Southern Phantom: The white-faced horse who's the talk of the racecourse

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  • Southern Phantom has a pure white face, one blue and one brown eye and a balayage blonde tail
  • The horse got its name after a competition was held by a weekly news magazine

(CNN)His career as a racehorse has barely begun, yet according to his trainer people are already lining up for a chance to use Southern Phantom as a stud.

The two-year-old colt hasn't even won any of the three races he's run, but he's already got the popularity of a horse that's won a triple crown -- and it's all because of his unique look.
The social media star boasts a unique coat -- a bay-colored body with a face that looks like it's been dipped in a bucket of white paint. Southern Phantom also has mismatched blue and brown eyes, a balayage tail that feathers out to blonde and white knee-high socks.
    "Most beautiful and unusual (horse) I have ever seen," fans write on the colt's Facebook page.
    "I have never seen a thoroughbred with these markings," another writes. "Absolute highlight of my visit to Saratoga (Race Course) this year."
    Sounterhn Phantom's face is entirely white. The horse also has one blue and one brown eye. Credit: Dona Federico