The upcoming weekend has several Arabian horse scheduled at the same time, but it’s worth looking back at the results of the European Amateur Cup, held on May 6-7th at Sint-Lenaarts in Belgium. The show was held for amateur presenters, who were divided into three groups depending on their experience. There were quite a lot of Polish horses in the classes:
Senior mares (novice amateur)
3rd ERABEA (Piber – Elandra) bred by Michałów Stud
Senior stallions (novice amateurs)
2nd WANDEROS (Shanghai E.A. – Walida/Etnodrons Psyche) bred by Stanisław Redestowicz
Senior stallions (expert amateurs)
1st EBENOS (Om El Bellissimo – Enaam/Ekstern) bred by Janów Podlaski Stud
3rd GLORIET PSYCHE (Padrons Psyche – Glorietta/Arlet) bred by Stanisław Redestowicz
Geldings (expert amateurs)
1st POSTAR (Om El Bellissimo – Pomerania/Gazal Al Shaqab) bred by Janów Podlaski Stud
1st ESFAHAN (Ekstern – El Fatha/Entyk) bred by Janów Podlaski Stud
2nd EMIRZO (Enzo – Emira/Laheeb) bred by Michałów Stud
The past weekend at Służewiec was all about the Pamir Stakes, the Stanisław Sałagaj Memorial and the Arabian-type race.
The Stanisław Sałagaj Memorial (a handicap group I race for 4 year old stallions and mares over 2000 m) was won by ZAHAAB (FR) (Mahaab – Madone de Piboul/Dormane) of Zbigniew Górski.
Victorious in the Arabian-type race for 3 year old horses of the II group over 1400 m was PARSEK (Kahil Al Shaqab – Pętla/Visbaden) owned by Janów Podlaski Stud.
Whereas the Pamir Stakes (cat. B) for 5 year old horses and older over 2200 m were won by SHADWAN AL KHALEDIAH (FR) (Nashwan Al Khalidiah – Quesche du Paon/Akbar) owned by Polska AKF.
Saturday results (13.05.2017)
Sunday results (14.05.2017)
The Tulip Cup in the Ermelo, this year held on April 29-30th, begins the European show season in earnest. One of the judges was PAHBA member Tomasz Tarczyński.
The bronze medal of the senior stallions went to ELGAST (WH Justice - Elfera/Psytadel), bred and owned by Lech Błaszczyk. Elgast qualified for the finals from second place in class, behind the Janów-bred ETORYK (Om El Shahmaan - Etnologia/Gazal Al Shaqab), who was awarded with 3x20 for movement, but only the first of them managed to stand on the podium. Furthermore Elgast received the main cash prize (250 EUR) in this class for the best European bred and owned stallion.
The winner of the geldings championship was the Janów bred POSTAR (Om El Bellissimo - Pomerania/Gazal Al Shaqab), while victorious in the Liberty class was Michałów's gelding EMIRZO (Enzo - Emira/Laheeb) and right behind him - PERLINA (BE), daughter of Janów's Persenkówka.
Photo courtesy of Urszula Łęczycka
Sunday (30.04.2017) saw the Comet St. played out at the Służewiec Racetrack - a B category race for 4 year olds over 2000 m. The winner was the filly GUSA (Murhib - Gusmania/Status) bred by Magdalena Gromala.
Whereas last Thursday was the date of the first entries (16 horses) to the Arabian Derby (cat. A), which this year is scheduled for the 30th of July.
On Sunday the 2017 racing season commenced at the Służewiec Race Track in Warsaw. There were two races for Arabians.
The first, for 4 year olds and above (of the 3rd group) over 1800 m was won by the stallion EVERGONNATOUCHTHIS (Nivourgonnatouchthis – Elsana/Gafal) bred, owned and trained by Jan Głowacki.
The second race, Skowronek Stakes, for 5 year olds and above (of the 1st group) over 2000 m was won by the gelding BURKAN AL KHALEDIAH (SA) (Khalid El Biwaibiya – Rayyan/Bengali d’Albret) owned by Polska AKF, bringing a first time win for trainer Maciej Kacprzyk.
The title of Chilean National Senior Champion Stallion went this year to JAZEER DE WIEC (BR). This stallion has previously claimed the titles of Brazilian National Reserve (2010) and Brazilian National Champion (2011 & 2012) Junior Stallion. Jazeer's sire is the Michałów-bred DĘBOWIEC (Monogramm - Dębówka/Eternit), Brazilian National Senior Champion Stallion from 2006.