Horse Stats
Name: Crawfish Shorts
Barn Name: Shorty
Age: 2014
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16.2 hh
Color: Chestnut
Adoption Fee: $1000 plus $1000 donation
Location: Lexington, KY
Race Stats
Total Starts: 13
Highlights: Winner
Total Earnings: $32,138
Last Race: 7/11/18
Sire: Congaree
Dam: Heddy Hopper
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Your next superstar is right here waiting for you! Not only does he have the coolest name of Crawfish Shorts (we were unable to get a hold of actual shorts covered in crawfish in time for photos but can tell you where to find them if interested!) but he also has lovely movement starting with his head turning walk. Crawfish shipped straight from the track to our farm where he has transitioned seamlessly in to his second career. He has great bone and also good feet. Shorty is confident in the field and will probably be towards the top or middle in a bigger group. Currently, he just has one buddy. He is confident but not bossy, his buddy is actually bossier, but they come to the gate together. He does not have any stall vices. 

For fun, we like to call this big guy Shorty but there is certainly nothing short about him. Shorty has a a walk that swings from his shoulder and a big free trot. He thinks training is great fun and gets proud of himself which he lets you know with a toss of his head. He did not have any injuries noted on the track. He has an inquisitive mind that I think would make a fantastic eventer to move up the levels! This talented youngster will need an advanced rider only.


He is also eligible for the Retired Racehorse Project Makeover in 2019




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.