He may not have been the most inspected or most-vetted yearling on the grounds, but a rare white Thoroughbred was a popular entry at the Fasig-Tipton October fall yearling sale.
Consigned to the Oct. 23 opening session as Hip 31 by Jim and Pam Robinson's Brandywine Farm, the son of Get Stormy was purchased by trainer Becky Thomas for $21,000 on behalf of David Hutson.
Thomas said part of Hutson's attraction was the "novelty of a white horse" and she did not know if the owner planned to race the yearling or if the colt would be a pleasure horse for his daughter.
"He wanted him because he is obviously a collector's item," Thomas said. "I'm not clear what he is going to do with him. Perhaps race him and then have him for his daughter for a hunter. I thought he was expensive. Somebody else must have wanted a collector too."
Named Blizzard Condition, the colt, bred in Kentucky by Denise Purvis who manages the Brandywine sale consignment, was produced from Packed Powder, a white daughter of The White Fox.
"I don't know if he is the most shown horse on the grounds, but he is the most photographed," Purvis said. "He is a ham. He is very personable. He likes the attention. He thinks when you're there you are there to see him, and most of the time they are. He is pretty correct and he is a very athletic-looking individual. He moves really well over the ground."