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Basilisk

GSB 32
Sire: Bay Seglawi Jedran of Neddi ibn ed Derri (Desert Bred)
Dam: Grey Seglawi Jedran of Neddi ibn ed Derri (Desert Bred)
Strain: Saqlawiyah Jidraniyah
sex: female
colour: Grey
born: 1875, Saudi Arabia
land of standing: United Kingdom

comment: I: From Arabia to England in 1879 by the Blunts. Pyramid Society: Straight Egyptian. Sheykh Obeyd. Al Khamsa: A Foundation Horse; Blunt,100%. Suffering from what was believed to be liver disease, she was shot in 1891.

A Desert-Bred Mare and treasured within the CMK Heritage as one of the foundation mares for Wilfrid Scawen Blunt’s and Lady Anne Blunt’s Crabbet Stud in England. Bred in the desert from the stock of Neddi ibn ed Derri of the Resallin Tribe of the Sebaa Anazeh. Basilisk was purchased for the Blunts by Mr. J. H. Skene, British Consul at Aleppo, in February 1878 from Abd El Jadir of Deyr. She was taken to England in 1878, at age 2. Basilisk was sold from Crabbet in August of 1884, at the age of 8, for £200. The buyer was the Duke of Westminster and he purchased her for breeding to Thoroughbreds; Basilisk produced for him some winners of races in the best of company, one of them being Alfragan, winner of the Drayton Handicap at Goodwood and the Dee Stakes in 1894. The Basilisk female line eventually died out at Crabbet, but thankfully for us here in North America and specifically for us here at Arieana Arabians, the blood and influence of Basilisk lives on today through her daughter Bozra and her daughter Bukra, the dam of *Berk and a stallion we hold in high regard for his ability to pass on his brilliant action. We also find this prized Basilisk influence on several more branches descending mid-pedigree through the imported mares *Battla, *Bushra (dam of *Ibn Mahruss), and *Butheyna.

Sources:
Borden, Spencer. The Arab Horse. Doubleday, New York, 1906. p. 66.

"A Brief History of the Founding of Crabbet Stud" by Carol W. Mulder. The Arabian Horse Journal, August 1, 1983.

"Basilisk Defended" by R.J. Cadranell II © 1992

via Arieana Arabians - Heritage Notebook: Into the Sands of Time (Desert Bred and Foundation Mares)

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