Over the Rainbow Bridge – Tagweed

Tagweed, the Chief-Sire of the Egytpian State Stud El Zahraa, died at the age of only 14 years. According to the Agri2day.com, he suffered from a tumour in the trachea, which caused severe breathing problems.
Tagweed has been bred from the best parents available at the stud at the time, by Gad Allah out of Tee (by Adl). He was presented to me in 2007 as the most promising young stallion of his time and developed into a worthy chief sire – and the most popular model for photographers! However, he did not reach the significance of this sire Gad Allah, or his grandsire Adl. He was an example for the classic type, as most horses of El Zahraa are, he had excellent movements, but unfortunately a weak back.
Agri2day.com further published a video footage, that was taken one day before his death, which clearly shows his acute breathing problems. The same source also says, that according to an official report of the Ministry for Agriculture, the value of the stallion is estimated to be 10 Million US-Dollars (!). There are plans, to erect a life-size statue, either at the Agricultural Museum in Dokki (Cairo), or at El Zahraa.
Tagweed - IMG_5572 (c) Waiditschka-600px