Welcome back to the Finger Lakes Race Track in Farmington, New York! As one of the northernmost Thoroughbred race tracks in the United States, Finger Lakes has recently resumed live racing after their annual winter break. With the return of horses, trainers, and competition, so follows the local Thoroughbred rehoming organization Finger Lakes Finest Thoroughbreds Inc.
Volunteers from Finger Lakes Finest (FLF) recently posted their first group of available horses this season. Here are three that we think could make nice eventing prospects:
Can you call a mare hunky? This muscly girl is a homebred who’s very well-loved by her connections and has had the same owner and trainer her entire life. She has raced solely at Finger Lakes and has enjoyed time off from racing with turnout at her owners farm each winter before heading back to the track in the spring. Holly has raced once so far this year and in that race she dwelt at the gate and lagged behind the field, letting her connections know that she wasn’t particularly interested in this racing business anymore. She remains sound and clean-legged, though seems a bit foot sore in her jog video.
Holly has a full sister, Mom’s Chance, who we featured in a 2016 edition of OTTB Wishlist and has gone on to compete in the 2007 Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeover and be a lovely dressage mount for her owner. With the exception of being almost two hands shorter, Holly looks very similar to her sister both in their coloring and conformation.
This three-year-old is just back from his trainer’s farm where he spent the winter. He didn’t show a ton of aptitude for racing during his training last year and his connections were hoping that he’d come back from vacation this year ready to rock. However, it’s clear now that he just doesn’t like the environment at the track and therefore isn’t thriving. For this reason, Power Fixture remains unraced and ready to find a second career.
With his long legs and flashy movement, Power Fixture is going to be quite impressive-looking once he’s off the track and fills out. With the Pulpit and A.P. Indy sire line, this is your chance to get a great deal on a good-looking horse with sporty bloodlines.
Dr. Sin Dee has a single career start on her record and she finished the race in dead last. She has remained on the racetrack since then, however, as a safe and easy mount for newcomers to learn how to exercise racehorses. Therefore despite not having raced since last November, “Cindy” still has official workouts on record as recently as last week.
Cindy may yet grow a bit taller, but even so, she’d make a great mount for someone looking for an in-your-pocket partner. This young filly has a sweet personality to match her cute face and petite structure and the FLF volunteers were impressed by how polite and quite she was.