Horse Stats
Name: Religious Ed
Barn Name: Ed
Age: 2007
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16 hh
Color: Dk. Bay
Adoption Fee: $1000 originally - now $500 until 6/30
Location: Hummelstown, PA
Race Stats
Total Starts: 34
Highlights: Winner
Total Earnings: $86,297
Last Race: 8/27/18
Sire: Sligo Bay (IRE)
Dam: Sunday's Pleasure
Other Notable Pedigree: Sadler's Wells, Mr. Prospector, Hail to Reason
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Religious Ed also known around the barn as “Ed” is a handsome and athletic guy. He has been a barn favorite since he stepped off the trailer. His gentle, fun-loving personality combined with his easy-going demeanor makes him irresistible. He stands well for the farrier and is currently wearing front shoes. He enjoys bath time. Ed is laid back in turn-out and gets along well with other geldings. He is low in the pecking order. Ed is easy to lead in and out of the barn. He will follow you around like a puppy dog. Ed has no stable vices. He is up to date on his Spring vaccines and recently de-wormed. 

Under saddle Ed has three lovely gaits. He’s good in the arena and outside. He’s a been there done that kind of ride. He is very willing and looks to please his rider. He last raced 8/27/18. During his last race he injured his tendon. He has completed a full rehab and ultrasounds were taken 3/3/19 by the donor’s vet. He was given clearance to return to training. Approved adopters are welcome to review his ultrasounds. Ed is an amazing horse with a heart of gold! He is looking for a solid intermediate to experienced amateur to become his new partner. We feel he will not be limited. He is suitable for most riding disciplines including jumping. 

UPDATE: Check out his NEW VIDEOS!!!

Religious Ed is eligible for the Retired Racehorse Project (RRP)’s Thoroghbred Makeover. 


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.