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An unusual skewbald thoroughbred caused a stir at Kempton Park racecourse at the weekend.

The coloured horse drew attention in the paddock – despite being sent off at 80-1.

Modern Society is one of only three “painted” racehorses in training in Britain and made his racecourse debut on Saturday (7 April).

The colt was bought for 11,000gns at Tattersalls last year (14 October) by north London-based owner and trainer Andrew Reid.

“He’s almost a freak of nature – thoroughbreds don’t usually come in that colour, let alone go racing,” said Mr Reid.

But unfortunately the two-year-old, by US stallion I Was Framed, did not taste glory – he finished 10 from 10, and 17 lengths behind the rest of the field.