Keyword: Ahmed Zayat

  • The Curse of Haskin

    We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming and all meaningful and timely topics to bring you the latest news on the ever-growing dreaded "Haskin Curse" that has quietly plagued the Sport of Kings for well more than a decade.

  • American Cleopatra with Dana Barnes on the track at Santa Anita.

    American Cleopatra Progresses With Baffert

    American Cleopatra began her early conditioning at McKathan Brothers Training Center, and graduated to Santa Anita Park last week. She is expected to breeze there Belmont Stakes (gr. I) weekend, one year after her full brother swept the Triple Crown.

  • American Pharoah
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    At Eclipse Awards, 'AP' is King

    The connections of Beholder, La Verdad, and Glen Hill Farm also accepted honors with quote-worthy responses Jan. 16 at the 45th annual Eclipse Awards at Gulfstream Park.

  • The Zayat Family accepts the 2015 Horse of the Year Award,  2015 Eclipse Awards

    2015 Eclipse Awards

    Who else were awarded honors in the year of American Pharoah?

  • The Horse That Will Not Be Forgotten

    Owner Ahmed Zayat of Zayat Stables reflected on the accomplishments of American Pharoah, the homebred colt who was named champion 3-year-old male and Horse of the Year for 2015.

  • Ahmed Zayat

    Zayat Stables Sweeps Owner, Breeder Awards

    When Zayat Stables finally broke through with a Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) win with American Pharoah, it proved worth the wait, as he delivered U.S. racing its first Triple Crown winner in 37 years.

  • Joanne and Ahmed Zayat

    Zayat Family OK After Fire in Hotel Suite

    Ahmed and Joanne Zayat, in South Florida where their American Pharoah is expected to be crowned with racing's top honor later today, are OK following a fire in the couple's suite late Jan. 15 at the Diplomat.

  • Bob Baffert accepts the Big Sport of Turfdom Award.

    Big Sport of Turfdom Award to 'Pharoah Team

    Trainer Bob Baffert accepted the Big Sport of Turfdom Award on behalf of the American Pharoah team Tuesday, Dec. 8 during a lunch presentation at the Global Symposium on Racing and Gaming in Tucson, Ariz.

  • It's in the Blood

    What did Sir Edmund Hillary do after he became the first person to climb Mt. Everest? What peaks are left to climb when you've climbed the highest in the world?

  • 2015 BC Classic Press Conference

    Comments from the connections of 2015 Breeders' Cup Classic winner American Pharoah, including Bob Baffert, Ahmed Zayat, and Victor Espinoza.

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    Reflecting on American Pharoah and His Impact

    The stars aligned in Lexington Oct. 31 as American Pharoah completed his storybook career that included a sweep of the Triple Crown and attracting a large following of regular and non-traditional horse fans.

  • White Horse Award winner Eric Najduch

    RTCA Recognizes Winners, Need for Teamwork

    Eric Najduch was presented with the White Horse Award, which recognizes someone who has done something heroic for another human or a horse, on Oct. 29, but he used the opportunity to honor unsung heroes of horse racing.

  • American Pharoah can add to his legacy with a victory in the Breeders' Cup Classic.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2015-Triple-Crown/Belmont-Stakes-147/i-jdN7mrj">Order This Photo</a>

    American Pharoah Can Add to Legacy in Classic

    When it's all said and done, American Pharoah will be known as a Triple Crown winner -- those three words say it all -- but make no mistake, a victory in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) would add to that legacy.

  • Team American Pharoah, Ahmed Zayat, Justin Zayat, Bob Baffert, and Victor Espinoza, reflected on this year's Triple Crown.

    'Pharoah' Team Reflects Before Final Race

    Team American Pharoah Oct. 27 reflected on this year's Triple Crown and what the horse has meant to them as he prepares to make his final start in the Oct. 31 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Keeneland.

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    American Pharoah Set for History

    The $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) offers no shortage of interesting storylines in a 10-horse field that includes nine group I/grade I winners.

  • American Pharoah works at Santa Anita September 21.

    American Pharoah Back to Work After Travers

    Triple Crown winner American Pharoah returned to the worktab for the first time since his runner-up finish in the Aug. 29 Travers Stakes (gr. I) when he breezed an easy half in :49 4/5 at Santa Anita Park.

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    NTWAB to Honor American Pharoah Team

    The National Turf Writers and Broadcasters will salute American Pharoah and the team that molded him into the first Triple Crown champion in 37 years to highlight its 56th annual awards dinner Oct. 28 in Lexington.

  • Travers Decision Brings Many Questions

    What is in the best interest of American Pharoah should be the top priority, and we all know by now that is, and has always been, first and foremost in the minds of his connections.

  • American Pharoah winning the Haskell.

    Baffert Indicates Travers Next for 'Pharoah'

    Trainer Bob Baffert said Aug. 10 that American Pharoah has bounced back from his effort and cross-country trip to the Haskell and he is leaning toward running next in the Aug. 29 Travers Stakes at Saratoga.

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    Zayat Wants 'Pharoah' to Run in Travers

    Owner Ahmed Zayat said he would like to see Triple Crown winner American Pharoah make his next start in the Travers Stakes (gr. I) because it would help define the colt's legacy if he were to win the "Midsummer Derby."

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    'Pharoah' Heads Home, Next Race Undecided

    American Pharoah boarded a van Aug. 3 on the Monmouth Park backstretch for his long journey back to Southern California, where his connections will make a decision on where to point the Triple Crown winner next.

  • American Pharoah at Monmouth Park

    Sharp American Pharoah Ready for Return

    Assistant trainer Jimmy Barnes said American Pharoah is "on the sharper side" for the Haskell, his first race since his smooth-striding 5 1/2-length Belmont Stakes (gr. I) triumph June 6 at Belmont Park.