Vol. 57, No. 6

on the cover: Kheanne 
(*Khadraj NA x TN Katiki by Versace), 2008 mare, winning 2017 Scottsdale Champion Western Pleasure with Brett Becker. She is owned by Becker Stables, Grass Valley, California. Photo by Osteen/Schatzberg. See story on page 49.


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

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

Racing Yearbook

2017 Racing Yearbook

Table of Contents

R Darley Preview — Top Ranked U.S. Racehorses, by Steve Andersen

Group 1 Races

Grade 1 U.S. Races

Group 2 Races

Grade 2 U.S. Races

Group 3 Races

Grade 3 U.S. Races

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.” 

2016 Top International Racehorses, by Steve Andersen

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

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

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

AHW’s Racing Coverage

Racing Yearbook Index of Advertisers


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.

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

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

The Way We Were — The Year was 1997

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

From The Artists — Peter Upton

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

For the Horse: Bone Chips In Young Horses, by Cindy Reich

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

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

Stallion Directory II

Stud Book Research, Volume 87


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

Letters to the World  

Arab Year

Map & Index

Upcoming Features

AHW — Authentic

Egyptian Arabians in May, Aug., and Dec.

Las Vegas Contenders in April

Scottsdale in April and May

Upcoming Issues

Top Owners and Breeders in April