Friday, 14 August 2020
The Arabian Magazine

BK Latif

The power of the Egyptian stallion continues to captivate Arabian breeders the world over, and BK Latif is no exception. This amazing stallion has just been leased by Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Hazza Bin Zayed Al Nahyan to stand at her Al Shira’aa Stables in the United Arab Emirates.

Sheikha Fatima has a long and rich history with the Arabian horse, being the granddaughter of the late His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nayhan. A dedicated horsewoman all her life, Sheikha Fatima has an elite collection of straight Egyptian mares at Al Shira’aa, who will be bred to BK Latif. Also found at the stables is a dedicated programme for the Spanish Arabian, as well as the show horses, which include Silver Junior Female World Champion Eralda (Emerald J x Enezja by Marajj).

BK Latif is a stallion with a pedigree rich in straight Egyptian lineage. He is sired by Nader el Jamaal, a beautiful stallion bred by Two Silos Farm in the United States. Nader el Jamal is, in turn, sired by the legendary Ansata Sinan (Prince Fa Moniet x Ansata Nefara by Ansata Halim Shah). Nader el Jamaal is out of Savannah CC, by Thee Desperado (The Minstril x AK Amiri Asmarr by Thee Egyptian Prince) and out of Miss Maggie Mae (The Minstril x Bint Magidaa by Khofo).  

The might of Ariela Arabians’ straight Egyptian programme shines through on BK Latif’s dam-line, as he is out of Latifah AA, sired by Al Maraam, a son of the significant Egyptian sire Imperial Imdal (Ansata Imperial x Dalia by Morafic) and out of the legendary mare The Vision HG (Thee Desperado x Belle Staar by The Minstril). Latifah AA is out of Imperial Kalatifa (Imperial al Kamar x AK Latifa by Ibn Moniet el Nefous).

Foaled in 2010, BK Latif was bred by BK Arabians in Germany and as a three-year old colt, he made his mark on the show-ring, taking titles at both Egyptian shows and in open competition. He was named Bronze Champion Colt at the Chantilly Breeders’ Cup, Silver Champion at the Berlin Cup, and Gold German National Champion in Aachen. At the Egyptian Event Europe that year, he was also named Silver Champion Colt as well as taking the Best Head Trophy. Last year, BK Latif took the Gold German National Champion title, repeating is success as a colt.

Owned by Leonhard Becket and EOS Arabians in Germany, BK Latif is on lease to Sheikha Fatima for the 2020 season, and he will be available for limited breedings. He stands alongside his paternal half-brother, Madher el Jamal (ex Mahity el Jamal by Dakar el Jamal out of Mackenzie), whose dam-line brings in a Russian influence. Together, the two complement each other.

Al Shira’aa Stables Manager, Antonia Bautista, says: “We love the look that Nader el Jamal gives to his progeny, and we all fell for Madher el Jamal as soon as he arrived with us. It was an easy decision for us to add BK Latif for the 2020 season, as we want to be able to breed straight Egyptian progeny to develop this side of the programme further. Both are wonderful horses, and we are excited to have them standing side by side.”

For full details, contact Antonia – info@antoniabautista.com or call
+34 679 834 156.www.alshiraaarabians.com

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