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.
|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|