mesaoud b 1887. Bred by Ali Pasha Sharif, Egypt. Purchased from him in 1889 by Wilfrid and Lady Anne Blunt, and imported from Egypt to England by them in 1891. Sold to Russia in 1903. He is recognized as an Al Khamsa Arabian, with verifiable lineage tracing to the Bedouin of the desert. both of my horses carry multiple lines to him.