Breeder of the Year Eclipse kicks off wonderful night for Zayat

Saturday, January 16, 2016
Breeder of the Year Eclipse kicks off wonderful night for Zayat
The 45th Eclipse Awards, held Saturday evening at Gulfstream Park, was a night full of awards, but maybe none so satisfying as Ahmed Zayat’s Zayat Stables winning the Breeder of the Year Eclipse. 

Up against stiff competition in Darley Stud and Ken and Sarah Ramsey, Zayat nevertheless walked away with the trophy, the first Breeders’ Eclipse for the Zayat team.

“This extremely humbling. This is not an award I expected to win,” said an emotional Ahmed Zayat at the podium. “Thank you so much to all the voters for voting for us.”

Zayat’s stable was led by their brilliant homebred Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, by their stallion Pioneerof the Nile out of Littleprincessemma, named after Zayat’s daughter Emma.