41  Arabian Horse World’s 2018 Racing Yearbook

In this Issue: March 2018

Table of Contents

Volume 58 · Number 6

racing yearbook

41 2017 Racing Yearbook
(“R” refers to placement within the Arabian Racing Yearbook, beginning on page 41)

6R Table of Contents

6R The Art of Breeding, by Denise Hearst

18R Darley Preview — Top Ranked U.S. Racehorsesby Steve Andersen

22R Group 1 Races

37R Grade 1 U.S. Races

41R Group 2 Races

45R Grade 2 U.S. Races

46R Group 3 Races

52R Grade 3 U.S. Races

54R A Conversation with the Haras de Thouars Associates
Haras de Thouars is home to some of Arabian racing’s most prominent bloodstock, by Denise Hearst

58R Top International Racehorses
With Ebraz, Gazwan, and Reda, Al Shahania Claims 2017 Leading Arabian Racehorse Titles, by Steve Andersen

62R Leading U.S. Runners, Owners and Trainers

66R A Conversation with Cory Soltau
With a desire to attract new participants in the Arabian racing world in California, Soltau’s enthusiasm is contagious, by Steve Andersen

70R Paddys Day, Millionaire
A career that began in Colorado in the summer of 2014 has flourished, making Paddys Day an international star for Arabian racing, by Steve Andersen

72R Qatar Racing Report Featuring the 2018 $1 million Emir’s Sword, by Steve Andersen

75R Racing Yearbook Index of Advertisers

76R An Arabian Racing Calendar

78R AHW’s Racing Coverage


24 Twisted Tales — And So Began the Dream, by Darice Whyte

26 Andrea Bocelli and His Arabian Horses
His famous voice and talent are known worldwide, but many may not know the role that Arabian horses have played in Andrea Bocelli’s life, by Judith Wenning

Sire Line: Saklawi I Part 8, Hungarian Variations
Unlike most of his brothers, Galal never left Egypt himself, yet he has descendants all over the world today, by Betty Finke

38 State of the Industry
We talk to Craig Huffhines, Executive Vice President of the American Quarter Horse Association, to see how they are faring in our increasingly urban and changing culture, by Cindy Reich

126  Moments in Time: Family Matters
Comparing horses and their forebears and watching families develop can be endlessly fascinating. From time to time, it also throws us something totally unexpected, by Betty Finke

128 A Trainers Life: Franck Cibois

132 Wit & Wisdom: Anne McCormick
She insisted on quality in every aspect of the Scottsdale show, and her influence is still felt there to this day, by Mary Jane Parkinson

137 Cover Story: East Manor Arabians
For Joelle Wright, it’s a labor of love. Hard work combined with a good eye for a horse have come together to shape East Manor Arabians, by Gary Dearth

154 From the Artists — Sir Edwin Landseer

161 Stallion Directory II


122 UAE Racing Report
Marathon turf races, starting gates, and demotions, by Steve Andersen

from the world

136 Farm Stories — No one tells your story better than Arabian Horse World 

160 Digital Services from Arabian Horse World

175 Arabian Horse World: Gravitas

upcoming features

121 Egyptian Arabians in May

153 Scottsdale Performance Coverage in April

159 Leading Owners and Breeders of National Winners in April

172 Upcoming Issues


8 Online Exclusives

10 What in the World –— Scottsdale,  Offering  Glimpses of Future Superstars — Both Equine and Human, by  Jeff Wintersteen

156 Stud Farm Diaries — A Painful Lesson, Recognizing pain in the horse is an important skill and may make the difference between a good or a poor outcome, by Cindy Reich

168 Arab Year

174 Rates/Map/Index

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