|*Fawkia (Sameh x Mamlouka)|
*Fawkia is Kuhaylah Rodaniyah by strain. She was purchased and imported by Gleannloch Farm in 1966. A beautiful mare, *Fawkia was a United States National Champion mare, in 1968. Gleannloch bred her to *Morafic, producing Farahl in 1972, Najlah in 1973 and Ana Gayah in 1974, before being purchased by Barbara Griffith of Imperial Egyptian Stud in 1978. Bred to Moniet el Nafis, she produced Imperial BtFawkia in 1983, who in turn was bred to *Orashan, producing Imperial Orianah, the dam of Imperial Madori, the sire of the 2003 World Champion Mare, Gelgelah Albadeia.
Although I never met Sameh personally; I felt that I did know him, through his daughters, like *Fawkia, who like her sire, was an easy keeper, always in good flesh, smooth and powerfully built, radiant white and not only did she possess excellent movement, like her paternal sisters; she also trotted in the same manner, that is, her nostrils dilated and became enormous and she would snort from somewhere deep inside of her, like if she was pulling every last bit of air from the tips of her toes up, up, up through her lungs and out through her nose, tail curled over her back and that graceful, take-your-breath-away floating trot, elegant and yet, powerful, her hocks driving her forward. All these years later, it's the brilliant movement which made the greatest impression upon me and what I remember most about her.