Rare photo of RAS stallion Kheir

By Edouard Aldahdah

Posted on February 8th, 2015 in Egypt

Photo of Khair (Ibn Samhan x Badaouia) also from the Agricultural Museum. Has anyone seen this one before? Is it in RAS Volume 1?



9 Responses to “Rare photo of RAS stallion Kheir”

  1. I don’t think so, or I would have been trying to get a good image of it! I’ll double check, of course!

  2. This is an interesting one. It is not in the RAS studbook, English version. Also I did not see this particular one in Judi Forbis’s RAS photo collection. However in her collection was a different one taken probably a year or two before the one above when Kheir was a dark dapple grey, probably during the first part of his racing career.

  3. Edouard: are there examples of Kheirs’ descendants breeding down into current day horses? I’m interested because you seldom see current time Arabians with hindends as strong and substantial as his is.
    Best wishes
    Bruce Peek

  4. i just saw one at the EAO: Kheir-Gassir-Mourad-Wasel-Gomaa- a son of his (i don’t remember his name)

  5. I have a linebred Gassir stallion, Treff-Haven Sabeel, and Treff-Haven has multiple horses of this line.

  6. The EAO has had a strong influence to Kheir through Mourad. At Treff-Haven Arabians we have the line in most of our stock, even closely through *GAF Hosam and Bint Lebleba, the latter who is still with us today at 27 years and is the subject of a pedigree study, starting with the Kheir son Gassir, on our facebook page found here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Treff-Haven-Arabians/105071802857963?ref=aymt_homepage_panel These lines are extremely limited in tail male source here in the US and our experience and research has uncovered much to appreciate, as well as desired results in the breeding program. A photo of Gassir displaying the attractions of body and substance from the private collection taken by Mr. James Kline (importer of *Lebleba, Gassir daughter) courtesy of Laura Jacobson is also posted on the Treff-Haven facebook page listed above.

  7. Indeed, the EAO has the Gassir line through Mourad through Serag El Din (Mourad x Safinaz) and through Mobarez and Hakim (both Mourad x Hakima), and of course Wasel (Mourad x Wasla) and Wasel’s son Gomaa and Sonbol.

  8. Gassir comes through the Babolna foundation mare El Aziza, bred by Albadeia in Egypt, so we do have his line in Israel thru the stallion *El Aziz B. Thank you for posting this rare photo!

  9. I’ve continued the line through use of the late stallion owned by Mark and Marie Sobiski, Nuke. We bred two mares to Nuke by AI, prior to Nuke’s death, and lost one colt, but, fortunately we have the other one out of REA Nirvana. He is a bit over a year old, has marvelous hind quarters, shoulders and excellent length of neck. In my mind, he is a considerable improvement over a lot of what we are seeing in ultra refined and often too feminine appearing SE stallions. Knock on wood, he will be the type of stallion to add much needed substance to the overall structure of a group of horses of this classification in the future. Spit, spit, spit to keep away the evil eye.

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