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The Finger Lakes Trainer Listing Service

Discover the talent, heart, and aptitude of off the track Thoroughbreds (OTTBs) for new careers in hunter/jumpers, eventing, dressage, polo, trail and pleasure riding.

Each year, there are many wonderful horses at Finger Lakes Race Track in Western New York who are ready to end their racing careers and find good new non-racing homes. Finger Lakes Finest Thoroughbreds, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable tax exempt not-for-profit corporation that works with trainers at the track and with people interested in acquiring an OTTB to help the retiring race horses find ideal new homes.

Our services include:

  • A trainer listing service on our website with photos, videos, and descriptive information about horses available to be purchased
  • Escorting people interested in acquiring horses for non-racing new careers around the track stable area to see and evaluate available horses
  • Providing information and advice to potential buyers about the process of acquiring, vetting, shipping, and transitioning the horses to new careers
  • Promoting the successes of Finger Lakes Finest Thoroughbreds in their new homes, to help encourage others to bring one of these horses into their life
  • Networking and working with other not-for profit OTTB rehoming groups for horses in urgent need of new homes, including taking in some horses as FLF retraining/rehoming projects, and then finding them approved adoptive homes

We also try to promote other non-profit efforts to re-home Finger Lakes “Finests” in addition to those horses that are listed with us. Links to other OTTB groups can be found on our “resources” page. One of these resources is the Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program (FLTAP), an adoption barn run by the track and located on the track grounds. We are separate from FLTAP, but cooperate with them to advance our complimentary missions. Please do not call them about horses on our Listings, but please do look at the wonderful Finger Lakes horses they offer for adoption to approved homes. http://www.fingerlakestap.org/

Interested in volunteering? Please contact us at fingerlakesfinest@gmail.com.

Our banner photograph features FL Finest Jackie’s Punt, now known as “Bailey,” who has surely captured the heart of his new owner. Photograph by Robin Fox Photography: http://www.robinfoxphotography.com/