Palomino Thoroughbred in Upcoming Keeneland Sale

Splash of Vanilla, a filly by Ballado Chieftan, probably will attract plenty of attention at the upcoming Keeneland January horses of all ages sale in Lexington because of her golden color. She is registered as a palomino.

It will be the first time Keeneland has offered a palomino Thoroughbred in Director of Sales Geoffrey Russell's memory.

Palomino Thoroughbred filly

Splash of Vanilla and her dam, Maid of Gold TB.

"I was surprised," Russell said. "I didn't know that The Jockey Club registered Thoroughbreds as palominos, but they obviously do. It will add a little bit of an extra twist to the sale like it does when we sell white horses."

Produced by the Guaranteed Gold mare Maid of Gold TB, who is also registered with The Jockey Club as a palomino, Splash of Vanilla is from the family of stakes winner Knight's Turn. Her consignor is Triple B Stables. The filly was bred in Minnesota by Thomas Bentley and Kevin E. Lay.

Splash of Vanilla, who will be 2 years old when she is offered next year at Keeneland, is one of 31 horses in the foal crop of 2007 that is registered as a palomino, according to The Jockey Club.

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Deirdre Biles

Deirdre Biles is the Bloodstock Sales Editor for The Blood-Horse magazine.

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