Horse Stats
Name: First Break Up
Barn Name: Bobby
Age: 2015
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16 hh
Color: Bay
Adoption Fee: $700
Location: Covington, LA
Race Stats
Total Starts: 3
Highlights: Winner
Total Earnings: $5,700
Last Race: 7/6/2019
Sire: Break Up
Dam: Foxy Elena
Other Notable Pedigree: Forty Niner, Boundary, Fappiano, Northern Dancer, Storm Cat, Danzig, Mr. Prospector
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This heartthrob is no heartbreaker!

Adventurous, adorable and affectionate, “Bobby” is the boy you’ll never break up with! This handsome, lightly raced boy is ready to start a new career!

A happy-go-lucky, bright-eyed bay with a fun spiky mane, Bobby walks, trots, and canters happily around the ring and hacks out boldly on the trails. Bobby has been in our program for several weeks and has shown to be a star pupil. A total honor student, Bobby came well- balanced and knowing his leads and has been a quick study when it comes to cavaletti work. Overall, Bobby is a relaxed horse under saddle and takes to new situations in a very thoughtful manner with little to no drama or antics.

Due to an old knee injury, this former jock has had a change in sports careers and will shine in the dressage ring and on the trails.

Super easy on the ground, this heartthrob stole the hearts of all the girls at camp and they showered him with kisses all summer long. He stands patiently for the farrier and for grooming, and he thoroughly enjoys a bath on a hot day. He also plays well with others and is a middleman in the field. Bobby comes with no vices and a lovable personality. 

Bobby’s bright blaze and two front Bobby Sox make him stand out and is ready to hit the trails or the dressage ring with an intermediate level rider.



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.