How to buy

The horses that we list are located at the Finger Lakes Race Track in Farmington, NY, near Rochester. A few horses may be at farms near the track, and if so that will be indicated in the descriptive information for that horse. If you are interested in a particular horse, contact information for the horse’s owner or trainer or representative is located on the listing. Please call the designated contact person at the number provided in a horse’s description in their post to discuss a horse that you are interested in, rather than calling or messaging us. We list the horses as a service to their on track owners/trainers; they are not our horses, and we are not the ones to contact about whether a horse is still available, about purchasing the horse, or about price negotiations.

Please remember that the race track trainers and designated contact people are very busy. If an appointment is made to come and see a horse, make certain you keep the appointment. If you will be late or unable to keep the appointment, please text or call and let the designated contact person know. It jeopardizes all of the efforts of Finger Lakes Finest Thoroughbreds, and the willingness of track trainers to list their horses as available to good new non-racing homes, if trainers/designated contact people have a number of “tire kickers” or “no shows.”

Finger Lakes Finest Thoroughbreds, Inc is providing the listings of Available Horses as a volunteer service to assist finding good non-racing homes for the horses. We do not act as agents for sellers or purchasers. The information provided on the listings is reported  by the trainer, groom, handler, and/or owner of the horse. We cannot and have not verified the information provided to us, and we do not warrant or endorse a horse’s soundness, temperament, or suitability for any particular use.

We strongly recommend that you have a pre-purchase veterinary exam (PPE) done prior to purchasing the horse. There are veterinary practices that service the track or you may make arrangements with a veterinarian of your choosing. Keep in mind that “soundness” is a term with many connotations and that different disciplines have different standards for what may or may not be a disqualifying issue. Be clear with the veterinarian what your future goals with the horse are so that the vet who does the PPE for you can have an informed discussion with you about the horse’s suitability for what you hope to do with the horse.

If you wish to be escorted around the track stable area by one of our volunteers, please contact us by text/phone or by  message to our Facebook page. See the “Contact Us” tab. We will let you know when our next trip is (usually Saturday mornings) and make arrangements to help you. We  offer advice about the process of acquiring a horse, and any opinions given about a particular horse or their suitability for your purposes are those of an observing horse person and cannot be taken as any sort of professional advice or warranty of suitability.

Veterinarians

If you want to have on of the on track vet practices do a pre-purchase exam, you should ask the trainer of the horse which on track practice they use. That practice would have a conflict of interest, so you should then contact the other on track practice. The two on track practices are:

  • Finger Lakes Equine Practitioners (located on the track) Dr. Bryan Hobson (585) 924-3424  or his cell:  (585) 943-5486
  • Farmington Equine Associates (located on the track) Dr.Brendan Warrell –    (585) 924-5435

An off track veterinary practice that will come to the track to do PPEs, or is available to do PPEs for horses on farms in the vicinity of the Finger Lakes Race Track,  is Henderson Equine Clinic, Avon NY  585-243-5560 The vets have advised us that it greatly enhances the PPE if you can be present when the vet exam is done. We understand, however, that is not always possible for out of town purchasers.  These vets will make credit card payment arrangements and call to discuss their findings with you.

Another off track veterinary practice that will do PPEs for horses on farms in the vicinity of the track, is Genesee Valley Equine Clinic: 585-889-1170.

Shippers: Based on or near the track:

Purchasers are responsible for arranging and paying for shipping a horse from the track to your location.

Dave Bonelli    585-370-1670; fully licensed and insured, will ship to most places in the eastern US including as far south as Florida, and the Carolinas.

Mary Honora Corke, City View Equestrian, East Bloomfield NY  (585)386-9338;  can go to Canada, will ship within 6 – 7 hour trip from Rochester, NY area, fully licensed and insured; can do overnight layups or short term boarding while waiting for paperwork or longer haul

Shippers: National companies who have shipped for FLF purchasers

Ferguson Equine Transport:  973-955-7280   https://www.fergusonequinetransportllc.com/

Dawn Oliva    text her at 407-421-7334.

S & S Equine Transport LLC. 203-984-2220. stuartblick43@gmail.com.  Based out of Montgomery, NY. Frequently ships to and from Finger Lakes, NYRA tracks, throughout NY State, and up and down the eastern seaboard. Will consider any shipping route.  Fully insured, DOT #. Has a two horse and new 2017 5 horse trailer.

Will Vidler, Sunny Acres Farm, Honeoye Falls, NY. 585-729-1918. williamv55@aim.com.   Based near the track, will ship all over, although during the Morgan horse show season has to prioritize shipping for his show stable.

Brookledge Horse Transportation 800-523-8143 (PA office); 800-331-0142 (Lexington KY office);  800-955-7654 (Ocala FL office);  multiple weekly trips to/from  NE and KY and Florida and points in between; also regular trips from NE to western states. Fully insured, US DOT#   Excellent reports from recent FLF purchasers

Lorraine Horse Transport. Based in Ocala, with offices in Elmont NY and Massachusetts; frequent trips to NY tracks and up and down the east coast. 352-622-2214. Fully insured, US DOT #. Excellent reviews from FLF affiliated purchasers.

M J Redding Transport 508-782-8064 ; based in Massachusetts, has shipped several horses from our listings to New England and to the Midwest, with excellent reviews   https://www.facebook.com/mjreddingtransport/

Vicki Henderson, Double HH Ranch Transport  517-673-9388.  Based in Michigan, will ship all over.

TAPP Horse Transportation (KY based)  859-873-5474

Pine Valley Acres Equine Transport (NJ based)   973-209-6101

Black Oak Farm and Horse Transport ( http://blackoakfarm.weebly.com/shipping.html) https://www.facebook.com/Blackoakfarm  frequent trips up and down northeast, especially to and from Florida, will make stops and drop off in between

Carpenter and Lee (Jerry Carpenter) 443-622-4820  or littledancin@yahoo.com

D & L Transport, David  and Brandi Tanner  352-207-2430 or 352- 895-1864.  https://www.facebook.com/DandLTransportCo.   Based out of Florida, frequent trips up and down northeast, will make stops and drop off in between; excellent reports on service and horse care from recent FLF purchasers

Rex  Connelly 352.804.8574, based in Florida, frequent trips up and down east coast, can take 6 at a time

Michael Henn, based in PA, trips throughout NE and south to Florida and points in between. 570-665-0769

Heather: heather@slgl.com  private shipper with 4 horse gooseneck; will ship from Finger Lakes to New England area

You can also try the travelinghorse website to ask for a quote and dates for your route. Some of our volunteers have had excellent experiences with finding quick, good, competitively priced shipping through this site of reputable professional shippers. http://www.travelinghorse.com/request-transport-quotes

 

Shippers to and from Canada:

Ecclestone Horse Transport — regular trips from Ontario to NY and other locations in the Northeast US; also has a location in Michigan. https://www.ehorsetrans.com/   Office/Dispatch: 1-844-EHORSET (1-844-346-7738)

Mary Mykytyn  613-867-7447  or US cell:  214-789-0817  mykytyn@rogers.com

Perry Transport  905-859-0333  www.perryt.com

International Horse Transport 905-584-2202  www.inthorse.com