The BENT-EL-ARAB damilin was introduced in Poland in 1946 when a group of Hungarian mares were saved by the Poles soldiers from a German vaccine factory at the end of World War II. Among these mares, 233 KUHAILAN ZAID-13, renamed BONA and 22 KUHAILAN ZAID-1, renamed BALIA, were descendants of BENT-EL-ARAB, a grey mare foaled in the desert in 1880 out of a Kehailan Ajouz dam and by a Saklawi stallion, and imported from her native land to the Babolna stud in Hungary.

Stabled in Albigowa state srud, BONA 1937 gave birth to two fillies that were not kept for breeding and to the stallion COMO by WITRAZ. Used in Michalów, he produced FORSYCJA out of FORTA and his full brother FORTEL, which was exported and left his mark in the United States.

BALIA 1936, on her side, established a line to which belongs notably the stallions CYPRYS (CZAKO x CYRANKA) born in Janów in 1988 and used in private breeding, and the US Reserve National Champion CONSENSUS (MONOGRAMM x OPALESCE) who traces back to CAMPALA, born in Janów in 1974 and exported to USA by Ventura Farms.
Her descendants CEWKA 1976 (CELEBES x CERISOLA) and CEDRELA 1966 (DOKTRYNER x CELIA) were donated by Janów and Kurozweki studs to the begining Bialka stud, which is nowadays the only polish state stud to still own mares from this damline. Even if this line is nowadays only represtented by a few descendants of CEDRELA and more precisely of her daughter CUDNA 1984 by ETERNIT, it managed to produce CEFIR (ERYKS x CELINA) the 2015 Polish National Gold Champion stallion, a grandson of CUDNA.

Even if this damline has rarely produced beauty or performance champions, should it not be preserved for the genetic on behalf of the genetic diversity, for more that in Babolna it has already disapeared ?

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