As we have also seen in the lovely Mangoomah, Wasel's tail female line also traces back through the Inshass mare, Yaman, to the Rodania family, through Bint Rissala. Remember that in Egyptian breeding, the Rodania line is available only through Bint Rissala and Bint Riyala and no other Rodania-line horses, as exists in Crabbet breeding and beyond that, in the general list Arabian horses.
"She is to be covered by Seglawis only."-Lady Ann Blunt, as quoted in Authentic Arabian Bloodstock, (p. 238), Judith Forbis
In the late 1980's, Wasel was one of three EAO stallions (Adl and Shadwan were the other two horses), exhibited at the first Arabian Horse at Home celebration in Jordan, to represent his country, Egypt and the EAO breeding program.. In speaking with people who had the opportunity to see Wasel, immediately they remember his movement, which like his conformation predicts, was powerful. As a breeding stallion, Wasel was used in the EAO breeding program, siring daughters like Akaber, Garadah, Mamfees and Lora, out of Enayah, an Adaweya daughter by Nawaf. he also sired sons like Gomaa, Masashooq, and Sonbol out of the Alaa el Din daughter, Safinaz. Wasel also sired horses, Esalla Al Shaqab out of the Gad Allah daugter, Naasah and Yazeed Al Shaqab out of the Adeeb daughter, Taba (who traces in her tail female line to the King Ibn Sa'ud mare, El Kahila) for Al Shaqab in Doha, Qatar.
Al Mamlkah owns a beautiful grey mare named Setelkoll Raheem. She is a daughter of the mare Farha, a Wasel daughter out of Sofsafa. Many people agree over this mare's beauty, as in 2002, Setelkoll Raheem was named the International Supreme Champion Mare at El Zahraa. She has already produced foals by Farouk Sakr, including a filly named Ameera Mamlkah, who, like her dam is a show champion, earning Champion Filly in the 2008 Egyptian National Show.
"The legacy we leave is not just in our possessions, but in the quality of our lives."-Billy GrahamWasel is no longer alive, having died in 1997 but his influence will continue, as an important and vital piece of the EAO breeding program. In strength, we will always find the courage to continue...that's what he still offers us.
PS Many thanks to Judi Parks for the two photos of Wasel and to Al Mamlkah for the beautiful photo of Setelkoll Raheem. I don't know from where the Ibn Rabdan photo comes from.