Unusual White-Headed Foal Arrives in Kentucky

Unusual White-Headed Foal Arrives in Kentucky
Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt
Colt by Bodemeister born at Southern Equine Farm

A striking white-headed Thoroughbred foal was born June 5 at Mike Moreno’s Southern Equine Farm near Midway, Ky.

The colt is by Bodemeister   =out of Out for Revenge, a daughter of Bernardini  . He is from the family of grade II winner and stallion Tale of the Cat   and European champion Minardi.

“In 35 years in the industry I’ve never seen a Thoroughbred like this,” said Eric Guillot, who trains for Southern Equine. “The mare hasn’t thrown anything unusual before, but Bodemeister throws a lot of white. I’ve got a few by him with stockings and other markings, but this one’s unique.

“It looks like he dunked his head into a five-gallon bucket of white paint. There are no jagged edges to the color; it came out straight. And he has got a white tail and a white streak on his belly like a Paint horse.

“I might send him to (Bob) Baffert and call him 'White Head' in his honor.”

Southern Equine paid $325,000 for Out for Revenge at the 2010 Keeneland September yearling sale. It sold her first foal, a Quality Road   filly now named Silencer, for $300,000 at last summer’s Fasig-Tipton July yearling sale. Guillot said there is a full yearling brother to the white-headed-foal on the farm.

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