Horse Stats
Name: Baby I'm Blue
Barn Name: Blue
Age: 2014
Gender: Mare
Height: 16.0 hh
Color: Bay
Adoption Fee: $800
Location: Hummelstown, PA
Race Stats
Total Starts: 17
Highlights: Winner
Total Earnings: $35,148
Last Race: 6/16/18
Pedigree
Sire: Bluegrass Cat
Dam: Golden Ripples
Other Notable Pedigree: Grand Slam, Gone West, Storm Cat, A.P. Indy
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Description

Baby I’m Blue also known around the barn as Blue is an Athletic young mare. Blue is eligible for the 2019 RRP Thoroughbred Makeover. She is currently turned out with a group of mares. While she’s not the boss of the group, she’s certainly not a pushover. Blue is good to work with in the stall. We do tie her to the stall wall while grooming and tacking. She is currently wearing front shoes and barefoot behind. Blue has just recovered from an abscess in her right front hoof. She does not have any stall vices.
 
Under saddle, Blue is a forward and athletic girl. She demonstrates great potential for a competitive second career. Blue enjoys having a job and being “asked” not “told”. She has three lovely gaits. Blue has retired from racing with no known injuries and is suitable for both flatwork and jumping disciplines. She is “mareish”, so if you’re not a “mare lover” this girl is not for you. However, if you are confident advanced rider or trainer looking for a partner that has a ton of potential then she is your girl! She has no limitations and she is suitable for any discipline.
 

ADOPTION FEE POLICY

New Vocations’ adoption fees are intentionally set lower than the cost of buying most Thoroughbreds or Standardbreds through a private seller. In today’s market, it’s not unusual for horses coming right off the track to be listed for sale at a price between $2,000 and $5,000. At New Vocations, a fee is set for each horse that will ultimately help the horse find a home quickly. The program’s facilities are always at full capacity, which means the program cannot take in an additional horse until one is adopted. Adopters should be encouraged to know that by adopting a horse through New Vocations, they are actually helping two horses transition to careers outside of racing.

Additionally, adopters get great value for their money: The majority of the horses have been in the program for a minimum of 60 days. During that time, horses are rehabilitated (if needed), socialized with other horses, fully evaluated and worked with by a professional trainer. New Vocations fully discloses the history of each horse and provides all available medical records, many of which include X-ray and ultrasounds.

While adoption fees are low, it should be noted that the costs associated with the ongoing care and additional training for each horse post-adoption can be high. New Vocations hopes that by helping an adopter save money upfront that he or she will have more funds available to cover the ongoing costs of properly caring for a horse.