One in a Million Filly - You've Never Seen a Thoroughbred Like This
Tara Madgwick - Sunday June 2
The 2019 Magic Millions National Sale moves into its third week at the Gold Coast on Wednesday with the yearlings taking centre stage and while there have been many horses offered at this sale so far, none are anything like this one.

A one of a kind roan paint thoroughbred will be going through the ring on Friday 7 June starting at 10am as Lot 2440.

A childhood dream for SE Asian based American Entrepreneur and Owner/Breeder Jesse Davison of Expectations Bloodstock the filly is by Coolmore Ireland's Champion 2yo and twice European Champion 2YO Sire Shuttle Stallion, Holy Roman Emperor (USA) from Lilac In Style.

"The racing industry always needs news fans, and she will truly draw interest from old fans while at the same time creating new ones," said Jesse Davison.

Holy Roman Emperor filly from Lilac in Style "We kept her off social media and a secret until now as it takes time for colored foals to shed out and show their final adult colors, and unlike grey horses, she should never fade to white and loose the color.

"While it is hard enough to breed a racehorse that can perform, let alone a uniquely colored one, I was lucky enough to have so much industry support to make my dream come true in Australia. Specifically the team and owners at Aquis Farm who stood Holy Roman Emperor, Justin Fung, Shane McGrath, Bernie Kane, Sarah Gardner, Tommy Inglis and Marty Roberts(who is now at Cornerstone Stud) and my good friend Jason Carkeet who raised her at Mojo Park in Baruba and of course Kandice Pritchard of KBL Thoroughbreds in Beaudesert who prepared her for this sale."

Years of planning, research, and a lot of luck all came together after purchasing privately the filly's dam, a minimally marked colored mare named Lilac In Style.

This stunning filly is one of a kindThe color producing genes in this case come from the mare's side of the family (she is by coloured stallion Profile in Style (USA), but Mr. Davison passionately spent hundreds of hours studying the color patterns and white markings of every stallion standing in Australia and their progeny before choosing Holy Roman Emperor as the stallion he best believed with a little luck would produce his dream horse….

"A maximally expressed colored horse that could both run and was loved by the public," Davison revealed.

Paint Thoroughbreds are rare, especially in Australia where according to the Australian Stud book's 2018 Foal Crop Color Trends were the following:

Bay 53%
Chestnut 19%,
Brown 12%
Bay-Brown 11%
Grey 3%
Brown Black 2%
Black 1%

This rare and beautiful thoroughbred will be offered for sale at the Gold Coast this weekOf the 13,082 foals born in 2017 no other thoroughbred is believed to carry the same color genes, both paint and a possible undiscovered new roan color gene not previously seen in thoroughbreds.

The exact number of thoroughbred paint horses born worldwide is unknown but it is believed there are less than 100-200 maximally expressed paint thoroughbreds in the world with most being bred for their color patterns and not to race.

Mr Davison hopes that this filly can follow in the footsteps of other uniquely marked fan favorite and talented racehorses such as multi-millionaire Apache Cat, the much loved but ill-fated Miss Vista, or the spotted Japanese wonder Buchiko.

And while some in the industry may not share his dream of colored racehorses, just to show that he doesn't take things too seriously with the filly, she is branded with a surprised smiley face emoji. Also a first.

See this amazing filly at Stable T 12.