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FInger Lakes Finest Thoroughbreds 2012 Trainer Listings

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  • My opinion is that if you are in the market for a very flashy tall horse, from a trainer with a good reputation, and you can afford it, this horse is probably well worth it. He is very striking and will stand out and be remembered in the ring. If not, then there are plenty of other horses out there. This trainer has a fine reputation and I am sure has put thought behind his asking price. He has sold quite a few horses through the listing service and people have been quite happy with the horses they have obtained. I am not sure people bickering here over an asking price is really even neccessary. No one is making anyone call or go look at the horse.

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    • Originally posted by tradewind View Post
      My opinion is that if you are in the market for a very flashy tall horse, from a trainer with a good reputation, and you can afford it, this horse is probably well worth it. He is very striking and will stand out and be remembered in the ring. If not, then there are plenty of other horses out there. This trainer has a fine reputation and I am sure has put thought behind his asking price. He has sold quite a few horses through the listing service and people have been quite happy with the horses they have obtained. I am not sure people bickering here over an asking price is really even neccessary. No one is making anyone call or go look at the horse.
      Yikes! I knew posting AD might get questions on the price... but wowsers, knowing the trainer and the fact he listed a nice young prospect that will transition nicely into a nice show horse - AD is worth a look.

      do a ppe, something there, negotiate. i would love to buy him... i just don't have the room and honestly... i wouldn't get a ppe either lol I have a horse from Jared and tradwind sums it up beautifully!!!!!!!

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        The pricing issue is a difficult one for trainers at the track. Some legitimately fear that if they price too low either people will think there is something wrong with the horse or the wrong type of people will set forward. Indeed, in escorting potential buyers around the track, I have too often had them ask "what's wrong" with a particular horse that is priced very low, adn then they have a hard time believing the true answer is "nothing, the trainer just needs the stall for a better racehorse."
        It has been my experience in my dealings with the trainers at the track that when they know they have a very nice, attractive, well conformed, athletic, sound horse with great potential for the show ring, and the horse is still capable of racing and bringing in some checks, so they are not in desperate need of filling the stall with another horse, and it is a horse they really love and want to make sure goes to a knowledgeable home that can bring out and enjoy the horse's potential, they list on the high side. They do this for several reasons, including: discourage tire kickers and potential homes who might not be suitable for the horse; test the waters so they can see if the horse's non-racing resale value is on the high side while they continue to race the horse and hopefully it brings in some more money for them; leave room for cash negotation with a buyer who is truly serious, with excellent references and well qualified to give the horse an outstanding new home where it will be retrained for a show discipline.
        I'm with others who have expressed the view that if you like the horse but aren't even interested in looking at that price, then just pass, don't try to discourage others from seriously considering the horse, and then please take a good look at other great prospects offered at different prices.
        AD is truly gorgeous and special; I have been visiting and admiring him since last summer when his trainer first mentioned him to us, including saying at that time he was an outstanding show prospect -- but would wait to list since he was running well enough to bring home 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place checks in almost every start He is, IMHO, worth every bit as much of his asking price as a green, untested European 4 or 5 yo warmblood without any show record is for their much, much higher asking price.
        The Finger Lakes Finest Trainer Listing Service
        http://fingerlakesfinesttbs.com
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        • I dont know why you told me yikes jollytrak, I was supporting the price and your postion...you need to reread my post.

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          • I dont know why you told me yikes jollytrak, I was supporting the price and your postion...you need to reread my post.
            yikes to those that are over the price of very nice prospect!

            my second sentence acknowledged we're on the same page
            I have a horse from Jared and tradewind sums it up beautifully!!!!!!!
            again, if i had the space, i would have been on the phone and not posting about him

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            • I really don't understand what some people get out of discouraging people they have never met from buying a horse they will never go look at.
              The Noodlehttp://tiny.cc/NGKmT&http://tiny.cc/gioSA
              Jinxyhttp://tiny.cc/PIC798&http://tiny.cc/jinx364
              Boy Wonderhttp://tiny.cc/G9290
              The Hana is nuts! NUTS!!http://tinyurl.com/SOCRAZY

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              • Originally posted by meupatdoes View Post
                I really don't understand what some people get out of discouraging people they have never met from buying a horse they will never go look at.
                I was in no way discouraging anyone from buying him, I was simply stating my surprise at his pricing, considering I have been searching for another OTTB for some time now and the prices I have found have been MUCH lower, from horses on the track to those already let down and restarted. From a resale point, at his price, I personally think it would be hard to make much money.

                If someone is set on buying this horse, and has the money to spend, I doubt a stranger on a bb is going to have any effect on their decision.
                My CANTER cutie Chip and IHSA shows!
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                • Does anyone know why Wolfgang had a vet scratch the other day?
                  Nothing better than an OTTB.... Just Plan Partners,Penny, you have stolen my heart<3

                  http://secondchancethoroughbreds.org

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                  • Linda Dixon must have a huge barn. She has a lot listed.
                    My OTTB and Finger Lakes Finest, Sunny Boy 'n Ben E and the old man, Salvator.

                    Check out Second Chance Thoroughbreds and like us on Facebook!

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                    • I see Saratoga Cowboy is for sale
                      Nothing better than an OTTB.... Just Plan Partners,Penny, you have stolen my heart<3

                      http://secondchancethoroughbreds.org

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                      • King's Fez is my type!

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                        • Originally posted by ThoroughbredFancy View Post
                          King's Fez is my type!
                          Me too! I had a hard time moving on to take more pictures because he is all that I love in a horse. I really hope that when he's sold I can follow his new career. Someone should have a super time with him.

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                          • Originally posted by SEPowell View Post
                            Me too! I had a hard time moving on to take more pictures because he is all that I love in a horse. I really hope that when he's sold I can follow his new career. Someone should have a super time with him.
                            When I went up to meet Dave, he showed me all of his horses. I was most taken with King's Fez. He wasn't ready to part with him at the time and I didn't end up getting a horse off the track at all that day. Had he been for sale, I definitely would have brought him home then. I don't have any empty stalls now, unfortunately. He was an incredibly athletic horse and a definite upper level prospect in my eyes.

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                            • Originally posted by Merle View Post
                              When I went up to meet Dave, he showed me all of his horses. I was most taken with King's Fez. He wasn't ready to part with him at the time and I didn't end up getting a horse off the track at all that day. Had he been for sale, I definitely would have brought him home then. I don't have any empty stalls now, unfortunately. He was an incredibly athletic horse and a definite upper level prospect in my eyes.
                              I saw Dave yesterday and he told me he has already had a few calls about King's Fez but he's not quite ready to sell him. Maybe by the time he is you'll have room for him.

                              I wonder if this will be like prying Mikey out of his hands? It may be harder since King's Fez is a homebred. Dave cracks me up.

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                              • The longer he hangs on to Mikey, the better chance of him coming home with me...That horse gives off the best vibes through a picutre..I would bet every cent I have ever made, and every cent I ever will that he will be the most fabulous horse for someone.

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                                • Originally posted by tradewind View Post
                                  The longer he hangs on to Mikey, the better chance of him coming home with me...That horse gives off the best vibes through a picutre..I would bet every cent I have ever made, and every cent I ever will that he will be the most fabulous horse for someone.
                                  Multiply everything you feel from the picture by 10! He is the sweetheart of the century.

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                                  • Originally posted by JumpingAddict93 View Post
                                    I see Saratoga Cowboy is for sale
                                    Went and looked on the rochester craigslist after reading this and found the ad. He looks great, a lot better than when I saw him xmas eve and in his auction rescue picture. From the description he sounds like a really nice horse for somebody.

                                    http://rochester.craigslist.org/grd/3199186596.html

                                    Christa

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                                    • Originally posted by Christa P View Post
                                      Went and looked on the rochester craigslist after reading this and found the ad. He looks great, a lot better than when I saw him xmas eve and in his auction rescue picture. From the description he sounds like a really nice horse for somebody.

                                      http://rochester.craigslist.org/grd/3199186596.html

                                      Christa
                                      He looks better than ever! I'm so glad he ended up with this person. She seems to really care and is definitely looking out for his best interests. Thank you Christa P for posting this good news.

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                                      • Originally posted by To the MAX View Post
                                        I was in no way discouraging anyone from buying him, I was simply stating my surprise at his pricing, considering I have been searching for another OTTB for some time now and the prices I have found have been MUCH lower, from horses on the track to those already let down and restarted. From a resale point, at his price, I personally think it would be hard to make much money.

                                        If someone is set on buying this horse, and has the money to spend, I doubt a stranger on a bb is going to have any effect on their decision.
                                        There have been horses where people were considering buying them, and COTHers who had never and would never come out to see the horse weighed in with all of their opinions, and the person pulled out. I know because I was standing there at the track with the horse trailer asking "Do I load it or not?" and was told, "Nope. Leave it."

                                        A lot of people post on the internet thinking real life people couldn't possibly be real life affected by what they are posting.

                                        Btw, my first ottb I bought for $3,700 and sold six months later for $30k. May not be a whole lot of money, but it was enough for me.
                                        The Noodlehttp://tiny.cc/NGKmT&http://tiny.cc/gioSA
                                        Jinxyhttp://tiny.cc/PIC798&http://tiny.cc/jinx364
                                        Boy Wonderhttp://tiny.cc/G9290
                                        The Hana is nuts! NUTS!!http://tinyurl.com/SOCRAZY

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                                        • REALLY wish I had somewhere to park a nice project TB close by. DD is at the perfect point to take one with a brain and put the miles on it to resell.
                                          If you love me let me go....

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