Sired by AK Khazar who hails from the Saklawi I sire line via Nazeer, then Morafic, *Ibn Moniet El Nefous and finally, Moniet El Sharaf who is out of the *Rashad Ibn Nazeer daughter, Bint Bint Moniet, a Saqlawiya Jedraniyah Ibn Sudan mare. Moniet El Sharaf is considered pure in strain to the 1st generation Saqlawi Jedran ibn Sudan as both his sire and dam hailed from the same strain and mare family. Interestingly, Moniet El Sharaf is the result of breeding a Moniet El Nefous son/ Nazeer grandson to a Moniet El Nefous granddaughter/double Nazeer granddaughter. AK Khazar is from the Venus mare family, a Hadbah Enzahiya mare, via Maysouna (x Kheir), then Hemmat (x Sid Abouham), *Baheia (x Nasralla), Bakria (x Gharib), and finally *Bahila (x Ibn Galal I). As many of you know, *Bahila is perhaps best known as the dam of The Minstril (x Ruminaja Ali) who is sire, grandsire or great-grandsire of many champion horses. Perhaps a look further into *Bahila’s ancestry will provide more in-depth information into why she produced a legacy of horses that perform.
*Bahila was out of Bakria – a Gharib daughter. Gharib was a sire of significance and a black stallion imported from Egypt in 1970 to Germany where he was chief sire at Marbach. He sired Sharigha who won the 2 year old filly class at Aachen in 1982. His son, El Abd won the Medingen performance trials in 1977 and has an impressive number of wins in show jumping. Also a Gharib son, Sirhan, placed fifth in all breeds in performance trails in Germany in 1981. Gharib was also used for Trakehner breeding and has sired licensed Trakehner stallions including one licensing winner. He was also used in Wurttemburger breeding – large, powerful riding and driving horses at Marbach. *Baheia was sired by Shahriar (racing name was Nasralla) a successful racehorse who in the 1959-60 Racing Calendar ran 5 races winning 3, coming in second and third once each. In the 1960-61 racing calendar, he ran 4 races being first 1 time, second 1 time and third 1 time. Shahriar aka Nasralla was sired by the racing phenomenon Balance who in the 1932 – 1934 racing seasons ran 17 races winning 14 of them, coming in 2nd twice and third once.
TH Midnight Rider’s dam, Midnight Hour, also traces her history through Germany’s Marbach Stud. *Bahila can be found in her pedigree through her sire, The Minstril. Of more interest to note though is her important tail female line to Rodania, a desert bred Kehilet Ajuz mare of the strain of Ibn Rodan of the Roala. Rodania was imported to England’s Crabbett Park Stud by the Blunts and quickly became the founder of a great producing line. She herself produced *Rose of Sharon, dam of *Rodan and the great sire Rijm, as well as champion Rosemary, a dam of great show stock and producers.