Last night we decided to put our money (albeit only a small amount) where our mouth is to give a lovely racehorse the best chance to return to racing.
A 5yo son of Zabeel, Zatopaz is a half brother to ATC Derby Winner Nom De Jeu. He is a 4 time race winner and has performed at stakes level on multiple occasions. His career peak performance came in the 2016 Stayers Cup where he finished 3rd behind multiple G1 performed stayer Opinion.
Our objective with Zatopaz is pretty simple. Use our facilities and expertise to give this horse every possible chance of racing again, something he was bred/born to do. Whether we succeed or not in our objective is only part of the journey for us. This experience will provide our team with a great learning opportunity as every experience, regardless of how many prior, is different and provides great learning opportunities.
We are keen to share our journey with anyone who is interested. So stay tuned to our social media channels for ongoing updates as Zatopaz progresses through his rehab. There is no timeframe at this point.
We are excited for the challenge ahead and look forward to Zatopaz arriving later this week.