Ahmed Zayat’s ‘Stallion-Making Stable’ Has Produced 24 Sires Over 12 Years

Ahmed Zayat’s impact on the Thoroughbred industry goes beyond his ownership of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah. His racing stable has produced 24 stallions over the last 12 years, a number Coolmore’s Dermot Ryan called “incredible,” according to The top names on Zayat’s stallion roster, in addition to the homebred American Pharoah, include homebred Pioneerof […]

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‘Big Money Mike’ Cashes With Mor Spirit In Essex Handicap

Michael Lund Petersen’s Mor Spirit was the more than two-length victor of Saturday’s $250,000 Essex Handicap at Oaklawn Park, piloted to the winner’s circle by none other than Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith. Trained by fellow Hall of Famer Bob Baffert, the heavily favored 4-year-old son of Eskendereya covered 1 1/16 miles on the […]

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Isabella Sings Leads Start-To-Finish In Endeavour

By the time Isabella Sings shot out to a seven-length lead on the backstretch of the Grade III, $150,000 Lambholm South Endeavour Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs, her six rivals had barely had time to clear their throats. Briefly challenged by Light In Paris in the stretch, Isabella Sings re-broke under jockey John Velazquez and […]

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Nakatani Pilots Watch This Cat To Off-Turf Las Cienegas Victory

Jockey Corey Nakatani and trainer Richard Baltas have been on a roll in Southern California; last weekend the pair teamed up to win the listed Robert J. Frankel Stakes. This Saturday, Nakatani got his first graded win since his return to the saddle in an off-the-turf running of Grade 3 Las Cienegas at Santa Anita […]

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Isabella Sings Runs Away With My Charmer Handicap

Siena Farms’ homebred Isabella Sings ran away on the front end in Saturday’s G3 My Charmer Handicap at Gulfstream Park West, crossing the wire 1 3/4 lengths in front of the field. A 4-year-old daughter of Eskendereya ridden by Edgard Zayas, Isabella Sings completed 1 1/16 miles over the firm turf in 1:41.52 for trainer […]

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Zayat Stable Engages Investment Bank To Expand, Enter Veterinary Services Sector

Zayat Stables, which campaigned 2015 Triple Crown winner and Horse of the Year American Pharoah and won Eclipse Awards as outstanding owner and breeder of the year, has engaged an investment banker to raise up to $300 million to expand its bloodstock holdings and launch a new veterinary services company in North America. Piper Jaffray, […]

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Isabella Sings Deserved Favorite In Dominating Eatontown Performance

Siena Farms’ homebred Isabella Sings was the facile winner of Saturday’s Grade 3 Eatontown Stakes, leading from start-to-finish and crossing the wire three lengths in front of the field. The 4-year-old daughter of Eskendereya breezed through 1 1/16 over Monmouth Park’s firm turf course in 1:40.57 for trainer Todd Pletcher. Paco Lopez allowed Isabella Sings […]

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Mor Spirit’s ‘Anteater’ Action Reminds Gary Stevens Of A.P. Indy

Hall of Famer Gary Stevens is excited to ride Bob Baffert’s occasionally temperamental colt Mor Spirit in the Kentucky Derby this Saturday. The son of Eskendereya has earned the reputation in recent months, as evidenced by an aborted work at Santa Anita in late February. Stevens was on board for the planned breeze, afterward calling […]

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Mor Spirit, Songbird Receive ‘Breezing’ Designation Monday At Santa Anita

Only two horses of the 122 working over Santa Anita’s main track on Monday received the designation of “breezing” from the clocker; the rest had their moves listed as “handily.” Mor Spirit covered a half-mile in :47 flat with a gallop-out time of :59 4/5, and Songbird was recorded for a half-mile in :46 4/5 […]

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