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Saudii Fadmar
is a 15hh 1050lb mare with a 78 inch heart girth and 8 ½ inch cannons. Outside of being a broodmare, Saudii Fadmar has been used as a ranch horse and a kids’ horse, working cattle, mountain riding, and giving children their first rides on an Arabian. She has been exceptionally strong in passing on her athletic body, with her wonderful shoulder and her powerful hind quarter to her foals. Saudii Fadmar is by the Endurance producing stallion Kioraja. He was 15.2hh and had a very sweet temperament to him. Kioraja loved children, loved to be ridden in the mountains, even with mares right beside him he was a gentleman, and had a finesse with the mares. He would sweet talk the mares and was so careful with them, to the point where no mare wanted to leave when it was time to go home.  Kioraja was known in Utah for producing fantastic Half Arabian Endurance individuals. Of all the foals he produced, only 4 were purebred Arabians. Saudii Fadmar was the last foal Kioraja produced before his untimely death from Colic at just 16 years of age.

     Kioraja is by Saable. Saable was a 16hh black stallion that had a commanding presence about him. When his owner brought him out to present him, everything in the barn stopped to watch him. Saable placed well in the show ring in Halter as well as under Saddle. Saable is an SX Saladin son.  SX Saladin was US & Canadian National Top 10 Stallion, Canadian National Reserve Champion Stallion, and Pacific Coast Champion Stallion. SX Saladin is full brother to SX La Quinta and SX Bint Cobah+++, Legion of Supreme Merit.  SX Saladin is by the great Crabbet stallion *Serafix.

     *Serafix was imported from the Crabbet Stud of England to the US March 29, 1954. *Serafix was bought by John Rogers and brought to Walnut Creek, CA. Homesick for his groom in England, *Serafix went off his feed. Mr. Rogers resorted to nearly living in the stallion’s stall. Rogers would feed, groom, and feed *Serafix and sleep in his stall between work hours and family commitments to gain his trust. Time would bond the two together. From this effort, *Serafix and Mr. Rogers would develop a lifetime friendship. When Mr. Rogers had to be away on business for weeks at a time, *Serafix would greet him with knickers of joy upon his return.

     *Serafix was shown in 1954 at the Cow Palace and at Pomona, California, winning Reserve Champion at both shows.  In 1955, shown by Bob Smith of the Kellogg breeding farm, *Serafix earned Grand Champion and Champion Stallion at Pomona.  In 1957 and 1958 *Serafix was only shown once each year and was pinned Champion Stallion each time. He was never shown again. *Serafix became best known through his progeny. Mr. Rogers bred and showed most of his own horses and he states that his biggest and best year of *Serafix’s career was in 1962. That was the year 4 of *Serafix’s mares and 1 of his sons each won a Top 10 Ribbon. These winnings comprised 1/4th of the 20 Top 10 ribbons of the Estes Park Show. Of those winnings, there were: Chloette—National Champion Mare; Fixette—National Reserve Champion Mare; Silver Dawn and Starfire were Top 10 Mares; and Royal Magic was a Top 10 Stallion. Later on, Starfire was lost to hepatitis, but Silver Dawn went on to be twice Reserve Champion Mare, then National Champion Mare. There were other mares such as, El Malika, SX Genii’s Pride, and Gioia that also showed well. John Rogers may be the only person who still holds the longest winning record of horses shown at the National level. He states, “One statistic I kept in mind always, from the 1st National classes held in 1958 through the Nationals in 1974, was this: a horse of my breeding or ownership, (most of whom were by *Serafix) placed in the Top 10 ribbons at Halter in each year. Only 1 Top 10 mare in 1975, Overlook Seratifa, was not owned by Mr. Rogers, but was of the Overlook Arabians of Nevada." (The Arabian Horse, September 1976.)

     *Serafix’s sire was Raktha, a British Champion in 1948 and sire of numerous Champions and National winner producers. Raktha was foaled in 1934 at the Hanstead Stud and was purchased by Lady Wentworth in 1939. Raktha and Indian Gold (sire of *Serafix's dam *Serafina) were regarded as 2 of the most important stallions at the Crabbet stud during World War II. Raktha traces back to Naseem and Skowronek and was an extremely beautiful dark dapple grey, slightly heavy in body, but still deserving of the British Champion Stallion Title at age 14 in 1948. Raktha was regarded as being very different in temperament from his sire Naseem. Raktha was quiet and easy, a type of horse that was good to take to a show. This stallion was regarded as one of the very few perfect types of Arabian stallion. (The Crabbet Arabian Stud, Its History & Influence by Rosemary Archer, Colin Pearson, Cecil Covey). Raktha is also known for his progeny besides *Serafix, such as his famous sons General Grant out of Lady Yules' Samsie, and Indian Magic out of Indian Crown. His famous daughters were Silverlet (out of Silver Gilt) who went to South Africa along with Bint Razeena. Another daughter, *Silwa, is an American Halter Champion and dam of 4 Champions. *Silwa produced *Silwara, a dam of 4 National winners including the Canadian National Champion Stallion Tornado++, Legion of Merit. Other famous sons include *Silver Drift (full brother to *Serafix) and Indian Magic, a British National Champion Stallion.

     *Serafix’s dam was the ethereal mare *Serafina, a highly regarded mare of the Crabbet Stud farm of the post-World War II era. *Serafina was foaled in 1945 and was considered one of the great mares that led to the resurgence of the Crabbet Stud after the war. *Serafina's sire, Indian Gold, was one of Crabbet's premier stallions. Lady Wentworth's breeding program was rooted on the crossing of the Mesaoud and Skowrenek bloodlines whenever possible. Not all of Lady Wentworth's stallions were shown to gain notoriety. Travel was largely by rail and to risk valuable bloodlines to injury or worse was not worth it. One of those stallions that was not shown was Indian Gold, being a tail male descendent of Skowrenek through *Raswan and Ferhan, this stallion gained his value as a sire through his offspring and particularly through his daughters. *Serafix was *Serafina's 1st foal and *Silver Drift was a full brother, both were sired by Raktha and imported to the US. *Serafina was over 15 hands which was felt to be due to several crosses to *Nureddin. She was a brilliant, iridescent chestnut which she bequeathed to *Serafix. She had very little white. A quote out of The Arabian Horse, September 1976, an article by Dick Warner, comments on *Serafina: "She is exceptionally good up front with a very long neck, well joined on; good withers and a typy head. She is elegant. She has a deep hip and good legs and a splendid top line. In short, she is an excellent Arabian mare, with few obvious faults of conformation or type." *Serafina was sold in 1960 to Mr. S G Bennett of Georgetown, Ontario and foaled *Bright Gold in 1961. Mr. Bennett continued breeding *Serafina on his Arabian farm and she was later purchased by Mr. Paul Brown in 1970. *Serafina had her last foal in 1972, she lived to be 31 years old and died July 12, 1976.

     SX Saladin’s dam is the bay mare Cobah. Cobah was a World Class producing mare having produced such greats as SX Saladin, SX Challenger++/, SX Bint Cobah+++ and SX La Quinta. Cobah’s sire was Pomona Ahmen. He was bred by the US Government Remount Service, is 50% Crabbet and 50% Spanish bred. Pomona Ahmen was an incredible stallion and crossed well with Al-Marah Radames and Comar Bay Beau+++ daughters. Pomona Ahmen was by the Crabbet Arabian Stud stallion *Raseyn and out of the imported Spanish mare *Nakkla. *Nakkla was bred by Marquies de Domecq, of Jerez, Spain, imported from Spain to the US in 1934 by James Draper of Richmond, California.

    
Cobah’s dam is the 100% Crabbet mare Faradina. Faradina was sired by the Champion Arabian stallion Farana of Kellogg Ranch. During his short competitive show Career, he won a 1st or 2nd in every Stock Horse class in which he was entered, against the best of competition. He was Champion Arabian Stallion at the 1933 California State Fair, also winning the Light Weight Stock Horse class. He was again Champion at the 1933 Coronado National Horse Show, and the same year was Champion Stock Horse. In 1933 Farana was 4 years old. Soon competitors became disinclined to show against him and so he was retired from competition – although he continued for years to give exhibitions. Farana was a widely renowned athlete, a 1930’s era Stock Horse, so phenomenal that he became a legend in his own time. Herbert H Reese described Farana’s work, saying that Farana showed “speed and precision”, and “dizzying spins” with “electrifying response to the rein”. Mr. Reese continued: “A spectacular worker, Farana was especially good at spinning, a type of showmanship demanded of Stock Horses in those days to indicate their Reining ability, and he could whirl so fast that he occasionally ‘spun’ right out from under his rider. Farana slid to the straight ‘figure eleven’ stops as well as any low-headed Quarter Horse, with instant take-off into a run when so indicated. Stock horses in those days also had to work with the rope and he held the ‘calf’ with a taut rope at all times. Farana could out-perform all exhibition Stock Horses of his day. He could also back faster than the average horse can trot, and would back uphill out of the arena at Kellogg’s at a fast clip as a finale to his performance.” Mark Smith, Farana’s trainer, spoke of the extreme lightness of Farana’s mouth, his willingness, and his phenomenal speed in responding. “One of the fastest things on his feet I ever sat on,” he said. Faradina’s dam was the *Ferdin and *Rossana daughter Hazzadina.

     Saable is out of Kashmiri, a Fadjur daughter. Fadjur was one of the most-loved horses in Arabian horse history. Fadjur won many National titles for his conformation and type, yet his most lasting contribution to the Arabian horse breed is his prepotency as a sire of excellence. Fadjur's influence transcends time and generations of exceptional Arabian horses with a special charisma, intelligence, beautiful Arabian type, athletic ability and wonderful disposition that is known as 'the Look of Fadjur.'  Fadjur's everlasting legacy lives on at his lifetime home through the blood of his finest get at the Jack Tone Ranch in Stockton, California, USA. In 1999 Fadjur was inducted into the Arabian Horse Trust Hall of Fame, for his influence on the Arabian Breed.

     Kashmiri was out of Marsaba, a daughter of the Champion stallion Risab. Risab was a son of Ronek, a product of the Kellogg Ranch breeding program. Ronek was sold as a weanling to P B Fouke, New York, New York, then sold again as a yearling to General J M Dickinson. Ronek had the ability to pass on his natural inclination for Gaiting, a natural talent and ability that was recognized and brought out in him through enhancement training while living with and standing at stud for General J M Dickinson’s Travelers Rest Arabian Stud. In addition to his duties under saddle and at stud for General Dickinson, Ronek was the Champion Arabian stallion and winner of the Saddle class, Illinois State Fair 1937, and also a prize winner at the 1935 Arabian Show in Nashville, Tennessee.  Ronek spent the last of his days in Calabasas, California in the company of the esteemed *Witez II, dying in 1956.

     Through Marsaba’s line Saudii Fadmar carries a line to *Mirage through his daughter Ragia, again once through Gai-Adventure through the daughter Rageyma, and lastly through Tailormade Bonanza and Chivari through the son Image. Roger Selby’s main purchase in 1930 was *Mirage, an imported grey stallion, 14.2hh, 1000lbs, three gated, sound, most gentle and lovable, of the Seglawi Jedran Dalia strain, the most prized of the Seglawi strains. Lady Wentworth described him as ‘a very showy good horse. Excellent legs, splendid quarters and fine front. Very good in saddle, but too bouncing for English taste as he gets English riders off.’ But this was not the reason *Mirage was sold. Weatherbys had by now closed their Stud Book to new imports and although Lady Wentworth tried to persuade them to accept *Mirage, she was unsuccessful and therefore had no option but to sell him. Margaret Lindsley Warden said of *Mirage: “now rated by many experts as the most perfect specimen of the ancient elite or classic type in America…He stands a scant 14.2hh, a sturdy model with the characteristic refinements of the best of his breed. His head is a glory and his great eyes express high but gentle spirit and gracious personality.” *Mirage was English Champion at the Richmond Royal Show 1926, and American Champion at the National Arabian Show, Nashville, TN 1934, at the age of 25. A most unique honor for a horse of such remarkable age. Only one other horse, Mr. Selby’s mare Champion Rifala, holds the same record of being both a British and American Champion.

     Kioraja is out of the Kiowan daughter, Kiorene. Kiowan's sire was the *Naborr son, Gai-Adventure. A Sire of Significance, Gai-Adventure was 1973 US National Reserve Champion Stallion, 1974 US National Champion Stallion, US National Top 10 Pleasure Driving. Gai-Adventure is half sibling to US and Canadian National Champion Stallion *Aramus (*Naborr x Amneris), imported from Michalow State Stud Farm, Poland to be the foundation Stallion for Wayne Newton's Arabians and half siblings *Gwalior (*Naborr x Gwadiana), Canadian National Champion Stallion and *Dornaba++, US National Champion Mare and Reserve National Champion English Pleasure, Legion of Merit. *Naborr is one of 8 World Sires of Significance who have sons who are Sires of Significance. (*Gwalior, *Aramus, Kaborr+++, and Gai-Adventure). In 1954 *Naborr was named Reserve National Champion at the All Union Agricultural Fair in Moscow. (Winner of that class was his sire, Negatiw.) *Naborr sold at age 19 for $150,000 and in 1963 *Naborr was imported to USA by Anne McCormick, traveling on the same boat with *Bask++.

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Naborr is by the great Russian stallion Negatiw. Negatiw was bred by Tersk Stud, Russia. He was 50% Crabbet. Exported to Poland in 1962 and was a race winner in Poland. Race record: 1/4 (2-0-0). Sire of many Race winners. Negatiw's sire line was Ibrahim and his dam line was Gazella DB. Negatiw was 1954 Russian National Champion Stallion. He was credited as the stallion that returned the Ibrahim sire to Poland. Negatiw remains highly regarded around the world as the most internationally influential grandson of the immortal Skowronek. Though bred in Russia, Negatiw was from predominantly Polish bloodlines as his dam was a Janów Podlaski confiscate from the Second World War. As a considerably successful sire at Tersk, Negatiw was greatly desired by the Poles for many years. He was finally obtained at age 17, standing in Poland for another 10 years with outstanding results. Having already sired international Sires of Significance *Salon and *Naborr in the USSR, Negatiw left Poland with the immortal *Bandos PASB and a host of wonderfully typey, ultra-refined and extraordinarily feminine broodmares. Director Krzysztalowicz described Negatiw as 'extremely dry and refined, with a small, chiseled head accented by beautifully large, dark and luminous eyes and small ears. His legs were relatively correct (though slightly sickle-hocked) and his back and topline were strong and a bit long. As a stallion, he was strikingly refined and distinguished - he represented a rare example of perfection.'

    
Gai-Adventure is out of the Champion mare Gavrelle. Gavrelle was bred by Daniel Gainey and was part of the Gainey’s Gold Cross with Ferzon and the Rageyma daughter Gajala, and helped perpetuate the Gainey “look”. She was a beautiful dapple grey, was exported from the US to Paraguay in 1982 and continued having foals. Gavrelle was a Champion mare from 1957 to 1962. Gavrelle was sired by the great stallion Ferzon.

     Ferzon was bred by Frank McCoy and foaled at the same time as Fadjur on the McCoy Ranch. McCoy listed both stallions for sale with Fadjur's price at $700 and Ferzon's price at $10,000, not dreaming anyone could come up with that kind of money during that time. McCoy then showed Ferzon in 1953 at the Palm Desert, CA First Annual All Arabian Show to Reserve Champion Stallion. At that same show Ferneyn, Ferzon's sire, took Grand Championship. Moneyna, the dam of Ferneyn, was named Reserve Champion Mare, while Hasa, a half-sister to Ferneyn by Ferseyn, was the Grand Champion Mare. That same year Ferzon also won the Long Beach, CA Yearling Colt Championship, San Diego, CA Desert Arabian Association Yearling Colt Championship (again he placed 2nd to his own sire Ferneyn in the Stallion Championship). In August of 1953 Ferzon was Reserve Champion Yearling Colt with Fadjur placing 4th. In September of 1953 Ferzon was the Champion Yearling Colt at the Los Angeles County Fair. Then came Daniel Gainey, Sr, with $10,000 to purchase Ferzon and to produce a distinctive look to Arabians that many people now call the Gainey-look. One of the most popular teams of horse and rider ever, Harvey Ellis and Moneyna were famous for his exhibitions of riding her with no bit, no headstall, no head equipment of any kind. Among their many show credits were Champion Mare and Grand Champion, Pomona 1948 at 11 yrs old, and Reserve Champion, All-Arab Show Palm Desert 1953 at 16 yrs old.

     Moneyna traces in tail female to the famed war mare *Wadduda. Saudii Fadmar carries 9 crosses to *Wadduda. *Wadduda was presented to Homer Davenport as a gift by Achmet Haffez. *Wadduda had been for several years the favorite personal mare of the Hashem Bey, and a gift of him to Achmet Haffez. On Davenport’s first meeting with her, ridden by Ali, eldest son of Achmet Haffez, in a moment into the courtyard she came tearing towards them, all afire, bouncing tassels, blue beads in her highly carried tail, such hock action, and her eyes fairly sparkled. Her name in Arabic has meaning of love/affection. Achmet Haffez in an emotional voice said that when you speak her name it shall bear witness of his regard and the gift and acceptance will be the foundation of their friendship and brotherhood without end. A child of the desert she was. It is said that she did not seem to like the confines of her life in town. Davenport recounts the evening of their departure from Aleppo, he riding her. Over the dirt and rocky road they rode, she fretted. Davenport felt that perhaps it was the strange rider and clothes. Then just at sunset, they came to the edge of the desert. *Wadduda stopped, as if paying tribute to the closing day. Salat Al-Maghrib, sunset prayer. Then, with a quick toss of her head she began to cavort and play. He settled deep in the saddle and let her frolic. Finally, she stopped short, snorted, and broke into a gallop with a delightful spring. It was a return home for her, the call of the nomadic life, of raids and races, open air under the canopy of stars, as opposed to the confines of her corral in town. Ears alert, she pranced, eyes blazing with intense satisfaction. Davenport said that during this, he too had been carried back to his boyhood dreams and fantasies, was surprised to find his cheeks wet; he had been crying without being aware of it, realizing then who and what she was and what she meant to him. Such was the true *Wadduda, mare of the desert. One of *Wadduda’s famed exploits was a ride in pursuit of a caravan from Iskanderoon to Aleppo, some 106 miles in 11 hours (a feat equal to The Tevis Cup Ride in time and distance) and prior to that feat to have had a pastern damaged in war/raid; she is also recorded as bearing lance wound scars on neck and shoulder. Gladys Brown Edwards of *Wadduda states that perhaps plain headed she may have been, but she was neither coarse nor common, and was a mare to be proud of.  ***from *Wadduda ‘The Great War Mare’ by Jack Kenning

     Kiorene’s dam Charene is by the Garaff son Garene. Garaff was a Halter and Performance Champion, a Champion in Western Pleasure, a blue ribbon winner in English Pleasure and Native Costume, and is sire of 5 National winners in Halter and Cutting. He was a well trained ranch horse who did Roping and Cutting as well.

     Ferzon's dam, Fersara, was Pacific Coast Champion Mare 1952, 1953 and Reserve Champion Mare 1954. NEVER OUT OF THE RIBBONS - 27 Classes (21 Blues). 3 time Grand Champion - Pomona Fall Show. Permanent Winner - Kellogg Challenge Trophy. Fersara was considered The Champion Mare, and was Always The Horse To Beat.

     Saudii Fadmar carries many lines to the Crabbet stallion *Raffles. *Raffles was bred by Crabbet Arabian Stud, Sussex, England, was imported from England to US in 1932 by Roger A Selby, Portsmouth, Ohio. (*Raffles was a gift from Lady Wentworth to the Selby children, as he was believed to be sterile). In 1937, at age 11, he was brought back to fertility by the Selby Stud Manager, Jimmy Dean and his wife, Thelma, primarily through exercise. In 1949, when he was 23, *Raffles was nearly lost to the breed when he broke a hind leg above the hock. Jimmy Dean and his son, Pete, rigged a special sling that supported the stallion enough to let the leg heal. The prepotency of the *Raffles type (Ali Pasha Sherif type - classy, bold motion, density of bone and stamina) fixed Arabian type for American breeders for generations. By 1981, 65 percent of the US National Champions and Reserves had one or more crosses to *Raffles.

     *Raffles' dam, *Rifala, was both an English and American Champion. She won several times in England and was Champion mare at the National Arabian Show in Nashville, Tenn., in 1933. *Rifala was also registered in the Jockey Club book as No. 5465.

     Kioraja has several lines to Skowronek through both daughters and sons, one of great note is *Raseyn. *Raseyn was the first stallion by Skowronek to come to the US. He was a regular feature in the Kellogg Sunday Show, being trained first as a Jumper, then for five-gates as which he was fairly fast at the Rack, though not quite with the speed and form of a Saddlebred. He had a natural slow gait, which he performed with style, and a slow and graceful canter. *Raseyn was Champion Arabian at the Los Angeles County Fair in 1933 and Champion Arabian Stallion at the Los Angeles National Horse Show. He maintained his beautiful dark dappling for many years and the white of his coat had the silvery sheen so typical of the Skowronek horses. *Raseyn lived out the last years of his life with Alice Payne at her Asil Ranch near Chino, California, and died there following a stroke on May 19, 1952. He was 29 years old at the time of his death.

     Saudii Fadmar's dam is Debbani Al Hadiye. She is 14.2hh with a big body, deep girth and weighing in around 850lbs. Debbani Al Hadiye is an exceptional broodmare, producing outstanding foals far better than she and the stallion she is bred to. Along with her broodmare duties while at Double Starz Ranch in Utah, she was the main riding horse for any new comers to horses or Arabians alike. Her temperament and characteristics are that of the desert Arabians brought straight out of the desert. She is every bit a war mare, always protecting her rider from any threat, and though she is small, she has the heart of a warrior. Debbani Al Hadiye has large black feet, solid dense bone, dry chiseled desertbred features on her elegant face, with the thin black skin so rare in the breed anymore. She was used as an outcross mare while at Double Starz Ranch and did a phenomenal job. She was then sold to Sundance Farm in Oregon and was bred strictly Blue Star while there, preserving her heritage. Debbani Al Hadiye is a Blue Star, Asil, Al Khamsa mare, Tail Male: Jamil El Kebir (APK), Tail Female: *Al Hamdaniah. She is linebred to the desert horses *Fadl, *Turfa and Sirecho.

     *Fadl was bred by Prince Mohammed Ali, Manial Stud, Egypt. Imported from Egypt to US in 1932 by Henry B Babson, Chicago, Illinois. Sire of 74 registered purebred Arabian foals (34 of which were Straight Babson Egyptians). The stallion *Fadl was used as a Polo Pony and as an Endurance mount, besides being a successful show ring competitor in both Halter and Performance, as well as working on the farm pulling the feed wagon and manure spreader. Modern Arabian breeding owes much to the Babson Egyptian imports. The breed’s all time leading sire of Champions, Afire Bey V, traces to the Babson stallion *Fadl, as do US National Champion Stallions and influential sires Khemosabi++++//, Legion of Master and Excellence, and Ali Jamaal, multi-National Champion Park Aequus+/, Legion of Supreme Honor, *Simeon Shai+ (the only stallion to ever be named US and Canadian National Champion Stallion and World Champion Stallion), Legion of Honor, multi-National Champion Dressage El Bahim Halawa+, Legion of Honor, and multi-National Champion English Pleasure Empress Of Bask, to name just a few prominent horses who carry the Babson influence. Of *Fadl's 74 registered get, 34 were Babson Egyptian. 11 of *Fadl's get produced National winners. The 6 *Fadl sons who have sired National winners are: Fa-Serr, Fabah, Ibn Fadl, Fa-Turf and Fadheilan (sire of twice US National Reserve Champion Stallion Fadjur, one of the most influential stallions in American Arabian breeding in the 20th century). *Fadl's National-winner producing daughters are Arafay, Fa-Rahna, Dinah, Faaba and Turfara. *Turfa was bred by the Saudi Royal Family (His Majesty King Ibn Saoud) in the Royal Stud at Khorma, Nejd - Central (Saudi) Arabia. Strain: Kuhaylat al-Ajuz, from the stud of Al Khorma in Saudi Arabia. She was presented to King George VI of England as a coronation gift in 1937. Henry B Babson acquired her from the Prince of Wales and imported her into the US in 1941.

     *Fadl was by Ibn Rabdan, one of the most popular and heavily used stallions in Egypt. Carl Raswan considered Ibn Rabdan as a "World Champion" type.  Jack Humphreys, who selected Arabians in Egypt for W R Brown, described Ibn Rabdan as "almost perfect". *Fadl's dam, Mahroussa, was epitomized as one of the most beautiful mares of her time. Mahroussa was the daughter of Mabrouk Manial and Negma, both classic Arabians of exceptional quality. Mahroussa also produced such horses as *Zarife, *HH Mohamed Alis Hamida, *HH Mohamed Alis Hamama and *Maaroufa, *Fadl's full sister.

     Sirecho was regarded by Carl Raswan as having gone down in American-Arabian history as one of the important foundation sires. Also stating that he is one of the few who have become responsible for salvaging the completely PURE Arabian in America from extinction. Because of his acquisition by Mrs. Ott, Sirecho became one of the few sources of Straight Egyptian lines which remains an outstanding outcross for most pedigrees in which more popular Egyptians were used far more frequently and far less judiciously. He was not stood at public stud, Mrs. Ott handpicked the mares bred to him resulting in a relatively small, but high quality band of foals. A family of remarkable longevity, they are also highly prolific, still producing easily into their late twenties. As beautiful as they are athletic, the Sirecho descendants speak for themselves: Joramir 1968 US National Top 10 English Pleasure and Native Costume, 20 Class A Halter and Performance Championships; Jora Honey Ku 1978 Canadian National Champion; VP Kahlua 1984 US and Canadian National Champion Mare; AK Sirhalima Australian Leading Sire of Champions; Anchor Hill Halim German multi Champion and Endurance winner; Anchor Hill Omar South African National Champion; Anchor Hill Annah US National Top 10 Trail Champion; Ses Khebira Egyptian Event and Salon Du Cheval winner; *Simeon Shai+ US and Canadian National Champion Stallion, along with such notables as Glorietta Gaazal and Akid Geshan. The black Sirecho granddaughter Shar Gemla is influential in pedigrees of many black show Champions of the Arabians of “The Black Stallion” movie fame.

     Sirecho’s dam, *Exochorda (also known as Leila II and Marquita in Egypt) was known as a beautiful, powerfully built, and exceedingly correct Purebred Arabian racing mare. Much controversy swirls around her importation, birth date, and even her entries in the RAS. Few, if any, can deny the impact she had on the Arabian breed. *Exochorda was a Saqlawi mare born in Egypt in the early part of the 1920’s. A demure mare, she stood only 14.2 hands high and weighed about 825 pounds. Her sire, the stallion known as Aiglon, and her dam, Leila I, were both pure desertbreds who had been imported into Egypt directly from the Arabian desert by private breeders. According to Carl Raswan, both parents were acquired through the Argheyl Muhammed Ibn Marzuki of Bureyda Quasim. All 3, Aiglon, Leila I and Leila II, raced in the Purebred Division on the Cairo racetrack, under the scrupulous eye of the Jockey Club Committee, headed by Dr. Branch. Raswan stated that Prince Kemal El Dine “used to call *Exochorda (Leila II) the female counter-part of Mesaoud”.

     Sirecho’s sire, *Nasr, was imported into the US in 1932 by Mr. W R Brown. *Nasr was bred by Prince Mohammed Ali. He was a stunning white bold and powerful stallion.*Nasr had a remarkable Racing career in Egypt prior to his importation. Standing 15 hands high and weighing 1,000 lbs, he is recorded as having a girth of 70 inches with 7.5 inches of bone. His foals were exported to countries all over the world, including England, Brazil, Guatemala, Columbia and Venezuela.



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Kioraja
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Debbani Al Hadiye
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Saable
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Arrogaance
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SX Saladin
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El Iat
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*Serafix
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Fadjur
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Mahroussa
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Gavrelle
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*Serafina
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Cobah
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Gai-Adventure
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Garene
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*Turfa
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Bint Sahara
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Al-Marah Bint Aigrette
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Charmeen
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*Nasr
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Garaff
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Ferzon
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*Naborr
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Indraff
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Raktha
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Fersara
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*Rossana
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*Raseyn
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Rossdin
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Naseem
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Skowronek
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Al-Felluje
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*Berk
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Enwer Bey
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*Exochorda
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Ferneyn
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Ferseyn
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Ghazi
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Gulastra
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Ibn Fadl
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Ibn Rabdan
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Ibrahim
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Indian Gold
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Jalila
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*Menfis
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*Mirage
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Moneyna
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Nasra
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Nefisa
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Negatiw
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Nuri Pasha
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Rabdan El Azrak
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Ronek
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Taraszcza
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Wan Dyck
Clearfield, Utah USA
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