Breeder: Stadnina Koni Janów Podlaski
oo bay (Ofir – Makata by Fetysz) born on 01/06/1938, died in 1957; bred at Janów Podlaski Stud Farm
While rebuilding Janów Podlaski Stud Farm in 1940, Germans appointed Witraż as the first leading sire therein. The horse was of great beauty and he transferred this feature to his offspring. He was used in Janów, Albigowa and Nowy Dwór until 1956 incl.
He left 14 stallions and 4 of them were used in the country: Como 1949, Celebes 1949, Banio 1951 and Muharyt 1957, while 10 were exported. He gave also 27 perfect, mares and 7 of them were dams of as many as 14 leading sires. The “queen of Polish Arabs”, Bandola 1948, was his daughter, too. During shows, the most distinguished of Witraż’s offspring were as follows:
— Celina 1949 — Champion of United Kingdom,
— Bask 1956 — Champion of USA and the sire of champions; he exerted epochal influence on American breeding,
— Arwistawa 1958 – the first female conqueror of the titles: Champion of U.S.A. and Champion of Canada; she was his granddaughter,
— Aladdin 1975 – Champion of U.S.A., the sire of many champions; reputed as Bask’s successor, he is also his grandson.
Witraż played a significant role in the pure-bred horse breeding worldwide. Even in Australia, Aladdin’s son became the champion of this country recently. Witraż is, after Skowronek, the most deserved Polish stallion worldwide and he will keep this position some time more.
Unfortunately, Witraż lived in times when export of Arabian horses from Poland started only. If he had lived nowadays, his influence would have been disparately greater.
Today, it’s hard to find an Arabian horse in Poland that has no Witraż’s blood.
source: the elaboration by Roman Pankiewicz,
The licence granted by Mr Roman Pankiewicz’s family to BoberTeam, for the needs of the project Polish Equestrian Legends.
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