Back in the late 80's I groomed a 12 yr old gelding named Standup Comedian by Shecky Green who was a sprinter in the early 70's. Comedian was a little (15.2ish) "white" grey that was so dainty & dishy he looked like an Arab. Prettiest TB I ever groomed.
My other OTTB has a Roman nose...Bold Ruler background.
I have one who has that dishy face (and definitely the bulge between the eyes - jibbah). A little longer in the had than some Arabs, but definitely a dish. She has Damascus (Same as the pedigree above)
No Hoist The Flag. Don't know where DTA got the head but he passed it along to many of his get. He sired a LOT of successful steeplechasers. I've seen several of them race and they look like cookie cutters...
My mare's damsire is Storm Bird, with Mr. Prospector on the top, she has a lovely dishy face and has passed it on to all three of her foals she has had for me. There is no doubt when you walk down the barn aisle and see these faces that they are related! Her sire (Canvas by Mr.P) also has a beautiful head.
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