Horse Stats
Name: Hot Perfection
Barn Name: McDreamy
Age: 2014
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16.3 hh
Color: Bay
Adoption Fee: $500
Location: Lexington, KY
Race Stats
Total Starts: 19
Highlights: Winner
Total Earnings: $68,109
Last Race: 5/27/19
Sire: Unusual Heat
Dam: Practicaly Perfect
Other Notable Pedigree: Northern Dancer, Pleasantly Perfect, Pleasant Colony, Roberto, Princequillo, Deputy Minister, Mr. Prospector, Affirmed
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“Pick me. Choose me. Love me.”

While we might have borrowed that line from the show from which he received his barn name, “McDreamy” (Grey’s Anatomy), we’re pretty sure those would be Hot Perfection’s exact sentiments if he could talk!

McDreamy is the definition of “tall, dark and handsome.” Better yet, he sports an excellent, easy-going temperament to match his dashing good looks. Coming to us all the way from California, McDreamy totally has that “cool surfer dude vibe” that all the girls fall in love with (and we’re hoping you will too!).

Don’t think this pretty boy is too good for a romp around in the paddock however! Hot Perfection LOVES his turnout time and his turnout mate (they are BFFs!). Sometimes he is so excited to go out that he stall walks with anticipation when he knows it’s time to go out, and he tries to skip dinner (he gets a breakfast and lunch to make sure he’s still getting all his nutrition!). 

With a modest 19 starts, McDreamy could go in any direction with additional training and time! He needs additional time and slow work to heal his suspensories, but you would never know that there’s a thing bothering him! He has an uphill build that can feel very ‘jumper-y’ when he’s put together, and he can also plunk around in an easy jog if you want. He shows adjustability, but is learning to soften in his mouth more and beginning to get the hang of stretching through his topline long and low.

McDreamy would do best with an experienced rider, who can help him to continue to develop and balance, while still being quiet, soft and supple through their aids.



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.