ith each birth of a foal comes hope for greatness, for speed, for courage above all others. Among Standardbreds , those hopes usually come with long odds, as there are about 10,000 foals born in North America each year, virtually all in a plain brown wrapper. While there are occasional greys and chestnut Standardbreds, they are the exception to the rule – brown or bay.
May 6, 2012 was the exception of a lifetime for owner Peter Congilose of Toms River, New Jersey, when his bay mare Coochie Mama, gave birth to a white colt by the bay stallion, Art Major, at Fair Winds Farm in Cream Ridge. The colt has a sprinkling of reddish brown between his ears and on his mane.