Horse Stats
Name: Zesty Zar
Barn Name: Zar
Age: 2015
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16.1 hh
Color: Bay
Adoption Fee: $1000 plus a $200 donation
Location: Hummelstown, PA
Race Stats
Total Starts: 13
Highlights: Winner
Total Earnings: $28,338
Last Race: 8/25/18
Sire: Tapizar
Dam: Golden Dreams
Other Notable Pedigree: Touch Gold, Deputy Minister, Tapit
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2019 RRP eligible. Athletic young prospect!
Zesty Zar, better known around the barn as Zar is a sweet and handsome boy. Zar is a pleasure to work with on the ground, he enjoys grooming and bath time. He stands well for the farrier and is currently wearing front shoes. Zar is currently turned out in a small grass field with another gelding and they get along great. 
Under saddle he is a forward thinking guy that enjoys a job. He has three lovely gaits. He is eager and willing to learn new things. At times his steering is optional, but he’s all business. Zar retired from racing sound, with no known previous injuries. He is suitable for any riding discipline including jumping. Zar is looking for an advanced rider or trainer looking for a young prospect to bring along into his next career. Zesty Zar has come to us from Beyond the Wire we are thankful for their support. 


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

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