On 21st – 26th January the National Championships took place in UAE. Polish-bred arabian horses marked their presence quite admirably.
As usual, Polish „dominance” was mostly visible in Senior Mares’ class. We had 4 Polish-bred representatives in the main championship: Michalow’s EXPRESSJA TV (El Omari – El Medina), PROSARIA (Kabsztad – Prosna) and PUSTYNNA FIESTA (Ekstern – Pustynna Róża) as well as Białka’s CAMILIA (Piaff – Calineczka). In the local championship Janów’s CERVINIA (Enzo – Cerelia) claimed silver for her UAE owner.
The presence of Polish stallions was noticeable as well. In the main Senior Stallions’ Championship we had EL FADO (WH Justice – Enya, bred by ZPH „Strusinianka”, while in the local championship – ZWIEWNY (Maran – Znaczna) bred by Andrzej Piwowarski and LARANDO (QR Marc – Laranda) bred by Michałów Stud.
Among the younger mares 3-years-old ERALDINIA F (Emerald J – Enezja) bred by Falborek Arabians took silver in the Junior Mares Local Championship.
In the classes’ top 5 there were also: BASTIA (Ekstern – Basta, SK Janów Podlaski, mares 4+), ZADORA (Ekstern – Zariba, bred by SK Janów Podlaski, mares 4+, local championship participant) and GAJA LUNA (Psyche Keret – Gaja Iris, bred by Krzysztof Poszepczyński, 3-years-old mares).
The Championships were represented very strongly. The number of entries to every section of every class was many times above 20. This is all the more reason for being proud of the Polish-breds’ numerous successes.
The first Title show in 2019 is already behind us.
During Prince Sultan Arabian Horse Festival, taking place in Al Khalediah Farm in Saudi Arabia, 6 Polish-breds were shown.
GIRLAN BEY (Pesal – Gracja) bred by Michałów Stud was third, while Michałów’s ALBANO (Enzo – Alena) – fourth in 10+ years old stallions class.
GANGA (Emigrant – Granada) bred by Krzysztof Poszepczyński was 4th in 10+ years old mares class.
Michałów’s PIACOLLA (Enzo – Polonica) finished 5th in 7-9-years old mares class.The other Polish performers were ESIMA (Altis – Emanta) bred by Falborek Arabians and FELICJANA (Ekstern – Felicja), bred by Janów Podlaski Stud.
2-years-old ERALDINIA F (Emerald J – Enezja), bred by Falborek Arabians, was chosen Reserve Champion Filly, while GAJA LUNA (Psyche Keret – Gaja Iris) took Fillies Championship Top 5 title.
There were also two Polish-breds in the Mares Championship: Michałów’s PROSARIA (Kabsztad – Prosna) was placed 3rd. Janów’s CETARA (Ekstern – Cetula) also finished in Top 5.
In the Class’ Top 5 we could also cheer Michałów’s PROSNEGA (4-7-years old mares) as well as EKSTERA bred by Leszek Jarmuz and ESPINA bred by SK Kurozwęki (8+ years old mares)
Congratulations to all the breeders and owners.
Full results HERE
Michałów’s EL BELISSIMA (Ascot DD – Ekliptyka/Ekstern) finished close to the Top 5, scoring good 91,17 points, while Janów’s ENCARINA (Ascot DD – Eneria/QR Marc) scored 90,25.
Our best representative – Michałów’s EMANOLLA (Vitorio TO – Emandoria/Gazal Al Shaqab), was placed 4th in her class, which gave her the championship qualification and ultimately World Top 10 title. Janów’s PREGOLA (Vitorio TO – Perespa/Enzo) finiished 6th.
We had two championship qualifiers: ALSA (Kahil Al Shaqab – Alameda/Wachlarz), bred and owned by Janów Podlaski State Stud, and recent European Champion WILDONA (Shanghai EA – Wilda/Gazal Al Shaqab) from Michałów State Stud. Both mares claimed World Top 10 titles. Janów’s POTENTILLA (Ekstern – Panonia/Eukaliptus) was awarded a prize for best movement, with impressibe 5x20 in the class.
A climax moment of the Senior Mares Championship was the last farewell performance of EMANDORIA (Gazal Al Shaqab – Emanda/Ecaho), shown by her lifelong handler Mariusz Liśkiewicz. The queen, after 13 years of splendid show career, says final goodbye to the arenas, claiming Platinum World Champion Title.
Our only contender, Białka’s PARILLUS (Ascot DD – Parilla/Enzo), has again met the bad luck, losing the Top 5 only by the type score
It was a good night for Team EQUATOR (QR Marc – Ekliptyka/Ekstern). After convincing class win and the highest score of the show (93,67) he qualified to the championship as an audience’s favorite, followed by fellow ATIUS O (Shahim Al Nakeeb – Atia Oone/Johann El Jamaal) owned by Mr Czesław Gołaszewski, who claimed marvelous 2nd place in Section A, ultimately finishing the championships in the World Top 5.
In spite of his class winning, EQUATOR wasn’t exactly a sure bet for the champion title. Fortunately, his splendid final performance convinced 5 out of 7 judges, which led him to the World Senior Champion Stallion title.
As usual, there was no numerous Polish representation amongst the youngest fillies. Michałów State Stud showed half-sister to EQUATOR, the chestnut EL BELISSIMA (Ascot DD – Ekliptyka/Ekstern), while Janów – BENONA (Ascot DD – Bernadetta/Ganges). Both fillies finished their performances at the class level.
Section B of 2-year-olds brang us the first championship qualifiers. 4 Polish fillies were placed in the Top 5. Magnificent ERALDA (Emaerald J – Enezja/Marajj), bred by Krzysztof Goździalski – Falborek Arabians claimed the first place with fantastic score of 4x20 for type and 4x20 for movement. Michałów’s PARANTELLA (Kahil Al Shaqab – Palanga/Ekstern) was third, MARKIZA OF JUSTICE (WH Justice – Markiza of Marwan/Marwan Al Shaqab), bred and owned by Małgorzata and Józef Pietrzak was fourth, while Janów’s TACJANA (Ascot DD – Tartina/Perseusz) finished fifth.
Michałów’s EMANOLLA (Vitorio TO – Emandoria/Gazal Al Shaqab) was the best amongst three-year-olds. Our second representative, WIEŻA CZARÓW (Vitorio TO – Wieża Marzeń/Ekstern), bred by Michałów State Stud and owned by Marek Rzepka, also finished in the Top 5.
In the championship ERALDA repeated her wonderful performance, ultimately claiming gold. Michałów’s EMANOLLA also finished in the Top 5.
Polish 4- and 5-year-olds took an entire Top 3. WILDONA (Shanghai EA – Wilda/Gazal Al Shaqab) from Michałów State Stud unexpectedly beat her better-known studmate, PUSTYNIA KAHILA (Kahil Al Shaqab – Pustynna Malwa/Ekstern), claiming 5x20 for movement and 4x20 for type. Janów’s ADELITA (Kahil Al Shaqab – Altamira/Ekstern) was third.
In 6- and 7-year-olds class two Polish mares finished in the Top 5: Janów’s POTENTILLA (Ekstern – Panonia/Eukaliptus) was third, followed by KALAHARI (Ajman Moniscione – Kashira/Magnum Psyche) bred by Andrzej Wójtowicz and owned by P.P.H. Parys. In the top 5 of 8-10 year olds three Polish mares were placed, including EREIRA (Piruet – Elgina/Ekstern) bred by Michałów State Stud and owned by P.P.H. Parys (2nd place), Janów’s PALATINA (QR Marc – Palmeta/Ecaho and ESIMA (Altis – Emanta/Pamir), bred by Krzysztof Goździalski and owned by Halsdon Arabians. 10+ years old mares class contained only one participant – BIRUTA (Ekstern – Bajada/Pamir), bred by Janów Podlaski State Stud and owned by Halsdon Arabians.
Class order was repeated during the championship and the result turned out quite dreamy for Polish breeding. WILDONA returns home as a new European Champion, while PUSTYNIA KAHILA – as a new European Reserve Champion.
Geldings were shown immediately in the championship. The bronze medal was awarded to 7-years-old POSTAR (Om El Belissimo – Pomerania/Gazal Al Shaqab), bred by Janów Podlaski State Stud.
In section A Białka’s PARILLUS (Ascot DD – Parilla/Enzo) nearly made it to the Top 5, ultimately finishing 6th. In the second section Janów’s ERANTIS (Ascot DD – Eugara/Om El Belissimo) claimed good 4th place, while grey EMAR AVI (Empire – El Medisa/Shanghai EA), bred and owned by Czesław Gołaszewski – Regina Arabians was 7th.
We had only one, but very classy representative of 2-year-olds. EL VALENTINO (Excalibur EA – Etiffani/Justify), bred by Wojciech Parczewski – Best Arabians, claimed the Class Top 5. Michałów’s three years old DASTAN (Equator – Dama Pik/Enzo) performed even better, finishing in the third place.
In the 8-10 year olds class, under the absence of AJA ANGELO there was no competition for Michałów’s EQUATOR (QR Marc – Ekliptyka/Ekstern), who claimed 5x20 for type and 5x20 for movement, winning the class with 1,80 points advantage (93,80 – the highest score of the show!). Bred by Janów Podlaski State Stud ETORYK (Om El Shahmaan – Etnologia/Gazal Al Shaqab) claimed the third place.
In the class of 4- and 5-year-olds Janów’s PITAWAL (Kahil Al Shaqab – Pepita/Ekstern) was placed in the Top 5.
Polish stallions outstood the stake also in the oldest (11+) class, won by Michałów’s LISSAR (Gazal Al Shaqab – Larissa/Eukaliptus), who was followed by 2nd ALBANO (Enzo – Alena/Emigrant), bred by Janów Podlaski State Stud.
It turned out that EQUATOR easily surpassed the competition in the championship as well, as he was unanimously chosen The European Senior Champion Stallion.
The full results of the competition are available here: bit.ly/2PSiIbK
In the history of Polish Arabian Horse Racing October the 7th 2018 will forever be one of the most memorable dates. That day, during the famous L’Arc meeting at the Longchamps, FAZZA AL KHALEDIAH (Jalnar Al Khalidiah – Assma Al Khalediah/Amer) delivered an unexpected G1 triumph for his Polish trainer and owners, winning easily in Qatar Arabian World Cup (G1, 2000 m, 1 000 000).
Last season in Poland belonged to Fazza. After losing his maiden tag in the first entry, he continued his winning streak, claiming Białka, Sambor and Porównawcza Stakes (A-cat.) as well as Europejczyk Stakes (B-cat.). His 3-year-old record turned to be a perfect 6:6-0-0.
He opened the next season with easy wins in Comet and Ofir Stakes (A-cat.). After that, Michał Borkowski made his first international try in Milan President of the UAE (Listed, 2000 m, 50 600 €). Fazza won the race, (9th time in a row), but it wasn’t the easy journey – Pierantonio Covertino used the whip 22 times. Soon after that, Fazza was entered to the Qatar Arabian World Cup.
A month and a half ater that came the first failure. In Europa Prize (G3 PA, 2600 m, 148 750 PLN) Fazza had to step out the winners’ circle for French-bred IJRAM (Amer – Massamarie/Tidjani), losing by a whole 2 ½ lengths. After the race the decision of running in the world’s toughest race was questioned by many. None the less Polska AKF team and Michał Borkowski boldly took the risk and went to Paris.
Fazza’s odds before the race oscilated around whopping 1:69, second highest (after the leader). Compare it to QAWC 2017 winner GAZWAN, with odds no more than 1:4,7!
He broke from the gate quite unwell and for a majority of time kept his position behind. The first kilometer was ran in dazzling 1:06’61. Polish commentator at Służewiec Racetrack began to doubt any chances of Fazza’s abilities to take this pace. He couldn’t be more wrong. In the final stretch Pierantonio Covertino found the perfect gap between horses and Fazza just jumped out of the stake, winning clearly by 2 ½ lengths.
Time of the race, 2:13’33, despite being quite slow for the QAWC, still beats Służewiec record by 2,67 seconds!
No Polish horse in a century can compete with this achievement. Modest colt from relatively unknown Poland beating 15 world’s greatest Arabian racehorses astonished everyone and thriller his homeland. Hearing Polish National Anthem at Longchamp was one of a kind moment.Congratulations to Polska AKF Sp. z o.o., trainer Michał Borkowski, regular rider Natalia Hendzel and jockey Pierantionio Covertino. We truly hope that this is just a beginning of Fazza’s international career.
We had three representatives in section B: Janów’s ENCARINA (Ascot DD – Eneria) 3rd place), as well as Michałów’s EL BELISSIMA (Ascot DD – Ekliptyka) (4th) and EL GOTTA (Ascot DD – El Mediara) (7th). In the championship EL BELISSIMA performed better than ENCARINA, taking the 4th place.
Janów's ATAKAMA (Empire - Atma) took 5th place in 3 years old with the total score of 91,31.
In mares 4-6 years old class A WILDONA (Shanghai EA – Wilda) bred and owned by Michałów State Stud, took 1st place, beating fellow GALERIDA (Shanghai EA – Galilea) (2nd). Janów’s BAMBINA (Kahil Al Shaqab – Bellisa) took 4th place, while Agmal Jahiddah, daughter of Polish ERABEA, took 5th. In section B Janów’s ALSA (Kahil Al Shaqab – Alameda) performed astonishingly, and with three “20” for movement beat Michałów’s PUSTYNIA KAHILA (Kahil Al Shaqab – Pustynna Malwa) (2nd) and EL OMARISSA (El Omari - Emissa) (3rd).
In mares 7-10 years old PSYCHE KREUZA (Ekstern – Pallas-Atena) , bred and owned by Chrcynno-Pałac Stud completed 5 „20” for movement and won the class over Janów’s PRIMERA (Eden C – Preria) (2nd), and bred by Krzysztof Goździalski and owned by Washam Arabians ESIMA (Altis – Emanta) (4th).
Among mares 11 years and older there was no competition for ETNOLOGIA bred by Janow Podlaski State Stud and owned by Halsdon Arabians – Mrs Shirley Watts, who won the class with huge odds of 0,81 points. Michałów's PALANGA (Ekstern – Panika) took 3rd place.
Polish mares stunned Aachen with exemplary movement and showing behavior. In top threes of 4 adult mares classes even 9 horses were born in Poland. Therefore, 8 out 10 championship contenders were Polish-bred. Champions weren’t voted unanimously. Audience’s favorite ETNOLOGIA was unfortunately eliminated by sudden lameness. WILDONA, ALSA and PSYCHE KREUZA, all in top form, scored some points. Ultimately Michałów State Stud took two medals for their widely known representatives – silver for PUSTYNIA KAHILA and BRONZE for GALERIDA.
Both of Polish contenders – Janów’s ERANTIS (Ascot DD – Eugara) and EMAR AVI (Empire – El Medissa), bred and owned by Krzysztof Gołaszewski – after finishing 4th in their classes were qualified for the championship.
In the 4-6 years old class top 5 ATIUS O (Shahim Al Nakeeb – Atia Oone) bred by Oone LLC and owned by Czesław Gołaszewski – Regina Arabians (3) and WIRON (Kabsztad - Wirka) (5) bred by Brygida & Jerzy Chrapkowski and owned by BLack Lady Arabians were placed. Michałów’s EQUATOR (QR Marc – Ekliptyka) finished 2nd in stallions 7+ class. All three showed in the championship, and ultimately EQUATOR was voted reserve champion.
ANC Highest Points Winner Females: ETNOLOGIA (Gazal Al Shaqab – Etalanta) (93,19)