Presented to the Inshass Stud of King Faruq of Egypt by Bisharat Bey. Sold to El Wasta Farm in 1951. [Alternate spellings: Basheer, Bashir, Bishir Al Ashkar and other variations]
NOTES: The above information is from the entry for Besheir El Ashkar, horse #80, in the Inshass Original Herd Book. EAO Stud Book Vol. 3 repeats date of birth, color and date of sale. Both date the presentation to 1948. Neither offers strain or family history. Dr. Ameen Zaher, an Egyptian veterinarian and student of Egyptian horses and brother to King Faruq's secretary, says in a 10.9.1979 letter to W.G. Olms that El Wasta Farm was a part of the Inshass Stud.
Midhat Bisharat, son of Bisharat Bey (Shibly Bisharat, a Palestinian businessman involved in resale of war materiél), wrote on 12.27.1982 to Dr. Hans-Joachim Nagel that Besheir El Ashkar was by a Saqlawi and out of a Kuhaylat 'Ajuz and had been purchased by his father from the Trans-Jordanian Frontier Force when it disbanded in 1946 following World War II.