The importation of a fully registered palomino thoroughbred colt to Britain is a first for the country.
The Gold Fox (Pure White Gold x Tasso x Hatchet Man), has been imported from the United States by Goshka Sport Horses in Wrexham, near the North Wales/North Shropshire border.
The 2006 colt is expected to mature at about 16.3hh.
The Gold Fox was bred at Norsire Farm in the US, which breeds coloured and dilute thoroughbreds and sport horses.
His dam is Tassolette, a chestnut sabino mare. His sire, Pure White Gold, is currently the only all white palomino thoroughbred stallion in the world. Pure White Gold is by Billionaire, a cremello thoroughbred stallion, and out of Our White Lady, a white thoroughbred mare exported from Australia to the US.
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