Eeek! Made the call about Florida Quaker. We'll see what owner has to say.
Hope it works out for both of you! I am not a mare person but she caught my eye right away b/c she exudes so much power... and the wise eye she has! I joked that if I were to get her (via a winning lottery ticket) I would hand her over to someone else... like my friend/coach who taught me how to ride!
So last Thursday we made a trip to the track to watch the races. I brought along my camera and tried to get some neat photos from the stands. Among the FLF racing were Senegal, Six Roses Gone, Dazzling Derek, Regal Encounter, and YNV Me so I thought I'd post some racing pics of them that I took
Shannon, thanks for the great pictures!
Wow, look at that trot on YNVMe! I saw her move on a lunge line at a farm last summer, and I thought she was a lovely mover -- this picture really shows that. With that reach and flat knees she should light up the hunter ring! The poor girl had two years off taking it easy, but since no one stepped up to give her a good forever home her last year, her owner/trainer felt she had to put her back to racing work. Surely there must be someone out there who loves flashy red mares as much as I do (but who doesn't already have her stalls and hands full with 3 Finests).
Magic Cocktail is only three, so he will grow. Yes, he is indeed a well balanced cutie!
Thanks for the bumps, Shannon and J! There will soon be yet three more horses posted from our Monday trip, plus videos for several of them.
I didn't get to see them all, but one that I did see, Madeline's Melody, is just lovely, and so quiet and sweet. I see major show hunter potential here, with her quality looks. And the other team was raving about Celebrating Sarah, who is by Aptitude out of an Awesome Again mare, and is a half sister to a stakes winner.
Another one to be posted soon is a very sweet and pretty and completely sound 3 yo filly with only one race -- Unhook My Sarong. Watch out for her (although we need to go back to get full conformation photos).
With two already placed, and new listings starting to come, Finger Lakes Finest Thoroughbreds is indeed fully back in the saddle for 2012!
oo hes a little on the small side but nice and compact
for those of us who like to be closer to the ground than the clouds... he is perfect. Looks a lot like Cuervo, though this guy has better looking bone than my boy. Plus, he'll grow as he is only 3y. I saw his name and thought, if that lottery ticket I bought to day pays off... first the farm, then the second FLF... Magic Cocktail just has to come home (Magic Cocktail, Take Me Flying... I sense a psychodelic theme here...) LSD Farms???? (*just kidding*)... more like, Tiki Bar Ranch... hahahahahaha...
I thought I would testify for Unhook My Sarong... her half brother (by Hook and Ladder) is at my stable, and last summer in a 4-show series got either champion or reserve in the baby greens at every show! I've also seen him do the 3' jumpers and he got either reserve or champion.
SO many lovely horses! Someone take a look at Jethro and take that lovely boy home!! He looks like he could be a nice husband horse with his big size or maybe a lovely hunter type with his beautiful face and topline <3 <3
I love the look of Jethro! But $3000?! You've got to be kidding right?! I often wonder when looking at organizations like this one and CANTER how the trainers think their prices are valid? Everyone's talking about how bad this economy is, horses are being abandoned and starved, and they want that price tag for a track trained tb that may have issues or soundness probs?! Look at all the classified sites, there are retrained tbs with show miles going for less. It's funny too how the price goes higher if the horse is tall or nicely colored/marked. If they really want to find them homes, price them realistically.