Sukkars Saudi Sangria
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     Sukkars Saudi Sangria is the result of many years of careful breeding to create the essential Endurance horse. She inherited her dam’s mild, sweet, and curious loving temperament, striving to please her handler with every move. Her body is the perfect balance and blend of both her sire and dam’s athletic bodies. Sukkars Saudi Sangria is by the classically bred stallion Allahs Sukkar Abiad. Allahs Sukkar Abiad is a substantial horse at 15.1hh and 1100lbs, with 9 inch cannons and a 72 inch heart girth. He boasts a “who’s who” of the classic Arabian horses in his pedigree, and not just 6 or 10 generations out. Allahs Sukkar Abiad has an excellent stable mind, classic in-your-tent temperament, and a trust that is beyond words for his human. His sire is the Halter Champion and English Pleasure Reserve Champion DH Dallas. He had been shown in many different disciplines as well, such as Driving and Western Pleasure. DH Dallas was the epitome of the Arabian breed. He was 14.2hh with hair that felt like the finest spun silk under your hands and glistened in the sun with a desert metallic sheen, with skin so thin it was like tissue paper. Touching him, in almost a trance-like manner, your mind wanders to a time in the desert when a wild stallion was your best friend and only partner against the world. You could feel the quality with just a touch, the hair fine and hollow that was made to quickly disperse the heat of the hottest of desert climate. DH Dallas was like stepping into a time machine going back to a time where the original raw beauty of a half wild creature was untouched or changed by modern man’s deeds. DH Dallas was excellently mannered, handling himself with an air of regalness rarely seen in the modern Arabian today. He was wise beyond his years and could often teach people more than they could ever teach him. DH Dallas produced several winners himself such as Basks Grand Minstril and Basks Minstrils Doll. Basks Grand Minstril is Canadian National Top 10 Gelding In-Hand and Top 10 Sport Horse Geldings In-Hand Dressage Type, Regional Reserve Champion Hunter Pleasure JOTR are just a few of the ribbons and titles he’s won. Basks Minstrils Doll is Canadian National Reserve Champion Sport Horse Mares In-Hand Dressage Type, Top 10 Sport Horse Under Saddle, multiple Regional Reserve Champion Sport Horse Mares In-Hand Dressage Type, Reserve Champion Sport Horse Mares In-Hand Hunter Type, Reserve Champion Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse, and multiple wins in Halter. DH Dallas spent his finally years at Desert Souvenir Arabians in Massachusetts producing foals into his 30’s, passing away at 32 years of age.

     DH Dallas is by *Bask++*Bask++ is the only stallion to be a US National Champion Stallion and Park Horse and was the breed's all-time leading sire of Champions and National winners, as well as National winner producers until recently. Bred by Albigowa State Stud, Poland, *Bask++ began his race training in Poland at the age of 2. He remained in the racing program for a full 4 years and out of 40 races, he placed 1st 8 times, 2nd 7 times and was 3rd 7 times. *Bask++ was slated to be gelded, when Lasma Arabians chose to purchase him. *Bask++ was exported in 1963 to Lasma Arabians, USA where he became 1964 Scottsdale Champion Stallion, 1964 Scottsdale Champion Park (3-gaited), 1964 US National Champion Stallion, 1964 US National Top 10 Park, 1965 Spokane Reserve Champion Park, 1965 US National Champion Park, 1965 was awarded his Legion of Merit, 1966 Scottsdale Champion Park, 1967 US National Reserve Champion Formal Driving, 1967 US National Reserve Champion Formal Combination. Bred to very exclusive select mares, *Bask++ was given the chance to create a dynasty of Arabian foals that would produce phenomenal athletes and Champions worldwide.

     DH Dallas was out of the Western Pleasure winner and Salon Du Cheval Halter winner Borrneyna. Borrneyna is by the great *Naborr. *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++.  Borrneyna was out of the Champion producing mare Kamferneyn. Among her foals are Halter Champion Harabi Cammeron, Western Pleasure winner Harabi BintNaborr, and US National Top 10 Western Pleasure AOTR and 2X’s US National Top 10 Native Costume Pierrekameyn++, Legion of Merit. Kamferneyn’s dam Kamseyneh was a Western Pleasure winner as well as competing in Cutting.

    
Kamferneyn’s sire is Ferneyn. Ferneyn is also the sire of the beautiful Ferzon.  Ferneyn’s dam is the talented mare Moneyna. 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. Allahs Sukkar Abiad carries 15 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

     *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.'

    
Allahs Sukkar Abiad is out of the Remmington granddaughter, AF Rennaisance. AF Rennaisance was a classic Spanish bred Arabian mare, 15.1hh, 1100lbs, big bodied, wonderful substance, with a plain profile to her head. Of her foals, she consistently passed on her substance and large heart-girth and body. Her temperament was mild and easy going, unless roughly handled. AF Rennaisance did not tolerate rough handling or an ill-tempered handler. Remmington is a multiple Halter Champion, Regional English Pleasure AOTR Top 5, Regional English Pleasure Junior Horse Top 5, English Pleasure Champion, Regional Halter Top 5. Remmington is a son of the great *Aladdinn*Aladdinn was 1978 Swedish National Champion Stallion at Halter, 1979 US National Champion Stallion at Halter, was sire of 24 National Champions and grandsire of 117 National Champions. He claims records even the immortal *Bask++ and Khemosabi++++// cannot touch. *Aladdinn is the only stallion to win a European Championship then, Swedish National Championship Stallion and then go on to be named US National Champion Stallion. He was also the 1979 Scottsdale Champion Stallion. *Aladdinn’s sire, the bay Nureddin, shared the same sire as the immortal *Bask++: Witraz by Ofir. Witraz also sired Bandola, dam of 3 National Halter winners; Caliope, dam of 7 Champions; Arfa, dam of US and Canadian National Champion Mare Arwistawa; Celebes, sire of 6 Polish National Champions and more. *Aladdinn’s dam, the grey Lalage, had 3 American Champions: *Aladdinn, EA Amurath, and Ali Mirra*Aladdinn, Khemosabi++++//, and *Bask++, alone, share the honor of having more than 1,000 registered purebred foals. Of his offspring, 63 are National winners and 267 are show Champions. *Aladdinn follows only Khemosabi++++//, Legion of Master and Excellence, and Bey Shah+, Legion of Honor, as the leading living sire of Champions. Remmington’s dam was the US National Top 10 Halter Mare Flammable. Flammable was a producer of Champions and National winners.

     *Bask++ is sired by Witraz who is sired by Ofir. *Aladdinn also carries a line to Wielki Szlem, also by Ofir, through his dam’s sire line through Gwara. Ofir was thought to be the most valuable Polish breeding stallion produced between the World Wars. Ofir’s body was very strong and balanced. The fertility, hardiness, soundness and (in the case of the mares that were generationally close to Ofir) the propensity to be fabulous ‘milkers’ were factors that entered into the high opinion with which Ofir was regarded. Ofir’s neck was of adequate length, but was somewhat heavy in general. His eyes, ears and general dryness were first rate.Wielki Szlem and *Witez II resembled Ofir more strongly than did Witraz. Witraz had a longer and better shaped neck than Ofir. His head was more attractive than his sire’s, but his ability to sire unbelievably beautiful daughters and sons that were noble if not beautiful was a phenomenon of the breed. The body of Witraz was a little longer than his sire’s and his legs were not as clean. Witraz was a little over 15 hands. Ofir was a shade over 14.2 hands and Wielki Szlem was just shy of 14.2 hands. Ofir’s legs were quite good. Wielki Szlem had a squarer frame than did Witraz. His neck was definitely not as nice as Witraz’s. Wielki Szlem had short, nicely shaped ears and quite good eyes, but did not approach Witraz in terms of a general arresting quality of head. His head was reported to be short, but pictures certainly show a generally boxy overall shape. Wielki Szlem had very sturdy and sound legs. The quality of his bone, still was not quite as clean as his sire’s. Wielki Szlem was definitely a shorter legged horse than Witraz and did not have as long a forearm. The racing ability of the Wielki Szlem offspring as opposed to the Witraz offspring was generally superior, to a degree that was significant. Witraz was a fiery horse in possession of remarkable charisma and capable of putting on a tremendous show when being trotted in hand. Wielki Szlem offspring could trot like crazy, but he had a calmer temperament. This ability also translated well in the saddle seat venues of the US. The Witraz son *Bask++, certainly put an irrevocable stamp on those classes as well so counts for a lot, but there is a much larger sample of Wielki Szlem offspring as opposed to Witraz get to cite this demonstrable ability. Mr. Pankiewicz stated that Wielki Szlem was the more consistent sire, while Witraz had a wider cross section of quality in his offspring, but that was offset by the fact that Witraz had ‘not a few great’ horses as well. The Wielki Szlem daughters were often not glamour queens in the flesh, but their ability to give absolutely first class direct offspring was off the charts.

     Flammable traces to the Egyptian stallion *Zarife, known as “the classic beauty” by Van Vleet Arabian Stud at the Lazy VV. *Zarife was used alongside Rifage working cattle, branding, roping, etc. *Zarife's dam, Mahroussa, was epitomized as one of the most beautiful mares of her time, as well as one of the most photographed Egyptian mares of her era. She as prolific in Manial Stud and consistently passed on quality and type to her foals. W R Brown of Maynesboro Stud called her the most beautiful mare he had ever seen. Mahroussa was the daughter of Mabrouk Manial and Negma, both classic Arabians of exceptional quality. Mahroussa also produced such horses as *Fadl, *HH Mohamed Alis Hamida, *HH Mohamed Alis Hamama and *Maaroufa, *Fadl's full sister.

     Also tracing through the Flammable line is *Nasr through his daughter Croisedore. *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. Croisedore’s dam, *Aire, was the 1st horse imported into the US from Brazil, and the 1st Arabian horse ever brought to the US from South America. In 1934 *Aire was shipped to the US to be shown at the 2nd National Arabian Show in Nashville, TN, but the 6 week journey by sea and train caused such a loss of weight and condition, she couldn’t be shown. When she was shown in 1935 in Belleview, TN, she took 1st in Arab Saddle class. At 2 yrs old *Aire won 1st & Champion of the Arabian breed at Porto Alegre, the gold medal of Ass. Fed. Do R G S, and the Hernan Ayerza Silver Cup in 1931. Her sons were also exported all over the world. Maariqui was exported to Salvador, Tacloban to Cuba, and Abu Karib to Hawaii.

     AF Remminicinnt is out of the Bask Bay daughter HFS Cinnamon Bay. Bask Bay was a Regional English Pleasure winner. HFS Cinnamon Bay was out of the *Fakher El Din daughter Fakhreia. *Fakher El Din has an especially significant impact on the Sport Horse disciplines through his grandget. Many are Champion Jumper’s, Dressage (1st, 2nd, and 3rd level), Sport Horse Halter, Sport Horse Show Hack, and Endurance including Best Condition.

     *Fakher El Din’s sire Nazeer was considered to be a very good race horse, and was also very hot, and was heavily used at stud by the Egyptian Agricultural Oranization after the state took over the stud. He outranked both his half-brother Sheikh El Arab and Shahloul. Nazeer and Sheikh El Arab were both by Mansour; theirs is the most important sire line in Egyptian breeding. Both stallions trace to important dam lines: Nazeer to the dam line of Kamla and Sheikh El Arab to the ancestors of Bukra. Nazeer was an impressive grey, not very tall, standing under 14.3hh; a dry, correct horse with a fiery eye; very masculine and with fine conformation. He sired stallions of equal quality. His daughters Bint Bukra, Bint Moniet El Nefous and Bint Mabrouka embodied the highest Arabian type and an unequalled refinement. However, it was his sons who were taken more notice of. These mare families in particular, became his best and truest heirs: Morafic, Ibn Halima, Ghazal, Hadban Enzahi and Aswan.

    
*Fakher El Din is out of Moniet El Nefous. Moniet El Nefous was considered one of the most significant Arabian mares in the fundamental history of Arabian horse breeding. Born and bred in Egypt, she was suitably labled as “The Queen of the Nile” by erudite breeders. Her name though is translated as ‘wish of soul’. Bred at the Royale Agricultural Society in Egypt and sired by the Ibn Rabdan son,  Shahloul. Ibn Rabdan was considered to be one of the finest, good-looking breeding stallions of all time and was a preeminent influential stallion in the breeding programs of the Royal Agricultural Society. 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". Moniet El Nefous’ dam was the very pretty mare, Wanisa, sired by Sheikh El Arab and out of Medallela. Of Moniet El Nefous’ 13 foals, these are her most influential offspring in pedigrees today: Mabrouka (x Sid Abouhom) the dam of the immortal stallion *Morafic, Lubna (x Sid Abouhom) the dam of the great *Sultann who is sire of *Sakr+++, Legion of Supreme Merit, and Makhsous, Mouna (x Sid Abouhom) grand-dam of The Egyptian Prince, *Bint Moniet El Nefous (x Nazeer) imported to the US by Richard Pritzlaff, *Fahker El Din (x Nazeer) imported to the US, *Tuhotmos (x El Sereei) was for many years the leading sire of Champions at the Egyptian Agricultural Organization in Egypt and imported into the US, *Ibn Moniet El Nefous (x *Morafic) syndicated for a large amount for his time of $4,000,000, *Soufian (x Alaa El Din) imported into the US by Gleannloch Farms, and Ameer (x Galal) sire of Marzouka.

     AF Rennaisance is out of the imported Spanish mare *Sirocco Sangria. *Sirocco Sangria is by the Dutch National Champion Nagasaki. She also traces to the significant Spanish horses Nevisca, Jaecero, Maquillo, Barquillo, Tabal, and Kashmir.  Maquillo was senior stallion at the National Stud in Spain in the early 1960’s. One of his best sons was Saludo, along with Sacudir, Uzacur, and Bambu. Maquillo was an exceptionally well-conformed and beautiful stallion. His daughters Agata II, Baldosa, Betonica, Oromana, Dalia IV, and Garpa were all excellent producers.  ***AKS

     Tabal is a Classical Spanish Semental Del Estado (S. del E.) bred by Jose Maria de Ybarra. He was sold to the Cria Caballar in 1959 and certified as a quality breeding sire for both their private use and at public stud. Tabal is one of the 2 principle sons of Congo, the other being Zancudo. His son *Figuroso established important lines in Holland and the US. Tabal’s daughter Estopa obtained worldwide renown for her extremely successful get in Germany. Tabal was known for siring horses with exceptional motion. Both Tabal and Zancudo were stretchier and narrower than other Congo get.

     Also through his Spanish dam lines, Allahs Sukkar Abiad has 4 lines to Nana-Sahib. Nana-Sahib is by Razada. Razada was imported into Spain in 1926 by Cristobal Colon, Duque de Veragua. Razada was trained in Haute Ecole and had such presence that he was most impressive. Razada had a very strong temper and did not like everybody. When the Spanish Civil War started in 1936, the house and horses of Valjuanete were expropriated. The soldiers could not handle Razada, and one day a soldier shot him. Razada was Absolute Champion, All Breeds, at the 1930 show with the Duke of Veragua.

     Through Bukara, Allahs Sukkar Abiad carries 2 lines to the gorgeous Reyna. Reyna was imported into Spain in 1930 by Cristobal Colon, Duque de Veragua. She is considered a Spanish Tail Female mare, and is an exceptionally beautiful daughter of Skowronek. Reyna was Champion at the Richmond show in England as a yearling. She is dam of Kashmir, one of Spain’s most important stallions, and Bukara’s maternal grandsire. Also included from Bukara and Sacudir, is the Skowronek daughter Jalila, dam of Nana-Sahib.

     Allahs Sukkar Abiad has 7 lines to the very influential Ursus. Ursus was imported into Spain by the Cria Caballar in 1912 through France. Ursus was used only once on a purebred by the Yeguada Militar and then was sold “Deshecho” to Jose Maria Ybarra in 1928. He was initially used by the Yeguada Del Cid and the Yeguada Casa De Marques Domecq. Domecq bred Sirio III, which was coveted and finally purchased by the Duque de Veragua who used him extensively. Such was the high quality of his get that Veragua sold several stallions as breeding sires to the State Stud in Portugal. Ursus’ true potential came to the foreground with the birth and subsequent sale of his son Gandhy to the Yeguada Militar in 1935. Gandhy had been bred by Jose Maria Ybarra, in spite of Ursus being marked deshecho, and is known for his own sons: Tetuan (exported to Argentina 1951), Maquillo, Malvito, and Habiente. Ursus himself was not a large or tall horse, but he had a tremendous charismatic attitude.

     Sukkars Saudi Sangria is out of the mare Saudii Fadmar. 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—US 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 first 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 one 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++/, Legion of Supreme Honor and Merit, SX Bint Cobah+++, Legion of Supreme Merit, 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 first or second 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.

     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 National Reserve Champion English Pleasure, Legion of Merit.

     Gai-Adventure is out of the Champion mare Gavrelle. Gavrelle was bred by Daniel Gainey, was a beautiful dapple grey, was exported from the US to Paraguay in 1982. 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.

     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’s 6 lines, paired with Allahs Sukkar Abiad’s 4 lines, gives Sukkars Saudi Sangria 10 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.

     Sukkars Saudi Sangria has many 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.

     Allahs Sukkar Abiad’s 3 lines to *Mirage are through Johara, a daughter of *Mirage, and sons Rifage and 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.

    
Rifage drove cattle on the Van Vleets’ Lazy VV Ranch near Boulder, Colorado, at an elevation of 8,600 feet. Rifage was said to be small, but with the ruggedness and grace of tens of hundreds of generations of pure Arabian breeding behind him…Rifage weighs 850 pounds. Frequently, his rider and equipment will weigh 250 or 275 pounds, or one third of gallant Rifage’s own poundage. He doesn’t falter–he doesn’t stumble on that trail. When the pack train stops to “blow” in the rare air, Rifage disdains the opportunity to catch his breath. When Rifage wasn’t out riding the range, he was used in the breeding shed, siring a number of National winners, including Rominna, US National Champion Mare, and US National Top 10 winners Rishima, Shihada and Sulyman.

     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.

     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 20’s. 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, Legion of Honor, 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 three, 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”.


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Allahs Sukkar Abiad
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Saudii Fadmar
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DH Dallas
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Kioraja
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AF Rennaisance
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Debbani Al Hadiye
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*Bask++
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Saable
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Borrneyna
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Gavrelle
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Ferzon
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SX Saladin
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Arrogaance
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*Naborr
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*Aladdinn
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Fadjur
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Remmington
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Bask Bay
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Flammable
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Kamseyneh
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*Serafix
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Garene
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Fadheilan
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Farana
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Bint Sahara
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Fersara
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Lalage
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Al-Marah Bint Aigrette
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Garaff
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Rossdin
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Ferneyn
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Ferseyn
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Jalila
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Reyna
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Ronek
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*Raswan
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*Rossana
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Cobah
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*Turfa
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Mahroussa
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*Menfis
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*Serafina
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*Nasr
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Risab
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Amurath-Sahib
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Pomona Ahmen
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Charmeen
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Elegantka
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Image
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Indian Gold
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Gai-Adventure
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Enwer Bey
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*Exochorda
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Fetysz
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Indraff
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*Mirage
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Naseem
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Skowronek
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Negatiw
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Ofir
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*Nuri Pasha
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Wan Dyck
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*Raffles
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Posejdon
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Raktha
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*Raseyn
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Raffi
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Al-Felluje
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*Wadduda
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Witraz
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El Iat
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Rabdan El Azrak
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Rifage
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*Berk
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Balalajka
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Dziwa
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Mansour
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Kuhailan-Haifi
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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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*Iwonka III
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*Makata
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Pomponia
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Moneyna
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Nefisa
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Nasra
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*Rifala
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Risala
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Rissla
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Sahiba
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Rijm
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Taraszcza
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Ibrahim
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Turfara
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Jaecero
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Nagasaki
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Tabal
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Barquillo
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Sacudir
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*Fakher El Din
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Kashmir
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Gandhy
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Nazeer
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Wielki Szlem
Clearfield, Utah USA
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