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  • Commentator Sets Track Record

    For trainer Nick Zito, this week has truly been the best of times and the worst of times, at least where older horses are concerned. One day after 5-year-old Hesanoldsalt had to be euthanized following a freak accident at Palm Meadows, 7-year-old Commentator set a track record at Gulfstream Park - and blew away his competition with a 14-length victory Jan. 17.

  • Albert the Great

    Albert the Great to Pin Oak Lane

    Albert the Great, sire of grade I winner Nobiz Like Shobiz, will stand at Dr. William Solomon's Pin Oak Lane Farm near New Freedom, Pa.

  • Sun King has two scheduled starts in November before joining the stallion roster at Darby Dan Farm.

    Sun King Retired to Darby Dan

    Sun King, a millionaire and multiple grade II winner, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Darby Dan Farm near Lexington.

  • Eight New Members Elected to The Jockey Club

    The Jockey Club announced Thursday the election of eight new members: Prince Khalid bin Abdullah, John Amerman, Ramona Bass, William T. "Buddy" Bishop III, Tracy Farmer, Ian Highet, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum and Walter S. Robertson.

  • New York gubernatorial candidate Eliot Spitzer.

    Kentucky Horsemen Make Donations to Spitzer

    Groups and individuals trying to influence the future direction of horse racing in New York have opened their wallets to statewide candidates and campaigns of legislators who will have a role in picking a new owner of the franchise to operate Aqueduct, Belmont, and Saratoga racetracks.

  • Whitney winner Commentator will miss the rest of this season.

    Commentator Sidelined Until Next Year

    Tracy Farmer's grade I winner Commentator, who owns two of the year's fastest Beyer Speed Figures, has been taken out of training after re-aggravating a shin injury.

  • Commentator (right) survives late surge by Saint Liam to win the Whitney.

    Commentator Vs. Saint Liam in Woodward

    Saturday's $500,000 Woodward Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park managed to pry four horses out of the comfort of their stalls for the dubious task of taking on the race's two brilliant stars, Commentator and Saint Liam, the one-two finishers in the Whitney Handicap (gr. I).

  • Point Given's First Winner

    Horse of the Year Point Given came through with his first winner when his daughter Claremont won July 23 at Arlington Park for owner Tracy Farmer.

  • Albert the Great, wired the Suburban field.

    Albert the Great Wires Suburban

    Tracy Farmer's Albert the Great won the $500,000 Suburban Handicap (gr. II) in wire-to-wire style on Sunday at Belmont Park, defeating Lido Palace by 2 1/4 lengths in the 1 1/4-mile race.

  • Albert the Great, shown winning last year's Jockey Club Gold Cup, was one of two Nick Zito trainees to set track records at Hialeah Park on Saturday.

    Albert the Great Gives Zito Trainees Two Track Records on One Card

    Sent off at odds of 1-20, Nick Zito trainee Albert the Great drew off in the final furlong to win Saturday's $200,000 Widener Handicap (gr. III) by 5 3/4 lengths at Hialeah Park, breaking the track record for 1 1/8 miles in the process. Albert the Great took over on the second turn and kicked clear in the stretch, running the final furlong in a quick :11.51. He completed the distance in 1:45.52 on a fast track. Earlier on the card, Zito-trained A P Valentine set a course record for 1 1/16 miles.