Bellagio RCA

(Alixir x Rhapsody In Black)

2003 Black Stallion

  • 2004 Egyptian Event Egyptian Breeders Challenge Champion
  • 2005 Egyptian Event Junior Champion Colt
  • 2005 Scottsdale Top Ten Colt
  • Sire of 2009 & 2012 Egyptian Event EBC Champions!!!
  • Cover horse for the 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

Bellagio’s Dam, Rhapsody In Black

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!

Bellagio RCA
2003 Black Stallion
Alixir The Elixir Hi-Fashion Mreekh
Jaliya
The Prevue The Minstril
Maali RCA
Rhapsody In Black Thee Desperado The Minstril
AK Amiri Asmarr
Aliashahm RA Ruminaja Ali
Glorieta Zaarina

Bellagio RCA’s foals:

We are honored by each person who has chosen Bellagio for their beloved mares.

Magdalenah
Bellagio RCA x Queen A Hearts RCA
Owned by Charlotte Ables & Tara Odom

Princess Petronella
Bellagio RCA x Queen A Hearts RCA
Owned by Mary Drysdale

Illa Fariha Magidaa
Bellagio RCA x Bint Fariha Magidaa by Thee Desperado

Amirah Gemaal DB
Bellagio RCA x Silkh SWA by Thee Infidel
Egyptian Event EBC Champion Filly
Owned by Dreamco Arabians

WCR Black Diamond
Bellagio RCA x Black Pearl WP by Thee Desperado
Champion Mare, Owned by Chen Noff of Israel, leased by Kathleen Olsson of Sweden

Al Manaar RCA
2011 Grey Colt
Bellagio RCA x Bint Imaara by Alidaar

Bella Mazin
2011 Grey Egyptian Arabian Filly
Bellagio RCA x Thee Lotus Mazin by Thee Infidel
Egyptian Event Futurity Champion Filly
Owned by John Blincoe

Infinity RCA
Bellagio RCA x Kamil FA by Thee Infidel
2009 Bay Egyptian Arabian Colt
2011 Egyptian Event Bronze Junior Champion Colt
Arabians Ltd. Junior Stallion

Farashah RCA
2011 Bay Filly
Bellagio RCA x Bint Bint Farsa by Thee Asil
Owned by Charlotte Ables and Tara Odom
Egyptian Event Champion World Class Filly

Lady Bella
Bellagio RCA x Serendipitys Lady by Thee Desperado
Egyptian Event Bronze Junior Champion Mare
Owned by Jeff & Laurie Harwood

Star of Halima HMD
2009 Bay Mare
Bellagio RCA x Minuet in G by Thee Desperado
Owned by Hamadallah Stud, Saudi Arabia

Mia Bella RCA
Bellagio RCA x Princessmiaminuet
2011 Egyptian Event Top Ten World Class Fillies 1 Year Old
Owned by El Gamil Stud, Cairo, Egypt

Milagro TDA
2008 Bay Stallion
Bellagio RCA x Lotus Sadiy by Thee Infidel
2012 International El Zahraa Championships Reserve Champion Stallion
Owned by El Gamil Stud, Cairo, Egypt

Breeding Information: For information on breeding to this classically beautiful black stallion, watching him play with his ball, or seeing his fine foals, please contact us!

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