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Pedigree and Photo Gallery: K

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Kaaba | *Kismet | Khaled

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Kaaba 23 Years

Leafy Bullet Kaaba Leafy Bullet
AHR #546

Color: Grey
Sex: Stallion
May 24, 1925

Sire: *Nuri Pasha (Nureddin II x Ruth Kesia by Ben Azrek)

Dam: Ophir (Segario x Onrust by *Garaveen)

Breeder: Albert W. Harris.
Chicago, Illinois.

Meaning of Name: Named after the square building in Mecca that contains the black stone considered sacred by Mohammedans.

Sire of 18 registered purebred Arabian foals (8 colts and 10 fillies) of which his daughter Roaba is significant mid-pedigree in Arieana's Arabians.

From our Arieana Notebook: Kaaba was noted by his breeder, Albert W. Harris, as "one of the largest and fastest Arabian stallions". In time trial, Kaaba ran a mile on a half-mile track in 1:50 carrying 132 pounds and set an American record for Arabians; theoretically, this is equivalent to about 1:46 on a mile track. Kaaba was then shipped to Harris's Anazeh Ranch near Chino, California where he was used at stud and also trained as a stock horse. Sold by Mr. Harris to Mr. Philip K. Wrigley where Kaaba became foundation sire for the Wrigley Family's El Rancho Escondido on Catalina Island, California.

For those interested in such trivia: El Rancho Escondido, nestled in a small valley nearly 12 miles outside the island town of Avalon, is still today a working ranch, and the family's prizewinning horses, historic memorabilia, and entertaining exhibits are a major tourist attraction on the island's interior. 

For further information on Kaaba and other horses in the life and times of Albert W. Harris, we recommended:

Harris, Albert W. The Blood of The Arab: The World's Greatest War Horse. Privately Printed. The Arabian Horse Club of America. Chicago, Illinois. 1941.

Mulder, Carol June Woodbridge. Imported Foundation Stock of North American Horses, Volume 3. Borden Publishing Company, Los Angeles, CA. 1995. pp. 326-339.

"The Arabian Horse" by Albert W. Harris. U.S. Remount Magazine, July-August, 1944.

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Pedigree of Kaaba AHR #546

Rijm GSB 393
Nureddin II GSB 602
Narghileh GSB 265
*Nuri Pasha 517
Ben Azrek GSB 208
Ruth Kesia GSB 449
Borak GSB 263
Kaaba AHR #546
*Nimr 232
Segario 249
*Shabaka 237
Ophir 285
*Garaveen 244
Onrust 14
Nonliker 3
Sire Line: Zobeyni (Abbas Pasha) through Mahruss II (Blunt)
Tail Female: *Nejdme (Kehilan Ajuz) (Hamidie)

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For more information on Kaaba or to see for yourself how his influence lives on in the prized and cherished horses of Arieana Arabians, please contact us. Visitors are always welcome; appointments are appreciated.

Suzi Morris
28952 Via Hacienda
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-5546
Phone: 949-248-1260

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