Keyword: Zayat Stables

  • American Pharoah
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    American Pharoah to Stand at Ashford Stud

    Dual classic winner American Pharoah, who is seeking to become racing's 12th Triple Crown winner, will retire to Coolmore's Ashford Stud at the end of his career, most likely after this year, according to owner Ahmed Zayat.

  • D. Wayne Lukas and Mr. Z

    Preakness: Lights, Camera ... Lukas?

    Mr. Z is the troubled one of the bunch. He's the kid who is found throwing baseballs through windows instead of pitching toward home plate, whose focus often seems to wander, the wild-card player.

  • Bob Baffert at Pimlico

    Baffert's Training Brings Classic Success

    "You've got to know when to back up or lean on them. It's just a fine line, but you have to see them every day." -- Bob Baffert, trainer of Preakness (gr. I) contenders American Pharoah and Dortmund.

  • American Pharoah, Firing Line, and Dortmund approach the Kentucky Derby finish.

    Kentucky Derby Top Three Back on Track

    American Pharoah and Dortmund, stablemates who finished first and third, respectively, in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), returned to the track at Churchill Downs May 7 for the first time since Saturday's Run for the Roses.

  • Mr. Z
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    Mr. Z Camp Still Undecided on Preakness

    Whether Zayat Stables' Mr. Z runs in the May 16 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) remains up in the air, with Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas lobbying for the colt to contest the race at Pimlico Race Course.

  • American Pharoah, Firing Line, and Dortmund
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    Preakness Could Be Rematch for Derby Top 3

    Trainer Bob Baffert said May 3 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner American Pharoah and third-place finisher Dortmund would both run back in the May 16 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico Race Course.

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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.

  • American Pharoah
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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.

  • American Pharoah
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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.

  • Mr. Z (outside) breezed five furlongs in 1:01 at Churchill Downs April 22.

    Lukas: Mr. Z 'Has Affinity' for Churchill

    Zayat Stables' Mr. Z breezed five furlongs in 1:01 at Churchill Downs April 22 in a final workout for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) that his Hall of Fame trainer said was "fine."

  • 2015 Arkansas Derby Race Sequence

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

  • American Pharoah arrives at Churchill Downs April 13.

    American Pharoah Arrives in Louisville

    Zayat Stables' American Pharoah, part of a three-prong attack on the Kentucky Derby by trainer Bob Baffert, came out of Oaklawn race fine and wasted no time getting to Churchill Downs.

  • Arkansas Derby winner American Pharoah

    Top Three Exit Arkansas Derby in Good Order

    The top three finishers from the April 11 Arkansas Derby (gr. I) at Oaklawn Park, including runaway winner American Pharoah, emerged from the 1 1/8-mile race in good order, their connections said April 12.

  • American Pharoah wins the Arkansas Derby.

    American Pharoah Impressive in Arkansas Derby

    Zayat Stables' homebred American Pharoah continued his tour de force of the Oaklawn Park 3-year-old prep series April 11, blowing away seven in the $1 million Arkansas Derby (gr. I) with an impressive eight-length score.

  • Frosted comes home strong to win the Wood Memorial Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-KJVqrmC">Order This Photo</a>

    Frosted Hits Sweet Spot in Wood Memorial Win

    Godolphin Racing's Frosted punched his ticket to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands with a clear victory in the $1 million TwinSpires.com Wood Memorial Stakes (gr. I) on Saturday, April 4 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • 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.

  • El Kabeir
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    El Kabeir Fires Bullet Work at Belmont

    El Kabeir had his final tune-up for the $1 million TwinSpires.com Wood Memorial (gr. I) March 30, breezing five furlongs on Belmont Park's training track in 1:01.12, the fastest of 27 works at the distance.

  • International Star will attempt to keep his winning streak alive March 28 in the Louisiana Derby.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-c4PfjDL">Order This Photo</a>

    International Star Tops LA Derby Lineup

    Ranked second on the leaderboard for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and winner of two local preps, International Star will attempt to ace the $750,000 Louisiana Derby (gr. II) at Fair Grounds on March 28.