57 Arabian Horse World’s 2017 Arabian Racing Yearbook

Volume 57 · number 6


138 A Million Dollar Weekend in Qatar
The rise of Ebraz over the winter in Qatar was nothing short of astonishing, culminating with his win in the Emir’s Sword for breeder and owner Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Thani of Al Shahania Stud, Qatar, by Steve Andersen

141 Abu Dhabi Racing
Loraa (Mawood x Aleefa) continues to impress, winning the $817,438 President’s Cup for Sheikha Fatima bint Mansoor Al Nahyan, by Steve Andersen

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57 2017 Racing Yearbook

(“R” refers to placement within the Arabian Racing Yearbook beginning on page 57)

R Table of Contents

16R Darley Preview — Top Ranked U.S. Racehorses

by Steve Andersen

20R Group 1 Races

35R Grade 1 U.S. Races

38R Group 2 Races

42R Grade 2 U.S. Races

44R Group 3 Races

51R Grade 3 U.S. Races

56R A Conversation with Thomas Fourcy — Trainer of the Leading International Racehorse Al Mourtajez
What’s Al Mourtajez really like? “… he is part of the family, he is our sweetheart, our blue-eyed boy.” 

60R 2016 Top International Racehorses, by Steve Andersen

63R 2016 Leading U.S. Runner, Owners, and Trainers

66R A Conversation with Jean Pierre Deroubaix of the Royal Cavalry of Oman, by Steve Andersen

70R A Conversation with Jon and Krista Henningsgard
A story of dedication to horses, success in races, and thoughts on how the sport can improve, by Steve Andersen

76R AHW’s Racing Coverage

78R Racing Yearbook Index of Advertisers


28 Totally Tops
Excellence is not a popularity contest. It’s earned one class at a time. Arabian Horse World is proud to present the leading pros and amateurs based on their achievements at the 2016 U.S., Canadian, and Sport Horse Nationals.

36 Zobeyni Sire Line — Part I
We follow this sire line through Mesaoud, who provides a deep, strong foundation, on which much of our modern Arabian breed has been built, by Betty Finke

46 Moments In Time: Saving Kasyd
He was a very special horse for those who knew him and he proved that it’s never too late for a new start, by Betty Finke

48 The Way We Were — The Year was 1997

49 Cover Story: Becker Stables and Kheanne
Thoughts on Brett Becker’s 2017 Scottsdale Champion Western Pleasure mare, by Gary Dearth

144 From The Artists — Peter Upton

146 Small Breeders, Big Results
Gary Kehl is constantly testing boundaries, both in and out of the equine arena, and accomplishing the seemingly impossible, by Morgan Moore

150 For the Horse: Bone Chips In Young Horsesby Cindy Reich

156 Travel Tactics — Beating The Stress of Being On the Road
Prevention is much easier than having to address a health crisis in an unfamiliar location, by Mark DePaolo, DVM

152 Stud Farm Diaries: The Mysterious Case of the Heavy Rain and the Television Show
Putting the puzzle pieces together, by Cindy Reich

160 Stallion Directory II

171 Stud Book Research, Volume 87


8 This Month’s Web Exclusives at www.arabianhorseworld.com

10 Letters to the World  

166 Arab Year

174 Map & Index

upcoming features

11 AHW — Authentic

45 Egyptian Arabians in May, Aug., and Dec.

137 Las Vegas Contenders in April

165 Scottsdale in April and May

172 Upcoming Issues

175 Top Owners and Breeders in April

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