Simmons will be HARC Breeders Representative
19 December 2016, UK ~ The Arabian Racing Organization (ARO) made the announcement that long-time ARO supporter Paul Simmons has accepted the role as ARO Breeders Representative with the Heritage Arabian Racing Club (HARC) as per the HARC constitution.
Simmons has been involved in Arab racing since 1998, initially as an owner-trainer-jockey and then from 2008 as a breeder with his own Zayin Arabian Stud. He has finished fourth in the ARO Owners Championship in 2015 and 2016 and recorded his biggest success this year with his homebred stallion Zayin Zachilles, winning the closing handicap of Dubai International Arabian Races.
Simmons enthusiasm for the sport extends to the HARC scheme which he has supported since its’ inception, racing his homebred mare Samauring Zayin. His straight Russian mare Kallista was the first HARC approved horse to win in the 2016 ARO season ending the year as runner-up in the UK HARC Championship. She then traveled to Belgium for the HARC European Championship Race in which she finished a creditable sixth.
ARO Director Genny Haynes was delighted saying. “I’m so pleased Paul has accepted this role as I feel he will be a real asset to us all. He has been involved with the sport for many years and has an incredible passion for the Arabian’s versatility, competing in both racing and endurance, mostly with his homebred horses.”
Photo (C) Debbie Burt Equine Creative Media (L to R) Trainer Peter Hammersley, Matt Johnson, Stephen Harrison and Paul Simmons in the paddock for the 2016 Heritage Arabian Club Stakes