JERE SMITH, JR.

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  • "You don't stop having fun when you get old, you get old when you stop having fun." - Jere R. Smith Jr.

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    Scenes from the Dubai World Cup, 2007


    Dubai World Cup, 2007


    Dubai World Cup, 2007


    Dubai World Cup, 2007


    Loretta, Jorge, Jere, and Amy at Riyadh's great Brazilian Restaurant, 2007


    Jere, Amy, Bandar, and Loretta at the Brazilian


    really big lobsters from the fish souk in Riyadh


    lobsters about to be broiled


    Muscat, Oman


    Muscat, Oman


    Muscat, Oman


    Muscat, Oman


    there are millions of doves around Riyadh, and a few strange birds


    stable mascot "Lucy" aka "Queen of Janadriyah"


    Lucy and an interloper


    easygoing arabian style


    easygoing european style


    even the car washers have easygoing style in Janadriyah


    the Janadriyah Cultural Festival is held every February with events broadcast on Saudi TV


    the great camel race is held during the Janadriyah Cultural Festival


    King Abdullah greets the winner of the great camel race, 2006


    Our friend Tom from Scotland is the dairy mgr for Crown Prince Sultan


    Tom kindly let us tour the dairy which makes cow, camel, and goat milk


    the male calves are fattened and used for meat


    our friend Ryan trains the show arabians


    Ryan "hypnotizing" an arabian


    Ryan treated us to a show run-through at the arabian pavilion, 2007


    The Rat Pack, Dubai World Cup, 2006


    Christmas dinner at the farm, 2005


    Our chefs, Jere and Joven


    Halloween Party, Jere and Julio, 2004


    Halloween Party, Diego's jockeys and farrier, and Jorge


    Halloween Party, Diego, Owen, and some floozy


    Halloween Party, Tom


    Halloween Party, Amy, Mecca, and Angela


    Halloween Party, Amy and Juan


    Halloween Party, Fernando and Siobhan


    Halloween in Houston, Jack Smith


    Halloween in Houston, Joe Smith


    Golf at Dhirab, Jere and Julio, 2005


    Golf at Dhirab


    Golf at Dhirab


    Golf at Dhirab


    the big beef


    the big beef with Jere and Joven


    Jere's cow on a spit


    Jere's favorite goat


    Jere's favorite goat on a bed of saffron rice


    Joven


    Jere's wine


    Jere's kingfishing trip in Dubai, 2005


    the beach in Dubai


    Walad (by Torrey Canyon), 2004


    Walad one year later, 2005


    Torrey Canyon


    Torrey Canyon in his paddock


    Thoughtless at age 25


    Thoughtless in his stall


    Thoughtless in his air conditioned stall


    Stallion grooms


    Stallion groom with Official Flame


    Freequent


    Alysheba and grooms


    Alysheba and Amy


    Alysheba in his paddock


    Alysheba print in the Prince's palace


    Blue Burner in his stall


    Outrider David picking up a horse, with one of King Abdullah's retired racehorses


    "the blueboys", Ian Jory and Keith Dickey


    King Abdullah's jockeys celebrate a win


    "blueboy" Keith and others behind the gate


    the big rivalry, the blue team vs. the white team


    kids playing at the races


    retired racehorses are the outriders' ponies


    kids with the outriders' ponies


    outriders David and Faisal


    Prince Miteb with trainers and jockeys


    the paddock


    the track


    Jorge and Jere


    promotional shot of Jere


    promotional shot of Jere


    Bernard, Frank, Jere, and Fernando


    Jere's bosses


    Nagi and Zakocity in Taif


    Bashshash


    Frank McGovern, DVM and Fernando Garcia Sr., DVM


    Frank


    Frank and Jere


    Fernando Garcia Jr., DVM and assistants


    Siobhan McAuliffe, DVM and visiting vet Bryan


    mare and foal


    waiting for Dr. Doolittle


    Abkar and Bandar


    Jeelan


    Motakamil swimming with Mohammed


    Sinead, Bryan, Fernando, Siobhan, and Jere at the track dining room


    the track dining room


    the track dining room


    Robin and Sean at the track dining room (we spend a lot of time there!)


    Thanksgiving party, Angela, Juan Fernando, Verenzuela, Miguel, Jose, Walter


    Thanksgiving party, Miguel and Villabona


    Thanksgiving party, Jose, Grammatica, Christian, Fernando


    ginger cat


    ginger cat


    Squeaky, stray cat from Taif


    Squeaky


    entrance to the villa


    Riyadh gas station


    after tennis at the Equestrian Club


    high noon at the Equestrian Club


    Henna art


    parking in Batha (Philipine town, where they always wash your car)


    the road from Riyadh


    Amy and Afra


    Jorge (our jockey, really) and the pony


    Lisa riding in the farm's back forty


    Lisa


    the camp with newly built dock, before the hurricane, New Orleans


    the new dock, may it rest in peace with the camp, New Orleans


    Jere's boat before Katrina, at Delta Marina in Empire, Louisiana


    Jere's boat was found on the side of the road after Katrina and was repaired


    Jere, Jack, and Joe at Port O Call in the French Quarter, New Orleans


    Jere's speckled trout, Louisiana vacation, May 2005


    Jere's big redfish, Louisiana vacation, May 2005


    Jere heads to King's Cup day at the races, and receives best wishes from Joben, the stable chef


    Chef Joben and his crew prepared turkey dinner for the team to enjoy after the King's Cup, February 2005


    convenience store near the track - it does rain in the desert


    rules of the road are flexible, driving is not for the faint of heart


    the Faisal Tower is one of downtown Riyadh's landmark buildings


    free camel near the track


    camels occasionally stop traffic


    Jere relaxes at home by cooking


    Jere heading to the races in December, winter in the desert is jacket weather


    Jere in the paddock at the 2005 Dubai World Cup


    Jere in the "International Village" at the 2005 Dubai World Cup