I knew Zt Ali Baba since he was ten months old and always liked him.
He foaled 3/7/1981 and died 10/25/2004.. He was bred by Count Zichy-thyssen and sold to Bill Waldron,Florida as a yearling when the Count took his horses to his ranch in Argentina.
He was about 15,3 hands tall, elegant, very beautiful and correct.
He raced 8 seasons- 68 or more times,won 18,13 seconds and 3 thirds.My records are not up to date on him, so there could be more races/wins..
Two of his Egyptian bred fillies I also knew in the flesh sold
for record prices.Victorias Secret brought $ 480.000 at the auction and her full sister Unchained Melody brought one million dollars at the auction. Both were bought by Sh Maktoum and stand undefeated in flat racing.
His total income through racing,sales etc is well over THREE MILLION DOLLARS.
His stud fee stood to the end ONLY at $ 3500.00.
He also produced race winners/champions such as BW Ali Catt, Izentespeshal ,Straight up, Live Wire, Born Hot, Nileator,Ruf N Nuff,
Mr Full Service, just to name a few. these are by and large Egyptian bred
offspring. Only a handfull of Straight Egyptians he produced. We own one of his last SE daughters, MB Fayala, an excellent mare who gave us a truly outstanding filly this year by AK Shah Munifeh. another one of those high flying machines with a georgeous head too, ha.
I told many breeders of this magnificent stallion in the past, to breed one of their mares to him, especially some of our well known large breeders. But they did not listen. Never looked at the accomplishment of this great stallion, a superb sire and sweet individual. a real "classic".
I also had his grandam "Soheir II" in my 1970 quarantine in Canada. she was bred by albadeia,Egypt and imported by Doug Marshall in 1970.She had piroplasmosis and The Canadian government wanted to return her to Egypt or I had to detroy her.My plea, literally on my knees, allowed us to keep her and treat her, if we promise to ttotally isolate her.
this made us build another indoor arena so that she could exercise. We treated for TWO YEARS AND again the titer came back positive. General Wayne Kester, a good old friend of mine and inspector at that time for the AHRa-imports- advised me that sometimes it can take 30 months before all becomes negative.
So I pleaded once more with my Canadian Government Agri Department on CHRISTMAS EVENING_- in the name of God to let her live and stay for more treatments with me. they agreed and allowed 3 more months. And by God's grace, the test then came back "Negative"..
I at once called Doug Marshall and he said "Hansi you may keep the mare as a gift, after what you went through and did for her? I replied" Doug I can not accept a such a valuable gift, this is your mare and for me a pleasure to have saved her life.
Soheir II was a substancial mare, excellent conformation, tremendous rearend and a "flying machine"..She was beautiful, unmistakenly "Arabian".
Soheir II foaled a filly at our quarantine premises by Gubran- on 8/31/1970. (Bint Soheir II)
I bred her to Khofo++ and she produced a good colt "Taarik" 2/10/1973, while still in my quarantine...
She was then sent home and bred by Gleannloch to Morafic" and produced the 1977 US Futurity Champion mare "Hebet Allah" in 1974. she also produced the champion Imperial Al Ahhab, total of NINE DAUGHTERS AND 5 SONS, after all she went through. Absolutely remarkable mare. I wiLL NEVER FORGET HER.
treasure these ZT Ali Baba offspring, they are hard to come by and many exported to the Middle east. Obviously THEY BREED TRUE TO FORM! HOw much some other breeders missed out on, eh! I guess they will never know.
I hope this will assist you a bit and make your day.
Serenity Arabian Farms