Photos of the day: Mohalhil (1922) and Bango (1923)

By Edouard Aldahdah

Posted on February 6th, 2009 in Algeria, Arabia, Egypt, USA

These four rare photos of Mohalhil are courtesy of the late Billy Sheets. No idea where he got them from. Mohalhil was a grey Ma’naghi Sbayli bred by the Shammar tribe in 1922 and imported to Egypt in 1925, by Fawzan al-Sabik, who raced him there before presenting him Charles Crane in 1929. Crane imported him to the USA, where Mohalhil still has a very thin line

Notice the striking physical resemblance between Mohalhil and another stallion that was featured on this blog, Bango. But the similarities in their backgrounds is even more striking.

Like Mohalhil Bango was a grey, desert-bred Ma’naghi Sbayli; like him he was bred by the Shammar tribe, at around the same time (Bango in 1923 and Mohalhil in 1922); like him he raced in Egypt.

5 Responses to “Photos of the day: Mohalhil (1922) and Bango (1923)”

  1. True, Mohalhil background is similar with Bango. It is a very nice desert bred, I would have been very interested to see Mohalhil progeny…

  2. Within the context of the time, one would suppose they were rather closely related?

    I’ll hunt for some photos of *Mohalhil get and send them to Edouard.

  3. I would think they would be, especially given the tendency of racehorse owners to buy the siblings and close relatives of race winners. But I cannot prove it.

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