Horse Stats
Name: Nitro Fuel
Barn Name: Nitro
Age: 2015
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16.2 hh
Color: Bay
Adoption Fee: $1,000 plus a $1,500 donation — $500 plus $1,500 donation until Nov. 17!
Location: Hummelstown, PA
Race Stats
Total Starts: 11
Highlights:
Total Earnings: $7,440
Last Race: 9/8/2018
Pedigree
Sire: Pioneerof the Nile
Dam: Saturdaynightstrut
Other Notable Pedigree: Poineerof the Nile, Unbridled, Destorted Humor, AP Indy, Dixieland Band
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Description

Nitro is a top class horse. He is ready to go in any direction, don’t let this stunning son of Pioneerof the Nile get away! Nitro has a sporty athletic build suitable for any discipline. 

Around the barn Nitro is like a large puppy. He has a sweet disposition and a big heart. Nitro loves to cuddle and will do just about anything for a peppermint. He has good ground manners and is easy to lead in and out of the barn. Nitro is currently turned out in a small field with another gelding. He gets along well with others and is easy going in turnout. Nitro stands well for the farrier and currently wears front shoes. He has a good hoof wall. He enjoys bath time and any other form of attention. 

Under saddle, Nitro is a lovely ride. He has a nice ground covering trot, and rhythmical canter. He flats in a smooth full-cheek snaffle, and has a soft mouth. Nitro is responsive to the aids and continues to work on straightness and relaxation. He is retired sound with no known injuries. Nitro has already had his down time on his donor’s farm since his last race. We have just recently started him back to work under saddle and feel he can excel in any discipline. Nitro is best suited for an advanced rider or an advanced intermediate rider working with a trainer.

Nitro Fuel is eligible for the RRP’S 2020 Thoroughbred Makeover!

ADOPTION FEE POLICY

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.