QUOTE (LoLoXLC @ May 12 2005, 11:58 AM)
That was something I always wondered about. I've read quite often that he was as a junior. For example here
But I could never find out in what year or anything else.
This is - unfortunatly- again a proof of how important it is to have your own resources, and to not blindly believe what an owner is advertising.
Advertising a world champion when he is not, throws away all credit one might give to the owner. It also puts in doubt any other information they might give about any of their other horses.
It's a pitty.. but Furno Kamal is not the only arabian to be advertised a world champion when not.
Furno Khamal was 16.1 hands high, bay, born in 1983.Officially bred by Alfred Leonberger (Germany) he was soon to be owned by Frank Buccafurno (Holland) before exportation to the US.
In 1984, he was third in his class (3 year old stallions) at the Salon du Cheval, Paris. So no way a class winner, nor a world champion. I even doubt (but I should look this up) if in 1984, it was already called a world championship. It might be.
in 1985, Furno Khamal was first in his class (2 year old stallions) at the dutch nationals, with 118 pts He also became junior champion colt in that show.
The same year (1985) he won his class (2 year old colts) at the European championships in Leiden, again with 118 pts.
These results are the official results he got, as published by the dutch studbook magazine at that time.