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Contents: June 2017

on the cover: Exxalt (*Excalibur EA x Vesperra by SF Veraz), 2014 stallion, owned by The Exxalt Partners, White Oak, North Carolina. Photo by Javan Schaller. See story on page 137. Vol. 57, No.

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Cover Story: Exxalt — A Breeder’s Vision

Ted Carson knew the moment Exxalt hit the ground that this was going to be a special animal.    

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What in the World: Happy Summer!

“A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken.”  – James Dent   Reactor (Vicente x Replika), Joeth Knight Fire (To Knight

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Small Breeders, Big Results: Lee and David Black Nyota Ya Nyika Arabians

by Mary Jane Parkinson What is the shortest distance between foaling and a Nationals winner? Ask Lee and David Black. They can give you a shining example. What is the most successful sale a small

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Arabian Horse Breeding in the World Today: Padrons Psyche

One of the architects of the breed we know today, Padrons Psyche embodies the bridge between the past and the future, by Betty Finke    

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Wit and Wisdom from Our Early Breeders: Garth and Joe Buchanan

by Mary Jane Parkinson Think of this: Soaring-hawk view. Iowa road below. 1949 Memorial Day weekend traffic. Truck pulling a horse trailer, moving at low-average speed. Truck and trailer stop.

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Stud Farm Diaries: A Very Curious Case, Plus Answers to Common Foaling Questions

by Cindy Reich My phone chimed and I glanced down to see a text from one of the mare caretakers. The text was alarming and the photo more so. The breeding crew had just gone down to the barn teasing mares

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Wadee Al Shaqab: A Trainer’s Views

Wadee Al Shaqab’s (Marwan Al Shaqab x OFW Mishaahl) rich bay coat gleams with vitality as he surveys the Tuscan countryside outside Cortona. Here Wadee’s grandsire, sire, and full brother have

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Warrior Horse

by Cindy Reich Ryan Melendez has a heart bigger than most. Just as Ryan’s horses have helped him in his battle with leukemia, he came up with an idea to help kids with pediatric cancer have their own

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Upcoming Issues

JULY western divisions  california breeders and trainers youth nationals contenders   AUGUST egyptian arabians  egyptian event coverage scottsdale national arabian breeder finals contenders

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Racing: The President of the UAE Cup at Deauville

by Steve Andersen photos by Noëlle Derré The winning streak spans five races over 21 months, from August 2015 to May of this year. In major stakes in France and England, Muraaqib has amassed a record

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