Lacey was a strikingly beautiful mare. She was foaled in 2000 out of the popular mare, Funny Face. Unfortunately, Funny Face died the winter after Lacey was foaled.
Her mama, Funny Face was a bay minimal overo with a white face and a cute red smile painted on her mouth, but Lacey’s color pattern is called sabino because of the indistinguishable borders between sorrel and white. Her beautiful daughter, Dolly is almost a carbon copy of her.
Lacey’s sire, The Chestnut, was a favorite too. While many of the stallions kept their bands far from park visitors’ curious eyes, The Chestnut always let visitors and photographers close enough to get great photos of his band.
However, Lacey was not as well known as other park favorites because she spent most of her years secluded inside the loop road, first with Double Trouble and then with Clinker and finally Frontier. Only while she was with Mystery was she easier to find.
Sadly she went missing in the spring of 2019 and has not been seen since. It is thought that she passed in foaling.
I will never forget first seeing precious Lacey, watching for her after her mother died, and then, several years later, finding her with her two beautiful daughters, Dolly and Autumn.
Thankfully, she leaves behind quite a few offspring in the park to carry on her legacy.
We will miss you, pretty girl! 💔