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
September 8th, 2019 SALAMAT Prix Saint Laurent Dax 1400m C Cadel Julian Smart 6
September 8th, 2019 MAXR Prix Kann Dax 2100m C Cadel Julian Smart 3
September 7th, 2019 KABEER Prix Flipper maiden mont de marsan 2000 C Cadel Julian Smart 3
September 7th, 2019 MON'NIA Prix Mona Lisa maiden mont de marsan 2000 C Cadel Julian Smart 1
September 6th, 2019 METHGAL FRENCH ARABIAN BREEDERS' CHALLENGE-POULAINS Gr2PA Toulouse 2000 M Guyon Julian Smart 5
August 16th, 2019 TAISH Prix Nevadour Gr3PA La Teste 1900 C Cadel Julian Smart 6
August 10th, 2019 MAXR Doha Cup Gr1PA Deauville 2000 M Guyon Julian Smart 8
August 6th, 2019 KABEER Prix Dahman maiden Dax 2100 C Cadel Julian Smart 6
July 31st, 2019 EBRAZ Qatar international stakes Gr1PA Goodwood 1600 M Guyon Julian Smart 1
July 31st, 2019 CHALLENGE DE GHAZAL Prix Mangalie d'Albret - Wathba Stallions Cup maiden La Teste 1900 PC Boudot Julian Smart 9
July 31st, 2019 SALAMAT Prix Akbar maiden La Teste 1900 PC Boudot Julian Smart 9
July 28th, 2019 GAZWAN Shadwell Dubai International Stakes Gr1PA Newbury 2000 O Peslier Julian Smart 1
July 28th, 2019 METHGAL DIAR International Stakes Gr3PA Newbury 1400 O Peslier Julian Smart 1
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