White thoroughbred filly up for auction in US

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Polar Foxx.
Polar Foxx.

A white two-year-old thoroughbred filly is being offered for sale at auction this weekend, at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale.

Polar Foxx is by Silver Mountain and out of the Airdrie Apache mare P D F Snow Drift. The Indiana born filly is being offered for sale by Sundance Thoroughbreds. She was foaled at Swifty Farms, where her sire Silver Mountain stood from 2012-14 before moving to Nicks Farm in Sellersburg, Indiana. Silver Mountain will stand for the 2015 breeding season for a stud fee of $2000 for owner Sundance Thoroughbreds. His first foals are two-year-olds in 2015.

PDF Snow Drift is also the dam of a three-year-old dark bay overo filly named Snow Shark, by Hat Trick II.

Since they were first recognized as a breed in 1700s, about three million thoroughbred horses have been born. During that time, Polar Foxx is believed to be one of only 13 white Thoroughbreds offered for public auction worldwide since 1999, and just the third white filly.

In the past 20 years, fillies sold at auction include a filly named The Opera House, who brought for $280,000 at the 2007 Magic Millions Sale in Australia.

Polar Foxx's dam PDF Snow Drift as a foal.
Polar Foxx’s dam PDF Snow Drift as a foal. © Painted Desert Farm

Another filly named Silver Mystique sold as a weanling at the Keeneland November Sale in 1999 for $85,000. Of the known white Thoroughbred fillies running worldwide, the most successful runner is probably Yukichan, a white filly who raced in Japan. Yukichan was a multiple G2 stakes winner and earned over $1.1 million.

Several white thoroughbred colts have sold in North American sales recently, including Arctic Bright, who sold at Keeneland November in 2007 for $80,000, as well as a son of Thunder Gulch and Spot of Beauty who fetched $29,000 at last year’s Fasig-Tipton October auction.  Another famous white thoroughbred is Arctic Bright View, who was purchased by Disney Films and starred as the iconic horse Silver in the 2013 film ‘The Lone Ranger’ starring Johnny Depp.

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