Photo of the Day: Rock, Kuhaylan al-Kharas stallion bred by the Tahawi

By Edouard Aldahdah

Posted on September 9th, 2010 in Egypt, Syria

This photo of the stallion Rock (Ragie x El Charsaa by Gezeier) with proud owner Shaykh Sulayman ibn Abd al-Hamid ibn ‘Ulaywa al-Tahawi was taken from the Tahawi family website. I am so grateful to Bernd Radtke for among other things, his sharing with me the pedigree of Rock’s daughter Bombolle (Rock x Maskerade), which has allowed to reconstitute Rock’s pedigree.

Rock’s strain is Kuhaylan al-Kharass, and his tail female traces to the Kuhalyan al-Kharas marbat of the Sba’ah Bedouins. Kuhaylan al-Kharas is a flagship strain of the Sba’ah, and is the strain of the Blunt import Proximo, among other well known Arabians of Lebanon and Syria. Rock’s pedigree is heavily linebred to the two strains of Dahman ‘Amer (from the marbat of Jarallah Ibn Tuwayrish) and ‘Ubayyan Sharrak (from the marbat of Abu Jreyss).

5 Responses to “Photo of the Day: Rock, Kuhaylan al-Kharas stallion bred by the Tahawi”

  1. how well did the horse do on the track?

  2. the site does not say it. He must have won at least one race to be pictured with his owner in this official photo..

  3. Edouard, what a horse! Do you know about when he would have been active on the track?
    Too bad they didn’t have frozen semen in those days.
    Best wishes
    Bruce Peek

  4. He was around in the early 1950s.

  5. Dear Edouard,

    I write to you on behalf of Al-Tahawia website managed by my cousin Mohammed ‘Etman (Othman) El-Tahawi. We are glad that the photos and documents we posted on the site were valued by you and your visitors. We are also very pleased with the recent acceptance of the three Tahawi mares to the notable Al Khamsa Roster. By this decision the Tahawi mares are now fully acknowledged by all the Arabian horse organizations.

    In addition to the few documents from our website that you posted here, we still have a larger number of authentic documents that we will be glad to share with you. We are in contact with Mr. Bernd Radtke who visited us in the 80s and we are aware of his work about Arabian horses. We will be glad to communicate with you and see how we can help. I will be glad to receive from you on the e-mail registered here.

    Best Regards

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