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
February 22nd, 2020 METHGAL QATAR INTERNATIONAL CUP Gr1PA Doha 1600 Guyon, M Julian Smart 1
February 22nd, 2020 AALEY AL MAGAM HH THE AMIR SWORD Gr1PA Doha 2400 JP Guillambert Julian Smart 8
February 22nd, 2020 EBRAZ HH THE AMIR SWORD Gr1PA Doha 2400 Guyon, M Julian Smart 1
February 22nd, 2020 MAXR HH THE AMIR SWORD Gr1PA Doha 2400 Lukasek, T Julian Smart 6
February 21st, 2020 NEEARAH LOCAL PA NOVICE PLATE Doha 1600 Lukasek, T Julian Smart 3
February 21st, 2020 MONATI LOCAL PA NOVICE PLATE Doha 1600 Guyon, M Julian Smart 6
February 21st, 2020 ANISAH PA MAIDEN PLATE maiden Doha 2000 Sanchez G Julian Smart 6
February 21st, 2020 SEABISCUIT AL MAURY PA MAIDEN PLATE maiden Doha 2000 Lukasek, T Julian Smart 7
February 21st, 2020 AL SHAMAN ITM CUP QA Gr2 Doha 1600 Lukasek, T Julian Smart 8
February 20th, 2020 MON'NIA PA PLATE Doha 1600 Lukasek, T Julian Smart 1
February 20th, 2020 TUFF ROCK TB HANDICAP class 4 Doha 2000 Lukasek, T Julian Smart 8
February 20th, 2020 WOODKID TB HANDICAP class 3 Doha 1600 Lukasek, T Julian Smart 1
February 13th, 2020 MONATI Local Purebred Arabian Maiden Plate maiden Doha 1700 A Al Mosallam Julian Smart 3
February 13th, 2020 TAIZZ Local Purebred Arabian Maiden Plate maiden Doha 1700 S Al Marri Julian Smart 7
February 13th, 2020 SATAM Purebred Arabian Handicap handicap Doha 1700 T Lukasek Julian Smart 4
February 13th, 2020 AL WANNAH Local Purebred Arabian Handicap handicap Doha 1200 T Lukasek Julian Smart 10
February 6th, 2020 BERCHENY Thoroughbred Maiden Plate maiden Doha 1700 Lukasek, T Julian Smart 12
February 1st, 2020 MURIHK LOCAL PA NOVICE CUP Doha 1400 Lukasek, T Julian Smart 2
February 1st, 2020 MAXR H.E. SHEIKH JOAAN BIN HAMAD AL THANI TROPHY Gr3PA Doha 2200 Lukasek, T Julian Smart 4
January 23rd, 2020 AL WANNAH LOCAL PA HANDICAP Handicap Doha 1600 Lukasek, T Julian Smart 3