At the time of significant imports of Oriental horses in the first half of the 19th century, a significant number of Arabian stallions were imported into Europe. The Bábolna stud farm played an important role in this area. But not only this important stud farm was engaged in the breeding of Arabian horses at the time. The Royal Weil Stud Farm, founded by King Wilhem I of Württemberg, was also aware of their importance. Baron von Fechtig was commissioned to purchase stallions for the stud farm. He acquired two stallions through his mediator in the Oriente for the royal stables in May 1817. They were the stallions TAJAR (1805) and BAIRACTAR (1813).
Tajar was immediately included in the breeding. Bairactars did not find his job in breeding until 1918. However, he still stood in the shadow of Tajara, who was assigned twice the number of mares. From 1920 to 1824, Bairactar was in the service of the king as an excellent riding horse. In 1825 he was included as the main breeding stallion and bred mostly imported Arabian mares. He was very prolific and left more than 200 descendants. He died from a colic on February 17, 1839. He was so special that the king himself mentioned him in his memoirs. Its skeleton was dedicated to the veterinary school in Stuttgart and in the 1980s it was transported to the Offenhausen stud farm (near Marbach), where it is still on display today.
Bairactar (Saklawi line) has left a large genetic footprint in the world's population of Shagya-Arab horses.
An important representative from the Bairactar line is the successor - the stallion AMURATH, born in 1881 in Weil after the stallion Tajar (1873) from the mother Koheila III (1876). The stallion Amurath was moved to the stud farm Radovec (Romania), where he left behind considerable offspring. His blood still appears today in the origins of shagya-arab horses in the world.
After the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy, 22 breeding mares were imported to the stud farm in Topoľčianky, in whose origins he figured from the sire's side, and also from the dam’s side stallion Amurath (1881). The mares came from the Radovec stud farm (Romania) - 15 mares, from the Piber stud farm - 1 mare, from the Dolná Arma stud farm (Slovakia) - 2 mares and from the Pohořeliche Provincial Stud Farm (Czech Republic) - 1 mare.
The Amurath stallion was so popular that most imported mares also have their father and mother origins.
The blood of this line was not built into the new breeding herd of Shagya-Arabian mares in Topoľčianky not only through the dams, but also through the imported stallions in whose origins of the Amurath blood was found.
They were the following imported - founding stallions:
From the Radovec stud farm (Romania):
- • Shagya II (1914) from mother 168 Amurath
- • Shagya III (1916) from mother 162 Amurath
- • Amurath Shagya (1916) from mother 360 Shagya X
- • Dahoman I (1917) from mother 38 Gidran XXXI
From the Bábolna stud farm (Hungary)
- • Siglava Baghdad (1956) from mother 95 Shagya XXVII
- • Shagya VII (1930) from mother 74 Shagya XVI
- • Gazal (1940) from mother 143 Shagya XXV-16
- • Siglava (1941) from his mother 167 Shagya XXVI
- • Koheilan (1936) from mother 98 Kadi-14
From the Houstoň na Šumave stud farm (Czech Republic)
- • Siglava VIII (1924) from his mother 107 Amurath
- • Dahoman IV (1935) from his mother 75 Shagya
According to the records in the studbooks, the offspring of these stallions were very harmonious, with correct exterior and excellent gaits.
To this day, this rare blood is preserved in the origins of horses from the National Stud Farm, but also in the origins of horses of private breeders in Slovakia.