While we most commonly see Thoroughbreds in the traditional colors like grey, bay and chestnut, the Thoroughbred gene pool carries a variety of colorful genes.
Thoroughbreds also carry genes for cream (palomino, cremello, buckskin, perlino, smoky black and smoky cream), frame overo, splash white, sabino, dominant white, manchado and rabicano.
While most of these colorful Thoroughbreds are used strictly for breeding to further the color-based gene pool, some of them do actually make it to the racetrack. Here’s a look at nine Thoroughbreds that raced.
Top photo: Regalo Del Oro [jrsmithjr.com]
Modern Society [examiner.com]
Patchen Beauty [Winter Beauty Books]
Apache Cat [theage.com.au]
The White Fox [whitehorseproductions.com]
Turf Club [whitehorseproductions.com]
Will Spy Now [whitehorseproductions.com]
Angrove Rumbaba [thoroughbredchampions.com]