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.
|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|