Horse Stats
Name: Can't Run a Jump
Barn Name: Darci
Age: 2009
Gender: Mare
Height: 15.2 hh
Color: Dark Bay
Adoption Fee: $800 - NOW $400 until 12/31
Location: Hummelstown, PA
Race Stats
Total Starts: 51
Highlights: Winner
Total Earnings: $134,131
Last Race: 8/26/15
Sire: Windsor Castle
Dam: Lionel's Lucky Hat
Other Notable Pedigree:
  • c1
  • c2
  • c3
  • c4
  • c5
  • c6
  • c7
  • c1
  • c2
  • c3
  • c4


Can’t Run A Jump, also known around the barn as Darci. She is a very affectionate  mare with a great personality. Darci is currently turned out with a small group of mares and gets along well with others. She is in the middle of the herd ranking. Darci is easy to catch and comes to the gate for a treat. 
Darci stands well for the vet and farrier. She is currently wearing front shoes. She thoroughly enjoyed her visit from our chiropractor. Extra pampering and grooming are some of Darci’s favorite things. 
Darci has three good gaits undersaddle. We believe she has previously played polo. She is very good with stick and ball work. Darci has quick stops and spins. She also has clean flying lead changes. Therefore, she will need an experienced rider and is not a beginner’s horse. Despite her name, Can’t Run A Jump, she can jump! She has done a few small fences. Darci is sound and a very versatile mare looking for a partner. 


Can’t Run A Jump is Retrained & Remarkable Challenge eligible. As such she will receive a shipping credit of up to $500, and an invitation to compete in Challenge-specific classes at the 2019 New Vocations Charity Horse Show Series. R&R adopters who choose to participate in the competition will be eligible to compete for $5,000 in cash and prizes; they will also receive a FREE stall at the Charity Horse Show and FREE entry into Challenge classes.



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.