JERE SMITH, JR.

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  • April 2006 - The Stables of King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Sons finished the 2005/2006 racing season as leading owner in Saudi Arabia by number of wins. Congratulations to the entire team! Click the photo below for a larger version of our Saudi riders with Prince Miteb.

    5 year old imported stallion "Zakocity", by Precocity x Zakcat, is racing in Saudi Arabia with the name "Sattaie". Sattaie's latest win was on January 26, 2006 at 2000 meters (about 1 mile 1/4), his first try at the distance, in a good time of 2:01.84. He galloped out 1 mile 1/2 after the wire in a very good time, setting him up for his next start in the 2+ mile "Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Cup".

    Sattaie (ZAKOCITY) very nearly won the G1 3400 meters (about 2 miles 1/8) "Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Cup" on February 17, 2006, finishing 3rd only a couple lengths from the winner -

    video of Saudi Arabia's amazing marathon race at 3400 meters, Zakocity is #4, finishing 3rd >>

    After "breaking his maiden" in Saudi Arabia on December 23, 2005 at 1600 meters, 5 year old imported stallion "Sattaie" (ZAKOCITY) won his second race in Saudi Arabia on January 26, 2006. This was Sattaie's first try at 2000 meters (about 1 mile 1/4), winning in a good time of 2:01.84, under jockey Jose Verenzuela.

    Sattaie is pictured here with his regular exercise rider "Nagi", training at the racetrack in Riyadh. Nagi is a native of Tunisia.

    4 year old imported colt "Sattaie" (ZAKOCITY) won his first race in Saudi Arabia on December 23, 2005. The race was his first start in 7 months. Sattaie hooked a talented 3 year old in the stretch but prevailed at the wire, distancing the rest of the full field of 18. video clip of the stretch duel, finishing 1600 meters in 1:36.35 >>

    5 year old gelding "Walad", by Torrey Canyon x Al Shoshalea, bred in Saudi Arabia by the Stables of King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Sons, won his 10th career race on March 3, 2006. Walad is the leading candidate for "Horse of the Year" in Saudi Arabia.

    "Walad" has 6 wins going 1600-1650 meters and is known as one of the best "milers" in the Kingdom. With a change in distance to 1800 meters (about 1 mile 1/8), Walad and jockey Ahmed Alshayae nearly broke the track record while winning the Youth Welfare Cup with ease, December 9, 2005. video clip from the race and trophy presentation >>

    4 year old gelding "Walad", by Torrey Canyon x Al Shoshalea, bred in Saudi Arabia by the Stables of King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Sons, added a new dimension to his career by finishing a respectable 5th of 18 at 2000 meters (about 1 mile 1/4) in the G2 "Al Kabeer" Cup, November 25, 2005.

    4 year old gelding "Walad", a Saudi Arabian LEGEND who is known throughout the Kingdom, opened his 2005 season in Riyadh with an easy win with jockey Ahmed Alshayae at 1600 meters (about 1 mile) on September 23, 2005. By Torrey Canyon x Al Shoshalea, Walad was bred in Saudi Arabia by the Stables of King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Sons.

    3 year old colt of 2006, "Muta Waed", by Torrey Canyon x Positive Acclaim (GB), bred in Saudi Arabia by King Abdullah Stables.

    4 year old gelding "Bashshash", by Voleris x Tinsashe, bred in Saudi Arabia by King Abdullah Stables. Bashshash broke his maiden in Riyadh on November 10, 2005. video clip of the finish, at 1800 meters (about 1 mile 1/8), with jockey Ahmed Alshayae >>

    Bashshash followed up his maiden win with an easy win in open company, December 2, 2005, again at 1800 meters with Ahmed Alshayae up, video clip of the finish >>

    "Ragheed", 3 year old colt by Freequent x Etoile, bred in Saudi Arabia by the Stables of King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Sons. Ragheed broke his maiden at 2000 meters (about 1 mile 1/4) in a field of 17 runners, Taif, Saudi Arabia, July 27, 2007.

    "Ttaameh", 3 year old colt of 2006 by Runaway Groom x Inishaffair, bred in Saudi Arabia by the Stables of King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Sons.

    4 year old colt "Miltaf", by Torrey Canyon x Reinroe, bred in Saudi Arabia by the Stables of King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Sons.

    video clip of INCREDIBLE, AMAZING, WINNING finish at 1400 meters (about 7 furlongs), with jockey Ahmed Alshayae, September 23, 2005 >>

    6 year old imported gelding "Tamburello", by Rich Man's Gold x Lampedusa, is racing in Saudi Arabia this winter.

    4 year old gelding "Mutaba", by Addath x Kmayel, winner of the first race of the Riyadh season, September 2005, is a multiple winner at 1600 meters, and placed multiple times from 1800-2000 meters.

    Pictured here with jockey Fahad Alaewais, Mutaba was bred in Saudi Arabia by the Stables of King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Sons.

    racing highlights from Saudi Arabia 2004/2005-

  • 3 wins in a single racing season by imported mare Wafrah (Regal Countess), including a win on "King's Cup Day", February 18, 2005.
  • Four wins in one day at one racetrack, including victory with local bred filly "Moshtadah" in a race for imported horses, January 7, 2005.

  • Win by Hadaar at 2400 meters (1 mile 1/2) in his first start after a 7 month layoff (October 22, 2004, in a time of 2:33.83). Also winning this season at 2400 meters were Raa Eb (November 26, 2004, 2:33.94), Baagie Kheir (December 24, 2004, 2:36.18), Sadeed (December 31, 2004, 2:32.84), and Musaed (February 4, 2005, 2:30.75). Baagie Kheir (by Wiorno) and Raa Eb (by Alysheba) were locally bred by HRH Crown Prince Abdullah and Sons Stable.

  • Win by Saudi-bred Jabbar (by Torrey Canyon) in the Saudi Arabian Airlines Cup, December 3rd, 2004.
  • Win by imported mare Saageyah (Devon Rose) in The Equestrian Club Cup, February 4, 2005.
  • Win by Saudi-bred mare Shurfah in the Al-Jouf Region Governorate Cup on March 3, 2005.

  • Wins by Saudi-bred Walad (by Torrey Canyon), March 11, 2005 and April 1, 2005, and a win by Saudi-bred Moshtadah (by Thoughtless), January 7, 2005, all in races for imported horses. Jere Smith, Jr. is the only trainer in Saudi Arabia to win with local breds against imported horses three times in a single racing season.
  • April 8, 2005 - Jere R. Smith Jr. tied (with Julio Gardel) for leading trainer in Saudi Arabia for the 2004/2005 season by number of wins. In addition, Jere accomplished a nearly equal number of wins with locally bred and imported horses, and he received a special award for most wins with imported horses.
  • J.R. Smith Jr. achieved 19% wins/races and his horses finished 1st/2nd/3rd in 57% of races entered for the 2004/2005 season.


  • 1987 Kentucky Derby Winner ALYSHEBA stands stud at HRH King Abdullah & Sons' farm in Saudi Arabia and is still looking great at age 22. Alysheba is a bay stallion by Alydar - Bel Sheba, by Lt. Stevens. Alysheba was trained by Jack C. Van Berg, bred in Kentucky by Preston Madden, and ridden in the 113th Kentucky Derby by jockey Chris McCarron. The official 1987 Kentucky Derby race chart included these comments, "ALYSHEBA, carefully handled when caught in close quarters between horses just after the start, advanced steadily to reach contention approaching the stretch, stumbled when he clipped the heels of BET TWICE just inside the final three-sixteenths, came out to avoid that rival again leaving the furlong grounds and proved best..."

    more photos of Alysheba (taken March 2005) >>

    more Kentucky Derby history, photos, and videos >>


    at the races, Winter 2004/2005


    Musaed, winning by 10 lengths with jockey Wigberto Ramos, 2005


    Wafrah, three wins during the 2004/2005 season


    Jamaeh, local bred by Addath, 2000 meters, 2005


    Walad, local bred by Torrey Canyon defeating imported horses, with jockey Juan Noriega, 2005


    Saageyah, The Equestrian Club Cup, 2005


    Alsabooq, with jockey Juan Noriega, 2004


    Musaed, with jockey Juan Noriega, 2004


    Sadeed


    Makramah (winner) & Lahoob (second)


    Jabbar


    view from the clubhouse dining room


    grooms taking time for prayer



    Winter 2006 - King Abdulaziz Racecourse, Riyadh








    March 2006 - Many thanks to Khaled Fahad Al Musaed and Zakir Burhan, key people that keep our stable running smoothly every day.








    March 2006 - Many thanks also to stable foremen Aleem and Mohammed! Pictured here is Aleem Pasha with Sattaie (Zakocity), click on the photo for a larger version.







    video clip of the band playing the Saudi "National Anthem" upon arrival of the Crown Prince at the races, December, 2005 >>









    April 2005 - HRH Crown Prince Abdullah & Sons Stable was named leading owner in Saudi Arabia by number of wins for the 2004/2005 season ending April 8, 2005. Congratulations to the entire team!








    Bred in Saudi Arabia by HRH Crown Prince Abdullah & Sons Stable, "Walad" (by Torrey Canyon) beat the imports at 1600 meters TWICE during the 2004/2005 meet, including a win on April 1, 2005 in a fast time of 1:36.49. click for video clip from the race >>








    Congratulations to His Royal Highness King Abdullah and Sons on the outstanding performance by millionaire DYNEVER in the 2005 Dubai World Cup Classic. Dynever earned $1.2 million for the second place finish to winner Roses In May. Flying from the back of the field under jockey Jose Santos, Dynever might have caught the front running winner with a bit more distance!

    "He is probably the most international horse here. He was bred in Kentucky by an English lady, trained by a Frenchman, made his name in America, was bought by a Saudi, and now is running in Dubai." - Dynever's trainer Cristophe Clement prior to the 2005 Dubai World Cup

    more photos from Dynever's preparation in Riyadh and the Dubai adventure >>









    Congratulations to His Royal Highness King Abdullah and Sons on Saageyah's (Devon Rose) win in The Equestrian Club Cup, for imported fillies and mares on February 4, 2005. Saageyah finished the 1600 meters in 1:38.05 with A. ALshayae up. Saageyah is a 6 year old mare by Devongate out of King World Lady by Baldski. Video of Saageyah preparing with a workout prior to her win >>







    Bred in Saudi Arabia by HRH Crown Prince Abdullah & Sons Stable, "Moshtadah" (by Thoughtless) lived up to her name (Arabic for "strong"), WINNING a race for IMPORTED horses, January 2005.