An introduction to the elite mares offering the Aldebaran program its
rare genetics of athleticism through enduring racing dam lines.
“What distinguishes Polish breeding from the others is the breeding program and the preservation of what always characterized the Polish Arabian horse – performance abilities, type, excellent movement and beauty in one. The threat of disruption or even inhibition of horse races in Poland forced us to preserve the race program for Arabian horses within our stud and for that reason we established our own race stable and the track to have the possibility of holding the races in Janów. Fortunately it has not proved necessary. And whether the Polish Arabian horse is still brave and beautiful, or just beautiful, or none of these is just a matter of opinion, but I think that the interest of endurance riders lately in the Polish horse proves that we haven’t spoken our last word yet and Polish horses, if trained properly, can compete successfully against others. We have proof of this also on the race course, when a filly who has won a championship as a two year old fights against a Dormane daughter on the entire final stretch in a stake race, moreover she is a daughter of Ekstern who is not considered a sire of good racers. This is a great pleasure and shows that Arabian horses are worth training. Another thing is that this breed has excellent predispositions to be ridden. The best proof for this are performance classes which take place during Janów Podlaski Autumn C show, which are mostly filled by state stud sires. It’s a great pleasure to watch 14 or 15 stallions ridden by children. It is a proof of great character and riding predispositions of the Arabian horse that is a consequence of selection, mostly racing – a human on the back of an Arabian horse is nothing unnatural, on the contrary – it’s been a most obvious thing for generations for the Arabian horse.”
~ Marek Trela, Interview on racing Arabian Horses
Director, Janów Podlaski State Stud, Poland
*Menes, raced successfully in Russia, was purchased for $3,000,000 in 1985 and imported to United States. *Menes dominated the European shows in 1994 and sired Emperator, the 1990 U.S. Champion Futurity Colt and World Champion Stallion. *Menes son, Balaton, was considered "Race horse of the Century" at Tersk Stud and *Menes get dominated tracks in Russia throughout their racing careers.
The next generation
Mena Aldebaran is a superstar mare by *Laheeb, Out of *Menes daughter, Moonlight Lady SF, who is in turn out of a Muscat daughter, Amber Joi. Mena Aldebaran’s sire *Laheeb is another producer of wonderful racing lines; His daughter, Wieza Babel (Out of Wiazma), was Race winner at the Polish race track; *Laheeb also sired the stallion Emiliusz (Out of Emocja) who was race winner in Poland. The Stakes winner Pancerz is also sired by*Laheeb.
Pustynna Tarçza’s sire Pamir was one of five sires used in Polish breeding (along with Partner, Pasat, Parys & Polonez) out of the extraordinary Tersk-imported broodmatron Parma. A classic example of beauty and stamina in one package: winner of the Derby, Bandos & Sambor St., & World Cup Champion Stallion and twice Polish National Champion Stallion. Sire of Derby winners and International halter winners.
Racing record: 1994-1995
16 starts: 1xII, 5xIII, 3xIV, 2xV
Her Winning Race track progeny:
Pustynny Zmrok (born 2005, Poland)
Aldebaran’s Saloméja stems from the extremely successful Sarabanda racing family of the almost 200-year-old Janów Podlaski State Stud – a dynasty established by prized foundation broodmare SABDA – by which six consecutive generations have won the Derby and Oaks. Her granddam *Sari (grey, 1987) led an accomplished track career with 14 money earning places from 19 starts.