Horse Stats
Name: Cocorroco
Barn Name: Rocco
Age: 2015
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16 hh
Color: Chestnut
Adoption Fee: $1,000
Location: Xenia, OH
Race Stats
Total Starts: 2
Highlights: n/a
Total Earnings: $600
Last Race: 2/20/19
Sire: Exchange Rate
Dam: Ostensibly
Other Notable Pedigree: Danzig, Cozzene, Seeking The Gold
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Rocco is built nicely and has a cute face, and he also has the potential to be a star! He is well put together, with bloodlines that are proven to perform in the sport horse arenas while being level headed and kind. Rocco is straightforward and pleasant to be around and ride, with a bit of young horse spunk. He has just the type of personality that is prized in a sport horse- he loves having a job!

Under saddle he is forward moving and forward thinking, he enjoys having a task to accomplish and will do very well in a program with a confident intermediate rider.  He is generally unfazed by his environment, and doesn’t mind at all the wind howling or rain pouring down around the indoor arena during his ride. His powerful gaits will translate beautifully as he improves in carriage and learns to regulate rhythm and balance. He is quiet in the barn and has no vices, and gets along easily as “the playful one” in his small turnout group.

Rocco has been fully rehabbed from a tendon injury which has shown significant healing, and he is more than capable of a competitive career in flat riding disciplines.

He is eligible for the 2020 RRP Thoroughbred Makeover!

Rocco is also eligible for the 2020 Retrained & Remarkable Challenge eligible. As such he will be invited to compete at the 2020 New Vocations All-Thoroughbred Charity Horse Show at the Kentucky Horse Park, in Lexington, where he will receive free entry into R&R Challenge classes (which include English and Western pleasure, hunter hack, trail, driving and in-hand 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, 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.

In general, our fees are set at $500, $1,000 or $1,000 with a $1,500 donation.  

  • $1,000 with a $1,500 donation: This range is for horses that we consider to be the cream of the crop or the unicorn horses.  They are horses that have few or no limitations, have great conformation, movement and size.
  • $1,000: This range is for horses that are suitable for a competitive career up to a certain level (for example cleared for 2’6” but not 3’).  They may have been fully rehabbed from a race injury but have been cleared for most disciplines. 
  • $500:  This range is for horses that are limited to a flat, trail or companion type home.  These horses are healthy and have been fully rehabbed and evaluated by a vet.

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.