Horse Stats
Name: There Goes Jose
Barn Name: Jose
Age: 2015
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16 hh
Color: Bay
Adoption Fee: $1,000—NOW $800
Location: Hummelstown, PA
Race Stats
Total Starts: 15
Highlights: Winner
Total Earnings: $47.500
Last Race: 4/10/2019
Sire: Courageous Cat
Dam: There Goes Molly
Other Notable Pedigree: Storm Cat, Seattle Slew, Danzig, Blushing Groom
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Don’t let Jose pass you by! There Goes Jose is sure to catch your attention with his cute face and extremely friendly personality. He is known around the barn as Jose, and is a laid back and easy going fellow. In the stall he has an in your pocket personality and is easily one of the most loving and affectionate in the barn. Jose enjoys grooming and bathing. He stands well for the farrier, and is currently wearing front shoes. Jose is turned out with a buddy in a small field and gets along well with others.

Jose has been started back undersaddle and has shown a willing attitude. Undersaddle, he is playful and shows enthusiasm to work. Jose is a fancy mover, and we feel he would excel in Dressage or as a low level hunter/jumper. He is suitable for an intermediate rider with a trainer. There Goes Jose is eligible for the 2020 Retrained & Remarkable Challenge.

Jose injured both front tendons (SDFT) in April of 2019. He has finished his rehab, and his healing has been closely monitored with us. Our vet is happy with his prognosis. As always, all vet work is available to all approved adopters. 

There Goes Jose came into our program from NYTHA Take the Lead, we are grateful for their support.




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.