our Arieana Notebook: Nureddin II, one of the tallest
imported purebred Arabians on early record, stood nearly 16 Hands with strength
in proportion. Imported to the United States at an advanced age by
Mr. Roger A. Selby for his Selby Stud in Portsmouth, Ohio, Nureddin
II came to the United States with an important show
record in England:1919 at Newmarket in Stallion Class 2nd to
Dolmatscher and defeating Champion Skowronek;
1919, Ranelagh Stallion Class 1st over Yakoot and Skowronek;
1920 Royal Agricultural, Darlington, Stallions 1st; 1922 Ranelagh
Stallions 1st defeating 7 others. (Dickinson, p. 60-61).
II, often criticized for having a plain head and unattractive eyes,
was not a plain horse. He had
great Arabian style and bearing and is considered one
of Crabbet's best broodmare sires. He added scope and size on their
more refined lines, though indeed great care had to be taken to cross
him only on mares with exceptional quality of head and
neck. Sire 40 purebred registered foals (19 colts and 21 fillies)
here in the United States, England, and Russia, including *Ferdin,
*Nisreen, and *Nuri Pasha who are of mid-pedigree influence in the
foundation bloodstock of Arieana Arabians.
horse is not to be confused with Nureddin I GSB 445, a Bay
Stallion foaled in 1903 sired by Daoud and also out of Narghileh.
Bred by Lady
Anne Blunt, Nureddin I may have died young; he left no registered foals.)
J.M., A Catalogue of Travelers Rest Arabian Horses 1947.
Reprinted by the Arabian Horse Trust, Denver, Colorado. 1988. pp.
Reese, Herbert H. in collaboration with Gladys Brown Edwards. The Kellogg Arabians ~
Their Background and Influence. Borden Publishing
Company, Alhambra, CA. 1958. p. 49.