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Zayin Stud 2011

Zayin Arabian Stud 2011.


Zayin Arabian Stud was established in 1998 by Paul Simmons with the purchase of two Arabian mares Aliesha (Fuego x Talima) and Sweet Simplicity (SES Pashas Mirat x Sky Scilla) both started their race careers in 1999 with Paul as an owner/trainer and jockey. On August 14th 1999 at Stratford racecourse Paul and Sweet Simplicity recorded their first Arab racing victory at odds of 33/1 in the 1 Mile 2 furlong Heart of England Maiden Stakes beating leading trainers Bill Smith, Gill Duffield and Sarah Kelleway on the favourite Kosmik. This victory cemented Paul’s passion for both breeding and racing Arabians, and while Aliesha never won she was placed twice. The early days of the stud were completed with the purchase of Autumn Columbine from Combe Farm Arabians at the end of 1999 to start breeding for endurance and racing.


Paul winning the Heart of England Maiden Stakes in 1999 with Sweet Simplicity.


The objective for Zayin Arabian Stud has always been to breed high class performance Arabians for racing and endurance. Sweet Simplicity came from the world famous Sky Arabian Stud, from a dam line that produced racing super sire Sky Crusader, sadly she was not the mothering kind and produced only one foal for the stud Sakeena Sky Zayin (by Karmah). Sky has proved herself to be one of the leading performers at the stud excelling in both racing and endurance, she won on the racetrack over 1 Mile 1 furlong and was placed 8 times over 3 seasons. In 2011 she was also the horse that re-awakened Paul’s passion for competing and they started out on the endurance circuit as Paul felt she was too young and talented to start breeding and also believed endurance would suit her endless stamina. Sky has since excelled at endurance completing three seasons winning graded rides over 65 km and 80 km, getting placed two years in a row in the South Coast Tournament endurance championships, scoring Gold at the Golden Horseshoe 80 km 2 day ride and coming 2nd in her first and to date only race ride the 100 km ER at Cirencester Park.

Paul winning the Heart of England Maiden Stakes on

Paul and Sakeena Sky Zayin coming 2nd in the 100 km ER at Cirencester Park 2013 (photo AGC Photography).


Aliesha was also light on the breeding front producing only two foals, a colt by Karmah called Zayin Encantado ( by Karmah) and a filly Kissira Zayin (By Dawwas). Kissira was sold to Qatar for breeding, while Zayin Encantado was bought as a weanling by Jenny Pierson. Zayin Encantado has since proved himself to be a superstar in endurance coming 2nd in both 80 km Endurance races in 2013 (Bocconoc and Barbury Castle) before winning the 100 km Endurance race with Jenny at Cirencester Park. He was awarded the EGB Windard Trophy for leading endurance horse in his first competitive season.

Aliesha with Kissira Zayin 2005

Aliesha with Kissira as a foal 2005.


Autumn Columbine never raced or competed but comes from a prolific producing endurance family and her first two progeny for Zayin have both excelled in endurance, Kumara Zayin (by Pogojii) getting grade 1 for her 80 km endurance ride, winning a 65 km graded ride and coming 3rd in the 100 km ER at Cirencester Park. While Zayin Vakaash was leading Novice endurance horse with EGB and won the tough 80 km Dragons Egg ride at the Red Dragon ride.


Autumn Columbine with Zayin Kulok in 2006.  


The Stallions

Zayin Arabian Stud only use the finest Group 1 stallions in our breeding programme, this has to date included the following high class Arabian race horses  - DAHESS (Amer), MADJANI (Tidjani), DA ADIOS (Wiking), KAOLINO (Dormane), EAU ROYAL (Djel Bon), JIYUSH (Manganate), CONCORD (Dormane), MAKZAN (Manganate), KHOUTOUBIA (Djouras Tu), VERT OLIVE (Manganate), THE WIKING (Wiking) and the exotic Argentinian Group winner KARMAH.


The All Important broodmares

However, it is the damline that is the core strength and backbone of any successful stud and between 2004 - 2005 three key mares were purchased with the intention of breeding top class racing performers. Jumah and Comete were bought from Clarendon Stud and Barryh from Larkinglass Farm (Liz Harrington). All three were from powerfully successful racing families and were multiple winners in their own right.




Autumn Columbine & Kulok

CS Comete (Bengali D’Albret x Cikada by Klarnet):

CS Comete - FULL sister to CS Al Wahed -  represents her outstanding dam Cikada who produced six winners racing including Group 3 Sprint champion Carrack, multiple Group 2 winning and former UK Arab champion CS Al Wahed (Champion Arab Racehorse UK, winner of 10 races including two Group 2’s and over £10,000), CS Clarion a multiple winner including the Listed Deira Stakes on Dubai Day, Cicerone a multiple Listed winner and now advanced endurance and multiple race winner and FEI endurance CS Khan. Cikada was Champion race broodmare for four years in a row 2002 - 2005.

Comete and Zayin Zodiac 2011


Comete’s sire Bengali D’Albret - An outstanding multiple Group 1 winning racehorse who won the European Triple Crown twice, as a sire he has produced Group 1 winners in the UK, USA and UAE as well as being Champion sire in UK.

Comete’s raceform - Won  4 inc. Chester Premier Handicap stakes and Listed Race at Newmarket both over 7 Furlongs, placed 10 and effective from  5 - 8 Furlongs (3/20=4-5-0-5).

Comete’s Progeny - CS Jakari (2005 f by Makzan) was placed on both her starts in the UK inc. 4th in Group 2 Jumeirah Juvenile Stakes, Zayin Zeus (2006 c by Makzan) - was placed 3rd on his only UK start over 7f; both were exported to Kuwait where they have since won over 8f. Comete has also produced an exceptional colt Zayin Zachilles (2009 by Kaolino) who has won 3 races to date over 7 furlongs, and in 2011 she produced her third colt in a row Zayin Zodiac (by Dahess) who will be racing in 2015. She finally produced a filly for the stud in 2013 Zephyrella Zayin (by Madjani).





CS Comete with Zayin Zodiac

Barryh (Djelfor x Manisa by Ravlon Elijah): 

Barryh is another top producing mare by Group 1 winner Djelfor, leading sire in France and sire of sires Akbar and Djebbel, she is out of a very strong performing Crabbet dam line, her dam Manisa is by BNC Ravlon Elijah and her grand dam Maysuna was Reserve BNC.

Barryh and Zayin Bazyush


Barryh’s raceform - She was a superb race horse winning twice from 1 Mile to 1 Mile 2 Furlongs and being placed 4 times as well as leading the charge into the home straight in the Group 1 Hatta Mares Stakes (she finished a credible 6th!). Half sister to race winner and FEI endurance mare Rawnq.

Barryh’s Progeny - Undoubtedly our best producing broodmare to date, from 2 runners she has had 2 winners inc. top class triple winner Zayin Barakaldo (2006 gelding by Khoutoubia), a winner on his second start over 7f, he then won the DIARD Premier Handicap Stakes over 6 furlongs at Kempton and in 2011 won the Royal Oman Handicap Stakes over 1 Mile 2 Furlongs. Barakaldo has since been sold to UAE and came 3rd of 136 in the 80 km FEI* endurance race in Dubai in December 2013. Barryh’s other runner Brigitta (2003 filly by Khairouan) - was placed numerous times from 10 -14 furlongs before winning the Jebel Ali Bronze Final at Warwick over 1 Mile 2 Furlongs. Her other progeny include Fleur (2004 f by Dedja Des Forges)  - 2nd in the 80 km FEI * at Barbury Castle and full brother Zayin Zukhabarr (2005 c by Dedja Des Forges). In 2008 she produced another colt Zayin Bazyush (by Jiyush), sold to Pharitz Arabians and although he showed promise and raced in 2013 he has now been exported to UAE for endurance. Barryh has since produced two outstanding colts - Zayin Indian Fuego (2011 by DA Adios) and Zayin Angkor Centurion (2013 by Dahess).  




Barryh & Zayin Bazyush

Jumah (Div x Samara Bint Samurai by Golden Samurai):

A beautiful broodmare by the Tersk bred Russian stallion Div who won 12 races including a Group 1 and was UK Champion Juvenile. Jumah’s dam is the top producing mare Samara Bint Samurai (dam of five winners including eight time winner Sabarrah, and multiple winners CS Shamal, CS Sambisoora and CS Khamsin).

Samauring Zayin and Amyzing Zayin in training in 2012


Jumah’s raceform - She ran 22 times and was only out of the money on 7 occasions winning  three races from 6-8 furlongs and being placed a staggering 12 times - a near 70 % strike rate.(4/22=3-8-4-0).

Jumah’s Progeny -  She produced the top class colt CS Jumali (2002 c by Bengali D’Albret) for Clarendon Stud and he went on to be a superstar, unbeaten in 2 starts in the UK over 7f as a 3 yr old and winning over 1 Mile 2 Furlongs as a 4 yr old, and since being exported to Kuwait has won 9 races and been crowned Kuwait Champion racehorse. For Zayin she has produced two exceptional fillies Samauring Zayin (2005 filly by The Wiking) - winner of 2 races over 1 Mile 4 furlogns and 1 Mile 6 furlongs, and Amzying Zayin (2006 filly by Concord) placed 2nd twice from 4 starts in 2012. Jumah also produced a superb colt Zayin Zamurai (2009 by Eau Royal), and she was sold with Zamurai to the Innes Arabian Stud in Scotland to be a foundation mare for their racing stud in 2009. Zayin is retaining both Samauring and Amyzing for breeding once they have completed their race careers.







Sammy and Amy in training at Petes in 2012

Zayin Zachilles winning at Hereford 2013 (Photo S Harrison Snr)


• Zayin Barakaldo (Khoutoubia x Barryh) - Won 3 times inc. the Royal Cavalry of Oman Maiden Stakes over 7 Furlongs with ease on just his second, before annihilating a top class field in the 6 Furlong DIARD Premier Handicap at Kempton Park, and the Royal Cavalry of Oman Handicap Stakes (Nottingham) over 1 Mile 2 Furlongs (2010-2011).


Endurance - 3rd of 136 in the 80 km FEI* endurance race in Dubai.


• Zayin Zachilles (Kaolino x CS Comete) - 4 wins from 8 starts from 7 furlongs to 1 Mile 6 furlongs.


• Sakeena Sky Zayin (Karmah x Sweet Simplicity) - Won the 1 Mile 1 Furlong Kelanne Stud Handicap Stakes and was placed 8 times including coming 2nd in her maiden, 2nd twice over 6 furlongs and 4th in the Breeders Cup Classic at Dunstall Park.


Endurance - Won 80 km Cerne Giant ride, won 65 km Phoenix ride, Gold 80 km Golden Horseshoe and 2nd in the 100 km Endurance race at Cirencester Park.


• Samauring Zayin (The Wiking x Jumah) - Won twice Royal Cavalry of Oman Novice Stakes over 1 Mile 4 furlongs and Qatar Racing Stakes over 1 Mile 6 furlongs and placed twice.  


• Zayin Shamern (Concord x CS Shamal) - Won 7 furlong maiden stakes race at Hereford by 8 lengths.


• Zayin Zeus (Makzan x CS Comete) - 3rd as juvenile in a 7 Furlong maiden in the UK before being exported to Kuwait, where he has since won twice 7-8f. (2009 -2010).


Zayin Vakaash (Vaslisk x Autumn Columbine) - Won the 80km Dragons Egg endurance race.  


• Zayin Encantado (Karmah x Aliesha) - Won 100 km Endurance race at Cirencester Park, 2nd in the 80 km  ER Boconnoc Bowl and 2nd in the 80 km Barbury Castle Chase.

Zayin Zachilles winning over 7 furlongs at Herefor

The 100 km ER at Cirencester Park September 2013 a 123 for Zayin with Zayin Encantado (winner far side), Kumara Zayin (3rd and centre) and

Sakeena Sky (2nd and nearside). (Photo credit Bob Pierson)


“The main objective at Zayin Arabian Stud is to breed elite performance Arabians primarily for the race track, although these bloodlines should be equally capable of performing at the highest level in endurance. As a general policy I do not retain colts and do not stand stallions at stud unless they are of exceptional quality, instead I focus on the all important dam lines and use the best available Group 1 performing stallions to try and breed the next generation of Zayin athletes. All the broodmares have proven performance records and are AHS Premium rated, however, they also have excellent conformation and temperaments; an essential and often overlooked quality in a performance horse. With Zayin bred Arabians excelling on the racetrack and on the endurance circuit, I feel that these key attributes are now evident with the success we are having. I look forward to 2014 bringing hopefully more success from the Zayin graduates in both spheres!”


Paul Simmons - Owner and Founder of Zayin Arabian Stud (1st July 2014). 

Joey, Sky and Kumara at Cirencester Park Aug 2013 Sakeena Sky Zayin and Paul coming__ second in the Sky and I in training 2013

Paul and Sky training for endurance June 2013.

Paul with CS Comete and Zayin Zeus in 2006.

Paul in the winners enclosure with Sakeena Sky Zayin after her victory at Huntingdon 2010, also pictured trainer Bev Deutrom and jockey David Turner.

Paul with CS Comete and Zayin Zeus 2006 Sky in winners Enc with Paul, jockey David and tra

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