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• 2020-07-13 •

Salam Al Khalediah wins again, Derby odds lowering for Hamal

Ofir Stakes for 4+ years old ended like nearly everybody expected. From start to finisz the race was led by a favorite, 7 years old SALAM AL KHALEDIAH. Janów Stakes determined the new great pretender to this year’s Derby win.

Ridden by Szczepan Mazur SALAM AL KHALEDIAH (Nashwan Al Khalidiah – Quesche du Paon/Akbar) controlled the pace all along, winning very easily by 3.5 lengths. The winner belongs to AKF Poland and he is trained by Maciej Kacprzyk. The colt was followed by last year Derby winner DRAGON (Dahess – Djaima/Nonius), bred and owned by Mr. Zbigniew Górski. There was a struggle for a third place between the experienced Janów’s BANDOLERO (Portmer – Botura/Samsheik) and the only one 4-year-old in the field, Austrian-bred TABARAK’S ELVIRA (Tabarak – Elea/Dormane). The colt won by no more than a nose.

The second of Sunday’s big races, Janów Stakes, had more thrilling course and determined a new favorite for this year’s Derby. In the field of eleven, all eyes were turned to the recent Kabaret Stakes winner, WIELKI DAKRIS (Mared Al Sahra – Wielka Damira/Ontario HF). However, after lots of trouble in the distance, in the final straight he had overlarge margin to the leaders. Great finish was shown by HAMAL (Jaafer ASF – HN Mira/Marvin El Samawi), Martin Srnec in the saddle, who won easily. ALNNAJM (Mared Al Sahra – Arwima/Wachlarz) bred and owned  by Mr. Zbigniew Górski, Hamal’s stable mate AL NAIRA (Marvin El Samawi – Al Risha/Manganello), MUSAB (Asraa Min Albarq – Muna/Nougatin) and recovering Wielki Dakris competed for the second place. Alnnajm placed by a nose before Wielki Dakris, followed by Al Naira and Musab. Janów Stakes was a prove that the in the case of the best 4-year-olds anything is possible.

Congratulations to all involved in the success, with a special shoutout to our members – AKF Poland and Mr. Zbigniew Górski.

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• 2020-07-08 •

Polish highlights in Menton

Despite the pandemics, organizers succeeded to conduct one of the most popular shows of the year - Menton Mediterranean and Arab Countries Arabian Horse Championship. Polish exhibitors were absent in France, but many Polish-bred stars appeared in the ring. WILDONA after a spectacular win in the class was chosen Reserve Senior Champion Mare.

Michałów’s WILDONA (Shanghai EA – Wilda/Gazal Al Shaqab), currently on lease to Al Sheikh Stud has been showered with excellent scores, receiving a stunning number of 11 twenties, including unanymous „20” for type. In the championship she was surpassed by only 6 years old Mozn Albidayer, later chosen Best Female in Show.

In the class of 7 years and older mares we watched Janów-bred trio: owned by Nina Suskievicova  PILAROSA (Al Adeed Al Shaqab – Pilar/Fawor) and BINDUGA (Kahil Al Shaqab – Bigamia/Ekstern), placed second and fifth, followed by Irina Stigler’s ESPARTA (Poganin – Epoka/Pohaniec), placed sixth.
ATIUS O (Shahim Al Nakeeb – Atia oOne/Johann El Jamaal), brought to Europe by Mr. Czesław Gołaszewski and presented by Paweł Kozikowski, won the oldest stallions class, receiving – as usual – all five „20” for movement. He returns from the show with Senior Stallions Bronze Medal.

Congratulations to all involved – and see you next year.
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• 2020-06-22 •

Big surprise in Kabaret Stakes, no surprise in Bandos Stakes

Last weekend another two stakes were ran at Służewiec Racetrack: Kabaret Stakes for 4-year-olds and Bandos Stakes for 4+-year-olds. The first one brought rather unexpected results with a win of Wielki Dakris. In the latter one Shadwan Al Khalediah added yet another win to his impressive record of 11:10-1-0. 

In the numerous field of 12 of Kabaret Stakes (2200 m) three foreign-bred horses had the lowest odd, that is: Moscow Derby winner SEIFUL MULIUK (RU), the best 3-year-old of 2019 TABARAK'S ELVIRA (AT) and consistent GATSBY DE BOZOULS (FR). Unexpectedly bookmakers' favorites were surpassed by Polish-bred WIELKI DAKRIS (Mared Al Sahra - Wielka Damira/Ontario HF), who, ridden by champion jockey Szczepan Mazur, won by a 1/2 lenghts to Seiful Muliuk. The grey colt is bred and owned by Mr. Krzysztof Zakolski, and trained by Adam Wyrzyk. This success made him one of the great pretenders to this year's Derby.

Sunday's Bandos Stakes (2200 m) went completely according to bookmakers' odds. SHADWAN AL KHALEDIAH (Nashwan Al Khalidiah - Quesche du Paon/Akbar), again with Szczepanem Mazur in the saddle won very easily, leaving in the field last year's Derby winner DRAGON, stablemate ANOOD AL KHALEDIAH and Janów's BANDOLERO. AKF Poland's 8 years old stallion is trained by Maciej Kacprzyk. 

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• 2020-06-04 •


The Polish Arabian Horse Breeders Association has prepared a strictly targeted concept for the Promotion of Polish Arabian Horses, both in Poland and abroad. One of the most important points of this Program is support for all Participants of the National Show in Janów Podlaski 2020, in the form of co-financing the Show Awards with the amount of PLN 998.000,0000 / ca. EUR 250.000,00 (In words: nine hundred ninety-eight thousand PLN 00/100), funded by the Ministry of Agriculture in to the person of Minister Jan Krzysztof Ardanowski.
As part of cooperation with the Minister, we have also prepared Regulations on the distribution of this amount, which has been accepted. Full information of the board is here.

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• 2020-05-26 •

An article in The Times 'Polish purge leaves Janow Podlaski stud in crisis' – reply of PAHBA to author of the article and The Times editorial team

Your article titled “Polish purge leaves Janów Podlaski Stud in crisis” in the on-line edition of The Times of 18.05.2020 contains false information about the conditions of Arabian horse breeding in Poland and damages its image to the world.
The board of PAHBA requests its correction, the statement of PAHBA for The Times and it’s author are enclosed below. 

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• 2020-05-25 •

Comet Prize: continuing superiority of Salam Al Khalediah

Bookmakers' favorite, SALAM AL KHALEDIAH, noted an easy win in the first stakes of 2020, Comet Prize (26 250 PLN, 2000 m), confirming his name of the best older racing Arabian in Poland. 

In the interesting field of 8 (last year's derby winner DRAGON bred and owned by Z. Górski was withdrawn) the eyes of the spectators was turned to: 7-years-old SALAM AL KHALEDIAH, one of the AKF Poland Stables leading stars, strong and consistent BANDOLERO bred and owned by Janów Podlaski State Stud, and to the best 3-years-old of 2019, TABARAK’S ELVIRA bred and owned by E. Chat. Debuting on the turf, Moscow Derby winner SEIFUL MULUK bred and owned by R.O. Hahalev was a riddle for many.

Despite the highest weight in the field (63 kg, turf condition good) SALAM AL KHALEDIAH met the role of the favorite and under S. Mazur noted an easy win, leading from the start, with good finishing time of 2’20”4. He was followed by BANDOLERO, ridden by his trainer S. Vasyutov. SEIFUL MULUK won the third place, passing Salam's stable companion ANOOD AL KHALEDIAH by a neck.

The only 2020 Derby potential contender,  HAMAL, was 7, losing more than 20 lengths to the winner.

COMET PRIZE (4+ PA, 2000 m, 26 250 PLN)
  1. SALAM AL KHALEDIAH (FR) 63 s. 7y. (Nashwan Al Khalediah – Quesche du Paon/Akbar), r. S. Mazur, t. M. Kacprzyk, b. Khalid B.S.B. Abdul Aziz Al Saud, o. Polska AKF Sp. z o.o.
  2. BANDOLERO 63 s. 7 y. (Portmer – Botura/Samsheik), r.&t.. S. Vasyutov, b.&o. SK Janów Podlaski
  3. SEIFUL MULIUK (RU) 60 s. 4 y. (Karmel de Faust – Sjamara/Marwan I) r. D. Petryakov, t. N. Szelągowska, b.&o. R.O. Hahalev
  4. ANOOD AL KHALEDIAH (FR) 61 (Nayef Al Khalidiah – Shaza Al Khalediah/Khalid El Biwaibiya) r. S. Abayev, t. M. Kacprzyk, b. Al Khalediah Stables, o. Polska AKF Sp. z o.o.
  5. TABARAK’S ELVIRA (AT) (Tabarak – Elea/Dormane) r. A. Turgaev, t. P. Piątkowski, b.&o. E. & H. Chat – Gestüt Chat

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• 2020-04-09 •

In memory of Prof. Andrzej Strumiłło

With deep sadness we would like to inform you about the death of Prof. Andrzej Strumiłło, a long-time member of our association, who passed away early in the morning in the age of 93.

Prof. Strumiłło, a prominent and versatile art creator, dedicated to horses a huge part of his art work. In 2018 he published an album "Koń wschodni" ("The Eastern Horse"), dedicated to arabian horses and Polish breeding. His beloved house in Maćkowa Ruda was the place of many art meetings as well as the home of his beloved arabians.

We pass the condolences to the Family and Friends of The Professor and join them in honouring His memory.
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• 2020-03-05 •

Jerzy Białobokrremains the ECAHO EC Treasurer

We are glad to inform you that Mr. Jerzy Białobok was elected the ECAHO Executive Committee Treasurer. Congratulations and best of luck for another 4 years.
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• 2020-01-27 •

PSAIAHF 2020: Shining Pepita

As every year in January, the eyes of the whole Arabian community were turned to Al Khalediah Farm in Saudi Arabia, where Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Title show was taking place. The brightest star of Polish breeding was Janów's PEPITA (Ekstern - Pepesza/Eukaliptus), who, after winning the class with a margin 2,3 points, was unanimously chosen Senior Champion Mare. 

PEPITA, sold during the Pride of Poland 2015 Sale for a record-breaking 1.4 M euros, does not disappoint her owner, Akmal Stud. Showered with "twenties" did she win 10+ years old mare class with an impressive 94.5 points. During the championship, a set of ten judges showed rarely seen consent and Janów's mare was unanimously chosen the Senior Champion Mare. Bronze went to Michałów-bred senior, 21 years old FELICJANA (Ekstern - Felicja/Probat).

Currently leased by Mokhldiat Stud EQUATOR (QR Marc - Ekliptyka/Ekstern) didn't let us down as well. He won the 10+ years old class in a good style, following by taking the championship's silver. 

Janów's  ENCARINA(Ascot DD - Eneria/QR Marc) made a good debut among 3 years old fillies, placing third in her class.

Congratulations to all!
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• 2019-10-01 •

All Nations Cup 2019 - the Breeders' Cup for Poland

One silver and two bronzes, special trophy for the best European horse of private breeding and the Breeders’ Cup – Poland takes a fairly big slice from the All Nations Cup 2019 cake.

Yearling fillies
There were four Polish fillies in the show ring, of which the best performance was delivered by Janów’s AMIRATA (EKS Alihandro – Alhasa/Ganges). With a score of 91,08 she placed third and qualified for the championship.

AMIRATA's prize-giving ceremony.  Photo: Sylwia Iłenda 
Yearling colts
The only Polish contender, Białka and Janów Champion STAR FARID (RFI Farid – EKS Star of Africa/Marwan Al Shaqab) bred and owned by W. Parczewski, placed fourth and with a score of 90,63 qualified for the championship.
Two years old fillies
Well-known Janów’s ENCARINA (Ascot DD – Eneria/QR Marc) scored solid 92,10 and went to the championship, as well as Michałów’s PROTEKCJA (Ekstern – Pentra/Poganin). The differences in scoring were minimal - PASCUALA (Ascot DD – Palmeta/Ecaho) bred and owned by Janów Podlaski Stud received only 0,05 less than Protekcja and only 0,05 more than Michałów’s EL BELISSIMA (Ascot DD – Ekliptyka/Ekstern).

  ENCARINA - the best of Polish two years old fillies. Photo: Sylwia Iłenda

Two years old colts
ERANTIS (Ascot DD – Eugara/Om El Belissimo) bred and owned by Janów Podlaski made it to the Class Top Five.
Three years old fillies
In the large and even class three Polish fillies of three different breeders were shown. Janów’s  PARANTELLA (Kahil Al Shaqab – Palanga/Ekstern) was second. ESCOTIA (Ascot DD – Emancja/WH Justice) bred by S. Sławiński and owned by A. Janas-Naze joined her in the Class Top Five.
Three years old colts
Polish National Junior Champion, AMES JR (Psytadel – Altara/Gazal Al Shaqab), bred and owned by J. Ryżkowski, placed in the Class Top Five and advanced to the championship.
4-6 years old mares
As ususal, Polish representation was particularly numerous in this class. Nine widely recognized mares entered the showring and took all top three places in the both sections (sadly, only two first places gave the championship ticket). The highest score (of all mares & fillies) – 93,83, including 6x20 for movement - was received by Janów’s ALSA (Kahil Al Shaqab – Alameda/Wachlarz), currently on lease to Ajman Stud. The second section with 93,33 points has been won by Michałów’s WILDONA (Shanghai EA – Wilda/Gazal Al Shaqab), leased by Al Sheikh Stud. Second places were taken by Janów-bred mares – PRUNELLA (Abyad AA – Pradera/Hiayyil Ramadan) owned by Suweco Stud and  ANAWA (Abyad AA – Anarchia/Gazal Al Shaqab) owned by Armada Arabians. Janów’s PREGOŁA (Vitorio To – Perespa/Enzo) and Michałów’s PUSTYNIA KAHILA (Kahil Al Shaqab – Pustynna Malwa/Ekstern) were third.

  ALSA - the highest-scored mare of the show. Photo: Sylwia Iłenda

Ogiery 4-6 letnie
Both representatives of Polish breeding – CALATEON (Vitorio TO – Calatea/Ekstern) bred by Mark Arabians, owned by Halsdon Arabians, and PISTOLERO (Kahil Al Shaqab – Pinga/Gazal Al Shaqab) bred by Janów Podlaski, owned by Holmes Farm Arabians – placed in the Class Top Five and showed in the championship. Morover, CALATEON received the prestigious Special Trophy for The Best European Horse of Private Breeding.

CALATEON - The Best European Horse of Private Breeding. Photo: Sylwia Iłenda 
7-10 years old mares
From the Michałów’s trio performing in this class, the highest score was granted to WIEŻA MOCY (QR Marc – Wieża Marzeń/Ekstern), who placed second in the class, losing only to the future gold medal winner, Maisa Al Nasser. Another two, PIACENZA (QR Marc – Primawera/Emigrant) owned by Al Shahania Stud, and EMANDORISSA (Abha Qatar – Emanda/Ecaho), also placed in the Class Top Five. PIACENZA, thanks to her high score, qualified to the championship.

WIEŻA MOCY - second in the class of 7-10 years old mares. Photo: Sylwia Iłenda

11 years and older mares
Four Polish-bred mares placed in the Class Top Five. The first place was taken by EKSPULSJA (Gazal Al Shaqab – Elandra/Monogramm) bred by Michałów Stud and owned by Halsdon Arabians, second – Janów-bred, Akmal-owned PEPITA  (Ekstern – Pepesza/Eukaliptus). LAWINIA (Ekstern – Luanda/Emigrant) bred and owned by Michałów Stud was fourth, while ELLISEINA (Galba – Ellissara/Laheeb) bred by Michałów Stud and owned by AKF Poland – fifth.

EKSPULSJA - best in the class of 11+ years old mares. Photo: Sylwia Iłenda 

11 years and older stallions
Michałów-bred LISSAR (Gazal Al Shaqab – Larissa/Eukaliptus), owned by Barakah Arabians, and ETERNAL (FS Bengali – Ewitacja/Ganges) bred and owned by J. Głowacki, represented Polish breeding in the last class. LISSAR lost only to the future unanimous gold champion, SHANGHAI EA. ETERNAL also received Class Top Five title. 

In the class, LISSAR lost only to SHANGHAI EA. Photo: Sylwia Iłenda

In the Senior Mares Championship 8 out of 10 participants were bred in Poland – therefore medal chances were high. Similar to the class results, ALSA was chosen Reserve Champion Senior Mare, while WILDONA received the bronze medal. On the top of that, EL EMANDO (QR Marc – Emanda/Ecaho) bred by Michałów Stud and owned by Stephanie Boviens, placed third in the Geldings Championship.

ALSA  - Reserve Senior Champion Mare. Photo: Sylwia Iłenda

Breeders’ Cup
All scores combined, let us reach (for the 7th time) for prestigious Breeders’ Cup. This success is a result of wonderful teamwork of everyone present in Aachen:
Janów Podlaski State Stud
Michałów State Stud
Mark Arabians – Marek Kondrasiuk
Best Arabians – Wojciech Parczewski
UniStud – Janusz Ryżkowski
BlackLady Arabians – Anna Janas-Naze
AKF Polska
Minnesota Arabians – Małgorzata i Józef Pietrzak
Nana Arabians – Alicja Najmowicz
SK Klikowa – Marek Rzepka
Sincere congratulations and a big thank you for such marvelous advertisement of Polish breeding in the international arena.

 Almost full Polish team. Photo: Sylwia Iłenda

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