Bataann (PL) January 15, 1976-2006 (Banat (PL x Cantata (PL))
Name evokes images of strengh , courage & leadership . The beautiful pure Polish Black-Bay
stallion and takes his name literally , he consistently passes on his superiot qualities and has
sired countless race winners and beautiful typey champions. But of course , a glance at
BATAANN's pedigree reveals the source of his consistency as a breeding horse. His sire
BANAT (El Azrak x x Bandola) was one of the greats of Polish breeding, and was named
National Champion Stallion of UK . His Dam waas the Swedish-bred Cantata by Litaur
( Duch xLaguna) and out of Canaria ( Trypolis x Saga) Bataann's racing stock was sought
after on these continents and in the US. He's sired the illustrious two-time Darley Horse
of the YearNF PROOF (x Szalka)Racing top ten monney winners."It's easy to be
mesnerirez by Bataann's large Black eyes , regal expression and long swan-like neck.
His foals to be wearing invisible brindles , and all have that wonderful show horse attitude
and gentle disposition- Certainly a big reason for Bataann's popularity as a sire.
His Charisma and regal bearing was greatly enjoyed by his many visitors
NF PROOF +/ (US) bay stallion, foaled 1985-2013
(Bataann (PL) x Szalka (PL) by Eleuzi (PL)
breeder:Nodoroma Arabians, US
Last Owned by Anne Seymour of Defuniak Springs,FL.
The only Arabian race stallion to earn over $191,000 on the track (4 years racing).
USA 4-time National Champion Darley award winner
Race record: 22(14-5-1) $191,253
Legion of Supreme Honor
NF PROOF . photo given to me by ANNE SEYMOUR
the last owner of NF PROOF
1989 RACE HORSE OF THE YEAR
NF PROOF (1A) left -& KA Czubuthan battle down the strech in the Armand Hammer Classic 1990..
The Running of the Hammer classic 1990 .
The Winner , NF PROOF is in the back of the pack , second from left ( his jockey has black siks & a red cap
LABOR DAY 1990 weekend a Delaware Park also featured the race which Dr Hammer helped to create fund , and turn into the most important victory in arabian racing. - the Armand Hammer Classic . This year, it was NF PROOF (*Bataan x *Salzka) who prevailed , capturing the one victory which had managed to elude him . He was nosed-out at the wire by Imperial Nalaseed in last year's running. ow owned by PAOLO GUCCI 's Milfield Stables and Standing at Stud Nodorama Farms in Florida , NF PROOF was returning to racing after having bred 38 mares this season and settling 35.
PROOF's first start in 1990 was six-furlong tune-up contest in mid-August , which he own . While he entered the 1990 Hammer as the betting favorite, he was not the high-weighted runners. Carrying 126 pounds, NF PROOF relinquished that dubious distinction to a california Horse with some recent big wins - Magna Terra Smoky - who packed an inhospitable 130 pounds . He never proved to be any competition for NF PROOF. Mike Economopoulos's KA Kzubuthan ( Brusally Orzelost x Chambray) finished second , one length behind PROOF & GUCCI's other entry , SAM TIKI (*Sambor x Kyla Tiki) ran third . PROOF's winning time for the 1 1/4 race was 2:19 . 3 3/5 ( the record arabian time is 2.17)
"We're very happy" commented Nodorama Farms genral Manager Deryle Duncan . "and i think that NF PROOF has proven everything he needde to prove. There was some question as to whether we would bring him out this year after such a full breeding season- I guess I wanted him to race at least as much as Mr. GUCCI or Kay Daniel , Millfield' general Manager did. This will probably be his last year on the track - from now on, we'll let his foals do his winning for him
SIRE LINE : Registered as BATAAN in Sweden. Foaled January 15, 1976. Bred by Countess Penelope Lewenhaupt, Sweden. Exported to USA. Last owned by Siri Arabians / Bill Kraft and Linda Watkins, Texas. Sire of famous racehorses.
Died Spring 2006.
DAM LINE: SZALKA is the granddaughter of the undisputed racing queen SABELLINA 1954 bred by Nowy Dwor Stud, Poland . Raced 2/7(5-1-1) winner of the Polish Derby and Oaks 1958 .Dam of 16 purebred foals; dam and granddam of multiple stake winners -deceased 28 Aug 1978. SALKA also raced with the following results: 1/7 (0-3-2) 1971. . She is the mother of the famous NF PROOF+/
While NF PROOF+/ died in 2013 , His leading runner in 2014 was the venerable SEY SPOTTPROOF ( 9/96 (9/25/17 )2-4, $204,043) , who is also now his leading lifetime earner . In his long career at stud , , NF PROOF+/ has sired many stakes winners including SEYVILLA PROOF ($173,635) , SEY ELLION PROOF ($124,528) , SEYVILLA BASPROOF ($106,179) , CANNON EXPRESS($89,137) , and SS DAWN TREADER ($73,777) . His is the broodmare sire of BURNING FLEET , one of 2014 's leading 4-year-old colts.
NF PROOF+/ is by the imported Polish Stallion *BATAANN sire of HARASSMENT and NF RISK among his 17 winners . His dam *SZALKA is the dam of 5 other takes horses including is full brother HARASSMENT , NF Dead CERF and NF Bolt. His female family is the incredible "S" line tracing to the SABELLINA
NF PROOF+/ RACE RECORD 4/22 ( 14 x I -5 x II -1 x III 10 x IV -5 x V) $191,253
Darley Horse of The Year Twice , Darley Champion OLder Horse , Darley Champion 4-year-old Colt, Racing All Of Fame , 1St AJC/Hammer Classic H , Arabians International S. , Etc
NF PROOF RACE
Video made by DIAMONDCREST ARABIANS which no longer exists today - thank you for this superb video, showing the performance of the Star NF PROOF