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
December 26th, 2020 DA'LLAM AZIZ ASF PA MAIDEN PLATE Doha 1400 T Lukasek Julian Smart 9
December 26th, 2020 TAHT AMREK MARED AL SAHRA PA MAIDEN PLATE Doha 2000 T Lukasek Julian Smart 5
December 26th, 2020 GHALI AL ATHMAN DJENDEL LOCAL PA NOVICE PLATE Doha 1400 T Lukasek Julian Smart 1
December 26th, 2020 KHATAFAYNEE JAAFER CUP Doha 2000 T Lukasek Julian Smart 3
December 26th, 2020 MONEY MULTIPLIER HH SHEIKH MOHAMMED BIN KHALIFA AL THANI TROPHY Gr2QA Doha 2000 T Lukasek Julian Smart 9
December 22nd, 2020 DAWI MARED AL SAHRA PA MAIDEN PLATE Doha 2000 Julian Smart 1
December 20th, 2020 HASHER LOCAL PA PLATE Doha 1600 T Lukasek Julian Smart 5
December 20th, 2020 ZAMAN LOCAL PA PLATE Doha 1600 F Herholdt Julian Smart 3
December 20th, 2020 RAGDAN QATAR DERBY Gr3PA Doha 1600 F Herholdt Julian Smart 5
December 20th, 2020 JAMAIEL QATAR DERBY Gr3PA Doha 1600 T Lukasek Julian Smart 13
December 20th, 2020 METHGAL QATAR DERBY Gr2PA Doha 2000 A Sanna Julian Smart 3
December 20th, 2020 MON'NIA QATAR DERBY Gr2PA Doha 2000 T Lukasek Julian Smart 4
December 19th, 2020 EAZ QATAR PA PLATE Doha 1600 A Sanna Julian Smart 3
December 19th, 2020 FEDWAH PA PLATE Doha 1600 T Lukasek Julian Smart 6
December 19th, 2020 SAAB EL MANAL PA PLATE Doha 1600 S Al Marri Julian Smart 9
December 19th, 2020 ALF LYLA LOCAL PA PLATE Doha 1600 T Lukasek Julian Smart 1
December 19th, 2020 CHALLENGE DE GHAZAL QATAR OAKS Doha 2000 T Lukasek Julian Smart 2
December 19th, 2020 TAIZZ QATAR OAKS Doha 2000 A Sanna Julian Smart 7
December 12th, 2020 MAHMA YGOLOON PA MAIDEN PLATE Doha 1600 S Al Marri Julian Smart 4
December 12th, 2020 MONATI PA MAIDEN PLATE Doha 1600 T Lukasek Julian Smart 11