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.
|October 15th, 2020||ESAM||AL GHARAFA CUp||Doha||1600||A Sanna||Julian Smart||6|
|October 4th, 2020||EBRAZ||Qatar Arabian World Cup||Gr1PA||Longchamp||2000||M Guyon||Julian Smart||3|
|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||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|