horses with unique coloring/facial markings

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Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:53 pm

Lady Valentine, in training at GP.

Photo stolen from HRTV's FB page, which says: " A rare Thoroughbred registered as white, the 2-year-old filly has just a few dark freckle marks on her ghostly coat.

Lady Valentine is a daughter of Allamystique, a uniquely marked white stallion who is known for his colorful offspring. She is the first foal from the hard-knocking chestnut mare Evolutionary Lady, a winner of seven of 53 career starts."

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Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:05 pm

That's a lot of blue on that white filly.
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Thu Dec 19, 2013 8:17 pm

She has her own article on Paulick, with another photo. :D
http://www.paulickreport.com/news/thoro ... ream-park/
If she doesn't make it as a racehorse, she'll be headed for the show ring. No claimers.
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Fri Dec 20, 2013 1:20 am

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:She has her own article on Paulick, with another photo. :D
http://www.paulickreport.com/news/thoro ... ream-park/
If she doesn't make it as a racehorse, she'll be headed for the show ring. No claimers.
Couldn't pay me to show her! I had a horse with the fairly common "armor" markings (chest, flanks, ears) and he was a beast and a half to keep white for a show day. Having NO color to cover it up? Hah, nice try! ;)

That said, she's awfully cute. I'm so glad to hear there's a kid waiting for her when her racing days are over. That's a great fate for a horse.
Not a wholesome trottin' race, no, but a race where they sit down right on the horse!
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Fri Dec 20, 2013 1:46 am

I'm amazed at how snowy white she is in the photo above...not a speck of dirt on her, except on that back hoof. She must have been bathed and groomed to a fair thee well before she stepped out on the track...and it looks like the photo was taken before she'd gone far.
And, yeah, keeping her that clean will be a full time job, because you know how much horses love to roll in the nearest patch of dirt. :D
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Fri Dec 20, 2013 2:05 pm

I haven't backed through the thread to see if this has been posted before, but thought it might be of interest.

http://www.thehorse.com/articles/32985/ ... gs-studied

“Our analysis indicated that there are three major genes involved and that the complex interaction of these three genes determines the extent of white markings,” said Bianca Haase, PhD, genetics researcher at the University of Sydney and lead author of the study.
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Fri Dec 20, 2013 3:23 pm

Katewerk wrote:I haven't backed through the thread to see if this has been posted before, but thought it might be of interest.

http://www.thehorse.com/articles/32985/ ... gs-studied

“Our analysis indicated that there are three major genes involved and that the complex interaction of these three genes determines the extent of white markings,” said Bianca Haase, PhD, genetics researcher at the University of Sydney and lead author of the study.
Thanks, Katewerk! That was interesting. Though I wish the study had drawn more applicable conclusions.
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Tue Dec 31, 2013 6:07 pm

LOVE this thread! There's nothing prettier than a Chestnut Sabino TB in my opinion. I've always followed the stallions known to carry Sabino (Big Brown throws a lot of white as does Kittens Joy and Freud over their crops. Some of my favs currently racing are Shug's horse Imagining and Nikkis Sandcastle. Here's another one...

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And Moonlark...

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2009 Western Hemisphere colt
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Marquetry offspring

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Sat Jan 25, 2014 2:11 am

Colt by Choisir at the New Zealand Premier Yearling Sale (their top sale)

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Wow ^^
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Recent Stakes winner Scherzinger, has an unusual blaze.

https://twitter.com/SolisBloodstock/sta ... 76/photo/1
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Sun Jan 26, 2014 12:59 pm

tonno100 wrote:Colt by Choisir at the New Zealand Premier Yearling Sale (their top sale)

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Is that the Lotta Luv colt? Lot 108?
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tonno100 wrote:Colt by Choisir at the New Zealand Premier Yearling Sale (their top sale)

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The most interesting thing about that colt is that the brindle patten is only on one side.If anyone is interested his dam is Lotta Luv and is lot 108 in the sale,I will watch with interest to see who buys him.

Update:Sold for $40,000 to Mr PK Ho (Macau).
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Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:07 am

tonno100 wrote:Colt by Choisir at the New Zealand Premier Yearling Sale (their top sale)

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Interesting that the markings are only on one side. Also notice that the opposite hooves have the same color. Very unique.
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Fri Jan 31, 2014 12:39 pm

serenassong wrote: Interesting that the markings are only on one side. Also notice that the opposite hooves have the same color. Very unique.
The hoof color is determined by the color of the pastern and coronet. If it's white, there is a light hoof. If the hair is dark, there's a dark hoof.
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Thu Feb 20, 2014 5:36 pm

Like mother, like daughter.

Near Galante (pictured as foal in 2006 & in training 2010)

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And her daughter Near Excellent

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colt by Bluegrass Cat out of an Airdrie Apache mare.
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