Earlier this month we reported on the race debut of Modern Society, one of just three "Painted" racehorses in training in Britain. Now Angrove Rumbaba has become the second coloured Thoroughbred to makes its UK track debut this month, finishing fourth in his first ever race.
The four-year-old Skewbald horse was in the 5.30 National Hunt Flat Race at Hexham today (Monday 23 April) and he finished fourth under jockey Rebecca Smith. The race was won by 11/10 favourite Beeves.
"Rummy" as he is called in the stable, is in training with Micky Hammond and is owned by the aptly-named Paint Box Syndicate.
Angrove Rumbaba is by Ricco VII and out of Bond Angel Eyes. With his Tobiano coat, he certainly attracted rather a lot of interest in the pre-race parade ring - and with a promising debut run in testing conditions, he may yet go on to become the first 'painted' horse to win on a British racecourse.