Koheilan-Adjuze was a grey stallion bred in 1876 by the El Sbaa branch of the Anazeh. He was purchased in 1885 by Michaël Fadlallah el Hedad, a Syrian living in Hungary, and imported to Babolna where he stood at stud between 1886 and 1887 when he was transferred to the stallion depot at Nagy Körös. Before this transfer, ha has produced KOHEILAN II, who became the chief progenitor of this line.
In 1924, the grandson of this last, KOHEILAN I born in 1922 was imported to Janów Podlaski, introducing that way his sireline in Poland. Besides very good broodmares like IKWA and JASKOLKA II, he produced five sons used in breeding : the three full brothers JASZMAK 1928, LOWELAS 1930 and OPAL 1933 out of legendary ELEGANTKA, JEZUPOL 1928 and PIOLUN 1934. JASZMAK and JEZUPOL had no influence. LOWELAS was used for three seasons in Janów. Besides the stallion SKRZYP who was robbed by the Russian troops in 1939, he left two sons in Janów, WERSET and WOJSKI born in 1938. This last one, despite the fact that he was unfortunately only used on a very small scale, managed to sire FANFARA and Oaks winner WERBENA, two important broodmares. But none of them prolong the sireline.
OPAL, for his part, served the Janów mares in 1937 and produced LAGUNA, who founded a damline which is still currently active in Poland, and LOTNIK, his successor. Before he was taken to the US by General Patton as "War booty" in 1945, the beautiful LOTNIK left only two products among which a son, LAUR, later a Derby and Criterium winner.
LAUR was used for two seasons at Albigowa where his two sons CHAZAR and Derby and double Criterium winner SEMEN who was later used at Tersk, were born in 1956. LAUR is also the sire of BOGORIA, the granddam of PROBAT, and of WORSKLA, the granddam of WIST and WIKING.
It is with CHAZAR that the OPAL branch of the KOHEILAN ADJUZE sireline died out in Poland. Despite he was not heavily used, he still managed to produce the Polish Reserve Champion mare ARTEMIDA, Oaks winner ELODIA, and significant broodmare FANZA. It is thus a shame that both his sons ESSEJ and CHUTOR where sold abroad before being used in Poland. CHUTOR was even place in the Top 10 stallions in both US and Canadian National Championships.
Parallel to the one of OPAL, another flourishing branch of the KOHEILAN ADJUZE line was founded by the last son of KOHEILAN I, PIOLUN, born in Janów in 1934. This branch however did not prospered in Poland but in Russia. Indeed PIOLUN was part of the numerous Janów horses robbed by the Russian troupes during the Second World War and brought to Tersk. So PIOLUN left Janów without leaving any descent. Fortunately in Tersk he received the chance to perpetuate his line.
It is his own son, the famous racer PRIBOJ born in 1944, who gave all her importance to this line, producing more than 200 foals. He is however the sire of several mares imported from Tersk to Poland to reestablish their damlines lost during the war. In this way, the foundation broodmares PIEWICA, PORFIRA, POTENCJA and PLATINA, like also MONOPOLIA, the granddam of MONOGRAMM, are all daughters of PRIBOJ. In order to reintroduce the KOHEILAN ADJUZE sireline via PIOLUN's blood, the polish breeding authorities decided to import his grandson PIETUSZOK by PRIBOJ.
PIETUSZOK sired excellent racehorses like the Derby winner WOSK, the Oaks winner BEATRICE, and the famous Triple Crown winner ORLA, who won the Oaks, the Derby and twice the Criterium. He also left great broodmares like ALGONKINA, ANDORRA, WILMA and ELIZA. None of his sons was kept to succeed him in the stallion barn. He has nevertheless produced the Canadian national champion stallion BAJRAM and West Germany national champion stallion ELEMI.
More recently, in 1993 and 94, another PRIBOJ descendant, VISBADEN by NAFTALIN served mares in Janów to reintroduce his sireline. He left seven foals among which the broodmares PETLA and BORTA and one son, EL-VIS, who served two mares in 2001 leaving two fillies. It means as EL-VIS didn't appear in the State stud stallion rooster that the KOHEILAN ADJUZE sireline is presently extinct in Poland.
This line is characterised by tall hores, very efficent on the race track, but somewhat lacking of arabian type. This is surely why this line has not been able to flourish in the Polish breeding program but well in the Russian one who search more for this type of horses. If they didn't underestimate the physical and genetical aptitudes of this sireline, it is likely that the polish state studs will try once more in the future to reintroduce this precious blood in their herd.