Destined to add a bit of colour to the breed books, the first full Thoroughbred palomino colt has arrived in the UK. Imported from the US by Goshka Sport Horses, The Gold Fox will be available to a limited number of mares from next year.

“The Gold Fox will be of interest to Thoroughbred, Anglo Arab and warmblood breeders wishing to add further refinement to their breeding programmes,” said Kate Hornby of Goshka. “He’s a big yearling, already 15.3hh, and he looks magnificent. He is attracting a lot of attention.”

Bred at Norsire Farm in Virginia, The Gold Fox is by Pure White Gold out of Tassolette, by Taso. Previously registered with the US Jockey Club, he is now recorded at Weatherbys.

As a stallion, The Gold Fox will alternate between Goshka’s studs in Wales and France.

This news story was first published in Horse & Hound (1 June, ’07)