Located on a farm in Victor NY very close to Finger Lakes Race Track.
There’s nothing puzzling at all to figure out about this cutie! She’s sweet, well behaved, an all-around good girl to handle and work with, sound and clean legged, and WOW is she well bred, coming from one of the greatest female families in the US TB stud book. Puzzle has nicely balanced conformation with a strong shoulder and deep girth, and she is still growing and likely to wind up bigger than her current height. Her trainer reports that Puzzle is very sound, and we observed clean legs. Lightly raced, with 1 win and 3 thirds in 7 starts, Puzzle won at the MSW level last year, but has not run well in her 2 races this year, so the owner does not want to keep going with her. Puzzle was very well behaved, curious and cuddly for her photo session on a brisk very cold morning, and we had a young teenager with us who asked if she could handle Puzzle, and then walked and jogged her and ran her hands all over her and snuggled with her and then rewarded her perfect behavior with many much-appreciated peppermints. Puzzle has no limitations for any new discipline. She showed very nice light and balanced movement for her jog video. With her smaller stature she could do polo or barrels, but she will grow and could also be a great H/J or eventing prospect for a teen or smaller adult working with a trainer. But we also think breeders should be very interested in Puzzle — a rare opportunity at a bargain price to buy into a filly line bred to La Troienne from the Numbered Account/Dance Number/Get Lucky branch of a very high quality family that has regularly produced Hall of Fame members, KY Derby winners, Eclipse champions, Breeder’s Cup winners, millionaires, graded stakes winners in every generation. Puzzle is in-bred to the great broodmare Get Lucky. She is sired by Brethren, a Distorted Humor son who is a half-brother to Derby winner Super Saver, both out of Supercharger, a daughter of that great broodmare Get Lucky, who produced multiple grade 1 stakes winners and whose daughters have been multiple graded stakes producers. And on the dam side, Puzzle’s dam Atrea, by Storm Cat, is a granddaughter of Get Lucky, and Atrea sold for $450,000 as a broodmare. Puzzle’s dam is already a stakes producer, and has daughters with some very promising young runners on the track, and her second dam is a graded stakes producer. The third dam is, as we said, the great Get Lucky, and the 4th dam is Grade 1 winner Dance Number, and the 5th dam is the Hall of Famer member Numbered Account by Buckpasser. Mares from this female family often go for high 5 fr six figures at breeding stock auctions, so this puts into perspective what an amazing bargain Puzzle presents for breeders.
Contact: Karen Barrow 585-415-1152 (text preferred)