Julian Smart

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Julian Smart was born and lived in the UK until 1989 when his parents migrated to Canada. A young student, he was approached by Roger Hoffort, the previous owner of the house his family then bought, who offered him to help take care of his Arabian racehorses for the summer.

Julian was hooked and quickly learned his way around the horses, eventually training Roger’s horses. One thing led to another and the next natural step was to campaign these horses against the ‘big boys’ in California, this move was successful and the news of ‘the Canadian invasion’ travelled to the ears of H.H. Sheikh Tahnoon Bin Zayed. After an auspicious meeting, it was decided that H.H. would rent two of Roger Hoffort’s horses, as well as hire Julian!

A fresh 21-year-old, Julian started training under the colours of H.H. The President’s Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan’s stables. Incredible successes ensued with Smart winning multiple H.H. The President’s Cup, National Day Cup, as well as the Dubai Kahayla Classic in 2002. Horses like Dent du Loup and Nez d’Or brought Smart to the forefront of the Arabian horse racing world.

Upon the closing of Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed’s stables in 2006, Julian went to Oman where he trained at the Royal Cavalry of Oman.

August 2009 marked a new chapter in Julian’s career started training under the colours of H.H. Sheikh Mohamed bin Khalifa Al Thani. He got off to a flying start, as Jaafer won the Dubai Kahayla Classic Gr.1 that first season.

Successes didn’t stall, as he went on to win 7 HH The Amir Sword Gr.1 and 4 Qatar Arabian World Cup Gr.1 to cite a few.

Date Horse Race Class Location Distance(m) Jockey Trainer Result More
July 4th, 2019 ANNAN Prix de l’Afac Dax 1400 D Morin Julian Smart 6
July 3rd, 2019 TAISH Criterium des pouliches Gr2PA La Teste 1900 C Cadel Julian Smart 5
July 2nd, 2019 EBRAZ Coupe du SO des Pur-sang arabes Gr2PA La Teste 1900m PC Boudot Julian Smart 1
June 16th, 2019 ANNAN Qatar Derby des pur-sang arabes de 4 ans Gr1 PA Chantilly 2000 C Demuro Julian Smart 9
April 18th, 2019 MURIHK LOCAL PA NOVICE PLATE Doha 1850 A Al Seyabi Julian Smart 3
April 18th, 2019 TAISH PA MAIDEN PLATE Doha 2400 A Al Seyabi Julian Smart 1
April 11th, 2019 KARIM LOCAL TB MAIDEN PLATE Doha 1600 A Al Seyabi Julian Smart 3
April 11th, 2019 SATAM PA MAIDEN PLATE Doha 1600 A Al Seyabi Julian Smart 2
April 11th, 2019 OFF HE GOES TB HANDICAP class 3 Doha 2200 A Al Seyabi Julian Smart 2
April 4th, 2019 SHARESA QATAR SILVER TROPHY Doha 1600 Bachelot, T Julian Smart 3
April 4th, 2019 GAZWAN QATAR GOLD SWORD Gr1 PA Doha 2000 Bachelot, T Julian Smart 2
March 28th, 2019 WOODKID TB HANDICAP Class 4 Doha 1400 Ryan Curatolo Julian Smart 2
March 27th, 2019 HAMURABI P/A MAIDEN PLATE Doha 1900 A Al Seyabi Julian Smart 3
March 27th, 2019 HATHLOOL P/A MAIDEN PLATE Doha 1900 T Lukasek Julian Smart 2
March 27th, 2019 TUFF ROCK TB GRADUATION PLATE Class 5 Doha 1900 A Al Seyabi Julian Smart 2
March 27th, 2019 ENNAB P/A HANDICAP Doha 1700 A Al Seyabi Julian Smart 1
March 21st, 2019 MURIHK LOCAL P/A NOVICE PLATE Doha 1850 Jean Babtiste Hamel Julian Smart 2
March 13th, 2019 ENNAB Local PA Handicap Doha 1700 Curatolo, Ryan Julian Smart 2
March 7th, 2019 MEERA LOCAL TB MAIDEN PLATE maiden Doha 1600 Curatolo, Ryan Julian Smart 1
March 7th, 2019 MAXR PA MAIDEN PLATE Doha 2400 Curatolo, Ryan Julian Smart 1