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    Zito Saddles 2,000th Winner

    Hall of Fame trainer Nick Zito saddled the 2,000th winner of his career Jan. 16 at Gulfstream Park, when Forever Plus registered a gate-to-wire victory under Nik Juarez in the second race.

  • Zito Looking to Recapture Glory Days

    The once ubiquitous Nick Zito has not been as prominent in recent years, but he still has hopes of finding the types of young horses he used to pick out at the sales on a regular basis. To him it was all about finding classic-type horses.

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    Texas Red Heads Busy Travers Worktab

    Texas Red led a busy slate of workers bound for the Aug. 29 Travers Stakes (gr. I) the morning of Aug. 22, when he breezed four furlongs in :46.66 over the main track at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Frammento worked a half-mile in :48 at Keeneland on April 24.

    Derby Hopeful Frammento Works at Keeneland

    Frammento, fourth in the April 4 Toyota Blue Grass (gr. I), worked a half-mile in :48 under jockey Joe Bravo April 24 at Keeneland. Clockers caught the Midshipman colt in fractions of :12 1/5, :24, :48 and out in 1:02 2/5.

  • Carpe Diem following his Blue Grass Stakes win.
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    Carpe Diem Bounces Out of Blue Grass Win

    WinStar Farm and Stonestreet Stables' Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) hopeful Carpe Diem came out of his three-length victory in the Toyota Blue Grass (gr. I) "great", trainer Todd Pletcher said April 5.

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    Zito Still Shooting With Quimet, Frammento

    "If you don't do it (again), they're right there to say, 'This guy can do better.' That's the way it goes," said Nick Zito, who will saddle Quimet in the March 28 Florida Derby (gr. I) and Frammento in the Blue Grass (gr. I).

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    Normalcy Returns with Gulfstream Set to Open

    There will be a sense of normalcy, with no neighborhood competition from Calder Casino & Race Course, and a scent of some still-fresh paint Dec. 6 when Gulfstream Park opens its 2014-15 "Championship Meet."

  • Catching Up with Go for Gin

    23-year-old Go for Gin is the oldest living Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner based in North America.

  • Lenny's Place - Episode 3

    Join Lenny Shulman as he talks with the legendary Nick Zito. Zito talks through Keeneland's new track surface, shares thoughts on his top horses, and gives a tip on one of his top 2-year-olds.

  • Lenny's Place - Episode 3 - 10/15/2014

    Join Lenny Shulman as he talks with the legendary Nick Zito. Zito talks through Keeneland's new track surface, shares thoughts on his top horses, and gives a tip on one of his top 2-year-olds. Learn why the Breeders' Cup still looks exciting.

  • Hip 310, a Tizway filly, brought $250,000, at the Fasig-Tipton New York-bred yearling sale.

    F-T New York-Bred Sale Opens With Gains

    In what could be an indicator of the strength of the market for New York-breds, a first-time buyer at the Fasig-Tipton New York-bred yearling sale made his first dive a deep one by purchasing the session-topper for $250,000.

  • Nick Zito, the Triple Crown Spoiler

    Hall of Fame trainer Nick Zito spoiled two Triple Crown bids with longshot winners in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I). Here, he talks about what it takes to win the Belmont, and what it will take for another horse to win the Triple Crown.   View other video features on Triple Crown contenders and those who spoiled historic bids, and read Frank Angst’s Triple Crown longform at http://www.bloodhorse.com/CrowningGlory.

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    Wicked Strong Thriving on Training Track

    In preparations similar to trainer Nick Zito's handling of Birdstone between his off-the-board Kentucky Derby (gr. I) finish and his victory in the 2004 Belmont Stakes (gr. I), Wicked Strong appears to be progressing.

  • The first race on the Keeneland Polytrack was on October 6, 2006.

    Reactions Mixed to Keeneland Track Plans

    There was no unanimity on reactions to the April 2 announcement by Keeneland that the iconic Lexington track would replace its synthetic Polytrack surface with a state-of-the-art dirt track later this year.

  • Black Onyx won the 2013 Spiral Stakes.

    Spiral Stakes: Three Decades of Sponsorships

    It was the year a major race sponsorship went from booze to beds. And though the partnership lasted only one year--it was cut short--it played at least a small role in getting Thoroughbred racing to think outside the box.

  • And They're Off: Spring Training Edition 2014

    Lenny Shulman and Steve Haskin examine the Santa Anita Handicap field, the history and memorable horses. Steve and Lenny recap the Gotham Stakes, rivalries, Del Mar's dirt and interview trainer Nick Zito about Spot.

  • And They're Off: Spring Training Edition 2014

    Lenny Shulman and Steve Haskin examine the Santa Anita Handicap field, the history and memorable horses. Lenny asks if D. Wayne Lukas has ever ventured to the Big Cap before?  Steve and Lenny recap the Gotham Stakes and rivalries. The duo interview trainer Nick Zito about Spot and Spot's connections. Finally Lenny expands on the Del Mar track returning to dirt.

  • Spot leaves No Nay Never behind to win the Swale Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3100389908&k=GSRjjtD">Order This Photo</a>

    Zito Finds Right Spot for Swale Surprise

    Making his initial start for trainer Nick Zito, Spot collared weakening No Nay Never in the drive and bounded away to a 2 1/2-length win in the $200,000 Swale Stakes (gr. II) March 1 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Nevada Kid leaves the rest behind in the Claiming Crown Jewel.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2954495599&k=SMKnVtk">Order This Photo</a>

    Nevada Kid Rolls in Claiming Crown Jewel

    Nevada Kid went to the lead and was never headed in the $192,000 Claiming Crown Jewel at Gulfstream Dec. 7, wrapping up a solid day of racing that featured eight events worth a total of $1 million at the South Florida oval.

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    Mucho Macho Man, Alpha Work for Whitney

    Multiple grade II winner Mucho Macho Man, 2012 Travers Stakes (gr. I) dead-heat winner Alpha, and Fast Falcon were all on the worktab July 27 at Saratoga, tuning up for the Aug. 3 Whitney Invitational Handicap (gr. I).

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    Saratoga 150th Anniversary - Nick Zito

    Trainer Nick Zito reflects on what Saratoga means to him. Nick tells his story of the 2004 Travers with Birdstone, The Cliff's Edge and Marylou Whitney.

  • Saratoga 150th Anniversary - Nick Zito

    Trainer Nick Zito refelcts on what Saratoga means to him. Nick tells his story of the 2004 Travers with Birdstone, The Cliff's Edge and Marylou Whitney.

  • Declan's Warrior won the Gygistar Stakes May 22 at Belmont.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2534325522&k=ZjxBJDf">Order This Photo</a>

    Declan's Warrior Rolls Into Woody Stephens

    Lucky Shamrock Stable's Declan's Warrior will try to extend his win streak to four races when he starts in what appears to be a strong edition of the $400,000 Woody Stephens Stakes (gr. II) June 8 at Belmont Park.