The older horse classification begins this year with the German gelding Amor Amor (Nougatin – Aurore). The premier 4 year old from last season had three starts this year. He began the season with an easy win in the Comet Stakes, two months later placing third in the German Qatar Cup. His final performance was a win in the Europa Cup, with which he repeated his feat from last year. The horse ended his season at Służewiec in August – he could not participate in the Criterium Stakes, which from this year remains closed for foreign bred horses. This way the attractiveness of Polish Arabian horse racing is surely decreased…
The second place among the older horses belongs to Janów’s Sabat (Wojsław – Sarmacja), who returned to the track after a year’s pause caused by an injury. The pupil of trainer Dorota Kałuba took part in four races, winning three of them (Bandos St., Ofir St. and Kurozwęki St.). The stallion set a track record over a distance of 2400 m with 2’46”. In his last start (Europa Cup) he just secured the second spot, but not without effort. An injury eliminated him from further starts at the track.
Ghazallah (Ganges – Ghaza) also resumed training after a year’s pause caused by an injury. This season the stallion was trained by Adam Wyrzyk. The son of Ganges participated in five races, winning two. In the 1st group race (Druid Prize) he won leading from start to finish, setting a new track record over a distance of 1800 m with 2’02,7”. His second win came in the Michałów Stakes. It was also the stallion’s last start this season, as well as in his career. Just like Sabat, Ghazallah came across an injury, which will not allow this valiant stallion to return to the track. What should be consoling is that he commenced a breeding career in his maternal stud of Petronius Arabians.
Last year’s Derby winner Eliat (Eldon – Eleuzyna) raced five times this season and was out of frame only once (Europa Cup). He won the Figaro Stakes, placed a solid second in the Kurozwęki Stakes (behind Sabat) and Comet Stakes (behind Amor Amor) and a third place in the Ofir Stakes. The participation in the Europa Cup was the last start for this pupil of Andrzej Wójtowicz.
Amis (Ganges – Amina), in training with Adam Wyrzyk just like Ghazallah, had a very successful season. He was out of frame only once in 8 starts. He won thrice and at the beginning of the season squared the track record over a distance of 1600 m (bested three months later by the German HN Rana). He placed third in the Figaro Stakes and fourth in the Comet Stakes.
The following horses on the list are dependable participants of group races. The pupil of trainer Kluczyński, Predator (Etogram – Penetracja), won twice and placed second four times during his 12 starts this season.
Definitely the best seems to be the German Von (Tidjani – Verduronette). In his 7 starts the stallion won thrice, setting in May a new track record over a distance of 1400 m with 1’34,7”. He ended the season with a distant position in the Embargo Prize, a 1st group race.
Eliat’s stablemate, Elpas (Arzgir – Elema), participated in just four races this year. He won twice (in a 3rd and 2nd group race) and placed second in the Druid Prize (a 1st group race). He ended the season with a distant fifth place in the Criterium Stakes.
Eidos (Ganges – Eleina) is a third horse by Ganges in our classification. This 5 year old pupil of trainer Marcin Duplicki proved to be a rather dependable racehorse this season, winning two races.
The Top Ten closes off with Diadem (Egon – Duchess), for whom it was the worst season in his entire career. He began his starts with a win in a 2nd group race, but his further starts were far from successful.
HORSES 5 YEARS OLD AND ABOVE
1. Amor Amor 52.000 PLN + 4.800 €
2. Sabat 42.700
3. Ghazallah 26.940
4. Eliat 17.200
5. Amis 13.540
6. Predator 11.200
7. Von 9.975
8. Elpas 8.120
9. Eidos 7.475
10. Diadem 5.540
Just as expected, the best 3 year old from last season, Orgia Fata (Chnadaka – HF Olympia), confirmed her class also this year. The filly had a bit lesser form during the spring part of the season. In her first start, Comet Stakes, she placed third behind Amor Amor and Eliat and in her next start (Ofir Stakes) she came fourth. Only later did she present her abilities and valiant heart in full. She won consecutively in the Derby, Oaks and Criterium Stakes, thus becoming Triple-Crowned. However this year the win in the Criterium Stakes did not come so easily as last season. On the final meters a late attack was attempted by the premier 4-year-old Wadi Nur. However he was short by a head to beat the filly. With her starts Orgia Fata confirmed the class of her entire dam family, which dominated the American racing lines. It is worth mentioning that her grandam (Orgia), as well as her great-grandam (Orla), were also Triple-Crowned.
Second on our list is the German Barq (Barour de Cardonne – Sumaya), in training with Mieczysław Mełnicki. He placed fourth in the overall classification as a 3 year old. At the beginning of the season he scored two second spots in 1st group races: in a record setting race over 2000 m (Skowronek Prize) behind New Man and in the Bandos Stakes behind Sabat. Later he raced twice in Germany, placing far in the Qatar Cup and Dubai Frankfurter Partner Cup. He had a very good performance in the Europa Cup, where he could’ve just taken away the second spot from Sabat. In his next start, the Batyskaf Prize (a 1st group race) he lost after a fight to the German Ypselon. The colt’s biggest success was a win in the Emirates Deutsches Araber Derby. Barq ended the season with a fifth position in The President of the UAE Challenge Derby.
The hope of the Bełżyce team, New Man (Major – Njuschaah), had a very good first part of the season. He began with a win in the Skowronek Prize ( a 1st group race), setting (just like his parents) a track record over a distance of 2000 m with 2’16,4”. His next starts were two second places in the Ofir St. and Arabian Produce – Janów Podlaski St. (after a fight). Unfortunately in the Derby New Man placed just seventh, while in the Europa Cup he was moved from fifth to fourth place. He ended the season with a third spot in the Criterium St. and a second spot in the Wielki Szlem St. over 3000 m.
The German XXX (Triple XXX) (Marwan I – Tralala II) had only one win this season – in a 2nd group race from 10 starts. However he was in frame in the Stake races – a third spot in the Kurozwęki St. and a fifth in the Europa Cup (moved from 4th spot). The largest success for the pupil of Stanisław Sałagaj was a second place in the Emirates Deutsches Araber Derby. He ended the season with a third position in a 1st group race – Embargo Prize, losing 8 lengths to the first two horses.
XXX’s stablemate, Ypselon (Drakon – Phaija), came out with three wins this season, including the Wielki Szlem St. and Batyskaf Prize (1st group race over 2400 m). His other most successful stake start was a fourth spot in the Comet St.
The pupil of trainer Wójtowicz, Essential (Arzgir – Esna), displayed a top form in the spring. He placed third twice in 1st group races behind the premier horses of his age group and won (after a fight) the Arabian Produce – Janów Podlaski St. Unfortunately in the Derby he placed sixth. It was the stallion’s last start in the 2007 season.
The first Janów horse on our 4-year-olds list is Zakus (Gazal Al Shaqab – Zamiana). The colt ran without much success at the beginning of the season, placing third and seventh in 1st group races and fourth in the Arabian Produce – Janów Podlaski St. His best performance came in the Derby, where he came second behind his stablemate Orgia Fata. Unfortunately an injury eliminated him from the rest of the season.
The German Tri Tra (Marwan I – Mekka) is yet a third horse bred by the duchess Fürstenberg and in training with Stanisław Sałagaj in our classification. The filly ran only until August this season. In her six starts she had two wins, including the Sabellina St. and placed thrice at the second position (including Figaro St.).
The next horse in our classification is the filly Greka (Major – Gwarka), trained by her owner Andrzej Wójtowicz. From her nine starts she had three wins, was second in the Sabellina St. and placed third in the Oaks St.
The Top Ten closes off with the German HN Rana (Bengali D’Albert – Ainhoa Jalna). The pupil of trainer Mełnicki won three times from seven starts, setting a track record over a distance of 1600 m with 1’49”. She ended the season losing by a head to stablemate Marvin El Samawi in the Embargo Prize.
4 YEAR OLD HORSES
1. Orgia Fata 78.800 PLN
2. Barq 13.720 PLN + 7.500 €
3. New Man 36.900
4. XXX (Triple X) 9.245 PLN + 4.900 €
5. Ypselon 16.300 PLN + 1.800 €
6. Essential 21.640
7. Zakus 18.820
8. Tri Tra 18.600
9. Greka 18.480
10. HN Rana 16.520
The first part of the season indicated that the 3-year-olds classification will be dominated by the fillies. However later starts appointed the best 3 year old – Michałów’s own Wadi Nur (Gazal Al Shaqab – Wenessa). The pupil of trainer Małgorzata Łojek won four times (including the Koheilan I St. and Sambor St.) from 7 starts. Unfortunately in the Criterium St., after a late attack on the final straight, he took second place behind Orgia Fata. Wadi Nur also has a third place in the international Białka St. and a fourth spot in the Europejczyk St. under his belt. The colt is a main pretender to the blue ribbon in the next season.
The second place in our 3-year-olds classification belongs to the fillly Elsana (Gafal – Elba), trained by her breeder Jan Głowacki. The filly comes from the premier lot by Derby winner Gafal. She participated in four starts this season, winning thrice, including the Białka St. Her only defeat came in the Sambor St., where she took just fourth place.
The filly Minorella (El Bak – Minorka), Elsana’s stablemate, also has three wins under her belt, including the Bask St. In six starts she was out of frame only once, while in the Koheilan I St. she placed second behind Wadi Nur.
Also the German Magna S (Prince d’Orient – Margo) trains under the watchful eye of Jan Głowacki. The filly participated in four starts this season (only four, due to the resolution which limited the starts of foreign bred horses), winning two, including the Europejczyk St. in a dead-heat with Om-Karma and ended her starts with a second spot in the Białka St.
The beginning of the season did not bide well for Engamoon (Avangard – Engabara). However after two unsuccessful starts he was transferred to the stable of trainer Jan Głowacki and presented his abilities in full. He took home two wins and was in frame a couple of times in stake races. He placed second in the Sambor St. and Piechur St., as well as third in the Amurath St. Unfortunately he came out rather flat in the Criterium St., which he ended at a further, sixth spot.
Another horse on the list is the Damis bred Olimpic (Etogram – Ortona). The pupil of trainer Anna Nieora-Tchkuaseli had three wins from five starts, including the Amurath St., with which he ended the season.
Om-Karma (Wiliam – Ormianka), trained by Adam Wyrzyk, ran well during the entire season. She had two wins, including the Europejczyk St (in a dead-heat with Magna S), while in the international Białka St. she took the fourth spot. She ended the season with a third spot in the Sambor St.
We should seek a rival for the 2008 season for the above mentioned filly in Sulima z Reguła (Etar – Skripka). Trained by her breeder, Anna Nieora-Tchkuaseli, she had three wins (including Sasanka St.) from 4 starts.
The only Wrocław arrival in our classification is Germanik (Gazal Al Shaqab – Gehenna), trained by Tadeusz Dębowski. He won three times from four starts, including the Lesieniec St. held in Wrocław. Unfortunately in the confrontation with the Arabians from Służewiec he took a distant, seventh place in the Europejczyk St.
The last horse in our classification is the Michałów-bred Dragomir (Gazal Al Shaqab – Drzewica). The colt participated in the most number of starts this season among the mentioned group – 10 races – and was always in frame. He won twice, placed third in the Piechur St., fourth in the Bask St. and fifth in the Amurath St.
3 YEAR OLD HORSES
1. Wadi Nur 45.600 PLN
2. Elsana 31.100
3. Minorella 20.060
4. Magna S 19.860
5. Engamoon 19.520
6. Olimpic 17.140
7. Om-Karma 16.740
8. Sulima z Reguła 16.180
9. Germanik 15.500
10. Dragomir 15.275