Horse Stats
Name: Rule Number One
Barn Name: Reno
Age: 2014
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16.1 hh
Color: Bay
Adoption Fee: $800 NOW $400 until 12/31
Location: Gansevoort, NY
Race Stats
Total Starts: 10
Highlights: Placed
Total Earnings: $18,959
Last Race: 3/9/18
Sire: Rule
Dam: It's Not for Love
Other Notable Pedigree: Roman Ruler, Danzig
  • RN1
  • RN1_2 (2)


Rule Number One (R.N.O. –> “Reno”), is a far cry from the Thoroughbred stereotype. This sweet hunk-of-handsomeness is quiet and slow! When presented with an opportunity to spook, he’d prefer to smell the flowers. He is always eager to be on the receiving end of some good quality time– petting, grooming and treat-feeding included. He does love the company of other horses as well, and is happy to be submissive to other horses. Reno is a breeze to handle. whether walking in from turnout, or handling for the vet/ farrier.

Under saddle, Reno is simple to ride and always happy to try something new. Throw on a western saddle for the first time and just go? Sure, why not! Serve as the trusty steed for a novice rider? No problem! Reno is a delightfully easy-going guy who is forgiving and just doesn’t feel any need to go quickly. He would do well with an advanced novice under trainer supervision or more advanced rider.

Rule Number One retired from racing with no soundness issues, and has been cleared for all disciplines.

Rule Number One is also Retrained & Remarkable Challenge eligible! As such he 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.