Jan Głowacki, the breeder from Mała Wieś Arabians, celebrated on Sunday with his family (wife Irena and sons Szymon, Bartosz and Piotr) his second victory in the Derby on Służewiec racetrack in Warsaw. The first one took place 11 years ago. The winner was Gafal (Pamir – Gratka/Arbil), trained by Roman Maciejak. Just a year later Mr. Głowacki passed the exam and started training horses himself. The most successful amongst his pupils turned out to be Wieneva (Santhos – Wierna Rzeka/Borysław), bred by Murana Arabians Stud (Germany),
the dam of the 2013 Derby winner Wares. During three racing seasons (2004-2006) Wienerva won 11 stake races, including Sambor, Białka, Criterium, as well as twice Michałów and Kurozwęki St. She fought unforgettable battles with Derby winner Gorec (Druid – Gordaia/Damascus), bred by Anna Nieora-Tchkuaseli. She was second at the wire in the Europa Cup, twice (2005-2006).
After shelving her career Wienerva was bred (in 2008) to Ontario HF (Monarch AH – HF Orzonna by Pepton), bred by H.R. Flamm (USA) and imported to Poland by Czesław Witko (Tarnawka Stud), a great race horse with pure Polish pedigree.
Such a pedigree guaranteed with great probability that Wares may become a superb race horse. Głowacki Sr, in an act of encouragement, gifted the horse to his middle son Bartosz, who was the only one to show a greater interest in racing horses. After passing the exam in 2012, Bartosz
not only became Wares’ owner, but also his trainer.
On July 28th, during the Derby run at Warsaw’s Służewiec race course, a strong pace right after the start was set by Poranny Blask (Porto – Parafraza/Arbil), who was joined by Elbrus (Enzo – Elima/Eukaliptus) and Gabon (FS Bengali – Gracea/Etogram), bred and owned by Mała Wieś Arabians, the leader for Wares. The soon-to-be-winner positioned himself at fifth spot. The first to wear out was Gabon, while Poranny Blask and Elbrus had enough stamina to lead as far as
the final stretch. That’s when the leading position was claimed by Etard. He made an attempt at taking off from the rest of the field and for just a moment a huge sensation hung in the air. However soon Wares and Wierzbin began their pursuit. They caught the runaway about 200 m before the wire and battled it out fiercely among themselves for the victory. Wares proved better by 3/4 length.
The time of this killer race, which took place in monstrous heat, turned out to be record-making.
For the first time in history the barrier of 3’30 over 3000 m was broken – Wares covered this distance in 3’27,9. The previous record belonged to last year’s Derby winner Pirat with 3’30,6.
„On Monday Wares showed no signs of any exertion after this record race. He had a big appetite. Now he has a longer rest ahead of him. He will race not earlier than September in the Michałów St. and will end this season with a performance in the Criterium St. at the beginning of November”, said trainer Bartosz Głowacki.
1 WARES j.A.Reznikov 59 number 8
2 WIERZBIN j.M.Srnec 59 1
3 ETARD j.P.Krowicki 59 5
4 AMULETTI j.P.Piątkowski 59 9
5 ELGASPAR j.S.Mazur 59 15
6 PALACIO j.V.Popov 59 6
7 SANGUS j.A.Mazurkiewicz 59 12
8 PERFEKTOR j.W.Szymczuk 59 7
9 EL EFENDI j.M.Zatloukal 59 2
10 SIREGO j.A.Kabardov 59 14
11 NETKA j.A.Turgaev 57 13
12 PORANNY BLASK j.T.Lukášek 59 10
13 ELBURS j.M.Březina 59 3
14 GABON j.M.Pilich 59 11
Withdrawn number 4 – DESTINO.
3000 m: 3’27,9″(34,2-33,4-35,0-36,5-35,2-33,6).