Name: Sarazua

Barn Name: Zack

Birth Year: 2011

Gender: Gelding

Height: 16.3

Color: Bay

Location: Santa Rosa, CA

Starts/Win/Place/Show: 3/1/0/1

Career Highlights:   Raced only three times at Golden Gate Fields in maiden claiming company with one Starter Allowance race.

Total Earnings: $9,465.

Last Race: 4/26/2014

Sire: Iron Cat

Dam: Outrageous Oyster (Wild Gold)

Other Pedigree Notables: Storm Cat, Wild Again, Terlingua, Iron Ruler Nijinksy, Northern Dancer

Description: Zack (aka Sarazua) is a loving, gentle giant. Built like a classical European Warmblood, Zack stands over 16.3 hands.   Sarazua (Zack) is an extremely personable gelding with a short racing career.  He was kept at Golden Gate Fields for more than two years after his last race as a barn pet.  Zack suffered a bowed tendon for which he went into rehab at Eclipse Equine Therapy in Paso Robles, CA.

Update October 2016:  Zack is making good progress at Bear Creek Stables.  He has turned into a barn favorite with his good looks, willing attitude and kind and gentle demeanor.

Update July 2017:  Barn Manager Jenny Whitman – Zack is easily one of the most loving horses that I have ever worked with. He loves to be with people and his heart is very big.
On the trail, he has been very calm and he enjoys the experience. He grazes next to Runner and takes in everything with an open mind. He has a warmblood quietness about him. He is learning to cross streams and navigate uneven terrain.  Zack’s transitions are clean and he stays relaxed in the canter. He eagerly tries to please.  He has always been very brave for me.  I love this horse!
Zack is suitable for flat work and trail riding.

Update February 2018:   It was a successful trip to the Sierras just outside of Yosemite National Park for barn manager Jenny Whitman and Executive Director Karin Wagner as we delivered Red Sky (Montana) and he was reunited with his NS brother Sarazua (Zack) as shown in these first touching moments. As you can tell Montana feels right at home and is as relaxed as can be in his deeply bedded mare motel paddock. He joins P.D., a 32 yo OTTB, making it an OTTB gelding threesome. Vikki (shown with Montana upon arrival) has had 5 OTTBs and all have lived over 30 years. Vikki was quite tearful when we delivered Montana as he is the spitting image of her dearly departed Wish. Don’t you all love a happy ending?  We sure do!!