On 1 February 2014 El Masri Jadeed lined up for the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship over 1400 metres at Caulfield. Ridden by international jockey Hana Jurankova and in just his second race Jadeed ran a creditable 6th. Very much the baby of the race at just 4 years Jadeed was with the leaders at the final turn but was unable to keep up to the pace over the last 200 metres. Still it was great experience for him and for the Stud and we look forward to better things as he matures. Still in its infancy in Australia Arabian racing is slowly gaining acceptance within the broader racing industry and support within the Arabian horse community.

We would like to express our gratitude to HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan for his generous support of Arabian racing in Australia and the team at NARA for all the hard work that goes into organizing these events. We would also like to thank Kim Noble of Springridge Racing and Endurance Stables for all her hard work in preparing Jadeed for the big event.

We would encourage other owners and breeders to get involved in Arabian racing; it is great fun and has the potential to be very rewarding.