By RJ Cadranell
Posted on September 11th, 2009 in General
Here is the info on the Clark desert stallions:
Nimr. Arab Horse Society stud book vol. III (1926) says: Foaled 1914. Imported. Brown; blaze, off fore and both hind socks white. Nimr’s sire was a Seglawi Jedran belonging to the late Abdul Hamid II., Sultan of Turkey. Yaz, his dam, was a Seglawieh Jedranieh. The original owner of the dam was Shiekh [sic] Ul Mashaeikh of the Anazeh tribe, who gave her to Hazim Bey, Governor of Baghdad. Hazim Bey took her to Constantinople, where he sold her to Sherif Ali Jaffer who gave her to Prince Mohuiddin. Owned by H.V. Musgrave Clark.
Journal of the Arab Horse Society: “At the same time [as Atesh] came Nimr to the above Stud, a brown horse of the Seglawi Jedran strain, standing 15 hands, having great bone and substance. He was bred and owned by Prince Mohuiddin, son of the late Sherif of Mecca [sic], and ridden by him as a charger. He is a magnificent type of Arab, a good foal-getter and a winner of many prizes in the show ring.”
Peter Upton adds that Nimr was imported c.1923 and owned by H.V.M. Clark c.1925. He also quotes Lady Wentworth: “A good imported horse was Nimr – well authenticated.” He adds in a footnote that Prince Mohuiddin was son of the Sherif of Medina, not Mecca.
The 1992 book The Courthouse Arabian Stud says Nimr and Atesh were imported together c.1922 and acquired soon after by Bill Clark.
Atesh. Arab Horse Society stud book vol. III (1926) says: Foaled 1913. Imported. Chestnut; blaze, four white stockings. Bred by the Gomussa tribe of the Sebaa Anazeh, and given by them to the late Enver Pasha, and used by him as a charger during the war. He was a winner of many races in the East. Atesh, a Managhi Ibn Sbeyel. Owned by H.V.M. Clark.
Journal of the Arab Horse Society: “a chestnut stallion 14.3 ½, of the Maneghi Ibn Sebeyl strain. He has good bone and plenty of substance and won nine races in Egypt. He was bred by the Gomussa tribe of the Sebaa Anazeh and presented as a colt to the late Enver Pasha and used by him as a charger during the War.”
Fedaan. Arab Horse Society stud book vol. III (1926) says: Foaled 1913. Imported. White. Sire: Rashad. Dam: Nejmeh, by Ibn Sheefi, out of Hadidieh. Fedaan was brought with his dam to Damascus from Nejd, Arabia, by Abdurrahman Pasha. Fedaan, a Seglawi Jedran. Owner: Capt. R.W. Brierley.
Journal of the Arab Horse Society: “The last imported stallion to come to this stud was Fedaan, a very nice grey of 15.0, a Seglawi Jedran bred by the Ibn Sbenyi family of the Fedaan Anazeh tribe. He was brought to Damascus with his dam, as a foal, during the War; the Germans, however, seeing what a good mare she was, seized her and sent her into Germany. Her grey colt Fedaan was raised in Damascus, and Capt. R.W. Brierley, late XXI Lancers, acquired him as his charger, won races with him, and brought him home to England.”
Peter Upton in The Arab Horse says Fedaan was purchased by Mr. Clark in 1927 or 1928.