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UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

As the Yankees hung on in their cross-country division playoffs, horses hoping for a trip to New York and a spot in the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Champio
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of Thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of Thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

Zito voted into Hall of Fame

SARASOTA SPRINGS, N.Y., June 1 (UPI) -- Two-time Kentucky Derby winning trainer Nick Zito was among four selections for horse racing's Hall of Fame. He joined three steeple-chase stars -- jockey Thomas Walsh, trainer Sidney Watters Jr. and five-time champion Lonesome Glory. The steeple-chase in

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrapup of Thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

Afleet Alex favored for Preakness

BALTIMORE, May 18 (UPI) -- Aflett Alex was installed as the 5-2 favorite Wednesday for Saturday's running of the Preakness Stakes.

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of Thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

Bellamy Road cut from Preakness, Belmont

LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 10 (UPI) -- A leg injury will prevent George Steinbrenner's Bellamy Road from running in the Preakness and Belmont Stakes, trainer Nick Zito said Tuesday.

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of Thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

Giacomo wins 131st Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 7 (UPI) -- Longshot Giacomo won the 131st running of the Kentucky Derby Saturday.

Steinbrenner hopes for luck in the Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 6 (UPI) -- The 131st Kentucky Derby will be run Saturday with New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner hoping his horse will do better than his baseball team.

Thumbnail sketches of Derby runners

A look at the 20 horses entered for Saturday's 131st Kentucky Derby, by post position, with morning-line odds.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Horseracing Writer

Steinbrenner's horse Derby favorite

LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 4 (UPI) -- Bellamy Road, owned by the New York Yankees'

Trainer looks to tie Kentucky Derby record

CHURCHILL DOWNS, Ky., May 4 (UPI) -- Nick Zito could become just the second trainer in the 131-year history of the Kentucky Derby to have five colts at the Churchill Downs starting gate.

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrapup of Thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer
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Nick Zito
BAL2001051801 - 18 MAY 2001 - BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, USA: Nick Zito, trainer of Preakness Stakes hopeful A P Valentine, May 18, 2001, at Pimlico Race Track in Baltimore, Maryland. rlw/Roger L. Wollenberg UPI
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Nicholas Philip "Nick" Zito (born February 6, 1948 in New York City, New York) is an American Thoroughbred horse trainer.

Zito began his career as a hot walker and worked his way up to a groom, to an assistant trainer, and to a trainer. His first top level horse was Thirty Six Red with which he won the 1990 Grade 1 Wood Memorial Stakes and earned a second place finish in that year's Belmont Stakes. Nick Zito went on to win the Preakness once, and the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes twice. He got his big break in 1991 when he won his first Kentucky Derby on Strike The Gold.

He was inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in 2005, a year that his stable won more than $8 million in purses. Zito has also trained the 1996 U.S. Champion2-Year-Old Filly Storm Song as well as Bird Town who was voted the 2003 U.S. Champion 3-Year-Old Filly.

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