Lira, 1868 mare

1868 mare. By Obejan-Maciuk out of Kreolka.

The 1903 Russian Arabian Stud Book mentions a Lira #198 that is the tail female descendant of Skowronek. Skowronek’s dam’s entry in the stud book references this mare: “Yaskulka (Яскулка) (Skowronek‘s Dam). Belongs to Count I. Potocki (граф И. Потоцки). Grey mare, born in 1891 at the own farm. Sire “Rymnik” (Рымник) of the Prince R.V. Sanguszko’s farm (завода князя Р.В. Сангусщко). Dam “Epopeya № 263” (Эпопея № 263) by “Dervish” (Дервиш) imported from Arabia in 1870, granddam “Lira № 198” (Лира № 198) from “Obeyan-Matsyuk” (Обейан-Мацюк) of the own farm, son of “Batran-aga” (Батран-Ага), imported from Arabia in 1842; great granddam “Kreolka № 103” (Креолка № 103) by “Iskander-Pasha” (Искандер-Паша) imported from Arabia in 1851, great great granddam “Zozulya № 70”[79] (Зозуля № 70) by “Krolik” (Кролик) of Prince Sanguszko’s farm; great great great granddam – mare of Prince Sanguszko’s farm.” The pedigree for Lira above appears to have some mistakes in it. It seems whoever provided the pedigree information was trying to highlight the imported Arabians in the lineage of their horses and to downplay the non Arabian local stock.

Skowronek’s dam Jaskolka, and Lira descendant, is listed as the second to last horse in part two of the 1903 Russian Arabian Stud Book which was reserved for horses of mixed blood and insufficiently ascertained Arabian provenance.

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