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Gidu Prepares For Royal Ascot With Paradise Creek Victory

Zayat Stables’ Gidu didn’t disappoint as the 2-5 favorite, earning a victory in the $100,000 Paradise Creek for 3-year-olds at seven furlongs on the turf Saturday at Belmont Park. Breaking from post 5 with Hall of Famer John Velazquez in the irons, Gidu stalked comfortably in third position as Masked led the field of six […]

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Zayat Stables Hopes Solomini Takes Familiar Route To Kentucky Derby

Justin Zayat said job requirements will keep him from attending the $900,000 Rebel Stakes (G2) for 3-year-olds Saturday at Oaklawn. He’ll be watching, though. That’s because Zayat’s family co-owns 3-2 program favorite Solomini, who will be making his 2018 debut in the 1 1/16-mile major Kentucky Derby prep race. “It’s killing me, but hopefully I can make […]

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OBS March: Scat Daddy Filly, Pioneerof the Nile Colt Top First Session

Hip No. 141, a daughter of Scat Daddy consigned by Hartley / DeRenzo Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, was sold to Phoenix Thoroughbreds III for $875,000 to top the first session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2018 March Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training. The dark bay or brown filly, whose eighth in :9 4/5 was co-fastest […]

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Solomini’s Sophomore Debut Delayed After Spiking Temperature

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile runner-up Solomini, who was most recently disqualified from victory in the G1 Los Alamitos Futurity in December, has had his 3-year-old debut delayed slightly after spiking a temperature over the weekend. The Daily Racing Form reports that the son of Curlin was being pointed to the G3 Robert Lewis Stakes Feb. 3. “He was […]

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American Pharoah Statue To Be Unveiled At Oaklawn Park On Jan. 11

As a lasting tribute to the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years, who began his historic campaign at Oaklawn, the track will unveil a life-size bronze statue of American Pharoah Thursday, Jan. 11 at 11 a.m. Oaklawn opens for its 114th live racing season Jan. 12 with a special 12:30 p.m. first post. Zayat Stables LLC.’s American Pharoah, trained by Hall […]

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9-Year-Old Prayer For Relief Retired To Stand In Florida

Farm Owners Joe and Helen Barbazon are excited to announce the addition of recently retired multiple graded stakes-winner, Prayer for Relief, to the  stallion roster at Pleasant Acres Stallions in Morriston, Florida, for the 2017 breeding season. Stud fee is $3,500. “Prayer for Relief arrived yesterday and what a terrific looking young horse! We are […]

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Millionaire Mr. Z At Owner’s Calumet Farm

Ohio Derby winner Mr. Z, a 5-year-old son of Malibu Moon who has compiled over $1 million in earnings while winning two of 25 starts, has been vanned from the Oaklawn Park barn of trainer D. Wayne Lukas to owner Brad Kelley’s Calumet Farm in Lexington. Mr. Z began his career racing in the colors of Zayat Stable […]

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UPDATED: Prayer For Relief To Be Entered In Pegasus World Cup

UPDATE: On Monday morning, Zayat Stables announced on Twitter it has reached an agreement with the Rosedown Racing stable of Jeffrey Weiss – an original purchaser of a starting berth – to enter Prayer for Relief in the inaugural running of the $12-million Pegasus World Cup. In the aftermath of Prayer for Relief’s eye-catching workout Saturday, Zayat Stables and […]

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Baffert: Espinoza Got ‘A Little Greedy,’ Almost Lost Mount On American Pharoah

In a recent column for Thoroughbred Racing Commentary, Bob Ehalt caught up with trainer Bob Baffert, owner Ahmed Zayat, and jockey Victor Espinoza nearly a year after Triple Crown winner American Pharoah wrapped up his career. According to the column, things were not always rosy in the AP camp in the weeks leading up to the Grade 1 […]

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Frankel Colt Tops Opening Session Of Arqana August Yearling Sale

The opening night of the 2016 August Yearling Sale saw some solid trade from a broad variety of international buyers, with several newcomers making their presence felt on the Deauville market. 83% of the 91 yearlings on offer changed hands, a clearance rate up almost 12 points from last year’s initial session. Turnover was also […]

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