Horse Stats
Name: Shanghai Spring
Barn Name: Mei
Age: 2015
Gender: Mare
Height: 16 hh
Color: Bay
Adoption Fee: $1000 - now $500 until 6/30
Location: Xenia, OH
Race Stats
Total Starts: 2
Highlights: Placed
Total Earnings: $4,460
Last Race: 9/21/17
Sire: Liaison
Dam: Shanghai Princess
Other Notable Pedigree: A.P. Indy, Indian Charlie, Broken Vow, Tale Of The Cat
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Shanghai Spring is very well mannered with loads of potential as a performance horse. Mei is surprisingly balanced for her age and size showing three beautifully smooth gaits with a very soft mouth. She is sound barefoot has no vices. She would fit right in doing dressage or hunter equitation (on the flat) with her style of movement, and has also stepped over poles and shows no hesitation when trying new things. She has hacked around the farm confidently with a friend, stands quietly in cross ties or in her stall, enjoys attention and is lovely to have in the barn.

Mei had 2 starts as a 2y/o before a silly puncture wound set her back and her owners decided her potential lies off the racetrack. She is well suited to flat riding and only light or occasional jumping with an intermediate level rider. She was previously adopted and has been returned to us due to changes in his adopter’s personal situation. The video is of her first ride since coming to the farm after the track! She was a bit tense, but tried hard and will only get better! Video will be updated as it becomes available.

Mei is turned out with a group of mares and is happy in the middle/bottom of the pack. She is quiet and tries to stay out of trouble, and waits patiently for her turn. She has a great presence about her and appears much bigger than she is. 


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.