Joined: 11-August 04
Member No.: 1584
Many of you know that I have been casually researching the history of the mare known mostly as *Exochorda for quite a few years. In that time I have collected a great deal of information regarding the history of the horses, people and places associated with *Exochorda, and I have written about this from time to time. There is a great deal of newly uncovered information to report on this topic, and research obtained by myself and Marilyn Lang during our recent stay in Egypt has expanded the file substantially. I am in the process of putting together a comprehensive article, booklet, book, or whatever size publication is required to present this case in a complete and thorough format in the near future. In the meantime, I wish to go on record with the following statement:
*Exochorda, known in Egypt as Leila II and/or Marquita, is absolutely and without question qualified as a Straight Egyptian. She was conceived in Egypt of Asil desert bred parents, born in Egypt in the possession of a famous breeder in association with and under the supervision of the RAS. Furthermore, she came to America from the Royal Stables of Egypt.
Substantive evidence and documents will be provided to support the above statement within the publication, and with the permission of Oliver and Alexsi, I will present an outline of these on this forum. Caryn Rogosky
Joined: 21-March 03
Member No.: 192
Yes Diane she was, based on their belief that she was bred by the RAS, which she was not. AHRa removed the breeder"RAS" a few years ago, realizing that entry was made on an export certificate, issued by the Department of Agriculture of the RAS. such is no different, that what these documents represent today. Basically the RAS/EAO are like our Agris, but have individual departments, as they not only have horses or take care of equine exports,imports.
Had the AHRa recognized this document at the start, they might have requested more information on the parentage, etc., country of birth, breeder etc. all they had on that certificate is the owner at time of export documents established. they had some doubts, this is why they asked W R brown, who was in Egypt at that time and who replied by telegram (I have a opy) "she is a typical race track mare" what ever that means.,AHRa accepted this. where her parents went to, after the racing, only God knows, I think.
Al Khamsa also did not have it, and showed her as a "DB" in one of their publictions. I questioned this already in 1995 and ask "Which Desert" did she come from. they could not answer. Based on her parents listed on this certificate I have her as an "Asil" mare in my substancial databasel. Actually that is all what should suffice I feel the mare being considered "asil".