Those Fabulous Crabbet Mares: The Major Foundresses of Crabbet Mare Lines in America

By Rick Synowski. In nine decades of Arabian horse breeding in America, the influence of Crabbet mare lines has lost none of its lustre. Crabbet-related mares continue to dominate lists of champion producers all the way to the Nationals. Their success when crossed with stallions of virtually every breeding group is a fact of record, from *Bask to El Hilal.

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The *Raffles Connection, to the Phara Arabians

This is and was *Raffles.  The “little white dynamo” Arabian stallion, one of the icons of the Arabian breed. Bred by Lady Wentworth of Crabbet Park Stud in England.  *Raffles was not one of her favorite accomplishments, according to Lady Wentworth herself, at least at the time. *Raffles’ sire, Skowronek, had a tremendous effect on […]

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