The very most highly anticipated of all Phara foals to be born was Aazkafra's 1968 foal by Golden Pharao. With this foal we would know if the years spent planning our breeding program would be a success or a disappointing failure. This would be one of Golden Pharao's first foals, and though he had already started winning in the show ring as a two and three year old, we knew that even the best of show horses does not necessarily make the best of sires. And as to Aazkafra, though she was a treasure of a mare, Ben Hur bred, extremely beautiful and perfectly bred for our plan, she had no record as a producer.
Golden Reflection was born prematurely on a subzero February day at our Wisconsin farm, he had been born upside down in a corner manger and was very weak and soon contracted severe pneumonia. The vets gave us little hope for his survival. He was too weak to stand and nurse, so I stayed with them in the stall for many days, lifting him up to nurse until he began to gain some strength and began to nurse on his own. Then a leg injury gave him another serious setback. Despite all of these obstacles, he was growing into the gorgeous colt we had dreamed of and by the time he was 4 months old I had the unforgettable pleasure of taking him into his first show and bringing him out the winner of his first Wisconsin Futurity. He would go on to win all of his Wisconsin Futurity classes and later he would win many Class A Stallion Championships, and most importantly, his foals were breathtakingly beautiful and many of them were show champions as well.
This young stallion had proven to reflect the incredible great beautiful Arabians in his ancestry ~~ he was truly a