Bellagio RCA

(ALIXIR × RHAPSODY IN BLACK )
2003 Black Straight Egyptian Purebred Arabian Stallion

Show Highlights

  • 2005 EGYPTIAN EVENT JUNIOR CHAMPION COLT
  • 2005 SCOTTSDALE TOP TEN COLT
  • 2004 EGYPTIAN EVENT EGYPTIAN BREEDERS CHALLENGE CHAMPION

This Stallion is available through Arabians LTD.  Breeding information is available through Arabian Expressions.

Sire of 2009 & 2012 Egyptian Event EBC Champions!!!

Cover horse for December 2015 Arabian Horse World Magazine

Appearing as if of myth and legend, the young rare ebony stallion Bellagio RCA never disappoints spectators of any age. A son of Alixir, he is a wonderful example of the sporty nature of his foals, and just like his father, loves to play with a Jolly Ball. Bellagio is establishing himself as a real presence in the breeding barn. He embodies Walter Farley’s fabled Black Stallion and has made the books come true for children visiting as part of the childhood reading program The Black Stallion Literacy Project.

As a yearling, Bellagio won the extremely competitive Egyptian Breeders Challenge at the Egyptian Event. Bellagio’s win in that class began a sweep of this class that lasted for 3 years, featuring 3 full siblings, and winning $45,000 for their breeders. The very next year, Bellagio was crowned unanimous Junior Champion Colt as a two-year-old! In Scottsdale, he came in 3rd in a class of 30 in open Arabian competition

His mother Rhapsody in Black, an exotic black Thee Desperado daughter, was re-bred many times to Alixir after Bellagio’s birth, so thrilled were Jim and Judy with the offspring of the cross. Bellagio’s grandmother, Aliashahm RA, also a black mare, was thought to be the outcome of a mixed-up breeding because both of her parents were grey. The DNA tests proved that this unusual occurrence was no accident, and Aliashahm, one of Judy’s most treasured mares, began a legacy which is now epitomized in Bellagio.

His first foals were born in 2007, after much anticipation, as Bellagio had been in the show and stallion barn since he was weaned. These babies are lovely, and they all are stretchy, stylish, and have tiny ears! We love their expressive faces and their sweet dispositions, too.

Bellagio is now proving himself year after year as a sire of exotic, refined foals who are competitive around the world!

 

Pedigree

ALIXIR THE ELIXIR HI FASHION MREEKH IBN EL MAREEKH
HI FASHION HITESA
JALIYA HALIMM
HANIYA
THE PREVUE THE MINSTRIL RUMINAJA ALI
**BAHILIA
MAALI RCA RUMINAJA ALI
**MASIRA
RHAPSODY IN BLACK THEE DESPERADO THE MINSTRIL RUMINAJA ALI
**BAHILIA
AK AMIRI ASMARR THEEEGYPTIANPRINCE
ASMARR
ALIASHAHM RUMINAJA ALI SHAIKH AL BADI
BINT MAGIDAA
GLORIETTA ZAARINA ANSATA ABU NAZEER
AMCHOR HILL HAMLA

Progeny

Celebration RCA

Bellagio RCA × Star OF Marajj