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: 7-August 04
Member No.: 1571
I personally would like a reply to Caryn's question as to rather or not you have been allowed into the EAO library and/or the Jocky Club as part of your research? I would think any researcher worth his weight in gold would have included these institutions extremely important to gain pertinent info in regards to their research.
Also, would you like to enlighten us to how many horses you have sold in the six figure amounts due to the fact that they contained the "label" SE? If I am not mistaken, think there were quite a few during the period of time se sales were being held by the PS. You did not seem to mind your horses having the "label SE" at that point in time. I remember attending one sale in particular and you coming up out of your seat screaming like a banchee indian for the bidders to bid more money on a mare who was already over $100,000.00. I was not very familiar with you or your personality at the time and found it quite -uh what is the word - un-attractive. So quit throwing the money card around about horses with labels as I think you have gained monetarily a hundred times more than I or any other small breeder if we all lived anther life time.
I would also like to mention that I receive at least one email a week from someone in the Arabian horse breeding world questioning rather or not they should purchase a horse that contains Sirecho in its pedigree. One gentleman who contacted me several weeks ago from England. He had just purchased a beautiful filly from a breeder in Australia with Sirecho in his pedigree. He was alarmed that someone had told him the filly had Sirecho in her pedigree and was not se. I assured him that his filly was se and so qualified by the only organization that matters, the PS. Many straight Egyptian breeders have been damaged by this ongoing inuendo with no facts other than heresay - conversations with someone in some Middle Eastern country.
Hansi, I and the rest of the world are waiting to hear your reply to Caryn's question. If there is no reply from you on this question, then I will assume you have never set foot in the EAO library or the Jocky Club.