Horse Stats
Name: Wild About Jack
Barn Name: Jackie
Age: 2012
Gender: Mare
Height: 16 hh
Color: Bay
Adoption Fee: $1,000
Location: Lexington, KY
Race Stats
Total Starts: 23
Highlights: Winner
Total Earnings: $66,106
Last Race: 3/8/2018
Sire: Offlee Wild
Dam: Jack in the Cat
Other Notable Pedigree: Seattle Slew, Storm Cat, Affirmed
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Wild About Jack is a sporty mare that is just waiting to blossom with her perfect person! She is friendly but laid back and appreciates attention without necessarily seeking it out. She is easy to work with on the ground, though she sometimes needs reminding to walk with, instead of just ahead of, her handler. She is polite in the wash stall and with the farrier. In turnout, she is middle-to-low in the herd. She is an easier keeper and holds weight well in our program. Jackie does not have any stall vices!

Under saddle she is ready to perform for the right person! Jackie may test her rider by trying to get behind the action, and she may need a little extra push to get her head in the game. But don’t be fooled—she has a boatload of talent for the right person, one who will be patient but persistent. Jackie has smooth gaits and she is developing nice, fluid transitions. She is even starting to get the hang of self-carriage and being ‘on’ the bit when asked properly (and as her topline muscle continues to develop)! Jackie is courageous in many situations, but she can sometimes be a little wary of new things. She benefits from a confident, quiet rider to keep her going in the right direction. Jackie would be suitable for many disciplines with an advanced rider.



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, we set a fee that will ultimately help each horse find a home quickly. The program’s facilities are always at full capacity, which means we 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 in work with a professional trainer. New Vocations fully discloses each horse’s history and provides all available medical records, many of which include X-ray and ultrasounds.

While adoption fees are low, it should be noted that costs associated with ongoing care and additional training for each horse after adoption can be high. New Vocations hopes that by helping an adopter save money upfront, he or she will have more funds available to cover the continuing costs of properly caring for a horse.