EVRYBODYLUVSNORMAN, 2017, 16h chestnut/roan gelding

Located at a farm in Victor NY, near Finger Lakes Race Track
Aptly named — as his owner/trainer attests, everybody truly does love Norman! She reports that Norman is a very sweet horse, a barn favorite, and “just a good guy to be around.”  He is described as a kind soul, sound, with no vices at all, who is good to ride and who has a great work ethic — he loves to train.  He has 2 wins in 13 starts, with 3 seconds and 3 thirds, but in his 6 starts in 2022 he did not win.  So his track connections, who prefer to concentrate their racing string on horses who can successfully compete in higher level races, realize that it is time to let beloved Norman find a new career in a home that will love him as much as they do. They say that he can go in any direction, and that he is unflappable, with nothing bothering him. Norman has striking white roaning throughout his chestnut coat, and all his chrome will surely get you noticed in whatever arena you focus on. He displayed a floaty trot with good push from behind and a flowing reach from the shoulders in the short jog video taken at the farm where he is hanging out until he finds his perfet new person.   Norman is sired by Normandy Invasion, a son of Tapit who quickly proved to be a popular sport horse sire, and who is now pensioned from stud and is succeeding in his new eventing career. Norman’s dam, Sunshine Stormy, is by another popular sport horse sire, Stormy Atlantic.  And on her dam side she comes from outstanding sport horse lines — Personal Flag, Private Account, Arts and Letters, and Naskra.
  What a perfect Christmas present — a beautiful, sweet, flashy, sound, good moving young gelding with a great sport horse pedigree from outstanding track connections. And fully RRP eligible and offered at a bargain price!
Price: $2500 negotiable
Contact: Karen Barrow  585-415-1152 (text preferred)
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BEAUTIFUL BANKS, 2019, 16h dark bay filly

Located at Finger Lakes Race Track until Nov. 30, then will be at a nearby farm
Beautiful indeed, this daughter of Shackleford — a terrific sport horse sire known for horses with ammy friendly brains — is an excellent sport horse prospect.  Her owner/ trainer says that she is “super sound and super sweet,” and attests that she has no vices.  Beautiful Banks won a maiden special weight level race for this owner/trainer in September,   but in her three starts since then against winners she has been less competitive.  So her connections would rather find her a new career rather then bring her back to the races next year and have to drop her way down the claiming ladder.  She is fully eligible for the RRP, and we think she can be as successful there — and in any sport horse career — as other Shackleford offspring have been. Indeed, sport horse people who have had the pleasure of working with Shackleford offspring rave about them and urge people to snap them up when one is offered.  Beautiful Banks has a soft kind eye and expression, a huge sloping shoulder, and an uphill build that suggests excellent aptitude for dressage or eventing.  The trainer who sent us these photos was not yet able to find someone to take a video of her, but since the track closes for the winter in just one week, we are posting her now instead of waiting until the weekend to get a jog video.  But we did watch the replay of her winning race in September, and we observed a fluid rhythmic canter coming back to the winner’s circle, and that bodes well for her being a good mover as most Shackleford’s are.  Her dam, Ferrito, is a granddaughter of AP Indy and Pleasant Colony, also excellent sport horse lines.
Price: $4000 negotiable
Contact:  Kathy Mastin 585-576-5138 (text preferred)
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Link to video of her winning race on 9/26/2022 (scroll ahead to the 8th race on this date on the Finger Lakes Race Track you tube channel):  
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HONEY DOESN’T KNOW, 2018, 15.3h, chestnut gelding

Everyone loves a good story, so here is the one belonging to this adorable gelding: the owner purchased him shortly after his wife and he decided they wouldn’t be buying any more. He thought it better to ask for forgiveness than permission, thus his name, Honey Doesn’t Know. Luckily, when “honey” found out, she approved, and so did our volunteers! This young guy only raced twice as they wanted to give him some time for his growth plates to close. He is not showing any aptitude for racing, so his connections have decided it is time to find him a new job.
This guy stood patiently while our volunteers set him up for his photo shoot. He took every opportunity to offer his snoot for a smooch. His connections state that he is very easy to be around but will crib around mealtime. They have never tried a collar. He is reported to be sound. His groom stated that two days after his last race, they took him for a trail ride, and he acted as if he was an old pro! His connections couldn’t say enough good things about this easy going, sweet guy!
His first pass at the jog, his trainer took him. He jogged very slowly beside his trainer, but while he was very well behaved, we couldn’t see much of his movement, so his groom offered to take him for a pass. He demonstrated a lofty, flat kneed trot that, when paired with all his chrome, is sure to stand out in the hunter ring — an arena where other horses by his sire area already succeeding! But we could see this super sweet, eager to please guy going in any direction! Honey Doesn’t Know is by Majestic City who is by the coveted City Zip line known for their ammy friendly personalities. His dam, Quidnunc Gulch, is by Thunder Gulch, this line known for their athleticism, jumping ability, and good brains. We have placed three of Quidnunc Gulch’s previous offspring in past years, and they have all turned out to be wonderful horses for their happy new owners. Indeed, on of those people reports that her son of Quidnunc Gulch is her horse of a lifetime. One of our volunteers has a Majestic City son who has the sweetest personality and is succeeding in the show hunter ring, earning good ribbons at big A circuit shows, and who just finished 15th out of 85 in the show hunters at the 2022 RRP. We think Honey Doesn’t Know has great potential to be just as successful. He is fully eligible for the 2023 RRP Thoroughbred Makeover and we can see this one as the perfect project for that! Don’t let this adorable, young guy pass you by!
Price: $3,000
Contact: Hector Garza 803-357-0417
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ITSYOUNOTME, 2018, 16.1h bay gelding

Itsyounotme, lovingly referred to as “Joe” in the barn, is a blank slate. He’s had two starts, and did not hit the board in either, so his connections feel that he would be best suited in a different career. They report he has a “been there done that” attitude and is very good to handle and ride. Joe is reported to be a “giant pony”. He certainly was a volunteer favorite for the day! On a windy, freezing day that had most horses feeling very jumpy, Joe stood perfectly quiet for his photo shoot and jogged politely on a loose lead. Joe is built like a tank and will fill out a taller rider’s leg. We observed as he quietly stood without being tied while being groomed (he’s reported to love a few naps each day). Overall, his connections report he is a joy to have in the barn and super sweet to be around. He is reported to be retiring sound with no vices. We think whoever ends up with him in the barn will be very lucky!! Joe will be eligible for RRP 2023. He is by Palace out of a Yes It’s True mare. 

Price: $3000

Contact: Karen Barrow (text preferred) 585-415-1152

Race Record: https://www.equibase.com/profiles/Results.cfm?type=Horse&refno=10502794&registry=T

Pedigree: https://www.pedigreequery.com/itsyounotme

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MELLMAN, 2015 16.1h chestnut gelding

Mellman is described as a great horse who is great in the barn but just ready for a career off the track. Although he has won twice this year, his connections feel he will just not be competitive in the races he will now be eligible for, so they would like to see him succeed in a different career. They report that he is very athletic and can be forward on the track. They feel he would be best suited for someone experienced with off the track thoroughbreds. They also report he is very brave and they could see him excelling as a foxhunter or in the eventing or show jumping world. Indeed, his half-sister, out of the same dam, is a rock star in the 1.0 meter jumpers at A circuit horse shows, and she also fox hunted and did eventing. They report that Mellman has no stable vices and that he is retiring sound with no known issues. His connections bred him and have had him since he was a foal, so they can give you his whole life story and all the itty bitty details that we typically don’t have access to. Since they have had him for such a long time, they are attached to him, and only the best of homes will do! We feel this is a bargain price for an athletic gelding without limitations of his size, so we suggest calling quickly if he checks all the boxes for you. Mellman has won $55,000 in 28 starts with 4 wins and 4 thirds. He will be eligible for RRP. Mellman is by Bob and John, who is by Seeking the Gold, and Mellman’s dam is by Big Mukora.
Price: $2500
Contact: Steve Ubbink (Calls preferred) 585-233-3501

TWISTED SUNSET, 2018, 16h dark bay gelding

Twisted Sunset is described as the “barn pet”.  His connections report he is very good to ride and handle in the barn. He is also good with the pony horse on the racetrack. His handler reported he can be nervous when in the paddock just before a race, but does not get naughty. She reports she thinks he would love to have his own “person” to bond with, as he loves people (and especially loves mints). They report Twisted Sunset has no vices and no soundness issues. He was quiet during his photo shoot, and jogged slowly and politely on the ice for his video. His connections feel like he could go in lots of different directions, and we could see some athletic movement in his jog despite needing to trot slowly due to the conditions. Twisted Sunset is a barn favorite, so a good home is an absolute must. He would be a great prospect for RRP 2023! Twisted Sunset has earned over $67,000 in 21 starts with 7 wins, 1 second, and 3 thirds. Wow — that many wins shows he sure does have heart and a competitive spirit! He is by Twirling Candy, who is a son of the great Candy Ride from the Crytoclearance branch of the Fappiano line — one of the best for eventing and other sport horse endeavors! His dam is by  Belong to Me who is by Danzig, and she is out of Valid Appeal from the In Reality line. Excellent sport horse pedigree, great temperament, athletic uphill build, great heart — he is the whole package as a sport horse prospect!

Price: $3000 negotiable

Contact: Dana Saul (contact person for trainer) text preferred 315-871-9383

Race Record: https://www.equibase.com/profiles/Results.cfm?type=Horse&refno=10436718&registry=T

Pedigree: https://www.pedigreequery.com/twisted+sunset

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STARSHIP GODDESS, 2017, 15.3h Dark Bay Mare

This $70,000 yearling is letting her connections know that she is ready for a new job off the track. She has earned about $40,000 in her 14 starts with 3 wins, 2 seconds, and 1 third, but she did not hit the board at all this year, so her connections know her racing time is coming to an end. They gave her time off over the spring at the farm nearby to see if a break from the track would renew her racing spirit, but alas, she really wants a new job! Racings loss is your gain. Starship Goddess is described as very sweet who wants to please and is good to handle. They report she has some old, set ankles that she is sound on. We admired her gorgeous dapples that are still peeking out under her winter coat coming in. She stood politely while being groomed and did not display any stall vices. She jogged politely for her video and showed cute movement despite a hind shoe being loose and the ground being icy. We think Starship Goddess will make someone a great partner in a new discipline! She will be eligible for RRP in 2023. Starship Goddess is by Awesome Again out of a Distorted Humor mare.

Price: $2000

Contact: Karen Barrow (text preferred) 585-415-1152

Pedigree: https://www.pedigreequery.com/starship+goddess2

Race Record: https://www.equibase.com/profiles/Results.cfm?type=Horse&refno=10279790&registry=T&rbt=TB

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AZOGAR, 2018, 15.3h grey filly

Calling all grey lovers! This sweet girl may be your total package. She is described as sweet and an overall lovely girl. Her connections report she is good to pony in the morning and has no known soundness issues. She is owned by an older gentleman with some mobility issues and he is able to handle her without issue. They report she has no stall vices. She stood quietly for her photo shoot. She had to be walked/handled very quietly and calmly today, as the roads were very icy from a recent cold front and snow (for safety to both horses and humans). We could see that she had nice movement shining through despite her slow movements. We could see her shining in any sporting discipline. Make her up your own way! She will be a great prospect for RRP 2023! Azogar is by Majestic City, who is a son of City Zip. Her dam is by Skip Away. One of our volunteers has a horse by Majestic City, who is the sweetest, most laid back horse and is excelling as a show hunter, and recently finished 15th out of over 80 horses in the show hunter division of the 2022 RRP. So we are understandably big fans of Majestic City offspring!
Price: $4000neg
Contact: Dana Saul (contact person for trainer) 315-871-9383 (text preferred)
 
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WHAT MIGHTAVEBEEN, 2018, 15.3h, bay filly

Freud lovers-unite — here is another Freud offspring with great sport horse potential, as all Freuds have! What Mightavebeen is described as athletic and a sweet girl with a good brain who is ready for a job. She was showing some promise on the race track, earning $44,000 in 14 starts with 2 wins, 2 seconds, and 2 thirds. While bringing her back into training in the spring after wintering, she got loose while on the walker and sustained lots of cuts and wounds. Her connections report that none of these damaged any ligaments, bones, tendons, etc, but the vet suggested allowing all the wounds to heal prior to bringing her back, which was estimated to take 4-6 months. She is back and in training and sound and has official workouts, but the track meet is now ending, so her connections feel it’s just best to let her start a new career rather than wintering her again. She is reported to be sound and cleared for any discipline after the track. What Mightavebeen has been a trooper through it all and loves people (and treats). She showed nice movement for her jog video, with good suspension at the jog. We could see her being a lovely dressage prospect, but surely she could go in many different directions. Freud tends to produce horses with good movement and jumping ability,with good brains. What Mightavebeen will be eligible for RRP 2023. She is by Freud, who is a full brother to Giant’s Causeway. Her dam is by Indian Charlie, which is another excellent sport horse line known for good brains, and iis out of an AP Indy mare. She comes from one of the best female families in US TB breeding, so she also has excellent broodmare potential, either for racing or for sport horse breeding. Her dam line traces to Battle Creek Girl, a great broodmare who produced numerous stakes winners, champions, successful sires and mares who have produced countless stakes winners.
Price: $1500 negotiable
Contact: Kaitlynn Gutterson, 585-683-9854 (text preferred)
 
Race record: https://www.equibase.com/profiles/Results.cfm?type=Horse&refno=10449670&registry=T
 
Pedigree: https://www.pedigreequery.com/what+mightavebeen
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NORTH COAST, 2019 15.3+h dark bay gelding — owner retained

This beautiful young and still growing gelding impressed us with his balanced conformation, strong sloping shoulder and deep heart girth and good topline.  He is described as a sweetheart and a “big ham” who loves people and attention.  He has raced 9 times, all at the maiden special weight level, never dropping into claiming races.  He has shown a competitive spirit, with 6 second or third place finishes, but a win has proved elusive. So his owners/breeders want to find him a new career rather than drop into lower level races.  He has knee chips in the upper joint that he has been racing steadily on.  We were told that the vet says that while they sometimes shift during the high intensity speed of a race, they should not pose a problem for a new career in many other disciplines. X-rays are available.  For his jog video, which was taken just a couple of days after he had raced,  North Coast showed good movement with suspension a nice hind end engagement.  We can see him doing dressage, or lower level eventing, or enjoying trails and your attention and treats.  He is sired by Vancouver, who is a son of Medaglia D’Oro (Sadler’s Wells sire line) out of  Danehill (Danzig line) mare.  North Coast’s dam, Always in Stillettos, was a multiple stakes winner for the owner/breeders of North Coast.  She is by Bandini (Fusaichi Pegasus line) out of a mare that brings in another cross of Danzig. This beautiful young gelding will grow some more, and can have many useful new careers, so please do not pass him by!
Price: $1500
Contact: Adrianne D’Alessandro  585-281- 1810 (text preferred)
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MISS GOLD MEDALIST, 2017, 15.3h dark bay mare

Who wouldn’t love to kiss that white “kiss spot” on this lovely mare’s nose? Miss Gold Medalist has been a good racehorse earning over $67,000 in her 24 starts with 4 wins, 2 seconds, and 7 thirds. Despite hitting the board in 50% of her starts this year, her connections acknowledge her heart isn’t in the game as much and they are ready to send her on to a second career. They report she is a super friendly and sweet girl who likes to bond and connect with her handler/rider. They think she would love to have someone to call her “person”. They report she is good to work with and ride. The cold windy day had her feeling her oats when we did her photo shoot, but she was just fidgety, nothing naughty. They report she is retiring sound without any vices. We could see her excelling as an eventing or jumpers partner, but she could go many other directions too! She will be eligible for RRP 2023. Miss Gold Medalist is by Golden Ticket, who is a son of Speightstown from the Gone West sire line and out of a Deputy Minister mare. Miss Gold Medallist’s dam is by Mineshaft (an AP Indy son) out of a mare from Dayjur/Danzig and Alydar lines.
Price $1500
Contact: Jamie Boldt 585-943-4298 (text preferred)
 
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HONOR THY SECRET, 2017, 15.2 grey gelding

Our volunteers were swooning over this adorable guy. Honor Thy Secret has the body of an over grown pony (in our opinion) and who doesn’t love a pony?! There’s a lot of personality in this body. After 29 starts, in which he earned $38,000 with two wins and two seconds, Secret is starting to let his connections know that he is ready for a new job. His connections typically have their horses for longer, and eventually retire them to their backyard after racing, however, they feel Honor Thy Secret is too young and athletic to just be a pasture pet. They think he wants a job and a second career where he can really shine. They report he is retiring sound and clean legged. They also report he has no stable vices. They report that Honor Thy Secret can be strong and would be best suited for someone experienced in handling off the track thoroughbreds, however, that quality may change at a farm with some let down time and turnout. He jogged very politely on a loose lead during his jog video, and stood perfectly still for his photo shoot. Our volunteers enjoyed cuddling with him. When jogging, he had nice suspension and a flat kneed movement, making us think he could be a nice hunter prospect, but surely he could go in many directions. He will be eligible for RRP 2023. Honor Thy Secret is by Honorable Dillon, who is a son of the great Tapit out of a mare from the Blushing Groom line. Honor Thy Secret’s dam is by Bernstein mare.
Price: $5000
Contact: Kathleen Babcock 585-698-9364
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VITANZA, 2016, 15.3h bay mare

If you’re looking for a kind, quiet, easy going horse then Vitanza is your girl! Her trainer reports that she is so easy a “child could ride and handle her”.  Our volunteer who jogged her agreed completely, stating she could have easily just “trit-trotted her home”!  She is reported vice free and is as lovely in her stall as she is out of it.  She is well behaved to ride, for the farrier, and for the vet, and is reported to be sound. This lovely girl earned near $100,000 in her 40 starts, but she is showing her trainer that she is ready for a new career. Vitanza has a lovely compact build and fantastic feet.  She displayed a swinging natural over track at the walk and a lovely, floaty trot that is su4e to get you noticed in any arena! Even on a cold breezy day, she stayed right at our volunteer’s shoulder.  Vitanza would be a very ammy friendly restart! Vitanza is by Get Stormy with the Stormy Atlantic and Storm cat line.  She is out of a Raffie’s Majesty mare.  This lovely girl is one of the rare few that come through that would be a good first time restart! Don’t miss out on this lovely, sweet girl!

Price: $3,000

Contact: Luis Guttierez (585) 880-5622 (calls only please)

 Racing Record: https://www.equibase.com/profiles/Results.cfm?type=Horse&refno=10077576&registry=T

 Pedigree: https://www.pedigreequery.com/vitanza

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ARMANDO’S TEAM, 2017, 16h chestnut gelding

 Hubba hubba! This flashy cutie with lots of chrome quickly became a volunteer favorite for the year. On a cold, blustery day that had many horses jumping out of their skin, Armando’s Team stood perfectly quietly, enjoying all the attention. We admired his shiny roan coat and his cute white patch on his belly. This flashy boy will certainly turn heads wherever he goes! His connections report that he is retiring after 25 starts after earning $49,000. He has some enlarged osselets, which his connections report are cold and set. They report he is great to work around, has no vices, is a big sweetheart, who works hard and enjoys attention. They also report the exercise rider reports he is good to ride. He trotted quietly on a loose lead before calmly heading back into the warmth of his barn. Armando’s Team will be eligible for RRP 2023. We could see him enjoying the hunter ring, but surely he could go in other directions well. We know his flashiness will transfer into any arena. Armando’s Team is by Tapiture, who is a son of Taptit, out of a mare by Gone West with Northern Dancer, Buckpasser, and Grey Dawn in her female family.
Contact: Jamie Boldt
 
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BANKERS BEAST, 2017, 15.3h chestnut mare

Sometimes we think horses are completely misnamed in their registered jockey club names; this is one of those. Not only does she defy the chestnut mare stereotype, she is the sweetest, most un-beast like girl that we could possibly imagine! With four white socks, this lovely mare has some flashy chrome and is also super sweet and cute. We admired her thick build and good, solid bone. Her handler gushed superlatives telling us that she is “perfect in her stall” with no vices and is good to ride, saying that she is a “complete sweetheart” and “such a really good girl”. And that’s what we observed- a sweet, friendly mare. On the day her jog video was taken, it was very icy, and she was barefoot since her shoes had been pulled after a nail prick on her left front foot, and she had been trimmed quite short. Despite all that she showed light springy movement with good hind end engagement. She has earned $48K with 3 wins in 23 starts, but she has not run well in her three races this year, so her connections feel that she would prefer a different job. She is described as being great with kids; her handler’s children love to visit her. With her sweet, gentle nature, her handler mused that she would be a “good mom”. A barn favorite, her connections are looking to find her a really good home where she will be much loved and receive lots of peppermints. We think she will flourish with some downtime and TLC and be a very loving horse. If you are looking for a sweet, cuddly mare- this is your girl!
She is by Central Banker, who is by Speightstown and out of a mare from His Majesty/Ribot and Halo lines. She is out of a Majestic Warrior mare with A.P. Indy and Dynaformer on her dam’s side.
Price: $1500 ,negotiable to good home
Contact: Kaitlynn Gutterson, 585-683-9854 (text preferred)
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MR. MIMS, 2016 16.1h bay gelding

This solid bodied very good looking guy captured our volunteers’ fancy with his kind eye and his quiet and friendly personality. He is very well put together, with a strong hind end balanced by a strong shoulder.  His trainer describes him as a laid back horse who is very good to handle, with no vices.  We could see Mr. Mims’ laid back personality for ourselves, as he stood soaking up the sun and our attention, and jogged off on a loose lead without the usual chain over his nose, showing more interest in walking than jogging. He has a good overstep and flow to his walk.  His legs are clean, and his trainer states that he is sound.  These photos were taken in September, and Mr. Mims was then sold to a different trainer, who has put weight on him and he looks stunning, although now furry with his winter coat coming in. Note that Equibase has him listed as a ridgling, but we verified with his original owner/trainer that he was gelded, and for some reason Equibase never updated his status. Mr. Mims has a decent race record, with three wins in 20 starts, and 6 additional placings.  His trainer reports that since he won his first start of the year and had to move up to tougher conditions, he doesn’t seem to have the same competitiveness, so it is a good time to let him move on to a new career.  Mr. Mims is by Teuflesberg, who is from the Johannesburg/Henessy sire line and out of a mare from the Halo line — excellent sport horse lines.  Mr. Mims’ dam has notable hardy sport horse sires such as Buckpasser, Private Account, and Damascus in her pedigree.
Price:  $3500 negotiable
Contact: Tammi Lord  585-736-0769 (text preferred)
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GOLDMINE KAZ, 2017 15.3h bay gelding

The photos do not do justice to this absolutely adorable, sweet gelding who we think is absolutely a goldmine find! He checks all the boxes: cute, sweet, kind, good mover, great sport horse pedigree. We photographed Kaz in mid-Ocotber, and a shoppper who was with us that morning fell head over heels in love and wanted to buy him on the spot.  But the owner then decided that he wanted Kaz to race again, so that shopper moved on to another horse. Now the trainer has let us know that the owner is finally ready to let Kaz retire from racing and find a great new home.  He has unlimited potential for any new discipline. His trainer reports that he is sound with no vices.  He states that “Kaz” is a straightforward ride.  He is reported to have no stall vices, is very good for the farrier and vet, and is wonderful with his two children! He showed off his easy-going manner as the trainer jogged him a long loose lead,  and as he soaked up volunteer attention during his photo shoot.  He loves his peppermints and was happy to have hands all over him.  The trainer could not say enough good things about Kaz Kaz demonstrated a naturally over-tracking walk and an even tempo jog with a nice flow. He was unphased by the cool, breezy weather that had many horses that day feeling a bit up. This guy could go in any direction. Goldmine Kaz is by Bank Heist who is by Maria’s Mon and out of a Dehere (Deputy Minister) mare- one of our volunteer’s favorite lines, boasting of trainability, sensibility, jumping ability. His dam Pennymine is by Mineshaft (AP Indy) out of a Cure the Blues (Hail to Reason) mare. 

Price: $3,000 negotiable

Contact: Eddie Maver 786-285-2047  (text preferred)

Race Record: https://www.equibase.com/profiles/Results.cfm?type=Horse&refno=10266174&registry=T

Pedigree: https://www.pedigreequery.com/goldmine+kaz

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PURE OF SPIRIT, 2010 16.1h grey/roan mare

Located on a farm in Shortsville NY, very close to the Finger Lakes Race Track.
This big grey mare doesn’t look as spiffed up as the fit racehorses we usually list because she has spent the last few years being a broodmare. She has had some foals who are winners on the track, including one that sold for $60,000 as a yearling. Her current owner, who is also a trainer at Finger Lakes, bought her in foal to a young Kentucky stallion last fall, but that foal died.  He is too busy to keep her for breeding, and he would like to find her an excellent home either as a broodmare, or as a riding horse.  He has already started riding her at his farm, and he reports that she has been gentle and quiet, and hasn’t forgotten riding cues. The RRP has just announced a new “retired broodmare division,” and she is PERFECT for that and fits the eligibility criteria! Pure of Spirit was a good racehorse, with 2 wins and 5 additional top 3 finishes in a 10 race career, winning at the allowance level on the turf at the top level NY and Florida tracks, and earning over $100,000.  If you want to see what she looked like when she was a dark steel grey fit and winning race horse, click on her pedigree query link below and then click on the photo icon there. Although she is out of shape, we could see that Pure of Spirit has correct conformation with solid bone.  There wasn’t much space to jog her on the farm where she lives, but we could see that she is a pretty mover, light, with good hind end push. We watched the videos of her winning races to get a better assessment of her movement, and she had a big strided fluid and efficient gallop and a big light flat kneed trot.  She has ideal sport horse breeding. Her sire is Purim, who is by Dynaformer out of a Lord at War mare.  Her dam is by Silver Ghost, who is a Halo grandson, and is out of a Pleasant Colony mare (the His Majesty/Ribot sire line).  You could go in many directions with Pure of Spirit — breeding to race, breeding for sport/jumping disciplines, or enjoying her for riding.  She has many good years left to give.
  References will be required, and she will go with a contract to ensure her future is in good hands at all times.
Price: $3,000
Contact:  Assaf Ronen  646-256-3248 (text preferred)
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SPEED TALKS, 2017, 17.1h bay mare

This stunning big mare had our volunteers drooling and wishing we had our checkbooks with us.  She’s the whole package — looks, size and substance, kind temperament, sound, beautiful mover.  Her trainer says she is good to groom and work with, and we got to see that for ourselves as she brushed Speed Talks to get her ready for her photos, not even bothering to tie her, and the mare just sweetly enjoyed being brushed. Speed Talks won her most recent race, but her trainer feels that she’s not going to be competitive in the higher level races they aim for, so they are letting her go out a winner from the racing world… and we are confident that she is going to be a winner many times over in whatever new discipline you choose for her. The trainer told us that Speed Talks has never had any soundness issues, and that she has a light mouth and exercise riders say she is very nice to ride. We admired her solid bone, nice topline, huge shoulder, deep heart girth, and strong hind end.  For her video she showed a flowing overstep at the walk, and a lovely light trot with good push from behind. Speed Talks has been a competitive racehorse full of heart, accumulating 5 wins, 5 seconds, and 3 thirds in 24 starts. Her sire is Afleet Express, a son of Afleet Alex.  Afleet Alex offspring are known for kind temperaments and good movement, and we know of several who have successfully transitioned to success as show hunters, and eventers.  Her dam, Unbridled Truth, is by Yes It’s True out of an Unbridled’s Song mare.  Yes It’s True is from the Raja Baba sire line that so many people covet.   If you are seriously interested in this exceptional sport horse prospect, we think you should be speedy in talking to the trainer, before our volunteers find our checkbooks!
Price: $4,000
Contact Karen Barrow  585-415-1152 (text preferred)
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BIG RED GIRL, 2017, 16.2h chestnut mare

Aptly named, this gorgeous mare is big, and she is red!  But throw those chestnut mare silly stereotypes out the window, because this big red girl defies them all!. Her trainer told us she is very sweet, easy to handle, with no vices, an easy keeper, and very sound. As he put it, “I have never had a bandage on her.”  Her handler who posed her for us also has ponied her at the races, and she reports that Big Red Girl is very well behaved to take to the races. We admired her solid bodied and very correct conformation, and when we saw her movement at the jog, we were even more impressed with her. She displayed lovely movement, with a big flowing step. She has 3 wins in 27 starts, but this year she hasn’t finished better than third, so her trainer knows it is time to move her on to a new career. She has unlimited potential for any new discipline, and she is an exciting sport horse prospect.  Her sire is Big Brown, from the Danzig sire line, and he has become a popular sport horse sire.  Her dam is by Wildcat Shoes, and she has Raja Raba, In Reality, and Clever Trick in her pedigree.
Price:  $4,000 negotiable
Contact:  Dana Saul 315-871-9383 (text preferred)

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WHEREYAGOINOWEN, 2017, 15.3h bay gelding

We have dubbed Owen as “Mr. Adorable!” When the trainer brought Owen out to pose for his photos, all 4 of our volunteers immediately exclaimed “Adorable!!” And we just kept saying “adorable” as Owen soaked up our attention and his loving track connections told us what a wonderful horse he is. We were all immediately struck by Owen’s sense of huge presence. He’s bright bay with a dappled coat, a gorgeous forelock, and some flashy chrome who “knows that he’s beautiful”. Although it is difficult to see in the pictures, we also noticed a very unique, multiple swirl pattern that runs down his face, almost like a wish bone. He’s described as having “tons of personality” which we got to witness first-hand during our visit .The trainer and his wife told us that Owen loves their kids and their kids reciprocate that love; Owen is the horse that they “most trust” for their kids to be around and handle and play with.  Owne stood kindly and was very cooperative horse during his photoshoot; he truly seemed to love having all the attention on him.  

Owen has a nicely balanced build, with a long, nicely sloping shoulder and powerful hindquarters. We’re told that he has no vices or injuries. During his jog, we observed a cute, springy trot with good reach. With 46 starts to his credit, 3 wins, and 14 seconds and thirds, Owen is approaching war horse status, and he appears to be a happy, good-feeling horse that moves well, a testament to his solid structure and good care. He’s proven his durability and appears to be a happy, well-adjusted horse who is also a barn favorite. We think he will truly shine with his very own person. His potential for any new discipline is unlimited.  Owen is by Khozan, who is a son of Distorted Humor out of the great racemare Delta Princess, and AP Indy daughter.  Owen’s dam is by Gulch, who is the sire or grandsire of many great jumpers, including some top TB show hunters.

The adorable, beautiful, lovely moving Owen is a standout volunteer favorite for this season, and we think whoever gets him will be very fortunate indeed. Owen’s track connections care deeply about making sure their horses go to great homes that will keep in touch, so be prepared to convince them that you are the best home for Owen.

Price: $3800 negotiable to the right and best of homes

Contact: Eddie Maver  786-285-2047 (text or call)

 Race record: https://www.equibase.com/profiles/Results.cfm?type=Horse&refno=10237983&registry=T

Pedigree:  https://www.pedigreequery.com/where+ya+goin+owen

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FIFTYSHADESOFRUN, 2019, 15.2h, Bay Filly

This spicy filly is eager to work, and tries hard on the track, but despite breaking her maiden in May, has just not found great success. She is described as sound, with no vices. Our volunteers could see this girl’s compact build being an asset in a barrels, gaming or polo environment, but surely she could go in many different directions. She’s got the competitive spirit and athleticism that could make her a great competitive partner. In her 17 starts she has earned over $32,000 with 1 win, 1 second, and 4 thirds. Her connections report she has no vices and is a nice girl to work around. She is an easy keeper and quite round barrelled. Due to her more “on the muscle” way of going, she is likely best for a more experienced handler and rider. Although she does not do anything naughty, her go-go demeanor could be intimidating for someone without experience. Fifty will be eligible for RRP 223. She has highly desired breeding as she is by Mineshaft (AP Indy) out of an Empire Maker mare from a female family rich in top stakes winners. The winner of the polo preliminary rounds in this year’s RRP came from these same track connections, and we can see Fiftyshadesofrun following in her former stablemate’s footsteps!
Price: $3,000 negotiable
Contact: Marisa 315-719-9665 (text preferred)
 
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NAPOLEON COMPLEX, 2018, 15.2+h, dk bay gelding

Great things can and do come in smaller packages! We first noticed this adorable young gelding while he was on the walker. He was pulled straight off the walker (you may notice his dusty legs) but immediately settled down and went to work for us posing like a pro; he was agreeable and friendly for his photoshoot. He has a lovely dark coat, a distinctive stripe down his face and exudes a relaxed, confident air. We thought his name was fun (what a great show name!) and that he was completely adorable. He stands out to us as a very memorable horse, always a nice thing in the show ring. He was described to us as, “a happy, friendly, and athletic” guy and that’s pretty much what we observed. We were told that he has no stable vices and that he trains easily. We all thought that he is nicely put together; we liked his compact, well-balanced build, and nicely developed topline. But then we saw him move… Wowza! He displayed gorgeous, floaty movement with nice reach and freely forward, big stride.
He has two very popular sport sires in his pedigree. He’s by Upstart (a son of Flatter ) and out of a Freud mare. Another son of Flatter won the huge show hunter division at this year’s RRP… we think Napoleon Complex could make it two in a row for his sire! With a single win in his 25 starts, his connections are ready to move him to a new career where he can shine. Based on his pedigree, lovely movement, and athletic build, we suspect he might also prove to be clever over fences, so we could see him excelling in many arenas- dressage, eventing, or hunter/jumper. For someone who doesn’t need a huge horse (and often, a more compact, ‘right-size’ horse is easier for many of us to put together and ride well) this athletic young gelding could be the perfect fit!
Price: $3,500
Contact: Victor Dean 585-481-4433 (text or call)
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GET YOUR GOLD, 2019 16+h grey filly

If you offer this sweetheart plenty of peppermints, you will indeed get your gold!  She was described to us as a sweet filly with great ground manners who adores peppermints.  Get Your Gold started her racing career with great promise, winning her first start earlier this year at Aqueduct, and running a strong second in an allowance race at Finger Lakes.  But she was bumped around in both those races, and she soured on the racing experience.  Her trainer sent her to his farm for a break, and while she has been working out steadily since her return to the track, she is not showing the same enthusiasm for racing after enjoying the farm life. She raced at the beginning of November, and showed no interest, trailing the field. Rather than push her to do something she doesn’t enjoy, her trainer would like to find her a new career. Her potential is unlimited for any discipline.  She is described as sound, with no vices.  For her jog video she showed very good movement with good engagement and some spring to her step. She is sired by Teuflesberg, who is by Johannesberg (Hennessy) out of a Devil’s Bag (Halo) mare.  Get Your Gold’s dam, Holy Gold, is by Touch Gold (Deputy Minister/Buckpasser) out of a Holy Bull mare — can’t beat that for sport horse lines.
Price: $5,000 negotiable
Contact:  Adrianne D’Alessandro  585-281-1810 (text preferred)
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STRIKE THAT BID, 2020, 15.3h+ bay filly

Our volunteers were swooning over this gorgeous girl. Strike That Bid, lovingly called “Betsy”, is a blank slate. She has an official workout (making her eligible for RRP 2023) but she has never raced. She is big barrelled and while she is currently 15.3, at only 2 years old, Betsy will continue to grow for some time. She would benefit from some turnout time this winter to grow. Betsy was super sweet in her stall while we watched her getting groomed. She is reported to be perfectly behaved at the farm and enjoys turnout. Betsy was very quiet during her photo shoot. While the horses in the hot walker surrounding her reared and bucked and made lots of commotion, Betsy stood perfectly quiet on a loose lead. Her connections report she seems to want to be a pet rather than a race horse. She is an easy keeper and loves to eat. They report that the left front knee has not yet closed and therefore they do not want to continue her in race training, especially when she is not showing a lot of promise as a race horse. We think she will be very successful (and very flashy) in a different discipline once given time to mature. She jogged politely on a loose lead and seemed a bit foot sore, however, she was jogging on gravel without shoes. She may benefit from wearing shoes at her new home. There’s a whole lot to love about this gorgeous girl. Strike that Bid is a very well bred young filly, by Munnings out of a Tiznow mare.
Price: $3000
Contact Marisa 315-719-9665 (text preferred)
 
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DEAN VERDILE, 2012, 16.3h, dk. bay gelding

War Horse Lover Alert! This handsome, solid, and muscular boy impressed our volunteers. We were wowed by his beautifully arched neck and a classically masculine well-shaped face that you might expect to find on a handsome, mature stallion. In person, he gave the illusion of being an even larger horse than his estimated height of 16.3. The volunteers felt that he exuded great presence.
He was well mannered- quiet, polite, and expressive during his photo shoot. We were told that he is good in his stall with no vices being reported. He’s even described as an “easy keeper”. Most horses with his durability at the track often have good brains that help them take everything in stride. We suspect that this is true for him.
Dean is a well-travelled boy having raced at many larger tracks in New York at some point in his career- Aqueduct, Belmont, and Saratoga. His race record is impressive- lifetime earnings of $238,971 from 68 starts with a 12-7-9 record. He has some ankle rounding but we’re told that he is sound and it doesn’t bother him; he last raced to a 2nd place finish just two weeks ago. He does have a sway back but other than a little additional care regarding saddle fit. this should not prove a significant issue for his second career. His durability has been more than demonstrated by his impressive and consistent record. All of the volunteers can attest that several sway back horses we’ve known over the years have been great horses- including several excellent jumpers. Dean sold for $42K at auction as a yearling, we suspect that his athletic potential and functional structure were clearly recognized. And certainly, careful and correct work to develop his topline will help fill out his appearance, only making him even more handsome.
He jogged quietly and politely for his handler. We appreciated his relaxed, swinging walk, and his springy jog where we were excited to see him reach and stretch his neck down.
His current connections say that they have owned him for going on 5 years, where he has been a good earner for them. But now, at the age of ten, it is time for him to transition to a new career. His owner / trainer compared him favorably to ‘Sandy’ in terms of class and athleticism (‘Sandy’ being South Beach Sandy, another great warhorse who came from this barn, who placed 7th and 11th respectively in the Field Hunter and Show Hunter standings at the 2019 RRP Makeover). We’d say that’s a pretty good endorsement!
Dean Verdile is by Yes It’s True, who is from the Raja Baba sire line — a great line that is hard to find — and he is out of an Unbridled Jet mare.
Price: $5,000, neg. to a right home.
Contact: Joe Marino 315-521-0583
Pedigree: https://www.pedigreequery.com/dean+verdile
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STRAIGHT EIGHT, 2018, 16.0h, chestnut gelding

Straight Eight is sometimes called “Mark Spitz” around the barn because he “swims like a fish” and loves his pool time! For us, he was a straight-up chill dude, but all business, and got right to work posing like a pro. His handlers describe him as being “the sweetest, most laid back” horse with a “temperament to die for”. And that’s what we observed from this very agreeable fellow. We were told that he is “super in his stall”, with no stable vices. His exercise riders report that he is easy to ride and sometimes even “wants to be a tad on the lazy” side. So, there you go… who doesn’t love a laid-back OTTB who just wants to hang out at the pool? Overall, we observed nice balance and square proportions. But can you imagine how adorable he will be when he fills out and adds a little more muscle to his neck and topline? We loved his cute face too. And he has an interesting smudge mark on his right thigh / gaskin. He was reported to us to be sound. We observed this cutie walking and jogging politely on a relaxed lead. Chill, laid-back, and agreeable, he would be a fun project!
With 14 starts, he has amassed a respectable $50,712 in earnings with a 3-3-2 record, but this year he has only been on the board once with a single win. So his connections feel that it is time to consider other options for him. We can imagine him being happy and successful in many different disciplines.
Straight Eight is by Honorable Dillion, who is a son of Tapit out of a mare from the Blushing Groom line. His dam is Clean Jean, who was a winning machine and a Finger Lakes legend. In 2012, Clean Jean won more races than any other horse in the US. She has passed heart, durability, and a good temperament on to her foals. Clean Jean has a half brother who we placed a few years ago who is a successful eventer. She is by Ecton Park, a son of Forty Niner.
Price: $3,000
Contact: Adrianne D’Alessandro 585-281-1810 (text preferred)
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TRUE PALACE, 2017, 17.1h, dk. bay gelding

Hello tall, dark and handsome! We’re told that this big boy is good in his stall and doesn’t weave or crib but can sometimes (like many sensitive, thin-skinned Thoroughbreds) be a little ticklish while being groomed. We were told that his exercise riders find him to be “fairly easy to ride”.
He is currently racing fit and in his photos, he appears somewhat leaner from what we remembered him being in person. The good news is that he was also reported to be a very “good eater” so we expect that once he is off the track, in a quieter setting, and maybe after following a standard ulcer protocol, he should easily put on a few extra pounds and fill out nicely. We liked the slope of his shoulder and long elegant neck.
Early-on in training with his current connections, his feet were a tad sensitive so he wore glue-on shoes, but there is no reason that he can’t now wear regular shoes. And, in his video, we noted that he was missing his LH shoe. In-person, we observed a swingy, springy step in his trot- almost as if he had a little of a swagger and knows what a handsome dude he is!
True Palace is by Palace Malice with Curlin and Roberto blood on his sire’s side and from a Warfront mare with Danzig lines on his dam’s side.
Price: $4,500 negotiable
Contact: Adrianne D’Alessandro 585-281-1810 (text preferred)
Pedigree: https://www.pedigreequery.com/true+palace
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SHE’S NOT BLUFFING, 2016, 16.0+h, bay mare

This chunky and solidly built girl was described to us as a “totally classy mare” which we observed to be true. Her connections tell us that she is neat and clean in her stall (and who doesn’t appreciate that?), calm in the barn with no stable vices, and quiet to groom and tack up. We’re told that she is sweet and kind with the trainer’s children who like to visit and feed her peppermints. Her exercise riders have described her as “perfect”, jogging quietly and naturally framing up under tack. But although she works fine in company, she has told her handlers that she is an alpha mare who requires solo turnout (You have to respect a mare with a clear opinion about something!). She was engaged and cooperative during her phot shoot where we admired the substantial width of her chest and depth of her heart girth. And we loved her classic and inquisitive face!
She has been a hard-working earner with 7 wins in 48 starts, accumulating life-time earnings of $138,422. She does have some track ‘jewelry’ which her handlers have been careful to monitor and maintain (you may observe her fetlock is painted in her photo); they told us that that she was sound immediately after last racing on this RF osselet two weeks ago. But they reluctantly feel that it is now time to move her along to give her a less demanding job. They suggested that this obviously much-loved mare, who has always tried so hard for them, might also be a broodmare prospect in addition to other sport activities.
She’s Not Bluffing is by Verrazano, who is by More Than Ready from the Halo sire line, and out of a mare by Giant’s Causeway. Her dam is by Pine Bluff who is by Danzig, and she is out of a mare from the Cure the Blues/Hail to Reason sire line. These are outstanding sport horse bloodlines.
Price: $7,000 neg.
Contact: Eddie Maver 786-285-2047 (text or call)
Pedigree: https://www.pedigreequery.com/shes+not+bluffing2
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DANCE FOR BOURBON, 2019 16+h dark bay filly

This young daughter of War Dancer is not showing enough racing ability for her connections to bring her back next year, but her potential as a sport horse is unlimited.  She has an uphill build, strong shoulder, correct conformation, and clean legs.  She is described as very sweet, but the contact person notes that she will initially pin her ears, but quickly drops that pretense and loves on you. She also notes that Dance for Bourbon has no bad habits or vices, and is good to work with.  After ten races without a win, her connections feel that she just isn’t into the racing game, and they would like to find her a new career where she can excel.  Her photos and video were taken 4 days after her last race, and in those 4 days she had just hand walked around the shedrow, so she was a bit up for the jog. But she was very respectful of her handler, did what he asked, and showed very nice light movement with good hints of suspension.  We can see dressage, eventing, or any jumping discipline in her future.  Her sire is War Dancer, who is by the great War Front, from the Danzig sire line. Fappiano, Roberto, and Northern Dancer are other prominent sport horse sires on her sire’s side.  Her dam is a granddaughter of Maria’s Mon, who is one of the most highly sought after sport horse sires.
Price:  $2,000
Contact: Adrianne D’Alessandro  585-281-1810 (text preferred)
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OVER THE SAND, 2019, 16.2h dk. bay filly

On a day filled with lovely dark bay fillies, this was one of our favorites! This pretty, shiny sweetheart stood quietly while she was posed for conformation shots and didn’t move a muscle. She certainly made the volunteers job super easy! We watched as she snuggled with her handler and was also the perfect dainty nibbler of peppermints. We loved her elegant neck, long shoulder, and square underpinning. There is nice depth through her heart girth and body too- especially for a young filly. We were told that she has no vices in her stall and that the exercise riders report that she is very “easy going”. We were told that she is sound and has not had any injuries. We observed her to be friendly and relaxed throughout our session. During her jog video, we observed cute movement as she stayed polite and relaxed on a fairly loose lead, closely mirroring her handler’s movements.
With ten starts to her credit, she started her race career in Aqueduct and Belmont before breaking her maiden in her first attempt at Finger Lakes. But since then, four races later, she is yet to be back on the boards again and was described as a “mid-packer” who has failed to earn her keep by bringing home a paycheck. But that is definitely your gain! With the end of the race season approaching, her owners are ready to transition her to a new career. She has an excellent pedigree for sport and we can imagine her going in many direction for her second career. She is by Overanalzye (Dixie Union – Dixieland Band sire line) and out of an Unbridled’s Song mare. Her second dam is a major stakes winner, and her female family is full of stakes winners and stakes producers — tracing back to the dam of the great Arts and Letters. With this pedigree and her solid build, she has excellent broodmare potential.
If you are looking for a sweet, cuddly, good-sized filly with an impressive sport lineage- this is probably one worth checking out!
Price: $2,000
Contact: Adrianne D’Alessandro 585-281-1810 (text preferred)
 
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BEACHSIDE 2016, 15.3 h. Bay gelding

Beachside is a classy handsome horse with a perfect sport horse pedigree — he is a son of Giant’s Causeway out of a Tiznow mare. He also happens to be cute, friendly, relaxed around people, and perhaps even a little bit of a ham and show-off! His owner/handler told us that he is “very intelligent, responsive to voice commands, and likes to communicate to us”. And we observed that he does seem to enjoy engaging with people. He’s said to be neat in his stall and easy to work around- he’s even typically groomed loose in his stall without being tied. The exercise riders report that he is “very nice to ride.” Beachside is very well put together with a long, sloping shoulder, pretty head, elegant neck, and powerful hindquarters. He does have some ankle rounding but we are told that this does not bother him and that he is sound. He walked and jogged politely on a loose lead where we saw some airy, floaty movement. Judging from his pedigree, build, and movement, Beachside could excel in many disciplines, from eventing to dressage to H/J.
Beachside has had a successful race career, earning $166,431 in his 41 starts, with 5 wins, 6 seconds, and 6 thirds. He, as his handlers say, could continue to run and do well but they believe that this very personable boy just really wants to “hang out with people” and that he “could go in any career” direction and be happy in his work. The class in his pedigree is exemplary. His dam, Lovely Lil, is a graded stakes winner who has produced stakes winners. This guy has it all — looks, movement, pedigree! And those of us who ride the horse, not the withers height, know that the athletic, solidly built 15.3h horses are often the overall best and fit all but the very tallest of riders. So those of you average height people who know better than obsessing over ginormous horses will get a true gem in Beachside!
Price: $3,500 negotiable
Contact: Michael Schudlick 267-221-4284 (text or call)
 
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THIRD STAR, 2019, 16.1+h. liver chestnut filly

What happens when “wicked slow” meets “super sweet”? If you are lucky, you get a lovely young sport horse prospect like Third Star, especially when you add in solid body with a great shoulder and lofty movement! The first thing that we noticed about her was her unsual and striking liver chestnut color… in person, it was such a rich, warm shade of finest chocolate (and you can see from her photos that depending on the lighting, it looks like a range of colors, from black to bay to golden). She impressed us with a big, solid build, long/pretty neck, and substantial bone. We agreed that she is exceptionally well filled out for a three-year old filly! She also sports a healthy winter coat, a kind eye, and large expressive ears (which we absolutely fell in love with!). She does have an old splint but we were told that it doesn’t bother her and that she is sound. She was described as being good in her stall, without any stable vices (other than the occasionally making “ugly faces”), and that she trailers well. On the farm, she has only been turned out by herself. She has just one start (which makes her fully RRP eligible), but it was sufficiently lackluster that her owners decided to consider other career options for this big, lovely young filly. For her videos she displayed a swingy big walk, and a light lofty step at the trot. Her sire is First Dude, a son of Stephen Got Even by AP Indy, out of a mare form Smart Strike and Relaunch/In Reality lines. We know eventers, as well as astute resellers to the eventing market, who covet First Dude offspring for their ammy friendly great brains, steadiness and work ethic, movement and jumping ability. Third Star has the typical head of a First Dude offspring, but what they lack in refined chiseled heads they make up for with temperament, brains, and all around wonderfulness. Third Star’s dam, is a stakes placed daughter of Broken Vow out of a Dixieland Band mare. She is a half sister to two stakes winning mares, and one of her half sisters has a two year old racing this year showing great promise for future stakes winning glory. With this pedigree Third Star offers excellent broodmare potential for racing or sport horse breeding. She comes from great track connections (known for their horses having great success at the RRP… hint, hint!) who want to assure the very best of homes for Third Star, so references will be required and checked for the person who is fortunate to be the new owner of this filly.
Price: $5,000 negotiable
Contact: Marisa 315-719-9665 (text preferred)
 
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RUN LEA RUN, 2019, 16h bay gelding

Lea is another nice, happy, sensible, young gelding! Only 3, he still has some growing to do. He’s described to us as being a “nice horse” who is easy to handle for pretty much everything, and that’s exactly what we observed. He was eagerly responsive to everything that was asked of him; he seems like a true people pleaser! We were told that his only vice is that he sometimes cribs on the edge of his bucket at feeding time (this may easily change once he’s off the track and in a different environment). When we visited him, he had been cooped up in his stall for three days following a race earlier in the week; he walked, backed up, allowed us to pose him, and stood quietly like a perfect gentleman. The exercise riders report that he is easy to jog and that “he tucks his head down and goes to work”. During his video, he was happy and ready to go, but quickly settled; he was responsive and seemed eager to wait and receive for cues from his handler. We observed a nice relaxed walk overstep and fluid trot. Several volunteers exclaimed, “cute!” when he displayed an athletic jog. He also boasts a favorable pedigree for sport- he is by Lea with Giants Causeway and Saddler’s Wells on his sire’s side, out of a Hard Spun mare with Danzig and Dynaformer on his dam’s side.

As the Finger Lakes season winds down, and with only a single win in his 14 starts, his owner has decided to sell this adorable young gelding before he returns to Florida for the winter. Which is only your gain!

Price: $3,000 negotiable

Contact: Hector Garza 803-357-0417

Racing Record: https://www.equibase.com/profiles/Results.cfm?type=Horse&refno=10636022&registry=T&rbt=TB

Pedigree: https://www.pedigreequery.com/run+lea+run

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WELLBEHAVEDWOMEN, 2016, 15.3h, chestnut mare

Wellbehavedwomen may live up to her name, but she certainly breaks some stereotypes. Chestnut mare? Well, she was as sweet and sensible as could be and as friendly as pie! We immediately noted her thick, solid, sturdy build with muscular hindquarters. An affectionate girl, her handler (who is her owner/breeder) told us that she just “wants to be a pet”. We definitely got a glimpse of this sweet and snuggly personality. She loves having her ears rubbed; we were told that she will always put her head down at feeding time in order to get her ears rubbed first, before eating. She appeared to be well-handled and patiently allowed volunteers to position her for her confirmation shots. We were told that she has no stall vices and doesn’t crib. The exercise riders call her ‘the pony’ and report back that she is nice to ride. She appears to have good feet, and jogged barefoot on the concrete. For her video, she was quiet on the lead at both the walk and jog and demonstrated some cute, floaty action during her jog. Wellbehavedwomen never started and has no published workouts (not RRP eligible); she has spent the two years that racing was impacted by COVID on the farm, coming back to the track only in May of this year. On the farm, she turned out with two, more dominant mares but reportedly gets along with them fine. So here we are- a sweet, friendly, well-built mare with basic training that is a clean slate. We picture her as a friendly, sensible, all-round ammy horse who could go in many different directions. And a fun project for a lucky buyer. Wellbehavedwomen is by Smart Bid with Danzig noted on her sire’s side out of Canadian Cat with Storm Cat and Seattle Slew noted in her dam’s lineage.
Price: $3,500 neg.
Contact: Eric Sharp 585-924-3174 (landline, please leave a message)
 
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MR. GHOST, 2018, 16.1h, bay gelding

This handsome boy has an elegant presence about him. He was friendly and relaxed during his photos. We were told that he is easy to work around without any stable vices (other than being a bit of a chow hound). We couldn’t help but to admire his long, sloping shoulder and elegant neck. He was relaxed, attentive and responsive during our photos and video. Mr.Ghost is fairly lightly raced with only 14 starts. He began his career at Aqueduct and Churchill Downs before coming to Finger Lakes in June of this year. He broke his maiden about a month ago and hasn’t done much since as we’re told he’d, “rather go slow than fast”. This handsome, well-balanced boy “screams hunter” to his current trainer. And we could definitely see him cantering around in the hunter ring. Mr.Ghost is by Ghostzapper, out of a Empire Maker mare with Unbridled, Sadler’s Wells and Deputy Minister on his dams’s side. He is another lightly raced, well-built, good-looking, sound, young horse that everyone is always looking for.

Price: $4,000

Contact: Rachel Sells 585-748-0983 (text ok)

 Racing Record: https://www.equibase.com/profiles/Results.cfm?type=Horse&refno=10449031&registry=T&rbt=TB

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PARS HEY ZEUS, 2018 16.h, gray or roan gelding

Pars Hey Zeus was our token gray horse of the day, and what a lovely example he was! He has beautiful dapples and fortunately (for anyone who has ever had to groom a gray horse), he is also reportedly great with baths! His trainer noted that he is a “gentle soul” who needs a kind hand; he seems to be a horse that craves and thrives when he receives positive reinforcement. He was chill while being positioned for his photos, standing like a statue while his handler played with his forelock. Later, we learned that he loves having his face rubbed. His handler did not report any stable vices to us. We observed good feet on a cute horse that has nice balance and correction proportions. The trainer commented that he’s a bit on the lean side right now from where she typically likes her horses, but we learned that he does love to eat, so once off the track with continued good nutrition, he should fill out and muscle up nicely. He was relaxed and cooperative, and displayed cute jog movement. He is a homebred who we were told  as a 3 year old, ran well a few times but then petered out. He was reported to us to be sound, just “slower than dirt”. With 13 starts, as he has yet to break his maiden and has only been on the boards twice, we might tend to agree. Pars Hey Zeus is by Encaustic, with Hoist the Flag on the sire side, and out of a Holy Bull mare.

Price: $3,500 neg.

Contact: Rachel Sells 585-748-0983 (text ok)

 Racing Record: https://www.equibase.com/profiles/Results.cfm?type=Horse&refno=10417395&registry=T

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STARSHIP RAJAH, 2019 15.2+h, bay filly

When this super cute filly walked out of the barn with her lovely dapples gleaming in the fall sunshine and then turned her pretty face towards us, several volunteers simultaneously exclaimed, “Freud!” And yes, we quickly confirmed that this lovely girl is indeed a Freud baby! And a friendly snuggler. She stood patiently while she was posed for her confirmation shots, demonstrating how much she clearly wants to be your new selfie partner. We admired her graceful and feminine head and neck, her long sloping shoulder, and her balanced proportions. She’s an adorable sweet nugget and a very pretty girl! She’s only had 3 starts, last running in August after which her left knee appeared to bother her. But since then she has been given time off, and has not done any hard work. With her less impressive performance on the track in her initial starts, her owner (who is shortly returning to Florida) would rather re-home her than carry her over the winter to race again. Her connections told us that her prognosis is fine for lower level activity. And the benefit to you is that she’s already had a head start in her let-down process and will be ready to start the transition to her new job that much quicker! We were told that she is good to work around in the barn and has no stable vices. Barefoot in her jog video, she displayed classic, low, daisy-cutter movement. As one volunteered quipped, she “wants to hunter”. With her pretty coloring and just enough eye-catching chrome, we think she’d have a lovely presence in the show ring. Starship Rajah is by the popular sport sire Freud whose offspring are noted for their good brains and jumping ability; she is out of Starship Sheba, with Relaunch / In Reality on her dam’s side in her pedigree

Price: $1,500

Contact: Adrianne D’Alessandro 585-281-1810 (text preferred)

 Racing Record: https://www.equibase.com/profiles/Results.cfm?type=Horse&refno=10568697&registry=T

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NAVY KING, 2019, 17.1h, dk. bay gelding

Admittedly, this handsome gelding was a tad distracted during his photos shoot. He is a fit, athletic youngster who is just coming off three months off to rehab his left front ankle. So, it is more than perfectly understandable that he was a little excited and a bit fresh. He last raced in mid- July. Following careful rehab, he’s been cleared to return to racing but since after ten starts he is yet to break his maiden, his connections would rather move him along to a career where he will have more success than risk re-injury. We especially liked his uphill build, overall angles and balance. He’s handsome and athletic. His handler expressed that he is probably best suited to an experienced OTTB owner. He’s not bad, but we were told that he will test his boundaries. We’d agree with this assessment as he also appears to be very athletic with cat-like grace. He demonstrated gorgeous, athletic movement with loft and suspension even though he also threw a shoe when we initially began filming. We could definitely see him as a potential event horse, burning up a cross country course! And this well-bred youngster has the excellent sport-horse pedigree to support this. His sire Midshipman is by Unbridled’s Song out of a mare from Seattle Slew and Roberto lines.  Navy King’s dam comes from the same direct female family as Quiet American and Fappiano, two of the best and most sought after sires in sport horse pedigrees.

Price: $2,500

Contact: Adrianne D’Alessandro 585-281-1810 (text preferred)

 Racing Record: https://www.equibase.com/profiles/Results.cfm?type=Horse&refno=10585573&registry=T&rbt=TB

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CENTUAL ANNA, 2020 14.2 h dark bay filly

 Centual Anna might be small but she is mighty!  And cavity-inducing sweet! “Sweet baby munchkin” was the phrase used by one of our volunteers to accurately describe this girl! And she literally had all of our volunteers cooing how “adorable” she was. Anna seemed to be very well-handled and relished the admiration. As she is only 2, she could perhaps continue to grow a few inches taller. But she is also well-built, stocky and sturdy. We loved that she was friendly, curious, and cooperative.

 

We were told that she is a good girl in both her stall and to ride, without any vices being reported to us. In her photos, you may notice some patches of discoloration especailly on her face; earlier this year, when she came off the farm she had a skin disease from which she is still recovering. She is reported to us as sound; she does has a LH splint but we were told that this has never bothered her. She stayed relaxed and work on a loose lead for her walk video, she was more happy and animated for her jog and we observed cute, springy movement.

 

She is very lightly raced with only a single start where she failed to impress. Her trainer even stated that she was the “slowest horse on Finger Lakes racetrack”.  While that may be true, we would argue that she might also be the cutest!

 

Centual Anna is by Central Banker our of a Possee mare with Flatter also on her mare side.

Price: $2,500 neg.

Contact: Rachel Sells 585-748-0983 (text ok)

 

Racing Record: https://www.equibase.com/profiles/Results.cfm?type=Horse&refno=10742182&registry=T

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DRAGON BALLET, 2019 16h chestnut gelding

 With plenty of chrome, this boy WILL get you noticed! A leggy 3 year old right now, can you imagine what a ‘Mr. Flashy-pants’ he will grow up into? He was described to us as a “happy, get up, and go boy” who wants to go to work every day. His trainer says that he is a horse who “needs a job” to keep his mind occupied. Showing off the unique splash of white behind his girth, this boy showed us that he knows how to strike a pose; he was very cooperative for our photos. We like his long shoulder and nicely proportioned body. We’re told that he is “perfect” in his stall (this barn mucks out while horses are in their stalls, so manners are important!).We were told that he’s sound; he was sick and off feed for a little bit and is just now regaining back some weight he lost (note: this is not unusual… like a Kindergarten class in September, as the new crop of two-year-olds come to the track, they often bring along some new bugs to share with their stablemates). He was quiet and relaxed during his video, even patiently allowing his handler to stop and pick up a dropped cell phone. He displayed a nice walk overstep and a cute jog. We can envision a bright future for him in either the dressage or hunter ring. He is by Trinniberg, out of  Crazy Cat Lady, a Freud mare. And, he is very lightly raced with only 4 starts. Dragon? No way! If anything, the mystical creature that we think that he most closely channels is a unicorn.

Price: $4,000

Contact: Rachel Sells 585-748-0983 (text ok)

 Racing Record: https://www.equibase.com/profiles/Results.cfm?type=Horse&refno=10602400&registry=T

Pedigree:  https://www.pedigreequery.com/dragon+ballet

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THERESA’S BOY, 2015 16.1h bay gelding

This lovely gelding is a trainer favorite! She could not say enough nice things, including that “what you see is what you get” as Theresa’s Boy offered snuggles to our volunteers and calmly walked out of his stall. She said he has a wonderful disposition, is easy to work around and ride. She reports no stall vices and no past injuries.  Theresa’s Boy has been with the same trainer for the last 4 years and she absolutely adores him! Theresa’s Boy is by Graydar who is son of the highly sought after Unbridled Song line and out of a Dehere mare, who’s known for throwing sensible, smart types. He is out of a Bernardini mare who is highly desired by dressage riders, and our volunteers agreed with his lovely, long over tracking stride that he could most certainly excel in that arena- or any!  Don’t miss this guy who is the entire package.
Price: $3,500 firm
Contact: Donna Bireta 585-281-3058
Racing record: https://www.equibase.com/profiles/Results.cfm?type=Horse&refno=9948252&registry=T&rbt=TB
Pedigree: https://www.pedigreequery.com/theresas+boy
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EMCEE PRIME, 2017 17.3+h dark bay stallion

Located at a farm directly next door to the Finger Lakes Race Track in Farmington, NY (near Rochester, NY). This big guy is an absolute barn favorite and the best of homes is an absolute must. His connections are very devoted to finding “Socks” the most fitting home. Socks was enjoying turnout when we arrived at the farm for his photo shoot. He quietly transitioned away from his buddies for  photos and a jog video, despite his pals playing in the background. Socks has quite the presence and our volunteers felt that “Fabio” would be a good nickname for him. He was shaping up to be a good race horse when he sustained a tendon injury. Socks’ rehab was managed precisely and with frequent veterinarian involvement. He had a full year off and was cleared to start racing again. However, his connections felt strongly about not pushing him and instead want to see him succeed in a discipline other than racing. They report that he has no vices and is well mannered, but prefers having a job. He looks forward to his turnout time each day. His trainer’s teenage daughter has been riding him at the farm and reports he is good to ride. She reports she also recently had her senior pictures done with Socks because of how handsome and photogenic he is. Socks love treats and lots of opportunities to graze. He was very well mannered for his jog video and displayed big, floaty movement. He had good hind engagement with some knee action, leading us to think he would make a fancy dressage prospect. However, his connections report he jumped out of the pasture multiple times as a yearling, so we know there’s some jumping ability in there too! Due to his size, he would likely not be the best fit for a timid rider/handler. Emcee Prime is by Emcee out of a Tiznow mare. Finding the perfect home is very important to Emcee Prime’s connections and they would like to follow him in his next career. They are known for being very honest and taking exceptional care of their horses and are overall lovely trainers to work with.

Price: $5000 negotiable

Contact: Lauren Linn 585-867-1157 (text preferred)

Racing record: https://www.equibase.com/profiles/Results.cfm?type=Horse&refno=10282257&registry=T

Pedigree: https://www.pedigreequery.com/emcee+prime

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MS PENELOPEPITSTOP, 2018 16h chestnut filly

Located at a farm directly next door to the Finger Lakes Race Track in Farmington, NY (near Rochester, NY). Miss Penny is not your typical chestnut gal: her connections describe her as honest, personable, and loving. She has a strong work ethic, and an energy level that does best with a competitive training schedule, but she is not marish or unruly: she just likes to work. Penny has had 12 starts, earning $30,000 with 2 wins, 1 second, and 3 thirds. This honest young girl had a slight strain in her suspensory during a race. There was no tear and she remained sound, but there was some mild swelling.  She was given some time off and the swelling went down in a few days. She has been enjoying playing in a field and the swelling has not returned. Her connections are choosing not to push her, and are hoping that she’ll find a passion for a new career with a new set of humans to call her own. Penny is reported to be sound with no vices, good to work around, and good in turn out. She is a forever favorite of her trainer because of her lovely temperament. Everyone knows that a good mare will be loyal to the end, and this girl seems to shine with possibilities. In the meantime, she’s turned out on the farm waiting patiently for you to come pick her up as your next sporthorse prospect! Penny was very quiet for her photo shoot, despite her friends causing quite the raucous in the field  just next to her. She jogged politely and showed good movement despite missing a shoe and having to dodge potholes in the road. We think Penny will make someone very happy!! Penny is by Tapiture, out of a Double Honor mare. 

Price: $2500

Contact: Lauren Linn 585-867-1157 (text preferred)

Racing record: https://www.equibase.com/profiles/Results.cfm?type=Horse&refno=10479452&registry=T

Pedigree: https://www.pedigreequery.com/ms+penelopepitstop

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SARATOGA PROMISE, 2016 16.2h bay gelding

Located at a farm in Victor NY near the Finger Lakes Race Track.
Look at this flashy big guy with all that eye-catching chrome!  Another quality  horse from great track connections, Saratoga Promise impressed us with his solid bone, uphill build, strong shoulder, and elegant presence. His trainer says he is sound and good to work with, and has no vices.  He is a big strong horse, so an experienced rider would be the best fit for him.  He had just raced three days before we saw him, and far from showing any stiffness or fatigue from racing exertions,  he showed good lofty movement with some toe flicking reach from the shoulders and good push from behind. The trainer reports that he is sound, but after starting his racing career with great promise, winning on the top level NYRA circuit and in allowance level races, this year he seems to have lost interest in racing. He has won 4 of his 17 starts.  He is very well bred, with a pedigree that will make aficionados of the top sport horse lines swoon.  His sire is Violence, a leading sire son of the great Medaglia D’Oro. This is the El Prado/Sadler’s Wells sire line that i the most sought after by eventers.   Violence is out of a Gone West mare — another excellent sport horse sire. Saratoga Promise’s dam is by Bernardini, an AP Indy son and Quiet American grandson whose offspring have excelled in dressage and eventing and jumping. His dam is out of a Pleasant Colony mare, which is the Majesty/Ribot sire line. This guy offers what everyone looking for a top level sport horse prospect says they want, so act fast if you want to bring this stunning well bred guy home.
Price:  $2800
Contact: Karen Barrow 585-415-1152 (test preferred)
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RALLY CAP, 2016 16.1h chestnut gelding

Located at a farm in Victor NY near Finger Lakes Race Track
Rally Cap comes from top quality connections who always have nice horses, and he impressed us as another that should be highly sought after. The trainer told us that he is a “pleasure to work around,” a well behaved gentleman, with no vices. We got to experience his friendly personality as we waited outside his stall, and he enjoyed our pats and scritches. He is a beautifully put together horse, with solid bone, a great shoulder, strong hind end, good topline, and a very pretty head.  He looks like he could walk right into the show hunter ring. He showed a nice flowing walk, and a cute flat kneed trot.  Rally Cap has a good racing record, with 5 wins, 5 seconds, and 3 thirds in 27 starts. But this year he is not as competitive, so his trainer knows it is a good time to let him move on to a new career. He is by Graydar, who is a son of Unbridled’s Song out of a Dehere (Deputy Minister) mare.  One of our volunteers has a Graydar, who is the sweetest horse with a great brain, so if Rally Cap is anything like her he will be a gem.  Rally Cap’s dam is by Macho Uno (Holy Bull) — Macho Uno is known for producing good jumpers and good movers.  This is an excellent sport horse pedigree for sure!
Price: $1800
Contact: Karen Barrow  585-415-1152 (text preferred)

Pedigree:  https://www.pedigreequery.com/rally+cap2

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CHASING LOSSES, 2017 16h bay mare

“Chase” as she is lovingly referred to by her current connections, is described as an overall delight to be around. Her trainer, who has had Chase since she was 3, told us she is probably the nicest filly/mare he has ever worked with. She is reported to be great to ride and handle with a lovely temperament and no vices. Her connections could not find enough flattering words to describe her. Even with her winter furries coming in, we could see gorgeous dapples throughout her coat. She was super polite during her photo shoot and jog video, despite tarps flapping in the wind behind her. She had nice movement which appeared huntery to our volunteers, but surely she could go in many different directions. Finding the perfect home is very important to Chase’s connections. They are known for being very honest and taking exceptional care of their horses and are overall lovely trainers to work with. Despite her racing name, Chase has been a decent racehorse earning over $66,000 in her 34 starts with 4 wins, 3 seconds, and 5 thirds. This year, she has not been as competitive and is showing her connections that she is ready to slow down and move onto a new career. She will be RRP eligible for 2023. Chasing Losses is by Congrats out of a Scat Daddy mare. 

Price: $2500

Contact: Lauren Linn 585-867-1157 (text preferred)

Racing record: https://www.equibase.com/profiles/Results.cfm?type=Horse&refno=10282054&registry=T

Pedigree:  https://www.pedigreequery.com/chasing+losses

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K AND G, 2018 15.2h chestnut gelding

Located at a farm directly next door to the Finger Lakes Race Track in Farmington, NY (near Rochester, NY). Our volunteers loved this roly poly guy. K and G was enjoying turnout when we arrived at the farm for his photo shoot. He quietly transitioned away from his buddies for a photos and a jog video, despite his pals playing in the background. His connections report that K is good to work around and has no vices. They also report he was good to ride at the track, and was just starting to “put it all together” as a racehorse.  In his last race, he came back sore on his right front knee. Xrays revealed a small chip in the upper joint, which could be removed. He shows no soreness with galloping on the track, but does get sore after races, which are much more strenuous. They feel that he would do best in disciplines less demanding than racing. His trainer reported he is very athletic and agile. He jogged politely for his video and showed nice, flat kneed movement with a big step. He has a big barrel that would take up a taller rider’s legs nicely. On the racetrack, K and G had 19 starts with 1 win and 3 thirds. His last race was at the end of September. Since then, he has been hanging out on the farm and enjoying turnout! He will be RRP eligible for 2023. K and G is by Big Brown out of a Bluegrass Cat mare. Finding the perfect home is very important to Leo’s connections and they would like to follow him in his next career. They are known for being very honest and taking exceptional care of their horses and are overall lovely trainers to work with.

Price: $1500

Contact: Lauren Linn 585-867-1157 (text preferred)

Racing record: https://www.equibase.com/profiles/Results.cfm?type=Horse&refno=10422982&registry=T

Pedigree:  https://www.pedigreequery.com/k+and+g

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CHAPEL ROAD, 2019 16.2h bay colt

It is easy to see why this stunning big beautiful boy was snapped up immediately.  He has an elegant presence, hardly surprising given his blueblood pedigree.  He is described as friendly, sensible, smart, and athletic.  He wowed our volunteers and shoppers with his floaty ground covering trot — his movement had both the show hunter riders and the dressage riders in our group coveting him equally. He has yet to win after 7 starts, proving that while he is very sound, he is slow. He is sired by leading sire Quality Road, who stamps his offspring with his elegant bay good looks.  His dam, Divine Luck, is by Ghostzapper and is from the best Phipps female family in the US stud book — the direct female family of current superstar Flightline, as well as Hall of Famer Heavenly Prize, Breeder’s Cup winner Dancing Spree, and may other champions and stakes winners.

Racing record: https://www.equibase.com/profiles/Results.cfm?type=Horse&refno=10577848&registry=T&rbt=TB

Pedigree:  https://www.pedigreequery.com/chapel+road3

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PLEASEDON’TBOUNCE, 2017 16.1h bay mare

Our volunteers fell in love with “Bounce,” as did a shopper who was with us, as she immediately snapped up this gorgeous homebred who is a barn favorite.  Bounce was described to us as the sweetest horse in the entire barn. She impressed us with her sweet face, beautiful conformation, and lovely flowing movement. She is by Central Banker out of Jiggy With It.

Racing record:  https://www.equibase.com/profiles/Results.cfm?type=Horse&refno=10312016&registry=T

Pedigree:  https://www.pedigreequery.com/pleasedontbounce

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