61.72% Aswan blood
Aswans semen was frozen by that time for about 47 years and not to today’s standard, so nobody could be sure, that indeed any foal would result from this breeding experiment. The semen is actually stored with VNIIK (All-Russian Scientific Research Institute of Horse Breeding), and when Tersk stud got the semen, they had to realize that it was in little “plastic sacks”, not straws, as today. So, once the content of the plastic sack was unfrozen, the whole lot had to be used!
They inseminated quite a number of mares which were available and in the right hormonal cycle with Aswan’s semen, but only Pelopia delivered a foal