Located at Finger Lakes Race Track, Farmington, NY (near Rochester)
Bella Bay is described by her handler as a very sweet and friendly filly. We got to experience that first hand: while our volunteer was writing down information about her as she was being brushed in her stall, Bella started nuzzling us, begging to be stroked, and we of course complied. Bella Bay won in her most recent race just a few days before we met her, her second win in 12 starts, and her connections do not think she will be successful in the next level of competition, so they want to find her a new career where her sweetheart personality and laid back demeanor will bring joy to her new person. Bella has very solid bodied and balanced conformation, and since she is only 3 she is likely to grow more, and is going to be quite a good sized mare. Her trainer says she is sound, but she does have small osselets that do not bother her. She also has scars on the front of her back ankles, from an incident when she was a two year old, when she slipped on a wet road and scraped her rear ankles down to the bone. She moved a bit high hocked behind for her jog video, and her trainer says this is just how she goes. While Bella may not be the horse for those of you who want pristine legs and hunter quality movement, we think she is the ideal horse for those who value a sweet personality and a big heart and eagerness to do the job. She is a half sister (same dam) to two horses we know well, owned by friends of our volunteers, and they are both amazing horses. Her half brother, known as Jump, is famous around the track — he seamlessly transitioned week to week from ponying horses on the track on racing days, to being ridden by a young girl at local hunter shows and pleasure classes on the weekends. If Bella Bay is anything like the other horses produced by her dam, she is going to give some lucky person many years of all around fun — we can see her being the type of horse to enjoy hunter paces, trails, and low level jumping, just like her brother Jump. She is a well bred filly, especially for jumping discipines. Her sire is Effinex, who ran second to American Pharoah in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, and he is a son of Mineshaft (AP Indy line). Her dam, Just a Bella, is by Cryptoclearance (Fappiano) out of a Northern Baby mare. Northern Baby is one of the all time top sires of steeplechasers and TB jumpers.
Contact: Katlynn Gutterson 585-683-9854 (text preferred)