Horse Stats
Name: Mrs. Stinkman
Barn Name: Stella
Age: 2016
Gender: Mare
Height: 16.1 hh
Color: Bay
Adoption Fee: $500
Location: Gansevoort, NY
Race Stats
Total Starts: 3
Highlights: Placed
Total Earnings: $7,966
Last Race: 5/10/2019
Sire: Cairo Prince
Dam: Luminaire Mystique
Other Notable Pedigree: Holy Bull, Storm Cat, Unbridled, Storm Bird, Mr. Prospector, Northern Dancer, Secretariat
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While Mrs. Stinkman, or as we call her “Stella,” may enjoy a good roll, from the moment she walked off the trailer we were amazed by her presence.  Stella has recently been restarted under saddle and continues to impress us every time out.   

Stella has been turned out alone and with other mares and does well in both environments.  She also is well-behaved on crossties and enjoys being groomed and fussed over.  Stella is looking for the perfect partner to start her second career with.  Stella continues to impress every time out under saddle.  She is calm, cool, and collected and does well being ridden alone or in groups.  She is straightforward under saddle and walk, trots, and canters well.  We are currently working on bending and extension/collection as Stella continues to improve.

Stella is a clean slate with only 3 starts. Stella is quiet enough to be ridden by an intermediate rider.  With her natural carriage and easygoing demeanor, we can see her being a hunter princess extraordinaire! 




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 “unicorn” horses. They are horses that have few or no limitations and 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 necessarily 3’). They may have been fully rehabbed from an injury but have been cleared by our veterinarians 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.