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  1. #1
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    Default FINGER LAKES AUCTION

    can someone tell me where the auction is going to be held? We would like to go but we're not sure where it's actually going to be held. Someplace on the back side maybe?

    Thank you!



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    It's going to be held right next to the Finger Lakes Adoption Center Barn. They have a big white tent up and about 3 of the portable barns set up.

    I hope you make it and can bring some friends.

    It's starts at 9 with registration and then the viewing. I think the actual auction starts at about 1 PM.
    Sue
    Back in my day, we didn't have as many warning labels because people weren't so dang stupid!



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    I think that, at last count, there were well over 60 horses. Some of the horses that we have talked about here are going to be auctioned, including Ernie Applesauce.

    It's supposed to be clear, and a little on the nippy side, so dress warmly. I'm looking forward to meeting many COTHers that I haven't met before.
    Originally Posted by Alagirl
    We just love to shame poor people...when in reality, we are all just peasants.



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    Saw Ernie Applesauce last week at the track...somebody has to take him home...he is ADORABLE!.

    On a different note....I'm taking My Brother John out on trial this week...I really like him, hopefully he will be my next lower level eventing prospect!

    Walked through the barns last week, and there are a ton of nice horses...I hope they all find nice homes!
    <3 Vinnie <3
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    I live in the area, but am staying far away! I don't need to be tempted.



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    Wish I could make it down for today! It is beautiful out-- clear skies and sunny. And I am sure there will be loads of gorgeous horses too.

    Hoping some COTHers come home with FL beasties!!!!
    We couldn't all be cowboys, so some of us are clowns.



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    Quote Originally Posted by BoysNightOut View Post
    On a different note....I'm taking My Brother John out on trial this week...I really like him, hopefully he will be my next lower level eventing prospect!
    Oooh! Oooh! Please post updates with lots of pictures- some of us live vicariously you know?! That is one nice horse!

    And Pinkpolowraps, wasn't it you or someone you knew who bought Adaptation? How is he doing?



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    Fingers crossed that we'll soon be hearing many happy stories!!
    Y'all ain't right!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Angela Freda View Post
    Oooh! Oooh! Please post updates with lots of pictures- some of us live vicariously you know?! That is one nice horse!
    Definitely will take lots of pictures and post them. I pick him up Wednesday evening, I'm so excited. I really hope it works out...I am such a sucker for small grays, lol, and he was adorable.. He was very friendly when I met him. :-)
    <3 Vinnie <3
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    First I want to offer my congratulations to BNO for taking My Brother John on trial. He is a very, very cute little guy and I hope he's everything you're hoping for and more!

    I spent the day at the auction, helping out along with other volunteers (several COTHers there) to get horses settled, seen and sold. Well, not so much the sold part. Sigh.

    It is a sad reflection of our economic times that these beautiful animals have virtually no worth. Many, many very nice animals were not sold, either because they didn't reach their reserve price or did not receive a single bid. Not even for $50! One track family brought 6 horses to the auction and only two of them sold. One of their fillies is gorgeous and a total love muffin. I COULD NOT BELIEVE she didn't sell! Other special horses (one drop dead gorgeous, sound gelding in particular) sold for less than $200. I am so very sad for everyone involved, but especially for the horses who now have uncertain fates.

    If anyone of you are considering acquiring a horse, or know someone who is, this is an excellent opportunity to contact the trainers who took horses home with them. Several of us who are involved in the Trainer's Listings (although I am speaking only for myself at this point) will avail ourselves to escort SERIOUS buyers around the backside of the racetrack to look at the horses that did not sell today as well as others who weren't in the auction, but are on the listings.

    I was fairly busy during the actual auction process so don't have an accurate handle on how many were sold (not enough) or for how much (very, very little), but I know that at least some of the sales were to people who will provide great homes/careers to their new charges.



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    I have to agree that so many very nice horses got passed on. I really had high hopes because the first few horses brought decent prices. I think horse #3 went for $1500.

    But on a good note, Ernie Applesauce went for $950 to a deserving home. Unfortunately that also says a lot when a lead pony sells for more $ than a lot of promising young yearlings and nice clean sound horses that just don't have the speed necessary to be a competitive race horse.

    I was sitting with Louise for a while and said I sure wished some of the horses in this sale had been available at the prices being passed on when I was 10 (or more)yrs younger. I'd have gladly taken a chance to buy a horse with a lot of potential for under $500.

    I do hope some of you do consider taking foundation mare up on her offer to go take a serious look at some of these horses. I don't think you'd be sorry.

    BTW, 'passed on' basically means they either didn't get a bid or didn't meet their reserve.
    Sue
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    It was a long, tiring and, ultimately, distressing day. As foundationmare says, there were too many beautiful animals who were not taken home. I think that all of us are worried and upset about the fate of these, and all of the horses ready to retire, at the track.

    We're leaving Ernie Applesauce up on the Trainer's Listings, by the way, because, though he did get bids, there is some question as to whether or not he met the reserve. We won't do anything with his listing until we know for sure.

    The plain fact of the matter is that these horses need help. Please pass along the location of the Trainer's Listings:
    http://fltrainerlist.proboards.com/index.cgi?

    and the Adoption Program:
    http://www.fingerlakestap.org/
    to everyone that you know.

    The Adoption Program is struggling to place horses, also, by the way. And each horse that is adopted leaves a stall behind for another horse that needs to find a home. I was over there, poking around, and there are some real sweethearts there. They all need their own person.
    Originally Posted by Alagirl
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    Oh no, this is not the update I wanted to see....
    I'm sooooo sorry that things didn't go well. We all had such high hopes. Crap, just, crap!
    Y'all ain't right!



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    Oh Louise, I agree, not the update I was hoping for.

    There are so many nice horses available, I could take several home with me every fall!

    Is there anything we can do to help you out? Do you have general flyers advertising the FL trainer's listings website and the FLTAP?
    We couldn't all be cowboys, so some of us are clowns.



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    Adaptation is doing very well, he's fat (well not fat but you know what I mean) and very happy. I just talked to my friend who owns him and she said that their training schedule is coming along really well. He's at a new barn now and is like a totally different horse.

    We went to the auction today and, like many of you, were so sad to watch so many horse come in the tent and leave without a single bid. I had my eye on two of them and would've bid if I had a place to keep both of them! They both went for about $900 each which was pretty high compared to the rest of them. Some people nearby where our family was sitting were buying alot of them (well it seemed like alot but I think it was only 3) not sure what was up wit that IYKWIM.



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    It kills me, my heart is breaking. I torture myself, knowing I cannot afford a horse right now but right before they announce the Powerball numbers I go "shopping" and fill my barn. Market View, Prado's Note, First Crack, Man of Motion, Satellite Problem are all on my wish list. I pass the listings on to friends I know who are looking - maybe someday it will be me....



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    Sheesh, that is depressing.
    The barn where my horse is has 5-6 horses 'for sale' free- all young, most only needs a little something done [gelding] that still keeps them in the 'steal' category.
    It's really, really depressing.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Louise View Post
    It was a long, tiring and, ultimately, distressing day. As foundationmare says, there were too many beautiful animals who were not taken home. I think that all of us are worried and upset about the fate of these, and all of the horses ready to retire, at the track.

    We're leaving Ernie Applesauce up on the Trainer's Listings, by the way, because, though he did get bids, there is some question as to whether or not he met the reserve. We won't do anything with his listing until we know for sure.

    The plain fact of the matter is that these horses need help. Please pass along the location of the Trainer's Listings:
    http://fltrainerlist.proboards.com/index.cgi?

    and the Adoption Program:
    http://www.fingerlakestap.org/
    to everyone that you know.

    The Adoption Program is struggling to place horses, also, by the way. And each horse that is adopted leaves a stall behind for another horse that needs to find a home. I was over there, poking around, and there are some real sweethearts there. They all need their own person.
    Ugh- this is distressing news. I had been praying today would offer opportunities for many horses to transition into new homes. The Finger Lakes horses are some of the best looking horses I've ever seen, many beautifully bred- just stunning horses!

    This is sad news.... Thank you Louise and FoundationMare, for your volunteerism and assistance to these wonderful horses! I hate the thought of the next passing months, and the end of the race meet in Dec.



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    Ugh, I was talking to Liz from Ledgewood tonight who was the vet there (she boards at my horse's barn), and she told me it wasn't good, that there were horses not even bid on. That's so sad....I walked the backstretch last week, and there were a ton of beauties!

    Not sure who was up for auction, but some of my favorites are Word Spinner, War Tale, Star's Valentine & Geneva Cross...such beautiful horses!

    Just so sad.

    Looking forward to My Brother John coming on trial with me this week....you can't beat an OTTB!
    <3 Vinnie <3
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    Airy Fairy, First Crack and Satellite Problem were sold!

    First Crack..who is gorgeous...went to a trainer who will continue to race her. She is an excellent caregiver and FC will be very, very well cared for. Ditto for Satellite Problem. Gorgeous horse, very well kept and he was sold (for $175.00) Yes, that's correct, to a good home in Bristol. TG he went to a good home, but, OMG, $175.00????

    Not such a good outcome for many others being offered today. I'm not expecting to sleep tonight.



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