Karazi has to be one of the most beautiful and engaging horses we have ever offered for adoption at Tranquility Farm. Two short years ago found Karazi competing in the Gr.2 La Jolla Handicap at Del Mar. The very moment that race was won yesterday by Meteore’s nose, Karazi was having a very serious adoption interview that may soon find him competing again, only this time it will be in dressage. His floating stride and effortless transitions are simply stunning.

A son of Champion Arazi, Karazi began his life in Switzerland and has acquired a bit more sophistication than most horses because of his extensive travels. His lovely grey coloring is the gift of his mother, the Irish mare Karapucha, granddaughter of the famous Caro, who has produced so many lines of Thoroughbreds that also excel as sport horses. Karazi raced in the colors of his former owner Edmund Gann, who generously sponsored his stay at Tranquility Farm to prepare for his second career.

Next year I hope to revisit Karazi again on La Jolla day, and perhaps we will find him elegantly presented with his new education in dressage. Somehow, I think he will still be tossing his wild mane and flashing his eyes at all the mares as if to say,“Be dazzled!"