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 26th, 2020 HABES LOCAL PA MAIDEN PLATE Doha 1200 F Herholdt Julian Smart
November 26th, 2020 ALF LYLA LOCAL PA MAIDEN PLATE Doha 1200 T Lukasek Julian Smart
November 26th, 2020 RAGDAN PA MAIDEN PLATE Doha 2000 M Berto Julian Smart
November 26th, 2020 TAHT AMREK PA MAIDEN PLATE Doha 2000 T Lukasek Julian Smart
November 26th, 2020 MAXR PA CONDITIONS Doha 2000 T Lukasek Julian Smart
November 26th, 2020 MONEY MULTIPLIER AL SAFLIYA CUP Listed QA Doha 2400 T Lukasek Julian Smart
November 19th, 2020 MON'NIA PA GUINEAS Doha 1600 T Lukasek Julian Smart 1
November 19th, 2020 METHGAL PA HANDICAP Doha 1600 T Lukasek Julian Smart 1
November 19th, 2020 JAMAIEL PA PLATE Doha 1500 T Lukasek Julian Smart 5
November 19th, 2020 ANIMAL REINO TB PLATE class 3 Doha 1200 T Lukasek Julian Smart 10
November 18th, 2020 CHALLENGE DE GHAZAL PA NOVICE PLATE Doha 1900 T Lukasek Julian Smart 5
November 18th, 2020 KHATAFAYNEE PA HANDICAP Doha 1700 T Lukasek Julian Smart 4
November 12th, 2020 AALEY AL MAGAM PA CONDITIONS Doha 1800 Lukasek, T Julian Smart 7
November 11th, 2020 MAHMA YGOLOON PUREBRED ARABIAN MAIDEN PLATE Doha 1200 T Lukasek Julian Smart 5
November 11th, 2020 GHALI AL ATHMAN LOCAL PUREBRED ARABIAN HANDICAP Doha 1700 T Lukasek Julian Smart 3
November 11th, 2020 MONATI PA MAIDEN PLATE Doha 1700 T Lukasek Julian Smart 2
November 5th, 2020 AL SHAMAN BARZAN CUP Qa Gr3 Doha 1600 Lukasek, T Julian Smart 4
November 5th, 2020 CHALLENGE DE GHAZAL UMM SALAL OAKS TRIAL Doha 1800 A Sanna Julian Smart 5
November 5th, 2020 MON'NIA UMM SALAL OAKS TRIAL Doha 1800 T Lukasek Julian Smart 1
November 5th, 2020 MONATI UMM SALAL OAKS TRIAL Doha 1800 T Lukasek Julian Smart 4