He is a real warrior -- no question about itUPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup Feb 13, 2006
It's great to see him put three races together like thatUPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup Sep 06, 2005
It's very gratifying, but more important, I'm very humbled by itZito voted into Hall of Fame Jun 01, 2005
I had a good feeling and confidence in Julien to let him be in the right place and then get into the mixUPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup Jan 31, 2011
I haven't felt this emotional in 20 years since Strike the GoldUPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup Apr 04, 2011
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.