Vic Zast

Vic Zast, 69, Dies; Entrepreneur, Horse Racing Writer Attended Every Breeders’ Cup

Vic Zast, the raspy-voiced, white-haired raconteur whose articles appeared in numerous horse racing publications including the Paulick Report, lost his battle to pancreatic cancer on Sunday in suburban Chicago. Vic, 69, made a day at the races at any track a celebration, but he played favorites: Saratoga, where he had a summer home, was his […]

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Three Decades: A Breeders’ Cup Journey by Vic Zast (Part IV)

Horse racing writer and fan Vic Zast is among the rare few who have attended all 29 Breeders’ Cups. Unfortunately, Vic’s streak will likely come to an end this year as he recovers from an operation, and the World Championships celebrate their 30th anniversary. Still, Vic’s dedication and determination to the sport’s greatest two-day event […]

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Three Decades: A Breeders’ Cup Journey by Vic Zast (Part III)

Horse racing writer and fan Vic Zast is among the rare few who have attended all 29 Breeders’ Cups. Unfortunately, Vic’s streak will likely come to an end this year as he recovers from an operation, and the World Championships celebrate their 30th anniversary. Still, Vic’s dedication and determination to the sport’s greatest two-day event […]

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Three Decades: A Breeders’ Cup Journey by Vic Zast (Part II)

Horse racing writer and fan Vic Zast is among the rare few who have attended all 29 Breeders’ Cups. Unfortunately, Vic’s streak will likely come to an end this year as he recovers from an operation, and the World Championships celebrate their 30th anniversary. Still, Vic’s dedication and determination to the sport’s greatest two-day event […]

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Three Decades: A Breeders’ Cup Journey by Vic Zast (Part 1)

Horse racing writer and fan Vic Zast is among the rare few who have attended all 29 Breeders’ Cups. Unfortunately, Vic’s streak may come to an end this year as the World Championships celebrate their 30th anniversary.  Still, Vic’s dedication and determination to the sport’s greatest two-day event is a tale that must be told, […]

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Three Names, One Artist, and Serious Equine Starpower

Thomas Allen Pauly was applying the finishing touches to his oil portrait of Orb in the Kentucky Derby winner’s circle when he paused to consider how much mud he should paint on the horse’s flanks. It was at this point in the artistic process that the artist lapsed back into being Tom Pauly, who ironically was the person he was at the outset. Don’t be fooled by the slightly […]

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Stan ‘the horseracing man’ Musial

Most of us know that Stan Musial was one of the all-time greats when it comes to baseball, but the three-time MVP and Hall of Famer who died on Saturday was also a big fan of horse racing. Victor Zast ran with the Musial crowd in the 1980s and provides a fascinating glimpse of the […]

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‘Horse racing guy’ Zast lands primetime TV series on Golf Channel

Vic Zast, a Blood-Horse contributor and former racetrack executive, knows what a longshot is. About 9000 films are produced each year in the United States.  Fewer than five percent of the films are screened. But he beat the odds. Our Longest Drive, Zast’s story about four buddies including one who is dead, who drive from […]

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Vic Zast: Three generations of Saratoga

Author Vic Zast illustrates the passing of life lessons learned in his tenure as a horse racing enthusiast on to his son and grandson in this heartwarming story. Zast employs his own experiences within the horse racing industry to educate his son and grandson the natural ways of life. “…There are few methods better than […]

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Vic Zast’s ‘Party in the Horse’ to examine social side of horse racing

Vic Zast, who has written the popular “Saratoga Diary” for Bloodhorse.com in five of the last six years, is broadening his reach into the fun side of the sport with a new Tuesday column called “Party in the Horse” for Followhorseracing.com. Zast’s “Party in the Horse” column debuts on Tuesday, June 5 with a report […]

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