347 Vezir - 60 Barok
432 Karlavach was born in 1939 in Turkmenistan; he was dark buckskin, 156 cm, graded Elite in 1949.
He was by 347 Vezir (Toporbai
) and 60 Barok.
Karlavach was an excellent race horse, which some people discount on the basis that he carried 12.5%
"foreign blood" in the form of a doubling of an English Thoroughbred great-great grandsire, Burlak. However,
his conformation is not typical of the English Thoroughbred in any way; and it is more likely that his speed
came from the fact that Akhal-Tekes were, at that time, being bred for and tested on the racetrack.
We know a great deal about Karlavach's sire's family, but nothing about his dam except her name: 60 Barok.
She is believed to have been purebred.
One of Karlavach's most famous sons was also one of the most successful of
Photo from Konevodstvo i Konnyi Sport, 6/1982