Another success of a Polish-bred horse at the 2nd Arabian Breeders World Cup in Las Vegas was the 2nd place taken by Wadim (Grandorr – Warszula/Palas) in the 12-year- old and over stallions class. This horse has already a lot of titles, being Swedish National Champion, Res. European Champion and All Nations Cup Champion Stallion among others. He was defeated by the veteran Dakar El Jamaal (Ali Jamaal – Sonoma Lady/KJ Jordgee Boy) bred by Mrs. Lenita Perroy from Brazil, the sire of the famous Dakharo (out of FOF Kharolina by Padrons Psyche). This is how our correspondent Nancy Pierce reports about it:
“Former United States National Champion Senior Stallion, *Dakar El Jamaal, was back in the ring Saturday night, again shown by Michael Byatt. With a score of 553.5, the handsome alabaster white *Dakar earned the first place honors with the very elegant pure Polish *Wadim PL coming in second place behind him with 540.5 points. *Dakar partners Doug Dahmen and Walt and Delores Lane were ecstatic at the win. Asked how it felt to bring the stallion out of retirement to win at this show, partner Walt Lane responded: Wonderful! Out of all the victories I’ve had over the past 28 years of showing, this was by far the best!”
But later in the championships Dakar El Jamaal placed second. It was the bay Arbiteur (Regal Actor JP – Genevieve C/ Genesis C) bred by Lucy Whittier, that won the Champion Sr. Stallion title and Lucy Whittier took the Arabian Breeders Cup for the best breeder.
The handsome Art Dekko TT (Audacious PS – HC Amareea/Echo Magnificoo) that we mentioned yesterday won his class (4-5-year-old stallions) and entered the Top Five, with two Versace sons as well: DA Vinci FM (out of Full Moon Astar/Yahya Matuk) and Brandon Bey JCA (out of Hushahby Bey/Bey Shah).
The class winner, Michałów-bred Dumka (Laheeb – Dąbrowa/Probat) also placed in the Top Five. The Australian Simeon Sehavi (Asfour – Simeon Heba/Raadin Royal Star), recently sold by an undisclosed amount in the seven-figure range to Dubai, won the Reserve Champion Mare title. “Ever since Simeon Sehavi was born I had offers to purchase her – it was never a thought”, said the breeder Marion Richmond to the “Arabian Horse World” magazine. “The pressure intensified in January 2008 when Greg Gallun from the U.S., Christine Jamar from Belgium, Achim Dirnhofer and Esther Friedman from Germany and Sheikh Mohamed Al Tawhidi from Dubai arrived to see our 15-hand liver chestnut. The final decision came after Sehavi trotted flamboyantly around our large arena and came back to Mr. Al Tawhidi, who kissed her several times”.
The Champion Mare title was given to the Argentinean (Haras Mayed) mare JJ Polaca (Magnum Psyche – Sol Magic/Solistce) that has, as her name points, Polish blood in her pedigree. In the Top Five placed also another Magnum daughter, Amelia B (out of Amety B/Eternity) and CR La Naturel (CR Kiyev – HK Naturette/Naturel).
Gazal Al Shaqab son NW Siensei (out of a Padrons Psyche daughter NW Siena Psyche) won the Champion Junior Stallion title and Shannan El Madan (Shael Dream Desert – Perla K/CG Balih El Jamaal) – the Reserve title. Champion Junior Mare is Kharrea PGA (Khadraj NA – Gai Portia/Gai Monarch), while Reserve an Enzo daughter EVG Tessara (out of Star Of Quintessa/Strike).
Michałów-bred Empres (Monogramm – Empressa/Probat) that was shown in the12- year-old and over stallions class, placed between the first five horses.
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