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Zipse At The Track

Ron the Greek storms the desert

Ron the Greek Saudi

 

No matter the location, no matter the language, watching a beautiful and regal animal like Ron the Greek is nothing but a pleasure. He may be known as Wattani in Saudi Arabia, where he made his successful initial start for his new owners today, but the horse will always be known as Ron the Greek by his legions of American fans. Just six weeks from the world's richest horse race, as you can see below, he looks as good as ever.

 

 

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It means: "My country" or "my home" in Arabic.
I looked up the meaning of the name Wattani. I can't find it spelled with double t, but Watan means country, and if add an i to thend (Watani) it means my country.

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Brian has been a passionate fan of horse racing since birth. Taken to the races at a very young age, he has been lucky enough to see all the greats in person from Secretariat and Ruffian through Rachel Alexandra and Zenyatta. Before coming to the Nation, Brian displayed his love for the sport through the development of his horse racing website, which quickly became one of the most popular blogs in the game. 
  
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