im Wald Farm Geauga County, Northeast
Ohio since 1995
Harara X Moliah
Author not Given
from "The Horse Lover" Apr/May '51
brief history of the progenitor of the Antez line; his sons and daughters
are carrying on their great sire's reputation in the show ring, on the
The above photo of Antez was taken
in Poland and is reproduced through
courtesy of Count Alexander Dzieduszyeki,
President of the Arabian Horse Breeding
Society of Poland.
Antez was foaled in California
in 1921 from stock tracing entirely to the horses brought from the
Arabian desert by
in 1906. His sire HARARA and his dam Moliah had been bred at
the Hingham Stock Farm in Massachusetts by Mr. Peter B. Bradley.
Antez was acquired by Mr. W.K.Kellogg
[1925 - Antez was 4]at whose Pomona California
Ranch the horse was featured as one of the "tops" of that famous
"Romance of Pomona" ranch and for several years he was many
times a champion at shows on the West coast in halter classes as
well as being first on several occasions at five gaits under saddle.
1933 at age of 12 years he was purchased by General J. M. Dickinson of Tenn.
was used at Dickinson's Travelers Rest Arabian Stud Farm for breeding purposes
and in the 1933 National Arabian show he stood 3rd in the Mature Stallion
championships and his daughter Fayadan won the championship over about a
dozen other fine weanlings. Since then his sons and daughters have gone
on to win many honors in the show rings of America.
today stands undisputed as one of best sires in America as to passing on
his strong breed character to his get and they in turn are passing it on
to their produce.
Tennessee he was used as a saddle mount by the 13-year-old Miss Peggy Dickinson
and he made an ideal young girl's mount, lamb-like in gentleness, yet full
of life and beautiful enough to fit any horseman's dream.
was used and shown considerably in the driving or vehicle classes where
he moved out brilliantly in the harness.
Travelers Rest he was ridden 12 hours a day for five consecutive days in
an endurance test carrying full weights where he finished perfectly sound,
normal temperature and pulse -- still looking for more distance to conquer.
featured on the Pacific Coast where he won wide popularity, Antez's ability
to race was unnoticed and the same held true for some years after his coming
to Tennessee though he gave the seemingly blind folks with whom he had been
associated all his life, evidence and opportunity to see what his heart
must have yearned for and so it was almost by an accident he was given his
chance -- and this isn't the first accident in horse history as witness
the story of the Godolphin. Antez' chance came in the spring of 1933 when
as a sporting gesture Mr. Dickinson decided to run an Arabian in the flat
mile race for Thoroughbreds on Overton Downs and the logical candidate was
the game, hardy, handsome little chestnut, Antez, he unhesitatingly selected,
though little dreaming of the startling results that would develop.
first speed test came on his twelfth birthday, May 1, 1933, when he ran
a respectable race against track trained Thorough- breds at Overton downs,
coming in a good third behind horses that stood six and seven inches taller,
weighed in racing condition two hundred pounds more -- and carrying the
identical weight of 150 pounds.
showing this speed at Overton Downs, Mr. Dickinson decided to try him for
a record, which was arranged by courtesy of the late John Early, southwestern
governor of the national Trotting Association, and after public advertisement
and on fixed days, regardless of weather, Antez made official records at
fourth, half and three-quarter mile and the short European race distance
of 1200 meters. He equaled the known Arabian records for the quarter and
half mile, 14 1/2 and 51 seconds (though there is a tradition that a horse
traveled the quarter one-half second faster over ninety years ago); equaled
an eighty-year-old Arabian record for the half mile, and ran the quarter,
half and six furlongs faster than any American-bred Arab on record. Quite
a performance for a twelve-year-old stallion that had never been run until
his twelfth year!
after his speed records General Dickinson sold and exported Antez to Poland
and during the stud season of 1935 he stood at the Count Potocki Stud --
and in 1936 at the Count Rostwordwski Stud.
an Arizona breeder of Arabians bought Antez from the Arabian Horse Breeding
Society in Poland at a fabulous price and brought him back to America. ['37
Still later, Mr. Kellogg acquired him from
Arizona and put him in the hands of the capable
Mr. H.A.Reese where he spent the balance of his illustrious life.
Thus after traveling over half the earth he
lies buried only a few miles from his birthplace.
Antez, who (notice the pronoun) made such a fine record to exemplify the
versatility of the Arabian -- the horse lovers of America pay homage to
traces in every line to the horses brought from the Arabian desert by Homer
Davenport in 1906. His pedigree is shown below:
Davenport writes interestingly about his trip to the deserts of Arabia and
how he secured these horses and others in his book "My Quest of the Arab
a son of Antez, prize winning Arabian stallion owned by Mr. and
Mrs. Leland Mekeel of Whittier, Calif. While still a young stallion,
his first four colts have also been prizewinners. The strong Antez
blood shows marked influence in the offspring and many breeders
proudly boast of horses of the Antez line.
POTIF, grandson of Antez and grandson
of Ronek. The sire of Potif is *Latif, a son of Antez. Here again
the blood of Antez breeds on, carrying Antez versatility and quality.
Potif is owned by Dr. and Mrs. Palmer of Portland Ore. This horse
has made some notable wins in the show rings of the Northwest. Observers
feel that the blood of Skowronek through Ronek complements the Antez
line of horses.
Sartez, son of Antez, reputed world's fastest
SARTEZ'S ARABIAN WORLD RUNNING RECORDS
4 1/2 Fulongs
1 1/8 Mile
1 1/4 Mile
1 3/8 Mile
Alamo Downs Arabian Farm
"It is our intention to share some of our colts from our
select breeding program and allow conscientious breeders to bring
mares to Sartez for service."
Alamo Downs Arabian Farm J. E. Mlowinckle, Owner
B. W. Shook, Manager
RR, 4, Box 85C
San Antonio, Texas.
(The Horse Lover Magazine Dec/Jan
AT STUD - TEZEYN
Bay Son of ANTEZ, A.H.C. #448
Out of ARABRAB #2518
Ht. 14.2 Wt 950
WM. M. BRIGGS
Pioneer Bldg, Ashland, Oregon
(The Horse Lover Apr./May '51)
BARQ AHC 4138 (Photo by John Williamson)
(Abu Farwa X Antana)
foaled May 1, 1947
fFirst Annual All-Arabian Spring Show
Palm Springs, March 24-25
Winner Class 17,
Joe Towle, President of Arabian Horse
Assn. of So. Calif., Presenting the Trophy.
Trained, Fitted and Shown by Ora C.
Rhodes, Artesia Stock Farm.
Highland Farms :: Arabian Horses
Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Cameron, Owners
Phone: San Bernardino 5-3200
Rt. 2, Highland
Del Rosa, California
(The Horse Lover Apr./May '51)
Some Additional Notes:
From The Journal of The Arab Horse Society 1935 - 1938
The Arab Horse in California
"Mr. R. Riddlesbarger had brought the great Antez 448 back
from Poland especially to cross on Palomino mares in an effort to
increase the quality and keep the golden color."
Notes from Mary Jane Parkinson's
The Kellogg Arabian Ranch, the First Fifty Years.
after Reese left on the inspection trip, L. V. Roberson wrote to
Mr. Kellogg that he had received a wire from Reese from Nashville,
Tennessee where he had just called on General Dickenson of Travelers
Rest Stud and had sold him ANTEZ for $5,000.
Mr. Robertson commented, "I suppose it is a very good business
deal, but all of us at the ranch do hate to see him leave."
was sent off to Travelors Rest early in November. Margaret Dickinson
Fleming (General Dickinson's daughter (who still operates Travelers
Rest at Columbia, Tennessee, has described ANTEZ'
Antez was supplied with hay,
it being too dangerous to furnish grain as someone might have
overfed him. I don't think he lost over 175 pounds, but that
was a lot for him when you consider that he never weighed over
925 soaking wet! Daddy let me have him for my personal mount
and he was truly a delight, a real eye-catcher.
Chapter 1942: p. 259
there was some good news, the return of an old and dear friend.
Late in July, Rufus Riddlesbarger of the Lanteen Arabian Foundation
advised Mr. Kellogg that ANTEZ [at
21] was available for purchase. It cost the Foundation a
little over $1500 to secure ANTEZ [at
16 or 17 years of age] and return him from Poland ( where
he had been exported by Travelors Rest in 1934), but ANTEZ's
book value was now $400, and he was offered to Mr. Kellogg for that
quickly sought the advice of his former ranch manager, H. H. Reese,
who expressed a desire to have ANTEZ on his
California ranch. Mr. Reese had been working with Mr. Riddles- barger
in disposing of his stock, was planning to send a truck to bring
more horses for sale, and offered to bring ANTEZ
along on the next trip. So Mr. Kellogg immediately sent a $50 deposit
to Mr. Riddlesbarger who responded with a brief description of ANTEZ:
On August 5 he weighed 889 pounds.
He is just as virile and on high spirited as a youngster, sound,
and in good condition. Though I hate to part with this lovable
fellow, I am entirely satisfied and happy to have him in your
hands, as I am sure that you must love him the same as we do.
August 11, Mr. Kellogg wrote to Albert W. Harris, rejoicing in his
repurchase of ANTEZ: he recalled that ANTEZ
had saved his life on one occasion and said that he wanted to be
assured that ANTEZ "will have a good home
for the rest of his life." ANTEZ was
to be Mr. Kellogg's gift to W. H. Vanderploeg, the President of
the Kellogg Company. On August 31, H. H. Reese wired Mr. Kellogg
that ANTEZ had arrived at the Reese ranch
in good condition, but later Mr. Reese felt ANTEZ
could probably not stand a trip to Michigan, so Mr. Vanderploeg
gave him up, and Kellogg presented the old stallion to Mr. Reese.
lived out his years on H. H. Reese's ranch in Covina. See Chapter
1942. He died in 1944. [23 year of age] He
has 53 registered foals in the American stud book.