURNING SAND x HEAVEN KAN WAIT CHNDAKA x MISS FAST PTRACK SAND TIKI SPECIAL x EDEE ROSE DAHESS x DONNATELLAA BIG EASY x KADOR N BRAEBRAE NORPHE x SCARLET CS BY GOLLY SAND x ZANS LITTLE WING ELIOS DE CARRERE x ZUCCHERA CS BURNING SAND x DC WILLFUL SPIRIT SAMMY V x SERENE DREAMS WIESZCZEK x ELSPETH DAHESS x EASTER IA BURNING SAND x FRENCH SHORES VAZS BURNING DESTINY x BANDERS NAOMI KU BURNING SAND x TRIUMPHS PEARL DAHESS x IN AWE DJET SET DE FALGAS x B J ZELL BURNING SAND x FRYNCH KAOLINO x MOLLI MALOAN KAOLINO x MW BONNIE Z KAOLINO x DREAM KEEPER BIG EASY x KADOR N BRAEBRAE DJET SET DE FALGAS x BLACK BEACHES KAOLINO x ALWAYS AND FOREVER DAHESS x RZOE LUTE TM LET IT BE x KREM DE LA KREM BURNING SAND x GINKGA MADJANI x TU FOR ALL MADJANI x TIKI DESTINY MADJANI x RUBIE ROSE THREE T SAWBLADE x TTT TINA CHNDAKA x SONOMA DEW MADJANI x SONOMA DEW DJET SET DE FALGAS x WIKINGS WIXEN PARADOR x NOVELYNN GRILLA x NOVELYNN VAZS MANE SON x PJ MISS ZUBY THE LAST DANSE x HERE KITTY KITTY MY THUNDER BOLT x ORANGEBLSMSPECIAL MADJANI x MORNING LYGHT NIVOUR DE CARDONNE x LEGAL ROMANCE ZEFIRO DE NULVI x MEGA CS NIVOUR DE CARDONNE x MONARCHS PRINCESS KAOLINO x FMR OZARK EKLIPSE DAHESS x A SECOND WIND BURNING SAND x AK LORETTA WALK THE LINE x GRAND MASQUERADE BURNING SAND x TRIUMPHS PEARL MADJANI x ST HOTTIEDOTTIE TH RICHIE x QUICK NOON BURNING SAND x TRIUMPHS SILKIE
c 4(0-0-0) $1,625 f 5(1-0-3)0-2 $11,245 f 5(1-0-2) $6,403 c 5(0-1-1) $5,900 f 12(1-2-2) $18,064 c 5(1-1-1) $10,375 c 6(2-1-1) $9,700 c 2(0-1-0) $2,300 c 10(0-0-3) $6,950 c 9(2-3-0)0-1 $15,794 f 7(0-0-1) $5,385 f 1(0-1-0) $1,400 c 6(0-0-1) $4,430 f 4(0-0-1) $2,270 c 2(0-1-0) $2,600 f 7(2-3-0)2-2 $38,418 f 5(0-0-1) $3,085 c 6(2-4-0)1-3 $90,290 c 9(0-0-3)0-1 $5,879 c 2(0-0-0) $600 c 1(0-0-0) $100 f 3(0-1-0) $3,625 c 3(-1-2) $2,242 f 1(0-0-0) $450 f 2(0-0-0) $1,378 f 1(0-0-0) $500 c 4(0-1-0) $3,600 c 7(1-0-1) $5,529 c 4(0-0-0) $596 c 6(0-0-1) $4,225 f 10(5-1-1)1-2 $92,523 c 2(0-0-0) $1,350 f 2(0-0-0) $2,400 f 4(1-1-0)0-1 $12,845 f 11(0-1-2) $7,250 c 1(0-0-1) $671 c 8(2-3-1)1-0 $28,077 c 1(0-0-0) $500 f 4(1-0-0) $3,885 c 4(0-0-3) $2,190 f 2(0-0-0) $920 f 9(2-3-3)0-2 $39,047 c 2(1-0-0) $7,250 c 1(0-0-0) $500 c 13(3-1-1) $34,530 f 4(0-0-0) $2,800 f 8(0-0-0) $1,867 c 5(1-1-1)0-1 $15,875 c 1(0-0-1) $682 f 1(0-0-0) $500 f 10(1-2-1) $13,633 c 1(0-0-0) $420 f 13(3-2-2) $41,822 f 6(0-0-0) $2,725 f 1(0-0-0) $50 f 3(0-1-0) $1,449 c 1(0-0-0) $217 c 5(2-1-0) $18,000 f 6(0-2-0) $4,397 f 10(0-1-2) $5,260 f 6(0-4-0) $16,100 f 6(1-0-0) $5,780 f 2(0-0-1) $1,600 c 9(6-2-1)4-2 $176,650 f 9(3-2-0) $33,185 c 2(0-0-0) $1,000 c 5(1-0-0) $6,650 c 8(1-2-1)1-1 $85,567 c 9(3-1-4)1-4 $48,088
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RAINEING SAND R B KINDLE RB BURNING RISK RB CREED RB FIRED UP RB GAIM CHANGER RB HOCUS POCUS RB HOT BUNS RB HOT DATE RB HOT RISK RB KINKIE RB KINKIE BOOTS RB NASH RB OPEN FIRE RB SAND CASTLE RB SAND PEARL RB WICKED RICH RICH CRAFT RICH SIN RISKY RED ROYALLY BRED RUBY AA RUNNING BROOKE RV BINT ROUGE RV MISS INDEPENDENT SABRES EDGE SAND TOKEN SAND VICTOR SERGEANT PEPPER MHF SIERRA WINDS SISAZDESTINY SMOKE EN FIRE SPOOK AA SWEET HONEY AA TA MY VIRGULE TAYLORS TOUCHOF CLASS TEXAS CHROME CS THESS IS AWESOME THROUGHLEAP TIFFANYS DREAM TM BIG PAPA TM MADDAMEE TRU KAOLINA TRUE GRIT SA TTT CHARCOAL CHARLIE TWICE RICH UPTOWN FLYING FLYNN UPTOWN SANDY GIRL WMA ANGEL POWER WMA FIESTA WMA FRESCOE WMA MUSTANG SALLY WMA PRAIRIE WIND WMA PRIMROSE LANE WMA RED PEPPER WMA RIO BRAVO WMA RIVERSONG WMA SEASAND WMA SONG OF PRAISE WMA SPECIAL ROSE WMA SUCCESS SYMBOL WMA WHITE SANDY Z YOYO GO ZANDERMAN ZARIFA CS ZEPHYR CS
BURNING SAND x PS STINAS SAGE BURNING SAND x RICH KINKGA NO RISK AL MAURY x SAND TIKI BELLE CALIN DU LOUP x BURNING FIRESTAR BURNING SAND x GINKGA AIM SOUTH x GINKGA NASHWAN AL KHALIDIAH x ABRA CAADABRA NIVOUR DE CARDONNE x ST HOTTIEDOTTIE BURNING SAND x RICK FRYND NO RISK AL MAURY x ST HOTTIEDOTTIE BURNING SAND x RICH KINKGA NASHWAN AL KHALIDIAH x RICH KINKGA NASHWAN AL KHALIDIAH x R B SAND STORM AKIM DE DUCOR x BURNING FIRESTAR BURNING SAND x ROYALE FANFARE BURNING SAND x RICH KINKGA TH RICHIE x R B SAND STORM TH RICHIE x MORE ADORAABLE TH RICHIE x DC WELL DONE NO RISK AL MAURY x NOVELYNN THOROUGHBRED x ROYAL ATHEENA BURNING SAND x TRIUMPHS PEARL BURNING SAND x TRI-ILLUSIVE LADY MOULIN ROUGE MAF x BINT BASKETTE MOULIN ROUGE MAF x BINT BASKETTE DAHESS x IN LIGHTING BURNING SAND x ALL VIRTUE BURNING SAND x VAGUE DE GEMME AMAZING SON x SHIPPEY LANE DA ADIOS x A SECOND WIND VAZS BURNING DESTINY x MISS PHILLY AIM SOUTH x SUMMER N SMOKE ALLEGRO AA x BURNING SILK BURNING SAND x TRIUMPHS SILKIE VIRGULE AL MAURY x MY EVANGELINE DAHESS x TOPPOFTHECLASS DORMANE x EZALLANCE CS DAHESS x IN AWE THOROUGHBRED x A NOBLE LEAP BURNING SAND x WIKING STAR BURNING SAND x SPILLED PERFUME BURNING SAND x SCARLET O SARA KAOLINO x TRULY FLAMING BURNING SAND x DUNOIRE THREE T THREAT x THREE T ZENA TH RICHIE x VIRTEUCE BURNING SAND x DEBUTANNTE BURNING SAND x WIBWILCCA SAND TIKI SPECIAL x TAINT LOVE GRAND SAND TIKI SPECIAL x FEMALE FRENZY THE KENTUCKIAN x WMA FLORA SAND TIKI SPECIAL x SPRINGTYME SALLY THE KENTUCKIAN x NOVAL CONCEPT THE KENTUCKIAN x NOVAL CONCEPT MOULIN ROUGE MAF x SCARLET MRV MOULIN ROUGE MAF x TIIS DESTINY THE KENTUCKIAN x WMA SOLOMANS SONG THE KENUCKIAN x WMA SEABREEZE SAND TIKI SPECIAL x WMA SOLOMANS SONG SAND TIKI SPECIAL x BLYTH MILADY ROSE STATUS SYMBOLL x SWEET SUCCESS MA SAND TIKI SPECIAL x WMA RHODA WALK THE LINE x RCF MAID MYDAY BY GOLLY SAND x MW SCARLET LADY ZEFIRO DE NULVI x WILLOW CS NORPHE x ZABELLA DE FALGAS
c 6(1-1-1)1-1 f 4(3-1-0)1-1 c 5(2-2-0) c 6(0-2-0) c 3(0-0-1) f 7(2-2-0) c 11(3-2-2) f 6(0-0-3) c 6(2-0-1)0-1 f 7(2-2-0)1-0 f 2(0-0-1)0-1 f 9(2-5-1)1-2 c 6(3-1-1)2-1 c 5(1-1-0) c 8(1-2-1) f 4(1-1-0) f 9(1-0-3) f 4(1-0-0) f 1(1-0-0) f 19(1-3-7)0-1 f 4(1-1-2)0-1 f 2(1-0-1)1-1 f 4(1-0-2) f 2(0-0-0) f 1(0-0-1) f 11(1-1-2) f 9(1-1-0) c 8(2-2-1)1-3 c 7(1-1-1) f 1(0-0-0) f 5(0-0-0) f 2(0-1-0) c 5(2-1-1) f 4(2-0-2)1-1 c 5(0-1-1) f 3(1-0-1) c 1(1-0-0) c 9(2-1-1)0-1 f 8(0-0-1) f 2(1-0-0) c 6(1-1-0) f 9(1-3-1) f 6(1-0-0) c 3(2-0-0) c 12(0-1-2) c 5(1-0-1) c 3(0-1-1) f 6(2-3-0)0-1 f 8(0-1-0) c 2(0-0-0) c 1(0-0-0) f 1(0-0-0) f 6(0-0-1) f 2(0-0-0) c 6(1-1-0) c 5(0-0-1) f 3(0-0-0) f 3(0-0-0) f 7(0-0-0) f 13(3-1-2) f 12(1-0-2) c 1(0-0-0) c 6(0-1-1) c 1(0-0-0) f 9(1-1-1) c 2(1-0-0)
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$12,040 $31,500 $9,683 $3,380 $2,693 $21,300 $24,115 $4,818 $19,000 $19,655 $4,025 $34,800 $55,100 $12,145 $14,711 $8,725 $9,678 $4,461 $2,940 $28,007 $11,300 $24,050 $8,700 $253 $561 $11,170 $9,240 $33,750 $12,100 $500 $2,220 $2,500 $9,960 $34,150 $2,105 $11,800 $3,180 $42,054 $4,975 $6,500 $5,232 $18,750 $2,329 $8,235 $5,221 $8,915 $3,600 $23,600 $3,850 $1,000 $100 $100 $1,332 $200 $5,982 $1,728 $1,450 $560 $1,560 $13,254 $7,607 $100 $3,590 $150 $10,706 $3,905
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let it go and chase after it. He would do that and just thought it was the greatest thing. He had this ambition of activity.” Up next for the busy-bodied horse from Sidney, Mich., is a trip to Abu Dhabi in November to run in the Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Jewel Crown Stakes. With a purse of over $1.4 million, it’s the richest race for Arabians in the world. Quick And Rich made $3,050 for winning his debut start. Once again, Tom and Joyce will be happy just to hit the board. Until then, they’ll be plenty busy still trying to convince themselves that night at Churchill Downs was real. For a horse they described as their “last hurrah,” the cheers only seem to be getting louder. “The next morning,” Joyce said, “when we got up and around, Tom went in and got in the shower, got out of the shower, stuck his head out the door, and said, ‘Is the trophy still there?’ I said, ‘Yeah.’ He said, ‘Good, it wasn’t a dream, then.’” 31 • Arabian Finish Line • October/November 2017
u.n:told stories of horse life
By Steve Heath
Horse Superstitions and Omens Over the years there have been many superstitions and omens surrounding the horse world. Here are just a few. Have you ever encountered any of them? Do you believe in them? • A good horse is never a bad color. • One white horse. Bad luck, unless you are with your lover. Then seeing one white horse is good luck. • Two white horses together. You will have good luck. • A Piebald horse. Good luck, unless you see his tail first up which means you will have bad luck instead. • ONE white leg, buy him. TWO white legs, try him. THREE white legs, send him far away. FOUR white legs, keep him not a day. • The Hungarians and Spanish believe all black horses are lucky – the French think the reverse. • A horse neighing at your door. This is a bad sign! Everybody inside the dwelling will get sick. • Renaming your horse. Bad luck – don't do it. • The horseshoe in mythology represented the crescent moon. Nailed on doorways it was deemed to ward off witchcraft, the evil eye and Satan. It is still, today, a symbol of good luck. Attached to a wall or doorway, the open end should be up, otherwise “the luck will run out”. • The ancients attributed special sanctity to a vow taken on horseback – one that could not be violated. • Horses disturbed and restless in the morning and with their manes and tails tangled and twisted are supposed, according to old English legend, to have been ridden in the night by the pixies.
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Proud to be a part of history in the making. For the first time in horse racing history, Arabian horse racing arrived at Monmouth Park race course with two races on the Labor Day card... the $50,000 Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al Nahyan Cup Gr.1 and the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Apprentice World Championship Stake. The same weekend Delaware Park hosted the Buzz Brauninger Arabian Distaff Handicap Gr.1. And on September 23, historic Churchill Downs hosted the prestigious $100,000 Gr.1 President of the UAE Cup. We congratulate all who participated, the winning horses and their connections. We excitedly celebrate another first: Arabian horse racing is indeed turning a corner with an increased number of racing registrations this year in the USA.
Cre Run has over thirty years involvement in Arabian horse breeding and racing, and we are truly proud to be a part of the growing industry. See our website for select horses available for lease or purchase.
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