Zuleika was the foundation mare for Alexander Park.
Purchased in 1977 at the age of two, this mare produced many successful competition horses over the years to various stallions. She was a successful show horse herself and was never out of the ribbons.
Dam of Alexander Park Zulaina (by Sponeck), Alexander Park Zulema (by Tallyho Exkaliber) and Alexander Park Indian Story (by General Rule XX).
Zuleika has many famous arabians in her pedigree including the great mare, Rose of Sharon, who appears many times around 10 generations back in Zuleika's pedigree!
Born at Crabbet Arabian Stud. Sussex, England in 1885, probably Rose of Sharon was the most important of all the Rodania daughters-Rodania being the most influential tail female anywhere in the showring nevermind breeding barn. Rose of Sharon was a tiny but flashy baby. Being so small no one paid much attention to her until she was two and then-vavavaboom! She eclipsed everything in sight Lady Wentworth said, Rose of Sharon.
Golden chestnut with white mane and tail. The color constantly reappears in her descendants (including Zuleika) and after crossing with brown develops maroon almost back chestnut with flaxen or golden manes and tails. With golden bay cross instead of brown it sometimes reappears as a vivid iridescent buttercup gold of dazzling brilliancy with lighter gold mane. And she must have been quite a personality as well. She was 21 when she was first seen by Spencer Borden and in THE CRABBET ARABIAN STUD, p. 138, He had fallen immediately under the spell of Rose of Sharon and despite Lady Anne's reluctance to part with such a fine mare, succeeded in buying her together with Rumeliya, Rosetta and Antika.
Rose of Sharon produced 13 foals and was the granddam of such as Riyala, Risala, Rustem, Nasik, Gulnare, etc., simply incredibly influential horses. There were many US National Champions trace to her...Rose of Sharon's influence is BEYOND huge!
Zuleika passed away at the ripe old age of 29 in May 2006. Her last foal, Alexander Park Indian Story, currently resides at Alexander Park, and is in foal to the lovely stallion, Aparee.