Reference: Thoroughbred Heritage.com. Foaled in 1700. Bred by the Fidan Bedouins - Aleppo, Syria. Imported to England in 1704. Died in 1730. Reference: 1967 Book, A Collection of Articles By Carl Raswan. On the back of a painting of the Darley Arabian at Aldby Hall in Yorkshire, England, the Darley family estate, Carl Raswan found the name Manak the Arab name for the Darley Arabian. One of the three Arabian stallions who founded the Thoroughbred breed. The other two were the Byerley Turk, imported to England in the 1680s, and the Godolphin Arabian (Scham), imported to England in 1729.
The Darley Arabian was shipped from a Syrian port and brought over by a brother of Mr Darley of Yorkshire.