It was a quiet couple of months for Finger Lakes Finest Thoroughbreds Inc., a non-profit organization that has been helping trainers rehome racehorses at the Finger Lakes Race Track in Farmington, New York since 2012. Like many, the COVID-19 pandemic put a halt to their usual operations of taking prospective buyers to the track to see horses and visiting and photographing horses to list on their website and Facebook page.
We’re delighted to see that the good folks at Finger Lakes Finest are back in action in some capacity — volunteers are not currently allowed at the track, but they’re still helping trainers to place horses by receiving listings from them and sharing them on their very active Facebook page. See something you like? Scoop ’em up quick!
Here’s a really cute filly with an extra cute nickname: “Moostash” is called such because of a little white marking on her upper lip that dots her otherwise nearly black coat. Moostash is sweet and sound, but was bred for the turf rather than dirt. Finger Lakes doesn’t run turf races, but this four-year-old isn’t showing enough speed anyway for her trainer to bother shipping her out to a different track to try it and figures she may as well find her a different career instead. Hmm, I can think of at least one other equestrian discipline that might fit the bill …
After two starts where she showed no talent for racing, Wise Nobility is looking for a second career away from the track. Her trainer reports that she’s on the higher energy side, but gallops in a snaffle. She can be slow to warm up to new people at first, so she’ll do best in a situation where she can have her own person. Many know that when you gain the trust of a good mare they will jump the moon for you and Wise Nobility seems like she could be that sort.
Grey lovers are sure to be swooning over this guy! Toyshop is a beautifully built an eye-catching seven-year-old who has made 16 career stars and hit the board a few times to earn $34,325 for his connections. “Ghost,” as he’s aptly nicknamed, is a lively and spirited ride as well as a beautiful mover according to his exercise rider. He’s a homebred of his owner too, so a good second home is a must for this well-loved guy!