Sanad, 1930 Ubayyan Sharrak stallion

By Edouard Aldahdah

Posted on April 5th, 2012 in General

Another Hanad son is the 1930 ‘Ubayyan Sharrak stallion Sanad (Hanad x Saba by *Deyr). I had never seen a picture before. Here’s one, not very good.

8 Responses to “Sanad, 1930 Ubayyan Sharrak stallion”

  1. James N. Clapp’s Lakelure Arabian Stud of Medina, Washington has interested me for years. Although there are no horses in Medina now, my grandfather bought property there in 1949 with the idea that the family would have horses. The house stayed in the family for 55 years, although we never had horses there.

    DataSource lists 21 foals bred by Clapp between 1934 and 1944. Eleven were by Sanad and another seven by Sanad’s son Sahiby, so Sanad was clearly the centerpiece of the breeding program. Both Schilan and her daughter Shaiba produced Davenport foals by Sanad foals for the Clapps. The Clapps also owned the *Hamrah daughter Amham, bred by Hingham Stock Farm.

    James N. Clapp was a relative of Seattle businessman and philanthropist M. Norton Clapp, who was born in Pasadena, California, in 1906. Some stud books and show results give a southern California address for James N. Clapp, and all the foundation stock derived from the Kellogg Ranch in Pomona, California. Photos in the 1937 stud book of the Clapp horses show what looks like a Pacific Northwest background, not Southern California, so at least some of the horses appear to have been maintained up here near Seattle.

    Just over half of the Clapp foals, in addition to their Davenport lines, also descend from the Kellogg Ranch’s Crabbet lines, although without any Skowronek blood. The Clapps bred a number of straight Davenport foals, including the dam of Kamil Ibn Salan, but they never bred a straight Crabbet foal.

    Although M. Norton Clapp is listed in the old Social Blue Books for Seattle, I can’t find James N. Clapp.

  2. A little more about Sanad. Although registered as bred by W.K. Kellogg, the Kellogg Ranch actually acquired Sanad in utero when it bought the Charles W. Jewett herd from Indiana in August of 1929. Sanad was foaled at Kellogg’s on March 29, 1930, and transferred to Mrs. James N. Clapp as a weanling on November 8, 1930. In a 1934 show at Kellogg’s, Sanad was in the five-gaited saddle class, along with *Raseyn.

    I don’t know what happened to Sanad. The Clapps’ last foals were born in 1943 and 1944 and all seem to have been owned in California. The 1937 stud book gives his address as Medina, Washington, but the 1944 stud book has Pomona, California.

    Sanad’s last foals were born in 1945 and 1946, most bred by Mrs. E.D. Bayerle, who might have been his owner at that time. If Sanad lived to be as old as his sire, Sanad would still have been living in the mid 1950s, but I’ve never found any record of Sanad later than his 1946 foal crop.

    James N. Clapp does appear in the membership roster of the Seattle Golf Club in the 1930s; his wife belonged to the Seattle Garden Club and the Sunset Club (also in Seattle).

  3. Thanks, RJ! No one keeps track of things like you do!

  4. RJ simply blows me away. So does Michael. They are the “eternal fascinators” of our time.

  5. James Norton Clapp, b. 2 Jan 1892 in Evanston Illinois, d. 15 May 1944 in Los Angeles, California.

    There’s also a James Clapp listed with “Frateres Ex Collegio” of the Owl and Key in the Occidental College yearbook of 1917. Also listed are Kenneth Kellogg and Archibald Kellogg, which make a person say “Hmm.”

    His WWI draft card is dated 29 May 1917, and lists his address as 300 Elevado Drive, Pasadena, but says he works as a lumberman for the Potlach Lumber Co in Potlach, Idaho.

    M Norton Clapp looks to be either Martin or Matthew Norton Clapp, who was James’ younger half brother.

  6. M. Norton Clapp graduated from Occidental College in 1927. His first name was Matthew, after his grandfather, Matthew Norton. His father, Eben Clapp, was on the board of Potlatch Forests.

    That James N. Clapp died in 1944 explains why his Arabian breeding program came to an abrupt halt at that time.

  7. I didn’t really need another genealogical project this hot minute.

    Google turns up:

    M Norton Clapp “president of the Weyerhaeuser Company and [former WA governor Booth Gardiner]’s powerful stepfather.”

    I’m working on James N. Clapp’s wife, Charlotte Louise, but she’s tricky.

  8. Bah, meant to add, a newspaper article about a plane crash which claimed the lives of M Norton Clapp’s wife and daughter in 1951 notes that James N Clapp’s death in May 1944 was caused when his “tractor overturned while he was mowing grass on his 1,240 acre ranch at Chino near Pasadena, Calif.”

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