Paint racehorse making splash in Europe

Silvery Moon is trained by Mario Hofer in Germany.
Silvery Moon is trained by Mario Hofer in Germany.

An overo paint colored thoroughbred colt is among the first of his color to race in France and Germany, and is getting attention for his flashy looks.

Silvery Moon's sire I Was Framed.
Silvery Moon’s sire I Was Framed.

Silvery Moon is a two-year-old by the US-bred paint colored stallion I Was Framed and is out of Artzola, by Alzao. He is a full brother to Modern Society, who is racing in Britain.

Silvery Moon has had two starts and in his latest finished second by a neck in a maiden race in Germany. He is trained by Mario Hofer.

He is owned by Stall Paint Horse, which bought him from the 2012 Arqana Autumn sale in November for €12,000, according to the Paulick Report. It also said Stall Paint Horse even had silks made to match those of Silvery Moon’s markings.

I Was Framed, by Racey Remarque and out of Dance Spot, stands in France and is registered with both The Jockey Club and the American Paint Horse Association.

In Modern Society’s case, the International Stud Book Committee had to agree on a suitable way to describe horses thus patterned. It chose ‘painted’.  The other 15,000 racehorses currently in training in Britain fall under one of the following colour descriptions – Black, Bay, Chestnut, Brown, Grey, Roan and White.


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