569 SKAK

142 Kizil 377 Skala

The bay stallion 569 Skak was born in 1940 at Djambul Stud, by 142 Kizil out of 377 Skala. He was big (164 cm), had right conformation and was very typey stallion of that time. He was widely used at Djambul Stud and many offsprings of him were left in Turkmenistan for breeding. Eight Skak-line stallions 711 Erkus, 804 Strelok 7, 789 Saper, Sushnyak, Kosar, 801 Spesivii, 687 Arsenal, 797 Signal - are considered "improvers" of the breed by the Russian breeding authority MAAK. Skak-line horses show typically large size and good bone, with moderate length of back. They are also known for exceptionally fluid gaits and a "statuesque beauty," but they lack racing speed.


Photo from private collection of Aleksander Klimuk