General News

Sunday, June 25, 2017
Zayat Stables' homebred 3-year-old filly My Sweet Stella led all the way in a 1 1/16-mile Churchill Downs allowance contest on June 24...

Sunday, April 23, 2017
Zayat Stables' Aquamarine made his first start for Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas April 22 at Keeneland and came away a half-length winner...

Saturday, April 15, 2017
Divine Shift was in a class by himself in his eight-length maiden special weight win on Friday at Oaklawn Park...

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
The Zayat Scholarship, a scholarship at New York University for journalism students interested in writing about thoroughbred horse racing, has been funded and in full force since the summer of 2016...

Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Zayat Stables' 2017 Triple Crown-nominated colt Glennrichment earned his diploma March 5 at Aqueduct with a front-running, 4 1/4-length tally in a one mile maiden special weight affair...

Thursday, February 23, 2017
Zayat Stables, known more for racing than selling, will test the juvenile sales market scene with six horses purchased by the operation as yearlings last fall expected to go under the hammer at the Mar. 1 Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale...

Thursday, February 23, 2017
Jazzy Times withstood some stout early pace pressure to emerge victorious in a six-furlong Oaklawn Park allowance on Feb. 23...

Monday, January 23, 2017
Zayat Stables welcomed their first foal by their Triple Crown Champion and Horse of the Year American Pharoah on Jan. 19 when J Z Now foaled a chestnut filly at Lane's End Farm...

Friday, January 13, 2017
Following a solid series of workouts over the past two months, Zayat Stables' Aquamarine came away a two-length maiden special weight debut winner Friday at Santa Anita Park...

Friday, January 13, 2017
Hammerin Aamer, making his first start beyond 6 1/2-furlongs, came through with a 1 1/2-length victory in a one-mile maiden race on Jan. 13 at Laurel Park...

Tuesday, January 03, 2017
The Seitz family's Brookdale Farm in Versailles, KY, happily announces the arrival of what is believed to be the first foal of the initial crop of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah...

Sunday, December 04, 2016
Zayat Stables' homebred 3-year-old Jess I Am was much the best in his Saturday win at Aqueduct, powering to a 6 3/4-length victory after assuming command near the top of the stretch...

Monday, November 28, 2016
Mighty Moses was tested the entire way of his one mile allowance contest on Nov. 27 at Aqueduct, but the 3-year-old Zayat Stables runner proved up to the task...

Sunday, November 27, 2016
Zayat Stables' 2-year-old filly Dontmesswithjoanne sparkled in her career debut Saturday at Churchill Downs, exploding in the stretch to win the one-mile maiden special weight turf contest by 5 ¾-lengths...

Thursday, October 20, 2016
Zayat Stables' homebred 2-year-old filly My Sweet Stella led at every point of call in her Oct. 20 maiden special weight victory at Keeneland, coming home a 2 3/4-length winner...

Sunday, October 02, 2016
W. C. Racing and Zayat Stables' 2-year-old colt Dangerfield earned plenty of respect with a dominating 4 1/4-length win in Saturday's $55,000 Oak Tree Juvenile S...

Sunday, October 02, 2016
Zayat Stables' Mighty Moses found his best stride in the Belmont Park stretch en route to a three-length maiden special weight victory on Oct. 2...

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Zayat Stables LLC’s Indiana Oaks (G2) runner-up Emmzy was assigned the outside post in a field of eight 3-year-old fillies in Saturday night’s $100,000 Dogwood S...

Friday, September 16, 2016
Zayat Stables' Insta Erma won her second consecutive turf allowance contest Sept. 15 at Belmont Park, scoring by one length in the seven-furlong affair...

Friday, September 02, 2016
Zayat Stables' flashy maiden special weight winner American Cleopatra drew post three for Saturday's $300,000 Del Mar Debutante (G1)...

Sunday, August 28, 2016
Zayat Stables' Cairo Healer bested a field of 10 first-time starters in a 5 1/2-furlong maiden speical weight affair at Del Mar...

Thursday, August 18, 2016
The recent Arqana August Yearling Sale witnessed a flurry of international activity. One name that jumped off the list of buyers was that of Zayat Stables...

Sunday, July 31, 2016
American Cleopatra, a 2-year-old full sister to 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, was simply sensational in her Sunday debut at Del Mar...

Sunday, July 31, 2016
Zayat Stables' Jazzy Times overwhelmed his competition in a 6 1/2-furlong allowance race at Del Mar on Sunday...

Monday, June 13, 2016
Making her first start around two turns, Zayat Stables' Emmzy battled to a game half-length victory in a $56,000 maiden special weight affair at Santa Anita Park...

Thursday, June 09, 2016
Zayat Stables is back at Belmont Park a year after American Pharoah's historic Triple Crown, this time with a El Kabier and Justin Squared in a pair of graded stakes...

Saturday, May 21, 2016
Zayat Stables' sensational sprinter Justin Squared rolled to another front-running victory in Saturday's $100,000 Chick Lang S. over a muddy Pimlico racetrack...

Sunday, May 08, 2016
One year after American Pharoah won the Kentucky Derby (G1), Zayat Stables had another 3-year-old colt emerge victorious at Churchill Downs...

Friday, May 06, 2016
King Kranz rallied in the stretch over a sloppy Belmont Park track on May 6 to take the $100,000 Gold Fever S. for 3-year-olds to give the Zayat Stables colt his second career stakes victory...

Friday, April 22, 2016
Zayat Stables' Justin Squared, a sparkling maiden winner last September, made his first start since that victory on Thursday, and came away with another stellar outing...

Sunday, April 10, 2016
Zayat Stables' homebred filly Insta Erma looked ultra-sharp in her 2 ½-length score in a Gulfstream Park turf allowance score on April 10...

Friday, March 25, 2016
Zayat Stables' homebred filly My Celeste sprinted to a 1 1/2-length maiden special weight score at Gulfstream Park...

Saturday, January 16, 2016
The final crowning achievement on American Pharoah’s historic racing career came on Saturday evening when the recently-retired colt was honored with Eclipse Awards for 2015 Horse of the Year and 3-year-old Male...

Saturday, January 16, 2016
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...

Wednesday, January 06, 2016
Zayat Stables’ 2015 Triple Crown and Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) winner American Pharoah head the list of nominees for the 2015 Eclipse Awards...

Friday, January 01, 2016
Zayat Stables celebrated New Year’s Day when their 3-year-old colt King Kranz took the $125,000 Lost in the Fog S. at Aqueduct...

Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Maimonides, the Grade 1-placed juvenile and half-brother to El Corredor and Roman Ruler, will stand the 2016 breeding season at Hand Ride Stables in Dublin, Ohio. Owned by Zayat Stables, Maimonides’s fee has been set at $2,500 S&N...

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
The 2015 Big Sport of Turfdom Award – recognizing a person or group of people who enhance coverage of Thoroughbred racing through cooperation with media and racing publicists – has been awarded to the connections of American Pharoah...

Sunday, November 15, 2015
Zayat Stables’ multiple graded stakes winner El Kabeir won what was arguably the most exciting race of his career in Saturday’s $100,000 City of Laurel S...

Saturday, October 31, 2015
Zayat Stables’ brilliant 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah closed out his career in magnificent fashion with a record-setting performance in the $5 million Breeder’s Cup Classic (G1)...

Monday, October 26, 2015
In what promises to be as dramatic as a Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) in the 32-year history of the race, Zayat Stables’ American Pharoah will attempt to end his brilliant career with a win in the $5 million dollar race...

Thursday, October 15, 2015
Zayat Stables’ Triple Crown champ American Pharoah breezed seven furlongs Wednesday morning at Santa Anita Park...

Friday, October 09, 2015
Triple Crown winner American Pharoah atop the eighth edition of the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings for 2015, which were released on Oct. 8...

Saturday, September 05, 2015
In a sparkling debut Saturday at Del Mar, Zayat Stables’ 2-year-old colt Justin Squared zipped to a 5 1/2-length victory in a 5 ½-furlong maiden special weight affair...

Sunday, August 30, 2015
Despite losing for the first time in 2015, American Pharoah had trained Bob Baffert looking forward the morning after finished a very game second in Saturday’s Travers...

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Zayat Stables has committed to donating a percentage of American Pharoah's purse earnings for the remainder of his racing career to New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program...

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Zayat’s Triple Crown champion American Pharoah will make his next start on Saturday when he breaks from gate 2 in the $1.6 million Travers S. (G1) at Saratoga...

Sunday, August 23, 2015
Zayat Stables’ Triple Crown winner American Pharoah solidified his status for the Aug. 29 Travers S. (G1) after his impressive seven furlong work Sunday morning at Del Mar...

Sunday, August 16, 2015
With owners Ahmed and Justin Zayat and trainer Bob Baffert looWith owners Ahmed and Justin Zayat and trainer Bob Baffert looking on, American Pharoah had his first breeze since winning the Aug. 2 Haskell Inv. (G1)...

Sunday, August 02, 2015
Making his first start since his historic Triple Crown, Zayat Stables’ American Pharoah kept rolling right along with a sublimely dominating victory in the $1.75 million Haskell Inv. (G1)...

Friday, July 31, 2015
Zayat Stables’ Triple Crown champion American Pharoah will make his first start since the Belmont S. (G1) when he takes on field of seven other 3-year-olds in the $1.75 million Haskell Inv. (G1)...

Saturday, July 18, 2015
Triple Crown champion American Pharoah worked six furlongs in 1:11.40 under Martin Garcia Saturday morning at Del Mar...

Friday, July 10, 2015
Zayat Stables looked to bolster their roster at the July 9 Fasig-Tipton Yearling sale, picking up a pair of juveniles during the one-day central Kentucky auction...

Saturday, June 06, 2015
Zayat Stables’ homebred superstar American Pharoah made history on Saturday, winning the Belmont S. (G1) to become racing’s 12th Triple Crown winner...

Thursday, June 04, 2015
Zayat Stables’ dual classic winner was assigned post five in the eight horse field for Saturday’s 147th Belmont S. (G1) as he attempts to become racing’s 12th Triple Crown winner...

Saturday, May 16, 2015
American Pharoah’s quest for the Triple Crown continued with a spectacular seven length victory in the $1.5 million Preakness S. (G1)...

Saturday, May 02, 2015
Zayat Stables’ long wait for a Kentucky Derby victory ended on Saturday when American Pharoah triumphed in a thrilling renewal of the Kentucky Derby (G1)...

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Owner Ahmed Zayat was ecstatic after the Wednesday afternoon post position draw when American Pharoah drew post 18 in the field of 20...

Sunday, April 26, 2015
Zayat Stables’ American Pharoah heated up the Churchill Downs track on a very chilly Sunday morning with a stellar five furlong work in :58.40 seconds...

Friday, April 24, 2015
Through the first three days of the April 21-24 OBS Spring Sale of 2-year-olds in Training, Zayat Stables prevailed as the high bidder on a trio of colts...

Sunday, April 19, 2015
El Kabeir continued his Kentucky Derby (G1) preparations from his New York base with a five furlong workout in 1:00.18, a move termed “perfect”...

Sunday, April 19, 2015
Just two days after his remarkable Arkansas Derby (G1) win, American Pharoah arrived at Churchill Downs to train for the next few weeks...

Saturday, April 11, 2015
The superlatives flowed following American Pharoah’s incredible win in Saturday’s $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) as the Zayat Stables’ homebred rolled by some eight lengths...

Monday, April 06, 2015
El Kabeir’s third-place finish in Saturday’s Wood Memorial (G1) at Aqueduct may have not been the result that his connections wanted, but the solid effort showed owner Ahmed Zayat and trainer John Terranova that the 3-year-old colt has what it takes to compete in the May 2 Kentucky Derby (G1)...

Monday, April 06, 2015
Highly-regarded American Pharoah took to the Santa Anita oval for one last breeze before the April 11 Arkansas Derby (G1)...

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Multiple Grade 1 colt Mr. Z has been made the 4-1 second choice for Saturday's $750,000 Louisiana Derby (G2) at the Fair Grounds...

Saturday, March 14, 2015
American Pharoah turned his highly-anticipated 2015 debut into a one-horse race with a dazzling stretch run in Saturday’s $750,000 Rebel S. at Oaklawn Park...

Saturday, March 07, 2015
El Kabeir’s adaptability took him once again to the winner’s circle at Aqueduct as he came from well off the pace and through traffic to take the $400,000 Gotham S. (G3)...

Saturday, March 07, 2015
Zayat Stables’ Eclipse Award winner American Pharoah, last year's champion 2-year-old male, wrapped up his preparations for his 2015 debut with a bullet 1:10 2/5 on Friday, March 6...

Thursday, March 05, 2015
Zayat Stables restocked an already formidable arsenal of two-year-olds, purchasing a $525,000 Smart Strike filly and $325,000 Distorted Humor colt at the Fasig-Tipton Sale of Two-Year-olds in Training on March 4th...

Thursday, February 26, 2015
Zayat Stables will continue its chess game of 3-year-old prep racing by shipping Mr. Z to the March 28 Louisiana Derby (G2)...

Sunday, February 22, 2015
In his fourth workout of the month, Zayat Stables’ American Pharoah rolled through six furlongs in 1:12.40 Saturday morning at Santa Anita Park...

Sunday, February 15, 2015
Last year’s 2-year-old champion looked the part once again this morning at Santa Anita as the powerfully-built colt rolled through five furlongs in 1:00.40...

Monday, February 02, 2015
Zayat Stables’ homebred 3-year-old colt American Pharoah turned in an easy three furlong breeze Monday morning at Santa Anita...

Thursday, January 29, 2015
Zayat Stables’ homebred American Pharoah, champion 2-year-old male and winner of the Del Mar Futurity (G1) and the FrontRunner S. (G1), shared the high weight of 126 pounds with Texas Red on The Jockey Club’s 2014 Experimental Free Handicap...

Friday, January 23, 2015
Zayat Stables and WinStar Farm’s Jojo Warrior, a two-time graded winner, has been retired Ahmed Zayat announced on Thursday...

Saturday, January 17, 2015
Zayat Stables’ brilliant 2-year-old colt American Pharoah earned his owner their first Eclipse Award when he was named 2014 2-year-old Champion Male at Saturday night’s Eclipse Award ceremony...

Thursday, January 08, 2015
American Pharoah, America's only juvenile to win back-to-back Grade 1 races in 2014, has been named a finalist for the Eclipse Award as Champion Two-Year-Old Male...

Saturday, January 03, 2015
Zayat Stables’ El Kabeir had little trouble overcoming the outside post in the field of nine in Saturday’s $200,000 Jerome S. (G3)...

Saturday, November 29, 2014
A very game El Kabeir held off Imperia in the Churchill Downs stretch for a neck victory in the $200,000 Kentucky Jockey Club S. (G2)...

Sunday, November 16, 2014
Zayat Stables LLC’s Zee Bros was on the top of his game in the $350,000 Frank J. DeFrancis Memorial Dash Saturday at Laurel Park...

Sunday, September 28, 2014
American Pharoah won his second straight Grade 1 race Saturday in the $300,000 FrontRunner S. at Santa Anita Park, putting the 2-year-old Zayat Stables homebred right on target for the Nov. 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1)...

Friday, September 26, 2014
Bullet Sister, Zayat Stables’ aptly named sibling to their Grade 2 winner Fast Bullet, broke her maiden at first asking Thursday at Laurel Park...

Wednesday, September 03, 2014
Zayat Stables’ American Pharoah is a maiden no more after an incredible performance in the $300,000 Del Mar Futurity (G1)...

Sunday, August 31, 2014
Jojo Warrior, already a 2014 stakes winner for for owner/breeder Zayat Stables, added to her resume on Sunday...

Sunday, August 31, 2014
Zayat Stables’ homebred American Pharoah was one of nine juveniles entered in the Sept. 3, $300,000 Del Mar Futurity (G1)...

Saturday, August 30, 2014
Zayat Stables unveiled a potential superstar on Saturday at Saratoga in the 2-year-old colt El Kabeir...

Tuesday, August 05, 2014
NBC did a feature on Zayat Stables that aired during the network's live coverage of Saratoga's prestigious Whitney Handicap (G1) on August 2nd, 2014, a key handicap race in North America that included Zayat's millionaire racehorse Prayer For Relief...

Saturday, August 02, 2014
Refer and Madam Amoura will both make their first career starts for Zayat Stables on Saturday...

Friday, August 01, 2014
Mr. Z, runner up in the July 19 Sanford S. (G3) following an impressive maiden special weight debut win at Churchill Downs, is now being pointed to the Grade 1 Hopeful...

Friday, August 01, 2014
Coming off a strong third-place finish in the Grade 2 Suburban July 5 at Belmont Park, Zayat Stables' Prayer for Relief will face another top-class field in the $1.5 million Whitney S. (G1) Saturday at Saratoga...

Saturday, June 28, 2014
Zayat Stables unveiled a new star Saturday at Churchill Downs when the aptly-named Mr. Z broke his maiden at first asking...

Saturday, June 21, 2014
Zayat Stables' homebred 3-year-old filly Jojo Warrior broke into the ranks of stakes winners in a big way Saturday at Santa Anita Park...

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
With careful consideration, Zayat Stables' crop of 30 juveniles have been assigned to seven of the top trainers across the North American racing landscape...

Friday, April 11, 2014
Brewing, winner of the $100,000 Gazebo S. March 22 at Oaklawn Park, captured his second consecutive black-type event on Friday with a game half-length score in the $100,000 Bachelor S...

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
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 published in last Thursday’s New York Times...

Saturday, March 22, 2014
Brewing, a 3-year-old Zayat Stables homebred from the first crop of Maimonides, notched his second runaway win in a row on March 22, drawing away to score a decisive three-length victory in the $100,000 Gazebo S. at Oaklawn...

Monday, February 03, 2014
With more than 1,500 suggestions submitted for our recent naming “contest” for our 2014 2-year-olds, Zayat Stables wants to thank everyone for taking the time to give their valued input.

Saturday, January 25, 2014
Pioneer of the Nile's leading earner from his first crop stamped himself as a leading Kentucky Derby (G1) candidate...

Thursday, January 16, 2014
Zayat Stables' Zee Bros has made the trans-Atlantic flight to Dubai, settling into his new surroundings under the care of trainer Seth Brenzel...