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
August 29th, 2020 GHALI AL ATHMAN Prix Alban Jamme Maiden Royan 1600 D Morin Julian Smart 3
August 15th, 2020 KHATAFAYNEE Prix Aca class 3 Vichy 2000 D Morin Julian Smart 6
August 9th, 2020 GHALI AL ATHMAN Prix Danbik Pompadour 1700 C Cadel Julian Smart 4
August 5th, 2020 KABEER Prix Arca La Teste 1600 C Cadel Julian Smart 1
August 1st, 2020 EBRAZ Qatar International Stakes Gr1PA Goodwood 1600 Guyon, M Julian Smart 1
July 25th, 2020 JAMAIEL Conditions race La teste 1900 C Cadel Julian Smart 4
July 25th, 2020 FARA'AJ Conditions race La Teste 1900 C Cadel Julian Smart 12
July 11th, 2020 ESAM Prix Nez d'or maiden La Teste 1900 J Claudic Julian Smart 9
June 29th, 2020 EBRAZ Coupe du SO des Pur-sang arabes Gr3PA La Teste 1900 M Guyon Julian Smart 2
June 29th, 2020 JAMAIEL Prix Bengali d’albret maiden La Teste 1400 M Guyon Julian Smart 12
March 12th, 2020 MAXR PA CONDITIONS Doha 2200 Lukasek, T Julian Smart 5
March 5th, 2020 SEABISCUIT AL MAURY PA MAIDEN PLATE maiden Doha 2400 T Lukasek Julian Smart 11
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