My Happy Horses: (part 12)
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On the back of a successful 2019 campaign for the James Owen Racing Club, three-time ARO champion trainer James Owen headed to France for the Arqana Purebred Arabian Sale last October. The sale is the only one of it’s kind in Europe, offering Arabian racehorses of all ages. It is also the opening event of Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe weekend for PA participants and supporters who are treated to four Group1PA races across the Saint-Cloud and ParisLongchamp cards, culminating in the Qatar Arabian World Cup, Europe’s most valuable race for the breed.
Owen purchased two colts at the sale, one of which, an unraced three-year-old called Sattam is now the latest recruit to his Racing Club. Sattam is by dual Qatar Arabian World Cup winner General (by Amer) out of Al Basheq (by Dormane) and is from the family of Group 1 PA winners, Al Sakbe (by Kesberoy), Al Moutawakel (by Dormane) and Al Mouwaffak (by Azadi).
Owen reports: “Sattam was with Thomas Fourcy last year and he told us that in training he was a bit slow. That is fine as he has some of the best Arabians in the world, so for the type of competition we will be aiming him at in the UK, that is less of a consideration. I also thought at the time he looked a bit weak.
“He’s not a stallion prospect so we gelded him straight away and turned him out, which has done him the world of good. He is still very laid back, but he doesn’t have any issues and he has a lovely stride. He is not going to be a horse to run for a year, we would expect two or three seasons from him for the Racing Club, so for the €3,000 we paid for him, he should be good value.”
Sattam is pictured above working with fellow club horse Arwen Forta last week on Racecourse Side of Newmarket Heath. The James Owen Racing Club is completed by last year’s ARO Champion Arabian, Tijaary, who won three times for the Club in 2019.
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Watch Tijaary (FR) (2013 ch g Al Saoudi x Petranuille) win the Al Bustan Beach Handicap (0-95) at Lingfield Park in June 2019 ridden by Miss Antonia Peck, trained by James Owen for the James Owen Racing Club below!
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