Three Great Crabbet Sires: *Serafix, *Silver Vanity and *Raffles

By Georgia Cheer ** Originally published in the March 2000 issue of the Arabian Horse Times magazine, page 212. Have you ever wondered what is so special about the Crabbet Arabian? Could it be their wonderful dispositions, their tractable minds or tremendous athletic ability, their prepotence for passing these characteristics through several generations, or that […]

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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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