Located at Finger Lakes Race Track, Farmington, NY
What a sweetheart! This mare has been a volunteer favorite ever since we first saw her last November right at the end of the meet, and this season when we visited the track we always made a point to go visit her and cuddle with her as she put her beautiful head in our arms and soaked up the affection. “Stoney” just wants to be loved on and pampered with treats! Because she is so sound and sturdy her trainer has been racing her frequently, but when he told us that at the end of this Finger Lakes season at the end of October, he will finally let her go on to a well deserved retirement and new career, we were ecstatic. But if someone doesn’t step up, he will just keep on racing her next year. She so deserves a new life. She is very well put together, with a strong shoulder, solid chest, and strong hind end. She has very clean legs, and is a lovely light and balanced mover. And what a wonderful temperament! Her trainer couldn’t find a lead rope, so he just grabbed a stall guard, hooked it onto her halter, she said “whatever,” and did whatever he asked. She jogged politely with this contrived lead hooked under her chin, unlike most of the race horses who have chains over their nose or in their mouth. And she just kept up her unflappable good behavior as her trainer waved at other people, chatted, and dropped his phone on the ground, turned her around, and stooped to pick it up. She was already done up in wraps by the time we got to her barn for photos, but last year we saw her unwrapped and felt her legs, which were cold and tight, and picked up her feet, which are good and strong. As a testament to her multidisciplinary appeal, the group of us who saw her included a show hunter rider, an eventer, and a barrel racer — and all of us thought she was great, and could excel in our different disciplines. She has been a good honest racehorse, with 6 wins, 7 seconds, 9 thirds, and over $155,000 in earnings. She is by Bustin Stones, a son of City Zip. We have placed many of Bustin Stones’ offspring over the last few years, and they tend to be athletic, with good brains and even temperaments. We know of Bustin Stones offspring that are succeeding in new careers ranging from barrels to trails, and eventing, jumping and show hunters as well. Stone Supplier’s dam sold for over $200,000 as a two year old, and she is by Mr. Greeley, a son of Gone West, and is out of a mare by the great Derby winner Ferdinand.
This mare is a true gem and end of season bargain!
Price: $1500 negotiable
Contact: Luis Gutierrez 585-880-5622 (call, no texts — between 11 am and 1 pm is often a good time to reach him)
Additional contact person (to help with the difficulty of reaching Mr. Gutierrez): Alex Hillegass 484-896-8754
A pre-purchase exam is always recommended. For information about on track veterinary practices available to do PPEs, please see the post pinned to the top of our FB page or the How to Buy menu tab on our website.