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#1 Arlene Magid

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 07:09 AM

Hello all...

Here's a tribute to *Aladdinn I wrote in 2008 for Modern Arabian Horse's Centennial 100 series. Although the grand old man passed away earlier this year, there's still a lot of interesting info in this article so I thought I'd share. Two photos with this article: one pre importation of *Aladdinn with his breeder Eric Erlandsson in Sweden prior to his importation, and the other a nice trotting photo seldom published. Enjoy!

*Aladdinn

By Arlene Magid

The name *Aladdinn evokes the magical image of the character in The Arabian Nights summoning a genii from a lamp. Like his namesake, *Aladdinn has conjured magic with his exceptional record as a show horse and sire. Those fortunate enough to see him since his triumphant show career ended are dazzled by his elegance and charisma, even in old age. *Aladdinn is the oldest living U.S. National Champion Stallion-he is 33 in 2008, and his last public showing was at the 2006 U.S. Nationals, where he wowed the crowd who couldn’t believe he was 30 years old when he was exhibited among the Champions of Champions invited to do a special presentation there.

*Aladdinn was foaled in 1975 in Sweden, though he was of pure Polish lineage. He was bred by Eric Erlandsson, who owned him at the time of his Swedish National Champion Stallion title in 1978. Erlandsson is also listed as his importer to the U.S. in the official records in Datasource, but the real importer was Dr Eugene LaCroix of Lasma Arabians, who syndicated him in February 1980 after he was named U.S. National Champion Stallion in 1979. *Aladdinn was the first U.S. National Champion Stallion to also be a National Champion of a foreign country, and he also has the briefest show record of any U.S. National Champion Stallion, his only prior showing was the 1979 Scottsdale Show, where he was named Scottsdale Champion Stallion.

*Aladdinn’s pedigree predicted his show ring success, though it also indicates that his existence was serendipitous as well, as both his sire and maternal granddam were sold away from the Polish State Studs into obscurity when young. His sire Nureddin was a paternal brother to U.S. National Champion Stallion *Bask++, though he sired just seven registered get because he wasn’t used at stud till he was 20 years old, having been “rescued” from his original home with a circus (the Poles often sold colts that they felt were surplus to needs to travelling circuses in Europe). Nureddin was a full brother to Gazella, foundress of a very successful female family which included National winner producers *Gontyna and Gryzelda II. Nureddin was also a ¾ brother to the influential mare *Egeria (dam of 3 National winner producers including *Ego, sire of U.S. National Champion Park *Prowizja) and to National winner sire *Enos, *Aladdinn’s dam Lalage (who is also the dam of two other imports who were regional performance winners) was bred in England by the excellent breeder Patricia Lindsay, who had served as an agent for many of the Americans who wanted to import Polish Arabians in the 1960s.. She owned Lalage’s sire Gerwazy, also sire of U.S. Top Ten Stallion and Park winners and National winner sires *Blue Danube++ and *Karadjordje+++, both bred by Lindsay. Lalage’s dam Lafirynda was almost lost to purebred breeding entirely as she was a pony size mare so was sold from the Polish stud where she was bred to a local farmer who was using her for field work when Patricia Lindsay tracked her down. Lindsay found her in the Polish Studbook and wanted her because she was a full sister to the superb mare Ela, a National Champion producer, and a full blood sister to Amneris, dam of U.S. National Champion Stallion *Aramus++ and Aquinor (sire of U.S. National Champion Stallion *Elkin++ and *Elkana++). She was imported to England as a seven year old and spent her entire breeding career there.

*Aladdinn’s magic extended past the show ring into the breeding barn. He has sired a lifetime total of 1,210 registered foals, the last born in 2000 when he was 31 years old. Of them, 276 are champions and 71 are National winners. *Aladdinn is the only U.S. National Champion Stallion to sire four sons who won the same title. Three of them were subsequently exported to Brazil: AAF Kaset+, Almaden, and Exceladdinn. His son Strike remained in the U.S. and became one of his his top siring son in number of National winners sired. Another *Aladdinn son, multi-U.S. and Canadian Top Ten Stallion Aladdinn Echo, ended his breeding career in Brazil after siring U.S. and Canadian National Champion Stallion Echo Magnifficoo. *Aladdinn also sired U.S. Reserve National Champion Stallion Alada Baskin, sire of U.S. National Champion Stallion Legacy of Gold and of National Champions in English pleasure, western pleasure, hunt pleasure and dressage. The *Aladdinn son Allience+/ is a U.S. and Canadian National Champion Park Horse and a Canadian National Champion English Pleasure winner. He has sired National Champions in park, English pleasure, native costume and driving and is now heralded as a sport horse sire with get like multi-National Champion dressage OKW Entrigue and multi-U.S. National Champion Jumper Hope Springs Eternal. Other National Champion sons of *Aladdinn include multi-National Champion Formal Driving and Park Houston+/, U.S. National Champion Western Pleasure Sensation Al Z, U.S. National Champion Stallion AOTH The Agitator, multi-National Champion Dressage Havlin+/, U.S. National Champion Training Level Dressage JTR 132/Under OKW Taurean, and U.S. National Champion Sporthorse Gelding JTH Khaladdinn++. A total of 67 *Aladdinn sons have sired National winners through 2007.

Although *Aladdinn is best known for his sons, his daughters have done him proud in the show ring as well. They include U.S. National Champion Mareand Futurity Filly SS Follow Me (dam of two National winners in halter), Canadian Reserve National Champion Futurity Fillies Ombra Rose (dam of two National Champions in hunt pleasure) and Gwyndyna, Canadian National Champion Hunt Pleasure Scoundrel(dam of Canadian National Champion Country Pleasure Fizjon), U.S. National Champion Western Pleasure JOTR 13/Under Mystics Magic+//, U.S. Reserve National Champion Mares JOTH Raje Ala Aura and Sweet Charitie, and multi-National Champion western pleasure with a junior rider Miss Adelaide+/. *Aladdinn daughters have produced well. 67 have National winning progeny. Their National Champion offspring include Canadian Reserve National Champion Stallion and National Champion sire Psymadre, multi-National Champion in country pleasure Dancing Rain X, multi-National Champion in sidesaddle and show hack Ibn Promotion+//, multi-National Champion Hunter and Hunter Hack Palantir+//, multi-National Champion in halter and country pleasure Morning El Ghaza+++, etc. Six *Aladdinn daughters have produced 3 National winners apiece. *Afrodite (bred in Sweden) is the dam of three halter winners including a Brazilian National Champion and a U.S. National Champion. Ladie Love is the dam of National winners in halter and English pleasure. Tomorrows Dream (dam of Psymadre) has three halter winners. Mystic Heirloom has National winners in hunt pleasure, halter and country pleasure. Georddanna is the dam of three National Champions: Ibn Fifth Avenue (halter), RS Montao+/ (show hack JTR) and HL Infactuation (halter). Both Ibn Fifth Avenue and HL Infactuation are double *Aladdinn. BA Precious Memory is the dam of U.S. Top Ten Futurity Colt and National Champion sire Kouvay Bey, of Canadian Reserve National Champion Futurity Filly Affecshahn, and of U.S. National Champion Hunter Jamil SF.

*Aladdinn spent most of his stud career in Kentucky, initially under the management of Lasma Arabians and later under that of the Ishikawa family. He developed some breeding problems in the mid 1990s and was then moved to the Taylor Ranch in Utah in 1997, with Rick Taylor having bought the controlling interest in the *Aladdinn Syndicate. Under the good stewardship of the Taylors and with special care from their veterinarians his fertility improved and he was able to sire 32 more registered foals. *Aladdinn he became very close to Rick’s son Isaac, who proudly exhibited him at the 2006 U.S. National Show as part of the parade of former National Champions. Isaac remembers: “Taking him to the US Nationals was an incredible experience. There were so many people who told me they came just to see him. And it seemed like everyone had an Aladdinn baby, or grandbaby, or knew somebody that had one. It was special for him as well, he loves the attention and is always a perfect gentlemen. When he received a standing ovation on Finals Night is one of those unforgettable moments that don't happen very often in life. “


The Taylors’ excellent management of *Aladdinn has enabled him to enjoy the longest lifespan of any U.S. National Champion Stallion. Isaac Taylor reports: “He has a 5 acre pasture that he is turned out it each day and still puts his tail on his back and snorts and blows his way out every morning. He has some teeth problems, so is only able to eat soft food, senior feed and beet pulp especially, but despite this he has kept his weight and visitors often remark on how great he looks.” Long may his magic continue!

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#2 sdarabians

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 09:39 AM

THANKS ARLENE, for the wonderful article!!!!!!!!!!!! It just makes me feel even more HONORED to own our AAF KASET son, MC KASYNO! As always, I look forward to your articles and ESPECIALLY the delicious morsels of information that you give me in my requested research work. I am anxiously awaiting your next "discoveries and or revelations" about the wonderful world of Arabian horses!
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Posted 27 June 2010 - 10:04 AM

I cherished my *Aladdinn son, RV Baskadin, a kind stallion, who passed from a stone several years ago. *Aladdinn was an amazing stallion that produced athletic horses with with gentle dispositions.

Like Father like Son


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Posted 27 June 2010 - 02:57 PM

I was really lucky to have met Isaac through some great friends of ours last year at the Scottsdale show. What a great connection to have! The Taylors are awesome!

I had the honor of meeting this wonderful old man at Taylor Ranch in April of 2009. Here are some pics of my friend & I getting to meet him in his quarters. What an awesome memory for me!

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 02:59 PM

Article well done!

#6 Arlene Magid

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 04:13 PM

I was really lucky to have met Isaac through some great friends of ours last year at the Scottsdale show. What a great connection to have! The Taylors are awesome!

I had the honor of meeting this wonderful old man at Taylor Ranch in April of 2009. Here are some pics of my friend & I getting to meet him in his quarters. What an awesome memory for me!

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Thank you SOOO MUCH for posting these. I am sat here with tears in my eyes remembering him. I haven't seen many photos of him in his retirement years at the Taylor Ranch, so your post was very very special to me.

I saw *Aladdinn many times, and each time there was something new and special about him.

He has left such an amazing legacy.
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Posted 27 June 2010 - 04:19 PM

I cherished my *Aladdinn son, RV Baskadin, a kind stallion, who passed from a stone several years ago. *Aladdinn was an amazing stallion that produced athletic horses with with gentle dispositions.

Like Father like Son


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I love seeing photos like this where the two horses are almost in the same phase of the trot-what a resemblance.

My colt by an *Aladdinn grandson had a wonderful, people loving temperament, unlike his dam (a Comet bred mare who was very opinionated). When I weaned him he was relieved not to be with his standoffish, overprotective mom so he could get closer to people. Still miss him, but he has a wonderful life now with good people and has been a multi-champion performance horse.
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Posted 27 June 2010 - 06:18 PM

I remember reading your article about *Aladdinn in that issue, Arlene. It was not only informative to me as a breeder but it had a personal side, too, as I have a daughter of *Aladdinn. She was bred by the Taylor's and her name is TR Aladdinn Sugar. I have attached a photo of her in a resembling trot as the ones posted.

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 01:51 AM

I remember reading your article about *Aladdinn in that issue, Arlene. It was not only informative to me as a breeder but it had a personal side, too, as I have a daughter of *Aladdinn. She was bred by the Taylor's and her name is TR Aladdinn Sugar. I have attached a photo of her in a resembling trot as the ones posted.

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Glad you liked the article when published. I am going to post a number of articles here in the next few weeks that are slightly out of date but still contain good information as I have been made aware recently how many people no longer receive the print magazines where my articles appear and therefore may have missed them. We've discussed your *Aladdinn daughter before on ABN...when you had asked about the line to *Silver Drift in her background. Nicew photo of her, and yes, it is in a similar pose!

Unfortunately many of the print magazines no longer want to pay for articles (their circulation is poor now so their budgets are cut) and ad trades don't work for me because there is no guarantee that the ad will get me business (I did an ad in Arabian Horse World in April that got one response, when I do an email ad I get at least 10 new projects per ad). So, anyone wanting to read current articles from me will need to subscribe to my newsletter as I don't think I will be doing much more magazine work (except for the Pyramid Society on Egyptian horses as they pay me directly).

I do still have an extensive catalog of past articles though so if you don't want to pay for the newsletter keep watching this section of ABN!
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Posted 29 June 2010 - 08:52 AM

Thank you so much for the walk down memory lane. Now you got me all teary eyed. This is one stallion that actually put goose bumps on me that beautiful summer night at Lasma's. He stayed with me then and he is staying with me now in our breeding. Again, you have a talent and you just shared it with us. Again, thank you!