We do have a few Saddy's in the competition here in Australia, but none of them have done very well. Hard to find an unraced one that does not pace. But generally they have pretty good feet. All in all it's hard to compete with Arabs. Over here the competition is sparce in the HW division, that's why I think my TWH may have a chance in that area.
They race Saddlebreds over there? Or did you mean Standardbreds?
People have looked at me funny when I talk about having worked with arab racehorses.. I can't imagine racing saddlebreds!