Horse Stats
Name: Virgil
Barn Name: Virgil
Age: 2010
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16.1 hh
Color: Bay
Adoption Fee: $$600 NOW $400 until 9/30
Location: Laurelville, OH
Race Stats
Total Starts: 95
Highlights:
Total Earnings: $226,153
Last Race: 12/7/17
Pedigree
Sire: Always A Virgin
Dam: Skyway Lori
Other Notable Pedigree:
  • 7J1A7376 fbp
  • 7J1A7387 fbp
  • 7J1A7391 fbp
  • 7J1A7421 fbp
  • 7J1A7428 fbp

Description

Virgil is a high headed 8 year old standardbred gelding with a lot of natural action and suspension in his trot. He’s best suited for an advanced intermediate rider looking to ride, or drive, several days a week. He’s very sound, but does best with front shoes on at this time.  Virgil gets along in turnout with other geldings, has good barn manners and no bad habits!

 

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, 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.