Located at Finger Lakes Race Track, Farmington, NY. We first offered Ganache last year, before her owner/trainer decided to keep her over the winter to try racing her again this year. Last year, we thought she was hands down one of the top upper level eventing prospects we listed — and now that she has matured as a 4 year old, we are just as enthusiastic about her unlimited potential. Two new volunteers also got to see her this time, and they too were ecstatic about her as a sport horse prospect. As one of them said “I am besotted with this filly!” Her trainer says she is very sound and has stamina for days, and loves to gallop, but she lacks the speed to be competitive in the sprint races that predominate at Finger Lakes — she has had 8 starts and has yet to hit the board. Her trainer thinks she will be a cross country machine, going, and going, and loving it! He gallops her, and says she is great to ride, very fluid and forward. He said she can gallop two miles and come back not even blowing or sweating. Cross-country machine indeed! She has a great shoulder, good hind end, balanced athletic frame, and she is a very good mover. For her jog video she showed off a very light ground covering trot with spring to her step. We were told that other exercise riders also love to gallop her, and she always gets positive attention when she goes to the track for morning exercise, because of her flowing beautiful movement and stamina and love of galloping. The trainer says that Ganche is a classy and smart horse who figures things out quickly. He reported that over this past winter, they set up a jump in the indoor arena at the farm and after she knocked the rail on her first try, she quickly understood what she had to do and the next times over it she adjusted her stride, rocked back, snapped her knees, and went over it smoothly. She has a lot of forward energy, so she will be better suited for an experienced rider with sporting ambitions. Ganache prefers a situation where she can be turned out to the confinement she must live with at the track. Her trainer has had her on a farm over several winters, and reports that she turns out well with other horses and loves the turn out life and is more settled and happy with turn out than at the track. Ganache’s connections have placed several horses who have succeeded at upper levels of eventing,, or in dressage, and she is very good at predicting their aptitude for particular new careers. So when she says this filly will be a great eventer, it is worth listening! Ganache is sired by Teuflesberg, who is from Hennessy/Devil’s Bag/Halo lines, and her dam is from Riverman/Grey Dawn sire lines. These are stout European lines that have produced many horses that have been very successful in jumping oriented careers.
Contact: Lauren Linn 585-867-1157