Horse Stats
Name: Mach Cruz
Barn Name: Cruz
Age: 2013
Gender: Gelding
Height: 15.3 hh
Color: Bay
Adoption Fee: $500
Location: Laurelville, OH
Race Stats
Total Starts: 52
Total Earnings: $22,078
Last Race: 7/10/19
Sire: Mach Three
Dam: Costly Toy
Other Notable Pedigree:
  • 7J1A8862 fbp
  • 7J1A8867 fbp
  • 7J1A8872 fbp
  • 7J1A8878 fbp
  • 7J1A8882 fbp



Mach Cruz is a handsome 15.3 hand pacing gelding that is just six years old. This gorgeous guy had only 52 starts and was not going to continue to be competitive so was retired. He has transitioned well under saddle and has a fancy trot under saddle. He can really cover some ground. Mach Cruz has been easy to work with and very willing. This horse has a gorgeous head and eye and will keep people guessing as to what kind of breed he really is haha!! We can see Cruz going on to do many things from trail riding, showing on the flat, driving, foxhunting and an all around nice family horse. Cruz is kind and easy to work with and really likes people. He will bond wonderfully with the right person! With his balanced stature, Mach Cruz is going to be a perfect horse for almost anyone! Mach is currently trotting under saddle, but is also learning to canter and it has been easy for him to pick up. He has mastered trail obstacles as seen in his video as well as rides outside with no problem. He is going to make a fantastic all around horse for someone!  This horse is located in Hamilton, OH. 


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.