Nick Zito Trainer
Friday August 12, 2005
Hall of Fame trainer Nick Zito reminisces about a career in which he has saddled two winners of the Kentucky Derby -- Strike the Gold (1991) & Go for Gin (1994) -- as well as winners of each of the other Triple Crown classics -- Louis Quatorze (1996 Preakness Stakes) & Birdstone (2004 Belmont Stakes).
Zito also trained Eclipse Award champions Storm Song (1996) and Bird Town (2003) while amassing nearly $70 million in purses from more than 1,400 wins.
Today's special guest is a man known both for his on-track success and his off-track devotion to preserving the dignity of retired racehorses. Please join us in welcoming to the Talkin' Horses chat room --live from his barn at Saratoga -- the newest member of the Racing Hall of Fame, Mr. Nick Zito.
Dear Nick, Louis Quatorze was my favorite 3 year old of '96. Don't you feel his gutsy Breeders' Cup placing has been overlooked by many?
I couldn’t agree more and to Pat Day’s admission, he would have won that race. There was a long shot in front of him, and he couldn’t get out of his way. It cost him. It was a great, great race.
San Francisco, CA:
Dear Nick, Congrats! If anyone deserves the Hall of Fame, it's you. I'm wishing the best for Noble Causeway. What's the latest word on him? Deborah
He went to the clinic in Kentucky, Rood and Riddle; Dr. Bramlage was going finish his exam today. Yesterday they discovered there were no stress fractures, which is good.
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