KARAWANE: (known as Karawane al-‘Azim, ‘the great’) a grey asil stallion [photo available];

Strain: Ma’naqi Sbayli;

Sire: Ghazwane (see Ghazwane entry);

Dam: a Ma’naqiyah Sbalyiah from the horses of al-Hajj ‘Ajam [who is he?] according to a copy of an old pedigree of Bint Mawj al-Atheer in my father’s possession; She was owned by Mohammed Bey Mourad of Akkar, a horse breeding district in Northern Lebanon.

Karawane won many races in Beirut, and was later used as a breeding stallion. Karawane was the sire of the Kuhaylah Nawwaqiyah mare, dam of the asil Bint Mawj al-Athir, and of the asil Hindi stallion Arkane [not the Hearst horse, but another Arkane], out of the Sa’da Tuqan mare Rabab (herself by Ghazal, the paternal grandsire of two other Hearst imports, *Layya and *Mounwer). Karawane was also the sire of the US imports *Bint Rajwa and *El Abiad.

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