History of Russian Breeding at Tersk

Overview of the Russian Bloodlines

Russia   purchased   Kann    from   France   in   1930   along   with   6   mares.   They   had   good   shoulders   and   were known   as   "uphill"   horses,   i.e.   taller   at   the   withers   than   at   their   croup.   By   day's   standards   they   would probably   be   considered   far   from   beautiful   (but   then   beauty   is   in   the   eye...)   but   they   had   strong   legs   and good   conformation.   Kann   produced   the   mare   Krona    who   foaled   Taktika    who   became   a   foundation   mare   of the   Russian   Tersk   breeding   program.   Taktika   was   a   granddaughter   of   Star   of   the   Hills ,   a   Crabbet   mare with   much   inbreeding   to   Mesaoud   and   highly   prized   by   the   Tersk   breeding   program.   Taktika   produced   the famous   race   sire   *Pietuszok   who   not   only   had   a   great   racing   background   himself,   but   was   the   sire   of   Orzel who   was   Top   10   English   Pleasure   and   US   National   Champion   in   Racing,   one   of   the   foundation   sires   of racing Arabians in the US. *Pietuszok 's   sire   was   Priboj .   Priboj   was   out   of   Rissalma ,   one   of   the   Crabbet   mares   whom   the   Russian program   had   acquired,   known   for   producing   horses   of   strength   and   stamina,   and   by   Piolin ,   a   Polish stallion.   Priboj   was   also   the   sire   of   triple   crown   winner   Topol ,   full   brother   to   *Pietuszok.   TLA   Halynov    has 4   crosses   in   his   pedigree   to   Priboj   who   is   at   the   foundation   of   many   successful   race   pedigrees.   Please view    Halynov's    Russian    Pedigree     to    learn    about    our    stallion's    Russian    bloodlines    with    regards    to ancestral race and show backgrounds. Priboj had a deep shoulder, arched neck and a pretty head. In   1939,   the   German   army   invaded   Poland   and   12   of   the   greatest   stallions   and   42   mares   were   evacuated from   the   Janov   stud    to   Tersk .   One   of   those   stallions   was   Ofir    who   was   the   sire   of   the   3   "W"   stallions: Wielki   Szlem,   Witez   II,and   Witraz .   One   of   the   42   mares,   Makata ,   was   the   dam   of   Witraz .   If   you   can imagine   the   extent   to   which   the   evacuation   was   fraught   with   chaos   and   confusion!   The   80   or   so   total stallions,   mares,   and   foals   had   to   walk   the   1000   mile   trip;   there   were   no   railroad   cars   available.   Mammona, daughter   of   Ofir,   survived   a   1000   mile   march   as   a   suckling   from   Poland   to   Russia   to   be   saved   from   the Germans   and   there   founded   a   Dynasty   of   "Russian   M   horses"   such   as:   *Moment,   *Muscat,   *Muslin,   *Mag and   *Marsianin.   Several   months   after   their   arrival   they   had   to   be   evacuated   again   on   a   2000   mile   march into Asia   to   avoid   the   Nazi   army. Although   many   of   the Thoroughbred   and   half-blood   horses   did   not   make   it to the end of the journey, NOT ONE ARABIAN died! Tak   Tika   is   the   founder   of   the   second   most   famous   dam   line   in   Russia   and   traces   to   the   stallion   Kann   from France   ...   who   is   found   in   many   modern   day   endurance   and   winning   race   arabians.   Tak   Tika   is   the   dam   of Trapecia has many stars in her pedigree. One of her very athletic offspring was  Tamerlan. Amurath   Sahib    was   Koheilan    in   type:   massive,   bony   with   good   constitutions   and   proven   racing   ability.   He was   the   sire   of   Arax    (who   was   out   of   a   daughter   of   Wielki   Szlem )   who   was   brought   to   Russia   in   1958   and used   at   stud   there   for   10   years. Arax   is   of   the   oldest   sire   line   in   Europe,   that   of   Bairactar,   born   in   1813.   In 1958,   the   exceptional   bay   son   of   Amurath   Sahib,   Arax,   was   sold   by   Poland   to   Russia.   In   the   intervening years   the   Kuhailan   branch   of   the   Bairactar   line   was   lost   to   Poland.   Poland   than   re-acquired   this   sire   line from   Tersk    through    the   Arax    grandson   Tallin.    Arax     was    known    for    his    great    length    and    strength    of hindquarters,   good   legs   and   huge   black   eyes.   His   only   fault   would   have   been   a   thick   throat   latch.   He   was sire   to   Nabeg ,   sire   of   many   Russian   bred   imported   to   the   US.   He   was   frequently   crossed   with   Aswan   daughters (e.g. *Nariadni) . Aswan    was   given   to   the   Russian   breeding   program   by   Egypt   as   a   gift   following   completion   of   the   Aswan Dam.   Frequently   Tersk   would   use   Aswan    to   impart   that   special   flare   and   fire   yet   make   sure   that   Arax    was in   the   pedigree   to   insure   good   conformation.   Nabeg    sired   such   greats   as   Ptersk,   Pesniar,   Principe, Monokol ...the   list   goes   on...I   guess   I   should   probably   quit   here   or   this   is   going   to   resemble   Genesis,   with all the "begats!" For more information on the Russian breeding program in the Us, please visit SAI Oaks web site .
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History of Russian Breeding: Tersk

Overview of the Russian Bloodlines

Russia   purchased   Kann   from   France   in   1930 along   with   6   mares.   They   had   good   shoulders and   were   known   as   "uphill"   horses,   i.e.   taller   at the    withers    than    at    their    croup.    By    day's standards   they   would   probably   be   considered far    from    beautiful    (but    then    beauty    is    in    the eye...)    but    they    had    strong    legs    and    good conformation.   Kann   produced   the   mare   Krona who   foaled   Taktika   who   became   a   foundation mare   of   the   Russian   Tersk   breeding   program. Taktika   was   a   granddaughter   of   Star   of   the   Hills, a     Crabbet     mare     with     much     inbreeding     to Mesaoud     and     highly     prized     by     the     Tersk breeding   program. Taktika   produced   the   famous race   sire   *Pietuszok   who   not   only   had   a   great racing   background   himself,   but   was   the   sire   of Orzel   who   was Top   10   English   Pleasure   and   US National    Champion    in    Racing,    one    of    the foundation sires of racing Arabians in the US. *Pietuszok's   sire   was   Priboj.   Priboj   was   out   of Rissalma,   one   of   the   Crabbet   mares   whom   the Russian    program    had    acquired,    known    for producing   horses   of   strength   and   stamina,   and by   Piolin,   a   Polish   stallion.   Priboj   was   also   the sire   of   triple   crown   winner   Topol,   full   brother   to *Pietuszok.   TLA   Halynov   has   4   crosses   in   his pedigree   to   Priboj   who   is   at   the   foundation   of many   successful   race   pedigrees.   Please   view Halynov's   Russian   Pedigree   to   learn   about   our stallion's    Russian    bloodlines    with    regards    to ancestral   race   and   show   backgrounds.   Priboj had   a   deep   shoulder,   arched   neck   and   a   pretty head. In   1939,   the   German   army   invaded   Poland   and 12   of   the   greatest   stallions   and   42   mares   were evacuated   from   the   Janov   stud   to   Tersk.   One   of those   stallions   was   Ofir   who   was   the   sire   of   the 3    "W"    stallions:    Wielki    Szlem,    Witez    II,and Witraz.   One   of   the   42   mares,   Makata,   was   the dam   of   Witraz.   If   you   can   imagine   the   extent   to which   the   evacuation   was   fraught   with   chaos and    confusion!    The    80    or    so    total    stallions, mares,   and   foals   had   to   walk   the   1000   mile   trip; there      were      no      railroad      cars      available. Mammona,   daughter   of   Ofir,   survived   a   1000 mile   march   as   a   suckling   from   Poland   to   Russia to    be    saved    from    the    Germans    and    there founded   a   Dynasty   of   "Russian   M   horses"   such as:     *Moment,     *Muscat,     *Muslin,     *Mag     and *Marsianin.    Several    months    after    their    arrival they   had   to   be   evacuated   again   on   a   2000   mile march     into    Asia     to     avoid     the     Nazi     army. Although   many   of   the   Thoroughbred   and   half- blood   horses   did   not   make   it   to   the   end   of   the journey, NOT ONE ARABIAN died! Tak    Tika    is    the    founder    of    the    second    most famous   dam   line   in   Russia   and   traces   to   the stallion   Kann   from   France   ...   who   is   found   in many   modern   day   endurance   and   winning   race arabians.   Tak   Tika   is   the   dam   of   Trapecia   has many   stars   in   her   pedigree.   One   of   her   very athletic offspring was  Tamerlan. Amurath   Sahib   was   Koheilan   in   type:   massive, bony   with   good   constitutions   and   proven   racing ability.   He   was   the   sire   of   Arax   (who   was   out   of a   daughter   of   Wielki   Szlem)   who   was   brought   to Russia   in   1958   and   used   at   stud   there   for   10 years.   Arax   is   of   the   oldest   sire   line   in   Europe, that    of    Bairactar,    born    in    1813.    In    1958,    the exceptional   bay   son   of   Amurath   Sahib,   Arax, was     sold     by     Poland     to     Russia.     In     the intervening    years    the    Kuhailan    branch    of    the Bairactar   line   was   lost   to   Poland.   Poland   than re-acquired   this   sire   line   from   Tersk   through   the Arax   grandson   Tallin.   Arax   was   known   for   his great   length   and   strength   of   hindquarters,   good legs   and   huge   black   eyes.   His   only   fault   would have   been   a   thick   throat   latch.   He   was   sire   to Nabeg,   sire   of   many   Russian   bred   imported   to the   US.   He   was   frequently   crossed   with   Aswan daughters (e.g.*Nariadni). Aswan    was    given    to    the    Russian    breeding program   by   Egypt   as   a   gift   following   completion of   the   Aswan   Dam.   Frequently   Tersk   would   use Aswan   to   impart   that   special   flare   and   fire   yet make    sure    that   Arax    was    in    the    pedigree    to insure    good    conformation.    Nabeg    sired    such greats        as        Ptersk,        Pesniar,        Principe, Monokol...the    list    goes    on...I    guess    I    should probably   quit   here   or   this   is   going   to   resemble Genesis, with all the "begats!" For   more   information   on   the   Russian   breeding program   in   the   Us,   please   visit   SAI   Oaks   web site .
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