Horse Stats
Name: Star Sweep
Barn Name: Star
Age: 2016
Gender: Mare
Height: 15.3 hh
Color: Bay
Adoption Fee: $800.00
Location: Gansevoort, NY
Race Stats
Total Starts: 3
Total Earnings: $2,604
Last Race: 4/12/19
Sire: Freud
Dam: Celestial Sweep
Other Notable Pedigree: Eddington, Storm Cat, Unbridled
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This filly is one smart lady!  She takes it all in and just wants to please. She is a lovely mover and eats up all the attention. She is quiet and easy going under saddle no matter what’s happening in the arena around her. She impresses us every ride. There is no funny business for this little lady!  She’s quiet, willing and wise beyond her years. We can’t wait to see her in the show ring succeeding with her new partner.  This filly is all class.  She picks up both leads easily and even trots poles!  No isn’t a word Star knows.  She has bo vices and is easy for anyone to handle.  A novice rider could easily bring her along with the help of a trainer.  We can’t say enough good things about her!


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.