Our Best Arabian Routers Racing in Year 49

Name A S Source Sire Dam Dam Sire St 1st 2nd 3rd Earn Comments
Foresee Forever 6 G Ylg 200k The Vistionary Naudra Tobu 23 7 6 6 162k Stakes winner at 4 and 6
Vision Bint 6 M Ylg 650k The Visionary Bint Rabab Sayitshurbirthday 22 7 4 5 148k Stakes winner at 4 and 5



Our Best All Time Best Arabian Routers

Name YOB S Source Sire Dam Dam Sire St 1st 2nd 3rd Earn Comments
KALRI LAKE YR35 M Homebred Kalri Bahie Why Me 54 15 13 12 756k SW at 3, 5,6,7, and 8; G3 at 9
BESS BARAK YR30 F Mare Lease Moubarak Arabess Sayitsyurbirthday 33 11 13 4 573k G1 stakes winner at 3
IBN VALIANCE YR37 M Homebred Valiant Boy Sbfar Fine Lustre Titanite 22 5 9 3 445k SW at 4 and 5, 2nd G1 at 5
PERSIAN HOUSE YR41 F Homebred Smoke House Bint Esmet Esmet Arbi 21 7 2 6 237k Multiple GPS SW at 3
FAHIMEH YR39 F $100 AJ Foal Grilla Thee Esmet Jaliya Esmet Arbi 11 2 2 1 176k GPS stakes winner at 3 and 5



Prior Notable Arabian Routers

YR35 Dark Bay Arabian Gelding
(Kalri x Bahie, by Why Me)
54: 15-13-12  $756,190

There were high hopes for this youngster, as he was from an A- nick and galloped "scary good".  However, he couldn't win a maiden special weight until his fourth start.  He was moved up to stakes competition and initially beaten a nose, but finished up the year by winning his next two.  At four, he had some stakes placings, but it was Week 10 before he found the winner's circle, in a NW4.  He was badly beaten in his final two starts of the season.

As a 5yo, KALRI LAKE could only get placings in stakes and allowance races and was gelded.  He responded with a stakes victory in his next start.  He was a narrowly defeated fourth in a Grade 2, and finished the season with a second in allowance.  As a 6yo, he regressed to "stakes", and finished poorly in his first two stakes efforts.  He responded with victories when dropped to allowance for his next pair of starts.  Another stakes brought another poor finish, and then he was second in sponsored stakes, and finished off the season with a nose victory in a sponsored Grade 2.

At seven, KALRI LAKE was once again slow to get started, but he ended up having his best season, when he finished the year with a trio of stakes victories, and then started his 8yo season with yet another.  A pair of placings was followed by a pair of poor stakes showings, and a drop to allowance only resulted in a second.  Still, he confirmed his willingness for another season, when he finished off the year with a score in the Gelding World Cup.

Remarkably, at nine, KALRI LAKE was never off the board, while racing exclusively in stakes.  Though his single victory was in a Grade 3, he was second, beaten a neck, in the Steward's Cup.  That made him Magic Raven's all time most successful Arabian.

The game points were paid to keep KALRI LAKE in training at ten, but he clearly wasn't the same horse.  He started and ended the year with stakes placings, but otherwise couldn't do much.  He received a well-deserved retirement at season's end.
Kalri Lake


YR37 Gray Arabian Horse
(Valiant Boy Sbfar x Fine Lustre, by Titanite)
22: 5-9-3  $444,620

IBN VALIANCE was bred with the intention to take advantage of the newly-carded Game Point Sired stakes, albiet three years hence from Year 37, when he was foaled.  It was quite gratifying that he galloped "very special" as a yearling.  Still, it wasn't until his third start that he broke his maiden.  He placed the remember of the year, including in both legs of the Game Point Sired series.  With the gallop adjustment the following year, he was "stakes", and graduated from NW2 company in his seasonal debut.  Two starts later, he got his first stakes victory, and followed it up with another.  He finished as far back as fourth only once during the season.  At five, he improved to "freak", and took a Grade 3 in his Year 42 debut.  After next being third, IBN VALIANCE shipped to Desert Oasis Park for the Grade 1 Arabian Desert Cup.   In that race, he held a narrow lead throughout, and then got run down to be beaten a neck, while earning an 88 speed figure.  After two off the board performances, he finished second in the Grade 1 Endurance Championship.  It was decided to skip the Steward's Cup to freshen him for a 6yo season.  However, he regressed two levels to "allowance" for Year 43, and was retired to stud after two lackluster starts. 

I love the "I know I'm gorgeous" attitude of his headshot, and how white his mane and tail are. 
Ibn Valiance


YR30 Chestnut Arabian Mare
(Moubarak x Arabess, by Sayitsyurbirthday)
33: 11-13-4  $573,400
YR33 Three Year Old Arabian Female Nominee, YR36 CHAMPION Older Arabian Female

In Year 30, player Laura Ferguson offered a few Arabians for lease, where she would breed each mare to the lessee's selected stallion.  I chose the only available router, and was thrilled that the mare nicked an A- with Moubarak (below).  The result was a "scary good" filly that, as a yearling, recorded a six furlong work in 1:20.81, which for a while was the fastest time for the distance ever clocked by an Arabian.  Therefore, it was disappointing when BESS BARAK debuted with only a third in a stakes, albeit with a 79 speed figure, and then could only get second in her first MSW attempt.  Finally, she broke her maiden, and then followed it up with a stakes victory by nose, earning an 80.  She lost her next start by a nose.  I then entered her in the Grade 1 Endurance Championship, almost as an afterthought, as it felt she was being thrown to the wolves, since her credentials seemed so modest, compared to some of the other entrants.  Therefore, it was the peak thrill of the season when she won by "the bob of a nose", giving Magic Raven Ranch its first Arabian Grade 1 stakes victory.  She continued to be a formidable stakes contender at four and five.  In her first start at six, she was accidentally entered against males in a Grade 3, and beat them by a neck and with a lifetime best speed fig of 83.  She later repeated in the Grade 1 Endurance Championship, which put her over the half million dollar mark in earnings, making her the leading Arabian ever campaigned by the farm, finally earnings her a SIMMY championship, and prompting the decision to race her at seven.  She could only get an allowance victory that season, and was retired after finishing fifth in the Grade 1 Endurance Championship. I love the tassel-like mane and forelock of this headshot.  Her expression has a maturity about it, that is apt for a 3yo that beat such accomplished older horses in her Grade 1 victory.  She appears wise beyond her years.
Bess Barak


YR27 Dark Bay Arabian Horse
(Thunder Nation x Feeling Fine)
13: 4-4-0  $125,550
YR30 Three Year Old Male Arabian Nominee

This boy, one of the best from his outstanding dam (below), started off his career with a very nice 3yo season, getting three wins and two seconds in five starts, three of them stakes; as well as finishing fourth against older horses in the Steward's Cup.  He had a rockier road after getting out of babyhood, but I felt he had some nice outcross possibilities and precociousness for his distance division.  He was certainly blessed with one of the more awesome and unique Arabian headshots. The pose is fantastic, and the large, expressive eye and rich coloring do him justice.   The detail of his stripe is really great, too.  Unfortunately, he didn't prove to be very adept at stud.
Sovereign Pride


YR20 Gray Arabian Mare
(no pedigree)
12: 2-6-0  $108,950
YR25 Older Female Arabian Nominee

This fantastic mare has two distinctions.  She was my first horse to ever get nominated for a SIMMY, and she was also the foundation mare for my route Arabians.  I purchased her off the New Player list from AJ for $1,000.  She'd made one sprint start and was badly beaten.  She continued to do poorly at sprints, but when I tried her at a route, she responded by breaking her maiden with a five-length thrashing and scoring a 75 speed figure.  I was just starting to "get" speed figures at the time, and especially how important they were for pointing to the proper distance for mixed breeds.  I kept FEELING FINE at a route for her remaining seven starts, and she was worse than second only once.  She was nominated for best older mare as a 5yo.  FEELING FINE produced 100% winners, plus three stakes winners, with most of the others being stakes placed.  She is clearly the "star" broodmare that Anna Liza Doolittle later declared her to be, and her influence is sure to be felt for many generations to come, most especially via her "blue hen" daughter Fine Lustre (by Titatnie), dam of "freak" Ibn Valiance (above).  FEELING FINE was pensioned in YR32 after giving birth to her eighth offspring, and died at the age of 21.  I love this particular shade of gray for her headshot.  She has such a refined look to her, which I'm guessing ties to her name.  I also love the short ears and head, and small muzzle.  If she hadn't been so busy being such a fine momma, should could have been a show horse.
Feeling Fine



YR21 Gray Arabian Stallion
(no pedigree)
26: 7-7-5  $271,300

This boy was acquired midway through his 5yo season, when he was already a stakes winner.  He won two more stakes in his first two races in the RLM colors.  He raced two additional seasons, placing often in stakes, but only winning again in allowance.  This headshot was commissioned when he retired to stud, and I love the typey-ness of the head, and the elegance of the mane and forelock.  His expression appears inquisitive.  He didn't let beauty interfere with his ability on the track -- nor at stud.  He has had a stakes winner in his first crop, and his third crop included the filly BESS BARAK (above), a "scary good" that recorded the fastest working six-furlong time in SIM's history, and became a Grade 1 stakes winner at three.  He is also the sire of the stallion Sheikh.  He was pensioned at 14yo, and died at the age of 21 in Oklahoma.




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