Horse Stats
Name: Mrs. Stinkman
Barn Name: Stella
Age: 2016
Gender: Mare
Height: 16.1 hh
Color: Bay
Adoption Fee: $500—NOW $250 until Dec. 31!
Location: Gansevoort, NY
Race Stats
Total Starts: 3
Highlights: Placed
Total Earnings: $7,966
Last Race: 5/10/2019
Sire: Cairo Prince
Dam: Luminaire Mystique
Other Notable Pedigree: Holy Bull, Storm Cat, Unbridled, Storm Bird, Mr. Prospector, Northern Dancer, Secretariat
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While Mrs. Stinkman, or as we call her “Stella,” may enjoy a good roll, from the moment she walked off the trailer we were amazed by her presence.  Stella has recently been restarted under saddle and continues to impress us every time out.   

Stella has been turned out alone and with other mares and does well in both environments.  She also is well-behaved on crossties and enjoys being groomed and fussed over.  Stella is looking for the perfect partner to start her second career with.  As she was recently restarted, Stella is currently only walk trotting and we will be working on the canter under saddle soon.  On a lunge line, Stella has a rhythmical canter and is working on her balance to the right.  Stella has a naturally balanced trot and enjoys stretching down and showing off her hunter movement. 

Stella is a clean slate with only 3 starts. Currently she is best suited for an advanced rider or an intermediate rider working with a trainer as she builds her confidence and learns the basics.  With her lovely movement, we can see her as Queen of the dressage court.



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