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NATIONS’ CUP IN AACHEN
We bring wonderful news straight from Aachen - the Nations’ Cup and the Breeders’ Cup are once again in Polish hands! The XXXIII Nations’ Cup took place during the last weekend of September (25 – 27.09) in the Albert-Vahle-Halle. The Polish team, totally reliable as usual, guaranteed a great deal of emotions also this time. The prize in the Breeders’ Cup, The Major T.W.I. Hedley Memorial Trophy, was awarded to Poland for the sixth time, while the prize in the Nations’ Cup, The Lady Harmsworth Blunt Memorial Trophy, for the ninth.
The show started on Friday, with the performance of two year old fillies. There was no Polish representative in Class A. The highest scores (92.57 pts) were awarded to Elle Flamenca (Ajman Moniscione – Allamara MA/Marwan Al Shaqab) reoresenting United Arab Emirates. In Class B we kept our fingers crossed for four fillies: Janów’s Al Jazeera (Kahil Al Shaqab – Alhasa/Ganges) which obtained a spectacular 3x20 for movement and went straight to the top with a total score of 92.92 pts. She was closely followed by Michałów’s Pustynia Kahila (Kahil Al Shaqab – Pustynna Malwa/Ekstern) with a score of 92.50. The top three were closed with another Janów bred filly, Prometida (Kahil Al Shaqab – Panonia/Eukaliptus), which was given 90.83 pts. Orla Turnia (Shanghai EA – Orlanka/Aslan) bred by StanRed Arabians and representing Qatar came sixth (90.21 pts). In the 3-year old mares class our attention was on two Polish bred mares. The wonderful Piacolla bred by SK Michałów (Enzo – Polonica/Ekstern) representing Saudi Arabia won the class with 92.78 pkts. The secondo was Wersa (Ekstern – Wasa/WH Justice) bred by Falborek Arabians, which was ultimately placed fourth with a score of 90.97 pkts.
A similar experience was in store with two year old colts, especially our two representatives, Michałów’s Morion (Kahil Al Shaqab – Mesalina/Ekstern) and Calateonie (Vitorio TO – Calatea/Ekstern) of Mr Marek Kondrasiuk. Competition was tough, the colts had to beat nine rivals. However, Morion knows how to win and was placed first with a score of 92.78 pts. Calateon was ultimately placed foruth with 91.18 pts.
Saturday morning started with the yearling fillies class. In Class A the winner was Mimi NK (Nofal NK – Cinnamon N Spice VLA/First Cyte) from Jordan. In Class B Janów’s Prunella (Abyad AA – Pradera/Hlayyil Ramadan) came second, (92.02) following the winner of the class Mozn Albiayer (S.M.A. Magic One – Mattaharii/Magnum Chall HVP) which won 92.22 pts. The Janów raised Bambina (Kahil Al Shaqab – Bellisa/Poganin) came fifth. Westura (Eden C – Wieżyca/Ekstern) of Mr Waldemar Bąk and Estama (EKS Alihandro – Estaka/Gazal Al Shaqab) of Falborek Arabians were placed eleventh and twelfth respectively.
The Polish team of yearling colts was made up of three representatives, in Class A Janów’s Paris (Kahil Al Shaqab – Palmeta/Ecaho) and Edenson (Eden C – Emiramida/Piruet) of Mr Stanisław Sławiński, and in Class B Fuerte (Shanghai EA – Frymusza/Ekstern) bred by Mr Jan Dobrzyński. Paris came third (91.32 pkt) immediately behind Aj Azzam (AJ Mardan – Ysadora/Marwan Al Shaqab) and the winner Luigi (Kanz Albidayer – Lolita/Om El Bahreyn). Fuerte won the fourth place in his class (91.53 pkt), the innwer being Alexxanderr (Excalibur EA – AR Most Irresistible/ML Mostly Padron)
Finally long awaited mares entered the ring. In Class A of 4 – 6 year old mares Janów’s Euzona (Om El Bellissimo – Euzetia/Etogram) put up a strong fight and finally came second with 92.36 pts. Victory went to Wadad Zamani (Laheeb – Zena Al Buraq/Al Manar) representing Switzerland. The mare was awarded 92.64 pts. In Class B we supported three of our mares. Michałów’s Emandilla (Om El Shahmaan – Espadrilla/Monogramm), Janów bred Palatina (QR Marc – Palmeta/Ecaho) owned by PPH Parys and Naifa Al Khalediah(Ganges – Nadrat Al Khalidiah/Aja Sangali) bred and owned by Polska AKF. Emandilla came fourth (91.60 pts), Palatina fifth (91.32 pts.), Naifa Al Khalediah sixth (90.14). The winner of the class was the Belgian mare Orfa D'Arab K.A. (QR Marc – OSO Axotica/Monogramm).
Three more of our representatives appeared successively in the 7 – 10 year old mares class. Michałów Parmana (Al Maraam – Palmira/Monogramm) came third (92.36 pts), Elliseina (Galba – Ellissara/Laheeb) bred by SK Michałów and owned by Polska AKF came fifth (90.49 pts), and Ekspiracja (WH Justice – Eklezja/Monogramm) bred by Mr Lech Błaszczyk and owned by Mr Krzysztof Falba sixth (90.35 pkt). The winner of the class was FM Gloriaa (WH Justice – Psity of Angels/Psytadel) with a score of 93.33 pts.
The 11-year old and older mares class belonged to Polish bred mares. The second runner up was Emira (Laheeb – Embra/Monogramm) bred and owned by SK Michałów, the runner up Norma (Gazal Al Shaqab – Nina/Monogramm) bred by SK Michałów and owned by the Al Muawd Stud, and the winner of class was Pinga (Gazal Al Shaqab – Pilar/ Fawor).
In the 4 – 6 year old stallions class Equator (QR Marc – Ekliptyka/Ekstern) had a very successful start and was placed immediately behind the winner E.S. Harir (AJ Dinar – TF Magnums Magic/Magnum Psyche). The second representative of Polish stock, Etoryk (Om El Shahmaan – Etnologia/Gazal Al Shaqab) bred by SK. Janów Podlaski and owned by Flaxman Arabians, came fourth.