The Janow Podloski database indicates a 1804 importation date as well as a grey color. This potentially means that this horse was purchased by Burski during his travels to Aleppo via Istanbul for Prince Hieronim Sanguszko. We know Burski purchased 5 horses, at least 2 of them were white/grey.
The earliest known source that gives us a clue to the potential origin of Gorczyca is the 1860 history of the stud published in Russian: “Bursky brought five stallions: “Krolik” (Rabbit), “Kariy” (Brown), “Bely” (White), “Gnedoy” (Bay), and the coat of the fifth stallion is unknown.” Gorczyca is potentially the horse identified as “Bely” in the text.
S. Wotowski, the editor of the influential Polish equine publication “Jeździeć i Myśliwy,” writes about the horses Burski purchased his article titled Sanguszko Horses in 1891: “The imported stallions are recorded by their coat color in the stud books: one was a “królik” – rabbit-like, that is, white and pink; “skarogniady” one (dark bay), “gniady” one (bay), a white one, and one whose coat color is not known.” Gorczyca is potentially the horse known as the “white one” in the text.