Keyword: Ahmed Zayat

  • El Kabeir in the Gotham Stakes.
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    Terranovas Seek Derby Success With El Kabeir

    "Since he ran at Churchill, he really started to change... it's amazing how this horse has kept going forward, while braving the brutal winter we had," Tonja Terranova said of Wood Memorial contender El Kabeir.

  • American Pharoah leaves the competition behind in the Rebel Stakes.

    American Pharoah Romps in Rebel

    American Pharoah bobbled at the break but never looked back, galloping gate-to-wire to win the $750,000 Rebel Stakes (gr. II) by 6 1/4 lengths in his season debut March 14 at Oaklawn Park.

  • American Pharoah makes his 2015 debut in the Rebel Stakes.

    Cue Baffert: American Pharoah Heads Rebel

    This season Baffert comes in loaded for bear, with Zayat Stables' 2-year-old champion American Pharoah set to make his 2015 debut. American Pharoah has turned in a series of scintillating works at Santa Anita.

  • Haskin: Zayats Tested Like Few Owners Before

    There is little doubt that Ahmed Zayat is determined to own Thoroughbreds. And there is no greater qualification when it comes to horse ownership than determination and perseverance, especially in the face of adversity.

  • Jojo Warrior wins the Torrey Pine Stakes.

    Jo Jo Warrior Helps Zayat Celebrate Birthday

    Owner Ahmed Zayat celebrated his 52nd birthday in style Aug. 31 when even-money choice Jojo Warrior led them start to finish to take the $100,000 Torrey Pines Stakes (gr. III) from Del Mar.

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    Zayat Speaks Out About PETA Video

    Zayat Stables has terminated Steve Asmussen and moved all 12 of its horses that were previously in the trainer's care following an internal investigation on the PETA report and video that was published in the New York Times.

  • Steve Asmussen

    Zayat Scratches Asmussen-Trained Horses

    Prominent owner Zayat Stables has directed the scratching of all of the stable's horses entered for this weekend's races under the name of trainer Steve Asmussen.

  • Paynter

    Paynter Works Toward Woodward Stakes

    Zayat Stables' Paynter worked seven furlongs in 1:25 3/5 at Del Mar, Aug. 20 in preparation for his cross-country trip to Saratoga, where he will face a number of the nation's top older horses in the Woodward Stakes.

  • Paynter

    Paynter to Return June 14 at Hollywood Park

    The 2012 Haskell Invitational winner will race for the first time since taking that grade I event, having recovered from a severe illness and ensuing surgery.

  • Paynter

    Paynter Progresses with Half-Mile Work

    Haskell Invitational (gr. I) winner Paynter turned in his second work since making a comeback from severe illness and the subsequent surgery he underwent last year, breezing four furlongs in :50 1/5 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Hangin' With Haskin: Profile in Courage

    Forget the heartbreaking defeats in the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Belmont, and the promising careers cut short. The Zayat family will always remember 2012 as the year of Paynter.

  • Paynter

    Paynter Pulls Through Surgery

    Doctors at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine's New Bolton Center removed a 15-inch external growth from the intestines of Haskell Invitational winner Paynter, owner Ahmed Zayat confirmed Oct. 3.

  • Paynter

    Paynter to Undergo Surgery at New Bolton

    Haskell Invitational winner Paynter will undergo surgery Oct. 3 on an abscess of the cecum at 9:00 a.m. EDT at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine's New Bolton Center, owner Ahmed Zayat said.

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    Paynter Diagnosed With Laminitis

    Haskell Invitational (gr. I) winner Paynter, who has suffered many ailments while battling a serious case of colitis, was diagnosed Sept. 4 with one of the most devastating diseases for horses: laminitis.

  • Paynter

    Zayat's Paynter Sent to Saratoga Clinic

    Zayat Stables' Paynter, winner of the Haskell Invitational (gr. I) at Monmouth Park, has suffered a recurrence of the illness that kept him out of the Aug. 25 Travers Stakes (gr. I).

  • Bodemeister
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    Classic-Placed Bodemeister Retired

    Bodemeister, who thrilled race fans with his speed while placing in both the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) has been retired. He will enter stud at WinStar Farm.

  • Paynter in the Haskell.

    Paynter Out of Travers Stakes Consideration

    Zayat Stables' Paynter, who was sent to an equine medical center after spiking a fever following his victory in the July 29 Haskell Invitational (gr. I), will not run in the Aug. 26 Travers Stakes (gr. I).

  • Paynter

    Haskell Winner Paynter Spikes Temperature

    Two days after winning the Haskell Invitational (gr. I), Zayat Stables' Paynter remained at Monmouth Park with a slight fever that prevented him from shipping back to trainer Bob Baffert's base in Southern California.

  • Trainer Bob Baffert

    Horsemen React to New Derby Qualifying System

    Trainers and owners share mixed opinions on the points-based system that will be implemented this fall for the Kentucky Derby and Oaks in 2013, but all agree the newly-announced system could use some tweaking.

  • Paynter at Belmont Park 6/7/2012
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    Zayat Hopes Paynter is His Masterpiece

    Ahmed Zayat has come close repeatedly in racing's 3-year-old classics, including with Bodemeister in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness. He hopes Paynter can put him over the top in the Belmont Stakes.

  • Belmont Stakes Interview: Ahmed Zayat

    Eric Mitchell talks with Ahmed Zayat, who owns Belmont Stakes contender Paynter. Zayat also owns Bodemeister, who finished 2nd in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness. Sponsored by Three Chimneys Farm.

  • Kentucky Derby Interview: Ahmed Zayat

    Lenny Shulman talks to owner Ahmed Zayat about his horse Bodemeister, who is one of the favorites to win the Kentucky Derby. Sponsored by Three Chimneys.