I Was Framed (USA)

2002, Overo Horse Racey Remarque x Dance Spot (Dancebel)
Conformation I Was Framed at the Poitiers (France) Stallion Show 2012
Racey Remarque Dance Spot Sonnys Solo Halo Patchy Lassy Dancebel Stun Halo Softly Pesty Axe Torchys Rainbow Dance In Time St Isabel The Irish Lord Elite Envoy


Nancy McEachern


This magnificent 16.2hh (approx) American Brown Frame Overo Thoroughbred, I Was Framed, has just arrived in France. Born in 2002, he is only this year beginning to be worked under saddle. Up until now, he has only been used for reproduction, principally on Thoroughbred mares. His first produce will be four years old in 2011. Coloured Thoroughbreds are extremely rare in Europe and I Was Framed comes from a good line of race winners.

His father, Racey Remarque (whose covering fee in the States was $7,500 before his accidental death) was a well known stallion with superb markings. He was the grand-son of Halo who produced Sunday Silence, winner of $4,968,554 on the track. Sunday Silence won, amongst other things, the Preakness and the Kentucky Derby!

The full brother of Racey Remarque, the remarkable Ellusive Quest (trained by Ken Hoskins) showed great speed on the flat. His career was voluntarily interrupted by the death of his brother Racey Remarque (father of I Was Framed), in order to devote himself to his job as a sire. He is actually reserved for a few elite mares and his breeder is not very keen to sell any coverings.

The mother of I Was Framed, Dance Spot, ran as a two year old on the flat, won twice and was placed nine times. Her sire Dancebel won more than $200,000 during his career.

I Was Framed himself has a superb character, beautiful paces and is well balanced and supple. It is still too soon to say towards which branch of competition his owners (Andbell Stud) will be aiming him, but he jumps with great care and seems to have great potential in Dressage. In any case, he leaves no-one feeling unmoved. He has a physical presence that is out of the ordinary and a great deal of charisma. 

The coat colour we term « coloured » exists in three different forms in Thoroughbreds. The Sabinos, the Ovéros (or Frame Ovéros) and the « Splash Whites » (the Tobiano variation is not found). The Sabino gene is very common amongst Thoroughbreds, however in contrast the Ovéro only exists in three families, and is therefore very rare! I Was Framed is descended from the family of « Give Em the Axe », via his paternal grand-mother, Patchy Lassy.

In 2013 I Was Framed has been sold and will be standing from the 2014 season at Haras des Loges. Should you have any queries please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Ian HANAMY and Katherine AALEN

Haras des Loges


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