Please support other area programs and facilities that help find good new homes for former racehorses from Finger Lakes. Should you feel that you are not ready to purchase a horse directly off of the track, some of these links may be helpful in finding a OTTB for you that has had some down time or some retraining.
Retired Racehorse Retraining Project is an excellent source of information about retraining off the track thoroughbreds. A Finger Lakes Finest horse, Solidify, was one of the featured horses in their first Trainer Challenge, and he showed how quickly a horse off the track can be retrained for a sport career.
Several of us have also found the book Beyond the Track, by Anna Ford, Program Director of the New Vocations racehorse adoption program, to be a valuable resource.