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Horse racing weekend preview

Horse racing weekend preview

The weekend between the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes focuses on the chances for a Triple Crown winner; California Chrome is the center of attention.
Robert Kieckhefer, UPI Racing Writer
UPI Horse Racing Weekend Preview

UPI Horse Racing Weekend Preview

As American racing awaits the Kentucky Derby, Group 1 races in France and Hong Kong take the spotlight in weekend Thoroughbred racing.
Robert Kieckhefer, UPI Racing Writer
UPI horse racing advance

UPI horse racing advance

March 28 (UPI) -- The Dubai World Cup races and a pair of $1 million Kentucky Derby preps vie for attention as this week's marquee attractions in Thoroughbred racing.
Robert Kieckhefer, UPI racing writer

UPI Thoroughbred Horse Racing Roundup

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

New Year's Day brings the first Derby of 2014

Yes, it's still the depth of winter. But it's not too early to start talking Derby.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

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

No Baffert horse in Kentucky Derby for first time since 2008

LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 29 (UPI) -- For the first time since 2008, the Kentucky Derby field will go to the post Saturday without a horse saddled by trainer Bob Baffert.

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

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

A look at weekend Thoroughbred racing

It's Super Saturday in Dubai and yet another weekend of sorting out Kentucky Derby candidates in the United States.
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

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

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

A look at weekend horse racing

Last year's champion juvenile colt puts his crown on the line Saturday, just days after the 2012 champion 2-year-old filly was upset.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

Semifinals for Breeders' Cup contenders

This weekend marks the start of the "semifinal" round leading to the Breeders' Cup World Championships.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up 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.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Nick Zito."
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