Posted by: newvocations | May 1, 2009

Derby Weekend

From Rolex to now Derby weekend time sure does fly.  Last weekend all of the New Vocations staff  worked the program’s booth at Rolex.  It was the first time in many years that we had 4 days of beautiful weather.  We sold over $4000 in t-shirts, sweatshirts, and books.  I must say the eventer crowd sure does appreciate the OTTBs. Over the four day event we had many previous adopters stop by to share their success stories.  It was great to hear how well our graduates are doing.  We also spent hours talking to potential adopters and sharing the benifits of adopting a Thoroughbred and Standardbred.  

After a long weekend we all made it back on Monday to find a barn full of new horses.  In the month of April the Marysville facility alone adopted 15 horses.  That is a full turn over in one month!    So over the past week we have had a new group of horses arrive.  Mr. White Socks and L’Oiseau d’Argent arrived from Saratoga.  Both geldings are classy and well bred with nice race records.  Three Point Star arrived from Mountaineer with no apparent injuries.   We have two beautiful mares now.  Runnin on Sunshine came up from Gulfstream and Pretty Quiet from Cleveland.  Both are stunning but have old knee injuries that will prevent them from doing anything competitive.  However, they are well bred and would make great broodmares.  Irwando also came in from his previous adopter who was no longer financially able to afford him.  He came back last week and already found a new home on Wednesday!

Today we have a nice gelding coming in from Arlington Park named Little Elusive.  Two more will appear over the next week.  It may take us a week to get everyone settled and evaluated so please be patient with getting further details on all of these horses.In the meantime visit our website and take a look at who we currently have that is ready for adoption.  We are hoping for another successful month of adoptions.

Happy Oaks and Derby!  If anyone wants to know how to make the best derby pie in the world give Carrie a call in the office and she will share her recipe.



  1. My 2 little girls who miss Irwando so much will be so happy to know he has a new home! Thanks to everyone. Irwando previous owner.

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