horses with unique coloring/facial markings

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Mylute
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Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:20 am

Here's another picture of Our King Sway (did they name him that before or after?) from Racing and Sports that shows him running in a race.

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Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:27 am

Here's a picture of Major Angel from the other side. It doesn't look as bad in this photo. Still noticeable though. Maybe the first one was a weird angle? I guess we may just be used to seeing the carefully posed photos of highly manicured yearlings and such at the sales, ha.

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Also, I looked at her registration wrong. She was actually born in 2015, although this picture is probably from when she was a yearling and they just haven't updated it yet. She has run 7 times with 1 win. I must say I am impressed with the KRA's stud book so far. Lots of information available. And it's free.

http://studbook.kra.co.kr/neweng/html/e ... bun=037649
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Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:53 am

Our King Sway was born with it and had his first race as a 4yo then won his first race at his second start. Jockeys say he is a very uncomfortable ride but he is apparently as sound as a bell.

Here is a race he won about this time last year. I couldn't get a pic but there is a close up shot about a second before the end that shows the drop from his withers
https://youtu.be/6RnRQLBw4Nk
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Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:30 am

Sway Away was another swayback.
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Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:04 pm

Along with the sway back, Major Angel also looks a bit long-backed and short-legged. :?
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Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:49 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:04 pm
Along with the sway back, Major Angel also looks a bit long-backed and short-legged. :?
But her coat is purdy. ;)
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Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:42 pm

Delamont wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:30 am
Sway Away was another swayback.
Who is at stud for some reason!? Apparently didn't get much interest in CA so is now in NM breeding Quarter Horse mares for $500. But who would send any mare to a young stallion with a back like this? It's not like he was a particularly special racehorse either
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Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:38 pm

Miss Woodford wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:42 pm
Delamont wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:30 am
Sway Away was another swayback.
Who is at stud for some reason!? Apparently didn't get much interest in CA so is now in NM breeding Quarter Horse mares for $500. But who would send any mare to a young stallion with a back like this? It's not like he was a particularly special racehorse either
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13 people apparently (that's how many kids he has listed on PQ).
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Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:05 am

Getting notice from CNN...

Southern Phantom: The white-faced horse who's the talk of the racecourse
His career as a racehorse has barely begun, yet according to his trainer people are already lining up for a chance to use Southern Phantom as a stud.

The two-year-old colt hasn't even won any of the three races he's run, but he's already got the popularity of a horse that's won a triple crown -- and it's all because of his unique look.

The social media star boasts a unique coat -- a bay-colored body with a face that looks like it's been dipped in a bucket of white paint. Southern Phantom also has mismatched blue and brown eyes, a balayage tail that feathers out to blonde and white knee-high socks.

"Most beautiful and unusual (horse) I have ever seen," fans write on the colt's Facebook page.
"I have never seen a thoroughbred with these markings," another writes. "Absolute highlight of my visit to Saratoga (Race Course) this year."

The horse becomes the talk of the racecourse whenever he makes an appearance.
"He gets his picture taken daily. I'm kind of getting a little upset with it because I'm used to the camera's being on me," Southern Phantom's colorful trainer, Eric Guillot tells CNN Sport.
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Southern Phantom got his name after a competition was held in a weekly news magazine. Credit: Sarah Murphy
More: https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/07/sport/so ... index.html
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Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:42 am

Some recent pics of Starresha, courtesy of @BklynBckstretch (Teresa Genarro) on Twitter...

https://twitter.com/BklynBckstretch/sta ... 6985133056

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Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:58 pm

Yes, She’s a Thoroughbred: Starresha is Woodbine’s Most Famous Maiden

https://www.paulickreport.com/news/thor ... us-maiden/
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