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
November 14th, 2019 CHALLENGE DE GHAZAL PA MAIDEN PLATE Div 1 maiden Doha 1600 Lubasek, T Julian Smart 1
November 14th, 2019 SALAMAT PA MAIDEN PLATE Div 2 maiden Doha 1600 Lubasek, T Julian Smart 4
November 14th, 2019 AL WANNAH UMM SALAL OAKS TRIAL Doha 1850 Lubasek, T Julian Smart 8
November 14th, 2019 NEEARAH UMM SALAL OAKS TRIAL Doha 1850 Lubasek, T Julian Smart 3
November 14th, 2019 AL SHAMAN BARZAN CUP Gr3 Doha 1600 Lubasek, T Julian Smart 6
November 13th, 2019 PODEMOS TB HANDICAP class 3 Doha 1900 Curatolo R Julian Smart 8
November 13th, 2019 HATHLOOL PA CLAIMING RACE claiming Doha 1600 Curatolo R Julian Smart 2
October 31st, 2019 SATAM PA MAIDEN PLATE maiden doha 1600 Lubasek, T Julian Smart 8
October 31st, 2019 WOODKID TB HANDICAP class 4 doha 1600 Lubasek, T Julian Smart 3
October 30th, 2019 AOHUD PA MAIDEN PLATE maiden Doha 1200 Lubasek, T Julian Smart 6
October 30th, 2019 HATHLOOL PA MAIDEN PLATE maiden Doha 1700 Lubasek, T Julian Smart 5
October 30th, 2019 DJEZIZ DES FORGES PA HANDICAP handicap Doha 1200 Lubasek, T Julian Smart 7
October 6th, 2019 EBRAZ Qatar Arabian World Cup Gr1PA Longchamp 2000 M Guyon Julian Smart 1
October 4th, 2019 MON'NIA Qatar Arabian Trophy des Pouliches Gr1PA Saint-Cloud 2000 C Cadel Julian Smart 10
October 4th, 2019 METHGAL Qatar Arabian Trophy des Poulains Gr1PA Saint-Cloud 2000 M Guyon Julian Smart 6
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