Horse Stats
Name: Quality Emperor
Barn Name: Emperor
Age: 2014
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16 hh
Color: Bay
Adoption Fee: $1000 plus $200 donation - NOW $800 plus $200 donation until 9/30
Location: Lexington, KY
Race Stats
Total Starts: 7
Highlights: Winner
Total Earnings: $84,704
Last Race: 11/22/17
Sire: Elusive Quality
Dam: Smarty's Emperoress
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Quality Emperor is our little Napoleon! He thinks he is much bigger than he actually is. Emperor stands 16h but his stout body makes him appear more like 15.3h. He truly loves life! He personifies the description of a day in the life of a dog where everything is his favorite thing. Breakfast? It’s his favorite thing. Turnout? It’s his favorite thing. Getting worked? Its his favorite thing. You get the picture! He is extremely intelligent and a bit mischievous. If you arent paying attention to him, he will nip you or he may even throw his rubber feed pan in to the aisle to get your attention. The next minute he wants to hug and cuddle with you to show you how cute he is. In the field, Emperor tends to be the alpha. He is all boy and wants to play every day. They dont want to run? No problem for Emperor, he doesnt get discouraged and pesters until they stretch their legs a bit with him.

He is equally fun to ride and loves to work. His only downfall is getting distracted by what is going on around him. He gets the giraffe head and forgets to pay attention but does not do anything bad. Once he focuses on you he responds to your voice and moves in to the bridle nicely. He is best in a consistent work routine and is suitable for all disciplines. Quality is best suited for an advanced rider or a confident intermediate in a regular program with a trainer.

Quality Emperor has clean xrays on file available to approved adopters!



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.