The penultimate day of the show was all about the boys, with the rest of the colt classes as well as the first age group of stallions. A quick look in the catalogue showed that there were some exceptional horses forward, and the classes definitely confirmed it.
The two-year old colts kicked off the day’s showing, again split into two sections with 18 and 17 horses forward respectively. The first section was won by the beautiful Mutabahi Al Hawajer, who scored five 20s for head and neck as well as three for type to finish with a score of 92.75 points. Sired by FA El Rasheem (FA El Shawan x Virtuosa MLR) and out of ZT Magrumi (ZT Magnanimus x ZT Rumifantasty), Mutabahi Al Hawajer is a maternal half-brother to Halhola Al Hawajer who had already shone in the yearling filly classes, and is bred by Dr Ghanem Mohamad Obaid Alhajri, illustrating such a strong breeding programme within his Al Hawajer Stud. The successful colt Mahasin de Cartherey (R’Adjah de Cartherey x Wadi’Ha de Cartherey) claimed the second place with a score of 92.13 points, bred and owned by Chantal Rigat of France. In third place with 91.75 points was the very pretty and typey Al Aryam Shklaan, a compact colt by Excalibur EA (Shanghai EA x Essence of Marwan EA) and out of Al Aryam Shakeera (Ora el Masri x JJ Salina), bred and owned by Al Aryam Arabians.
Mutabahi Al Hawajer (FA El Rasheem x ZT Magrumi)
Mahasin de Cartherey (R’Adjah de Cartherey x Wadi’Ha de Cartherey)
Al Aryam Shklaan (Excalibur EA x Al Aryam Shakeera)
The second section was won by the charming, very balanced colt KA Karm. He moved exceptionally fluidly, earning a 20 along the way, to win with a total of 92 points. Bred by the Ajman Stud and owned by Khaled Ghanem Mubarak Alomairi, he is by AJ Azzam (AJ Mardan x Ysadora) and out of FS Cayenne (AS Natsir-Apal x FS Cleopatra). The compact and typey Fakhr Albateen (Pernal x Evitah) took second place with 91.88 points for his owner/breeder Ahmed Rashed Khadem Rashed Almuhairi. With 91.25 points, third place went to Sultan al Tinhat (Gallardo J x AJ Basma), bred by the Ajman Stud and owned by Abdullah Fahad Dakhel Al Dosari.
KA Karm (AJ Azzam x FS Cayenne)
Fakhr Albateen (Pernal x Evitah)
Sultan al Tinhat (Gallardo J x AJ Basma)
The three-year old colts were also split, with 15 and 16 forward in each section. The excellent moving Emar AVI took the win with 92.5, including three 20s for movement and two for type. Sired by Empire (Enzo x Emira), he is out of El Medisa (Shanghai EA x Emfonia) and he is an impressive colt. Bred by Czeslaw Josef Galaszewski of Poland, Emar AVI is owned by Al Jawaher Arabian Horse Stud. Tying with first place but losing out on movement was A.L.R Alrasheed (FA El Rasheem x Aria Marquesa), a very masculine colt bred by Yousif Mohamed Ali Mohamed Al Rasheed and owned by Yousif Mohamed Ali Al Rasheed. The charismatic and typey D Jubran (FA EL Rasheem x D Thoraya) took third place with 91.75 points, including two 20s for type, for his owner Alfalah Arabian Stud being bred by Dubai Arabian Stud.
Emar AVI (Empire x El Medisa)
A.L.R Alrasheed (FA El Rasheem x Aria Marquesa)
D Jubran (FA EL Rasheem x D Thoraya)
Section B was taken by a very typey colt with a good head. This was SQ Shaddad bred by Al Saqran Stud owned by Abdullah Mohamed Khalaf Ahmed Al Otaiba. This colt scored three 20s for type and two for head/neck to earn a total of 92.13 points. He is by FA El Rasheem and out of Lailac (Marwan al Shaqab x Lora). The super showy D Jari (Polidoro FC x Juwanda OS) tied for first place but had to settle for second with a lower type score but he did earn two 20s for movement. Bred by Dubai Arabian Stud and owned by Al Juwaher Arabian Horse Stud, D Jari is compact and very typey. Third place went to a colt with bags of personality, Fam al Khamis (D Mshary x D Jareen). He presented a flamboyant show to score 91.38 points, including a 20 for movement and he certainly deserved another. Fam al Khamis is bred and owned by Jamal Khamis Abdelrahman Murad Almaazmi. Overall, this was a very good class.
SQ Shaddad (FA El Rasheem x Lailac)
D Jari (Polidoro FC x Juwanda OS)
Fam al Khamis (D Mshary x D Jareen)
The junior stallion class for those aged four-to-six years was huge! Split into two, there were 24 and 26 stallions forward in each, quite incredible. Section A saw the highest score of the show with a win by E.S Prince, a truly outstanding young stallion with type, movement, good structure and beauty. Scoring 93.38 points with eight 20s across type and head/neck, he really was the standout of the show so far. Sired By E.S Sarab (Marajj x Mahjesty) and out of Raghad al Nasser (Imperial Mahzeer x MS Elvira), he is bred and owned by Sheikh Abdulla Bin Majid Al Qassemi. The almost ethereal Edwan al Zobair (SMA Magic One x Mahrisa) took second place with a great score of 92.63 points, including four 20s for type and one for movement. A flamboyant stallion with pretty face, he was bred by Sheikh Abdulla bin Mohammed Ali Al Thani and owned by Mohthab Arabian Horse Stud. Tied with second was KA Nabras (Shanghai EA x AJ Nazwa) who lost out on type marks but is a very elegant stallion with good type and beauty and he really does have something about him. His score of 92.63 included four 20s for type and head/neck, and this stallion is owned and bred by Khaled Ghanem Mubarak Al Omairi.
E.S Prince (E.S Sarab x Raghad al Nasser)
Edwan al Zobair (SMA Magic One x Mahrisa)
KA Nabras (Shanghai EA x AJ Nazwa)
The final class of the day was the second section of junior stallions and it saw Riyadh AM (Abha Qatar x Dana al Mohamadia) take the win with 92 points for Samjad Stud, being bred by Al Mohamadia Stud. JA Topaz al Jazeera (Isiah M x Camilia) moved well to score four 20s and earn a total of 91.88 points to take second place for owner/breeder Al Jazeera Arabian Horse Stud. Third place went to Asel al Hawajer (RFI Farid x Dalila al Hawajer), a good moving horse with strong type who scored 91.75 points. Bred by by Dr Ghanem Mohamed Obaid Al Hajari, he is owned by Mansour Humaid Ahmed Abdulla S. Alafreet Al Kuwaiti.
Riyadh AM (Abha Qatar x Dana al Mohamadia)
JA Topaz al Jazeera (Isiah M x Camilia)
Asel al Hawajer (RFI Farid x Dalila al Hawajer)
With the classes complete, it was back to the hotel. Tomorrow would all be about the senior stallion classes and then the much-anticipated championships.
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