Keyword: Ahmed Zayat

  • 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.

  • American Pharoah works at Del Mar July 28.

    American Pharoah Has Final Work for Haskell

    American Pharoah's final workout for the William Hill Haskell Invitational (gr. I) appeared intentionally easy July 28 at Del Mar, with the Triple Crown champion recording a :48 4/5 breeze underneath overcast skies.

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    White House Ceremony for American Pharoah?

    Congressman Paul Tonko (D-NY) sent a letter to President Barack Obama July 14 asking the White House to hold an official ceremony honoring American Pharoah and the team that guided him to his historic Triple Crown.

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    American Pharoah to Haskell

    Owner Ahmed Zayat has decided the $1 million Haskell Invitational (gr. I) on Aug. 2 will be the Triple Crown winner's first start after a historic 5 1/2-length triumph in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I).

  • Lenny's Place: Triple Crown Edition

    Lenny Shulman talks with owner Ahmed Zayat about American Pharoah's triple crown win. Lenny also describes what it was like to be at Belmont Park, Bob Baffert's training job, and more!

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    'Pharoah' and a 'Magical' Night at Churchill

    On a pleasantly warm June night that Racing Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert called "magical," Triple Crown winner American Pharoah paraded before thousands of adoring fans in the Churchill Downs paddock.

  • What's Next for American Pharoah?

    Not only will Triple Crown winner American Pharoah grace the cover of the latest issue of Sports Illustrated, but he is also set to appear in the next issue of Vogue, according to owner Ahmed Zayat.

  • American Pharoah and jockey Victor Espinoza
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    Bafferts, Espinoza to Donate to Charities

    In significant acts of generosity, trainer Bob Baffert and his wife, Jill, along with jockey Victor Espinoza, announced they will donate to several charities following American Pharoah's Triple Crown triumph.

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    2015 Belmont Stakes Race Sequence

    Relive American Pharoah's Triple Crown victory in the 2015 Belmont Stakes (gr. I). See where your favorite horse was at several crucial points of the race with our interactive slideshow.

  • 2015 Belmont Stakes Press Conference

    Comments from the connections of 2015 Belmont Stakes and Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, including trainer Bob Baffert, jockey Victor Espinoza, and owner Ahmed Zayat.

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    American Pharoah Flawless in Preparation

    American Pharoah continued his flawless preparations for the June 6 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) in his second day over the track at Belmont Park, powering through a stellar gallop and then schooling calmly in the paddock.

  • (June 6, 2015) American Pharoah, Victor Espinoza up, becomes the 12th Triple Crown winner...
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    The American Pharoah Story

    Thoroughbred racing once again pinned hopes and dreams upon the latest Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner heading into the Belmont. Finally, American Pharoah delivered, rolling to victory and becoming the first horse since 1978 to win the Triple Crown.

  • Belmont Post Draw: The Zayats

    Comments from American Pharoah's owner/breeder Ahmed Zayat and his son, Justin following the Belmont Stakes draw.

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    2015 Preakness Stakes Race Sequence

    Relive American Pharoah's victory in the 2015 Preakness Stakes (gr. I). See where your favorite horse was at several crucial points of the race with our interactive slideshow.

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    Pletcher Will Not Have Preakness Starter

    A probable field of seven is now expected for the Xpressbet.com Preakness Stakes (gr. I) after Todd Pletcher announced May 12 he will not have an entrant in the May 16 race that is the second leg of racing's Triple Crown.

  • Lenny's Place: Preakness Episode

    Lenny Shulman talks with Ahmed Zayat about his Derby win with American Pharoah, and previews the 140th Preakness Stakes. Presented by Hill 'n' Dale Stallions

  • Kentucky Derby Recap: American Idol

    The journey of a lifetime is often measured by the amount of obstacles one must overcome, and that is why American Pharoah's thrilling victory in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) brought such a wave of raw emotion.

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    2015 Kentucky Derby Race Sequence

    Relive American Pharoah's victory in the 2015 Kentucky Derby (gr. I). See where your favorite horse was at several crucial points of the race with our interactive slideshow.

  • El Kabeir at Churchill Downs, April 30, 2015.

    El Kabeir Did Not Go to Track May 1

    Owner Ahmed Zayat said El Kabeir did not go to the track at Churchill Downs the morning of May 1 because he took a couple of bad steps and was not sound but has not been scratched out of the Kentucky Derby.

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    American Pharoah Forges Way to Zayat's Heart

    While Zayat Stables plans to enter three horses in Saturday's Kentucky Derby including grade II winner El Kabeir, multiple grade I-placed Mr. Z, the homebred American Pharoah is closest to his owner's heart.

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    American Pharoah Tops NTRA Poll

    American Pharoah, the likely morning-line favorite for the May 2 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), tops the NTRA 3-year-old poll that was released April 27.