Horse Stats
Name: Hilarious Hero
Barn Name: Hero
Age: 2013
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16.2 hh
Color: Bay
Adoption Fee: $400
Location: Laurelville, OH
Race Stats
Total Starts: 69
Total Earnings: $114,478
Last Race: 6/7/18
Sire: Deweycheatumnhowe
Dam: Paycheck Lavec
Other Notable Pedigree: Mr Lavec
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Hilarious Hero is a tall 5 year old gaited gelding with fabulous manners on the ground and under saddle. With his size and attitude, Hero certainly  has the potential to excel in the police field.  Hero is easygoing and a pleasure to work with, standing quietly on the crossties for all aspects of his care, including farrier-work and baths. He loads/ships well and has no bad habits. 


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.