Our Best Arabian Sprinters Racing in Year 49

Name S A Source Sire Dam Dam Sire St 1st 2nd 3rd Earn Comments
Lady Zamil M 4 Homebred Sayf Bint Zamil Zamil 16 8 3 3 427k Multilple SW at 3, 4 and 5
Frantic Zamil G 7 Homebred Sleeping Nightmare Bint Zamil Zamil 26 7 5 6 269k SW  at 3 and 4, multiple SW at 6
Jass Daisy G 6 Ylg  50k Jassas Dandy Daisy El Mokhtar 25 11 7 2 219k Stakes winner at 3 and 6
Undercovered M 6 Homebred Jassas Girl Undercover Djs Douleoseven 25 10 7 2 144k Stakes winner at 4



Our All Time Best Arabian Sprinters

Name YOB A Source Sire Dam Dam Sire St 1st 2nd 3rd Earn Comments
TALIB YR41 M Homebred Qairan Bint Zamil Zamil 28 8 9 5 1142k Multiple SW at 3 and 4; SC at 5 and 6
BINT ZAMIL YR31 F Homebred Zamil Bint Ghalib Ghalib 21 9 10 1 479k SIMMY at 3, SC at 4
DESERT QUEST YR41 F Homebred Qairan Bint Desert Desert Challenge 28 12 4 6 468k Multiple SW at 3, 4, and 5
BINT KROSSFIRE YR39 F Homebred Krossfire CS Bint Zamil Zamil 26 5 13 2 468k GPS at 3, G2 at 5
WARRIORESS YR29 F Homebred Krossfire CS Bint Ghalib Ghalib 24 9 11 3 452k Multiple SW at 3, SC at 4



Prior Notable Arabian Sprinters

YR41 Bay Arabian Colt
(Qairan x Bint Zamil, by Zamil)
25: 8-9-5  $1,142,450

TALIB was an impeccably-bred "stakes" galloper than broke his maiden in his third start, which was also a stakes.  He hit the board throughout the year and garnered two more stakes victories.

In his 4yo debut, he suffered his first off the board defeat.  But he bounced back to take two consecutive stakes.  At mid year, he upgraded to "freak", but it wasn't immediately apparent in his performances, as he placed in two stakes, and then was fifth in the Steward's Cup.  At five, he got a win and three thirds, before faltering with a fourth place finish.  On the morning of the Steward's Cup, I got a message from The Steward, saying she wanting to get the final Edge out early, and wondering if I would retire Talib immediately, so she could write a feature on the "big sire".  I was perplexed, since TALIB hadn't even hit the suggested minimum of 350k in earnings, and his chances in the Steward's Cup appeared slim.  Plus, I definitely wanted to race him another season, so I declined.  In the Steward's Cup, he rallied steadily from third place, and just got up to dead heat with the favorite in the race.  I was ecstatic, and asked The Steward if she'd known he was going to win.  She replied that she had indeed peeked at the results, and composed a message to me that she hadn't intended to send until after the race, but she accidentally hit the Send button.

In any event, TALIB did race at six.  It didn't appear to have been a good idea.  While he wasn't off the board, he couldn't get a win.  Then came his final start in the Steward's Cup and a field of thirteen.  He vied for the early lead throughout, and prevailed to win by a head.  So, the horse that hadn't won all year now had a second Steward's Cup to his credit. 

What's more, TALIB was Magic Raven's first millionaire Arabian, and the first millionaire in his division to retire to stud.  He was a high nicker, and got 78 foals in his first crop.


YR41 Chestnut Arabian Mare
(Qairan x Bint Desert, by Desert Challenge)
28: 12-4-6  $467,550

DESERT QUEST was an obvious high level "stakes" galloper, as she won her first two starts, including a stakes.   She garnered her second stakes victory two races later, and ended up with a third at the end of the season.

At four, the competition was more challenging, and she didn't get her first stakes win until Week 7.  Another followed 14.  She had a rare off-the-board finish in the Steward's Cup.

At five, she had her best season, never being off the board until the Steward's Cup.  Her three victories included the Grade 2 Queenly Moment Stakes.  At six, she showed signs of tailing off, but still managed three stakes wins.

She retired as the third most successful horses ever campaigned by Magic Raven in her division, and was a "star" mare.
Desert Quest


YR39 Chestnut Arabian Mare
(Kross and Scary x Dark Desert Spirit, by Midnihte)
24: 6-8-2  $202,030

DARK KROSSING is an example of how much patience is sometimes required for an Arabian.  She was a "productive" yearling that dropped to "solid" at two when the SIM had a gallop adjustment.  With the small fields in the sprint division, she was first or second in her initial five starts, and broke her maiden for a 16k tag.  She was off the board her next three starts, including the last as a 4yo, and was put away to mature.  She was a rare case where such paid off, for she emerged mid year as a "stakes" galloper.  She promptly won a NW2, and placed in her next two starts.  At five, she won a NW3, was nosed out in a restricted stakes, and then placed in a pair of allowance races.  In her first listed stakes start, she was a nose winner, while scroing an 86 speed figure.  She followed that up with a victory in the Grade 1 California Fire Stakes, earning a 90, and thereby received a headshot.  She then was off the board her final four races, and retired to be a formidable broodmare.
Dark Krossing


YR34 Chestnut Arabian Horse
(by Krossfire CS)
10: 6-1-1  $274,300
YR38 Arabian Older Male Nominee

At the end of Year 37, the Steward released hundreds of mixed breed horses into the SIM, as a final "seeding" of the various breeds, available for purchase for $10,000 each.  She initially said none would be "scary" gallopers, then amended that she couldn't stop the computer from creating some.  I therefore thought that meant that any scaries would be lower level representatives of that category.  So, when I randomly purchased some horses, without trying to bloodstock check them ahead of time, I was very happy to get a 3yo "scary" Arabian colt, while not expecting him to be all that special.  Named KROSS AND SCARY, his work times weren't very encouraging.  Yet, when he debuted Week 1 as a 4yo, he easily won his MSW, while scoring an 82 speed figure.  I expected him to falter when next entered in a stakes with a full field of twelve.  He just got up to win by a nose.  When there wasn't an available stakes for Week 5, I sponsored one and was gratified when he won yet again, albeit over not a particularly impressive field.  I finally was a believer when Week 7, in his fourth consecutive start on a two-week turnaround, he took yet another stakes, to win by a half-length.  That's when I ordered his headshot, convinced he would be a nice outcross for stud purposes.  He finally was beat in his next start, but came right back to take the Steward's Cup by a neck.  He was retired after three starts at five, when he could only manage a second.  He's got a nice, studly neck in this headshot, and that's definitely where his career is headed.

Though he was only a "useful" sire, his best offspring was Grade 1 stakes winning Dark Krossing, above.
Kross and Scary


YR31 Chestnut Arabian Mare
(Zamil x Bint Ghalib, by Ghalib)
21: 9-10-1  $478,500
YR34 3yo Female Arabian Nominee    YR35 CHAMPION Female Older Arabian   

Another daughter of a splendid female line that is adverse to finishing worse that second, BINT ZAMIL had all the ingredients for being a successful racehorse.  I was so focused on her older half-sister (below), that it wasn't until this girl's first season was wrapping up, that it dawned on me that she was performing at least as well as Warrioress had at three, and she performed even better than her sibling at four, as she not only won the Steward's Cup, but she was named champion of her division. She had a tougher time at five, and couldn't win until dropped into allowance Week 14, but only fell a nose short of defending her Steward's Cup title.  She retired as the leading homebred Arabian ever campaigned by the farm, and was a "blue hen" broodmare with solid A nicks.  Her most successful offspring, so far, is multiple stakes winning filly Bint Krossfire (by Krossfire CS).  This is a gorgeous headshot, with the typey head and alert expression.  I love the white on her face, and the soft texture of her mane.
Bint Zamil


YR29 Chestnut Arabian Mare
(Goshenite x Bint Ghalib, by Ghalib)
24: 9-11-3  $451,840

Homebred WARRIORESS shows the intelligence and inquisitiveness of her breed in this gorgeous headshot.  She is a third generation daughter, tracing back to the division's foundation mare for Magic Raven Ranch.  She was a "wow" galloper that trained well, and jumped right out with a MSW victory, and followed it up with a stakes win.  By midway through her 4yo season, she had never been worse than second, and had won four stakes in a row, and surpassed her dam as Magic Raven's most successful sprinter of either gender.  She closed out the season with a Steward's Cup victory, thereby becoming Magic Raven's most successful Arabian.  At five, her nose lost more races than it won, and she was retired midway through her 6yo season to be a "star" broodmare, and was later categorized as a "blue hen".  Unfortunately, she was never able to pass on her considerable talent.


YR24 Chestnut Arabian Mare
(Ghalib x Bint Minart, by Burning Sand)
18: 4-5-4 $239,400    YR27 3YO Arabian Female Nominee

Homebred BINT GHALIB was far and away the leading distaff Arabian campaigned in the RLM colors for a number of years, and her headshot emphasizes her classiness.  I love the angle, which is great for a horse with no markings, and the wayward forelock almost makes her look like she has eyelashes.  In her first four starts, BINT GHALIB won two stakes and was second in two others.  She also hit the board in all six stakes starts at four, winning one.  She faltered at five, but her two stakes placings included repeating a third in the Steward's Cup.    She retired to be an amazing "formidable" broodmare, as her first three foals were stakes winners, with the two fillies(above) being Steward's Cup winners.
Bint Ghalib


YR18 Chesnut Arabian Mare
(CAM by Burning Sand)
no race record

At the end of Year 24, when mixed breeds were only in their second season, and I was in my first full game year, I created a CAM Arabian mare, because I didn't have any to breed in the sprint division.  I named her BINT MINARET, which means "Daughter of Fire".   (What I wouldn't know until Year 30 is that Anna Liza Doolittle only ranked her broodmare capabilities as having "some potential".) The much more impressive player-owned stallion, of only two at stud, had a ridiculously high stud fee, so I grudgingly decided to breed her to the lesser of the two, Ghalib, who stood for a mere $1,000.  That mating set a dynasty into motion.

The resultant foal was multiple stakes winner Bint Ghalib (above), who was far and away her sire's best offspring.  She in turn produced two Steward's Cup winning daughters, who both retired to be blue hen mares.  That accomplishment alone would have been enough to make BINT MINARET an outstanding foundation mare.  But there was more to come.

Her next three foals included a 50k-earning gelding.  Then came daughter Bint Pantera (by El Pantera), who was multiple stakes placed, and produced stakes winners White Rock (by Goshenite) and Dear Pantera (by Darley).  Next came a multiple stakes placed gelding.

Her final daughter was Bint Desert (by Desert Challenge), who earned over 100k while never quite managing to win a stakes race.  She retired to be a blue hen mare, and her daughters include multiple stakes winner Desert Asilah (by Shah Jahan) and the blue hen producer Desert Sakina (by Auri).  Her best son was Qasid (by Qairan), who won four of his first five starts, including a restricted stakes.

Her final two foals were non-descript, and she was saved from death after producing her ninth foal at the age of 14.
Bint Minaret




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