Located on a farm near Finger Lakes Race Track, Farmington, NY (near Rochester)
This big, handsome gelding checks all the boxes of what everyone says they are looking for: uphill build, sound, clean legged, lightly raced, very good mover, kind temperament, upper-level sport horse potential. His current owner/trainer describes him as a very sweet horse who wants to please, and his groom at the track echoed that assessment, describing him as a very good, kind horse, classy and great to work with. He displayed his good sense during his photo session, when two horses on a nearby walking machine started bucking and acting up. Bay Defense just stood there looking on with interest, and never showed the slightest inclination to get agitated by their antics. His breeding is all class as well. He is by First Defence, a son of Unbridled’s Song out of a top stakes winning Seattle Slew mare, and his dam is a multiple stakes winner sired by Compliance, a son of Northern Dancer. He was a homebred for his previous connections, and they started racing him in 2019, then his owner sat out the entire racing season in 2020 due to Covid, and consequently Bay Defense came back to the races this year at 6. While he has had some 3rds and 4ths in his 7 starts, including at the top level Saratoga and Belmont tracks, he has yet to win, so his connections realize he needs to find a new career where he can excel. With his uphill build, strong shoulder, athletic very good movement, and top quality sport horse pedigree, we think this one has upper-level eventer or jumper written all over him.
Price; $3,000 negotiable
Contact: Eddie Maver 786-285-2047
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