pictory: Omar Khayyam Wins Kentucky Derby (1917)

Omar Khayyam (1914-1938) was a British-born Thoroughbred racehorse who was sold as a yearling to an American racing partnership and who became the first foreign-bred horse to win the Kentucky Derby. He was named for the famous Persian mathematician, Omar Khayyam. More Here

Persian Punch – Jockey Club Cup 2003:


This film about Louise Firouz (1933-2008) was made in 2002 during a trip to Jargalan, near the border with Turkmenistan. Louise describes the horses in her stud. This footage is unique and now edited for the first time, throws new light on the different types of Turkman horses and the relationship they have with the thoroughbred. She mentions the Akhal, the Yomud, the Goklan and the Nokhorli. A description of their characteristics can be found on the website www.museumofthehorse.org

Louise Firouz at her Ghara Tepe Stud in Iran:

Louise Firouz in Iran at the Jargalan Turkman Stud:

Maziar and Louise Firouz with Turkoman Stallion Sasson:

The Shah of Iran rides his Horse:

Iranian Caspian Horse:

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Iranian Singles

Recipient Of The Serena Shim Award

Serena Shim Award
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