Horse Stats
Name: Goren
Barn Name: Goren
Age: 2015
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16.3+ hh
Color: Bay
Adoption Fee: $1,000 plus $100 donation
Location: Lexington, KY
Race Stats
Total Starts: 8
Highlights: Winner
Total Earnings: $45,455
Last Race: 3/22/19
Sire: More Than Ready
Dam: Tensas Punch
Other Notable Pedigree: War Front, Halo, Danzig, Rubiano, A.P. Indy, Fappiano, Seattle Slew
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Selling for over one million dollars at the Fasig-Tipton sale in 2017, this handsome hunk of a gelding definitely has an air of class about him that not all horses have. Goren is a sturdy, good-looking guy with a royal elegance. Despite being recently gelded and treated like a prince, he has kind expression and quiet confidence that entrances everyone who works with him. An avid lover of cookies, kisses, and being praised, Goren enjoys being loved. The only one who loves Goren more than us is Goren himself.

Under saddle, Goren shows a tremendous amount of talent, but he likes to make sure that you’re worthy of his partnership too! Goren has shown that he has top-notch movement, as he will march around, flicking his toes with lofty suspension when he is lunged or moving at liberty (he’ll seize any chance to show off!). Under saddle, he likes to play with the bit and wiggle around, trying to test his rider to see if he can get a rise out of them. For an advanced, confident rider who has a sense of humor and patience, Goren is an easy, fun, smooth, elegant ride.

Goren does have a Grade 4 paralysis of his left arytenoid, so he would likely be most successful in a low-level career, but he does not have a significant audible sound in work, and he does not demonstrate exercise-induced lethargia. Goren does not think he has any limits though, and we know he is not capable of putting out anything less than extraordinary talent, so he just needs his perfect partner to develop him to his fullest potential!


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, we set a fee that will ultimately help each horse find a home quickly. The program’s facilities are always at full capacity, which means we 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 in work with a professional trainer. New Vocations fully discloses each horse’s history and provides all available medical records, many of which include X-ray and ultrasounds.

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