TOUCH OF NIRVANA, 2017 15.2-3h chestnut filly
Located at Finger Lakes Race Track, Farmington, NY
A total sweetheart, Touch of Nirvana is the opposite of the chestnut mare stereotype. Her handler says she is very good to be around, to groom, to handle, to ride — a filly that aims to please and has no bad habits or vices, who loves to tuck into her hay, and to get carrots and attention. She has a beautifully balanced build, and the sweetest face. After her last workout at the end of April, Touch of Nirvana came back with a bit of heat in her right front, so her trainer had her fully evaluated and x-rayed. The x-rays of front knees and ankles were all clean, and the heat and soreness soon went away. But since she wasn’t showing enough aptitude for racing, with only 1 win in 12 races, the owner decided she deserved to find a new career. On the day we saw her, her legs were clean and cold, and she showed off a very cute light toe pointing trot. Her handler said she had just been hand walking the shed row for a few weeks, and she was worried that she might be frisky when brought out to jog for us — but Touch of Nirvana was perfectly behaved, soaking up the attention while standing quietly, and jogging politely. She has the smaller stature, balanced build, and light on her feet qualities coveted for polo, but we also think she could do any new discipline. She certainly has the pedigree to be a sport horse. Her sire, Tapiture, is a son of Tapit out of a mare with Private Account and Nasrullah in her pedigree. Touch of Nirvana’s dam, Holy Touch, is by Touch Gold, a Deputy Minister son, out of a mare by Holy Bull.
Price: $1200 negotiable
Contact: Katlynn Gutterson 585-683-9854 (text or call, but please do not call after 8 pm)