2008 Egyptian Event Leading Sires & Dams
by Arlene Magid-Williams
The 2008 Egyptian Event saw a changing of the guard as for the first time in 12 years Thee Desperado was not the Leading Halter Sire. The crown has now passed to his son, Botswana (x The Minuet), who had 20 get amass a total of 179 points to best his sire, who had 20 get with halter titles (including Reserve Senior Champion Stallion and Reserve Supreme Champion Stallion The Legend) but with 30 less points. Botswana’s new distinction follows on his accomplishments last year of ranking a close second as a Leading Halter Sire to his own sire and being named the Leading Halter and Performance sire, a title his sire had held for six prior years. This year, Botswana’s winners included the Reserve Champion Stallion ATH TF Prince De Beers and the Reserve Supreme Champion Gelding TF Afrikhan Gold. Botswana was also once again the Leading Halter and Performance Sire with five get who placed in performance including the Western Pleasure Champion TF Afrikhan Bey and the Western Pleasure Reserve Champion TF Tsanzibar. Two of get (TF Afrikhan Gold and TF Star of Afrika) won in both halter and performance. Botswana also won in halter himself (placing second in the world championship class for stallions 10 and over). What makes his achievement all the more remarkable is that Botswana has just 82 registered get, whereas his sire Thee Desperado has 818 at the time of this writing., so Botswana’s accomplishment as Leading Halter Sire was achieved with just 10% as many get as that of his sire, who has dominated the show statistics for over a decade.
Eleven stallions on the Leading Halter Sire List also have sons on the list. Thee Desperado has already been mentioned as having 12 sons on this year’s list. Imperial Imdal has five sons on the list, including Hawkeye CC, Sterling Vision, Rahima, PVA Kariim and Imtaarif. Stallions with two sons on the list include Richter MH (Ibn Nitaya and Richteous), Al Baraki (HHP Sahib and Ali Aten), PVA Kariim (Imperial Baarez and Ama Fa-Serr) and Ansata Sinan (Ansata Nile Nadir and *Mishaal HP). Sires on the list with one son also on the list include Imtaarif (Imtut), Alixir (Bellagio RCA), Ansata Iemhotep (Ansata Sirius), Imperial Baarez (Imperial Mistaar), and The Minstril (Thee Desperado).
Three stallions not on the Leading Sire List have multiple sons on the list. Ansata Halim Shah is represented by three sons: Orfan Bey, Ansata Nile Emir, and *Al Adeed Al Shaqab. Ruminaja Ali also has three sons on the list: Ali Saroukh, Maar Ibn Ali, and The Minstril. Stallions with two sons on the list include *Ibn Safinaz (Imperial Shehaab and Safeen) and El Halimaar (Richter MH and Jabbaar Elhalimaar MH).
Ten horses who won at the Event this year have offspring who also won. Two of these are mares and seven are stallions. Garland MCA (CN Jericho x Glorietafarahgaza) was top ten in her world championship class and her daughter Nakhda Ginkgo (by Supreme Champion Stallion Arabest Samir) was top ten in her world championship class. BG Lady Chaablis (The Romeo x Imdeenaa) was top ten in both amateur and world champion halter, her son Thee Ladys Man (by Ali Rahaim) was top ten in three classes: amateur halter, extended specialty and world championship halter.
Six stallions won in halter and sired halter winners. Leading Halter Sire Botswana was second in his world championship class. Leading Halter Sire Richteous (sire of three winning get including Reserve Junior Champion Colt Pinnacle Desha) was top ten in his world championship class. The Sequel RCA was top ten in his world championship class and also ranked as a Leading Halter Sire. Supreme Champion Stallion Arabest Samir (Akid Geshan x RA Amber Nabiel) sired top ten world champion halter Nakhda Gingko. The Desert Spirit (The Elixir x The Prevue) was top ten in world championship halter, as was his two year old son Pharoah TDD. Amiin (Ibn Morafic x Ajibah) won the world championship class for stallions 10 and older and sired Gideons Sword, a top ten world championship yearling colt. Two stallions won in performance and sired halter winners. Ibn Nitaya (Richter MH x Kuhaylah Nitaya) won five ribbons in hunt pleasure and western pleasure, and is the sire of second place EBC Colt Julius HS and of top ten futurity winner Jamil Bin Ibn Nitaya. Aga Gamaan (*Gamaan x Akira Hassan) had three ribbons in western pleasure and one in hunt pleasure, and sired the top ten amateur halter winners Saheb Aga Sherif and Halimaars King Tut (he has just four registered get to date).
Three horses won in both halter and performance at the 2008 Egyptian Event. Shy Gayfeen (Safeen x Gayleen RCA) was named top ten in his world championship class and Hunt Pleasure Champion. TF Afrikhan Gold (Botswana x Rohara Shablee) was the Reserve Supreme Champion Gelding and had four ribbons in hunt pleasure as well. He was also a halter and hunt pleasure winner last year. TF Star of Afrika (Botswana x SH Heumoresque) had three halter ribbons, including a second in mares junior to show and top tens in world championship halter and amateur novice handler halter. She had two hunt pleasure placings as well.
Eleven mares produced more than one winner at this year’s show. In addition, four mares produced two leading sires apiece and two mares produced a halter winner and a leading sire. The dams of multiple leading sires are: Nagda (Nabiel x Bint Magidaa), dam of Majestic Noble SMF (Marquis I) and Sterling Vision (Imperial Imdal), Jubilleee (The Minstril x Ansata Justina), dam of CN Jericho and Insignia Desha (both by Thee Desperado), and Shallha (Shiko Ibn Sheikh x Maar-Kamala), dam of AK Bay Moniet (*Ibn Moniet El Nefous) and The Romeo (by Thee Desperado). The Prevue (The Minstril x Maali RCA) is the dam of Leading Halter Sire Alixir (by The Elixir) and top ten EBC filly Bella Masira RCA (by Thee Desperado). Rhapsody In Black is the dam of top ten world champion gelding Rhapsody In Red (by Thee Infidel) and Leading Halter Sire Bellagio RCA (by Alixir).
Of the eleven mares who produced more than one winner apiece, two are non-Egyptian and one is Egyptian related, with the remaining eight straight Egyptian in pedigree. Two of them are by The Minstril and two more are by Thee Desperado, a son of The Minstril. Five mares produced two halter winners apiece. Samura (Anaza El Farid x Glorieta Sayonaara) is a maternal sister to Leading Halter Sire Ali Saroukh. She is the dam of top ten extended specialty Princess Samaria (by PVA Kariim) and of Sybella SMF (by Majestic Noble SMF), who won the Egyptian Breeders Challenge Filly class. Theee China Doll (Thee Desperado x Kuhaylah Nitaya) is out of a mare who also ranks as a leading sam. She is the dam of Off The Richter (Richter MH), who has top tens in world champion and futurity halter, and Jabbaar B Doll (Jabbaar Elhalimaar MH), a top ten futurity winner. Ramses Novaglori (The Elixir x Ramses Glory B) is the dam of TF Afrikhan Al Khemi (Botswana), top ten in amateur and world champion halter, and of his full sister TF Nirvanaha, a top ten winner in world championship halter. Alia Riyala (The Minstril x Aliala) is the dam of top ten futurity filly Emirat Riyala (by *Mishaal HP) and of Aliah Shaniah (by *Shahir IASB), who won the mare junior to show class and was second in her world championship class. Sahmnari (Shamruk x Sohnbadi had two foals in 2007, both of them Egyptian Event halter winners and both sired by Insignia Desha: top ten EBC filly Nadirah Al Mar and top ten futurity and EBC colt Nadir Al Mar.
Two straight Egyptian mares produced two halter winners apiece and a Leading Halter Sire. La Marsala (The Minstril x AK Amiri Asmarr) is a full sister to Thee Desperado and produced both of her winners by him: top ten extended specialty and world champion stallion MS Tewfik and second place world champion halter The Sequel RCA, also a Leading Halter Sire. Eternal Grace (Thee Desperado x Bint Shahsria) is the dam of top ten EBC filly Nakhda Nera (by Tsea Magic) and of Nakhda Zanj El Bar (Al Baraki), who was top ten in both extended specialty and world championship halter. Her son Ali Aten (by Al Baraki) is a Leading Halter Sire.
Two mares produced two halter or performance winners. SH Heumoresque (Euker x Heleana), who is non-Egyptian, is the dam of top ten futurity and world champion halter TF Hassan (by Botswana) and second place mare JTH, top ten world champion halter and amateur novice handler halter TF Star of Afrika (also by Botswana), who also has two hunt pleasure ribbons. The straight Egyptian Kuhaylah Nitaya (Tammen x Aleeshah) is the dam of top ten world champion halter Sweet Eloise (by Thee Desperado) and of Ibn Nitaya (by Richter MH), who has five performance ribbons and is a Leading Halter Sire. Kuhaylah Nitaya is also the dam of Leading Halter Dam Theee China Doll, a full sister to Sweet Eloise.
Two mares produced three halter and/or performance winners apiece and therefore are jointly the Leading Dam of the show. Egyptian-related Shaia (*Simeon Shai x Bint Zlabiya) is the dam of Fire Queen SMF (Ali Saroukh), who was second in her world championship class. She also produced Suncatcher SMG (by BB The Renegade), top ten in world championship competition, and Ali Sadid (Ali Saroukh), a ribbon winner in hunt pleasure. The non-Egyptian mare Rohara Shahblee (Bey Shah x Fire Serenity) produced all three of her winners by Botswana: Reserve Supreme Champion Gelding TF Afrikhan Gold, who has four hunt pleasure placings also, Western Pleasure Champion TF Afrikhan Bey, and first place world championship halter TF Afrikhan Shah. Rohara Shahblee’s daughter Maggie Lee BA is the dam of TF Afrikhan Magik (by Botswana) who won the western pleasure junior horse class.
Our annual research to determine the leading sires of halter and performance winners at the Egyptian Event has been conducted on the following point system devised by the author. For halter sires, four points were assigned for each top ten placing, six points for second place, seven for first place, nine for a reserve championship, and 10 for a championship. To be included in the points chart, a stallion had to sire multiple winners or one winner with at least two different placings. Halter sires also are ranked in a separate chart by number of winners sired. Halter classes included in this system include the World Championship, Futurity, Extended Specialty, Amateur To Show, and Egyptian Breeders' Challenge classes, but not Get of Sire, Produce of Dam, Liberty or Most Classic Head.
Performance sires were ranked by the following point system, In non-championship classes, five points went to first place, four points to second, and two for all other placings. For championship classes, 10 points were awarded for each championship, nine for reserve, and four for all other placings. To be included in the points chart, a stallion had to sire at least two winners apiece, or one winner with multiple placings. A number of stallions sired horses with both halter and performance points, and are ranked by points in their own chart.
CHART 1: LEADING HALTER SIRES RANKED BY POINTS
Thee Desperado -149
Thee Asil 0 63
Ali Rahaim- 32
*Al Adeed Al Shaqab -26
PVA Kariim- 24
Faaiq El Madheen -22
Cale Thee Xtreme- 21
(tie) Ansata Iemhotep, Richter MH- 20
(tie) Ali Saroukh, The Sequel RCA -19
(tie) *Simeon Sedek, Imperial Baarez – 16
Ansata Nile Emir -15
*Amaar Al Rayyan-14
(tie) Al Baraki, Ansata Sinan, CN Jericho, Ama Fa-Serr, Ansata Nile Nadir, Sterling Vision, *Simeon Shai – 12
(tie)Rahima, Imperial Mistaar, Majestic Noble SMF- 11
(tie) Ibn Nitaya, *Kenz Noor, The Minstril, Orfan Bey -10
(tie) Imtut, Imperial Shehaab, Maar Ibn Ali, Ali Aten, Ansata Sirius, The Romeo, Bellagio RCA, Aga Gamaan, Safeen, AK Najib Pasha, Ansata Halim Bay, AK Bay Moniet, HHP Sahib, Imperial Al Kamar, Jabbaar Elhalimaar MH- 8
CHART 2: LEADING HALTER SIRES RANKED BY NUMBER OF WINNERS
(tie) Botswana, Thee Desperado-20
*Mishaal HP- 15
(tie) Imtaarif, Makhnificent KA, Thee Infidel – 7
(tie) Thee Asil, Alixir, Insignia Desha- 5
(tie) *Shahir IASB, Pimlico RCA, PVA Kariim, Richter MH, Imperial Baarez-4
(tie) Faaiq El Madheen, True Colours, Ali Rahaim, Ansata Iemhorep, The Sequel RCA, Richteous, Ansata Sinan -3
(tie) Bellagio RCA, CN Jerich, Aga Gamaan, Imperial Imdal, Ansata Nile Nadir, Ansata Nile Emir, Sterling Vision, Imperial Shehaab, *Simeon Shai, Ansata Sirius, Safeen, Ibn Nitaya, Majestic Noble SMF, *Amaar Al Rayyan, Imperial Mistaar, *Kenz Noor, Jabbaar Elhalimaar MH – 2
CHART 3: LEADING PERFORMANCE SIRES RANKED BY POINTS
Botswana – 60
Safeen – 20
*Gamaan – 18
Richter MH – 12
Almas Nimrs Barak- 10
*Shahir IASB – 8
(tie) Thee Infidel, Pimlico RCA -6
CHART 4: LEADING HALTER AND PERFORMANCE SIRES
Ali Saroukh -23