Ticker
  • Tequilita (5-2) returns to the winner's circle in the Grade 3 Charles Town Oaks.Posted 10 hours ago
  • Sharp Azteca (1-2) draws clear in the Grade 2 Kelso.Posted 14 hours ago
  • West Coast (4-5) leaves the field far behind in the Grade 1 Pennsylvania Derby.Posted 14 hours ago
  • It Tiz Well (5-1) bests Abel Tasman in the Grade 1 Cotillion.Posted 15 hours ago
  • Coal Front (4-5) refuses to let American Pastime by in the Grade 3 Gallant Bob.Posted 16 hours ago
  • Page McKenney (6-1) digs down and holds on in the Pa Derby Champion Stakes.Posted 16 hours ago
  • Off Limits (8-5) glides by her competition in the Grade 3 Noble Damsel.Posted 18 hours ago
  • Capla Temptress (5-1) rolls home in the Natalma, while making her North American debut.Posted 6 days ago
  • Untamed Domain (3-1) kicks it in late to win the Summer Stakes at Woodbine.Posted 6 days ago
  • World Approval (2-1) shows he is much the best in the Grade 1 Woodbine Mile.Posted 7 days ago

Zayat Quartet Targets 2013 Breeders' Cup

At the half-way point of the 2013 racing season, Zayat Stables has four horses that could make their mark on the 2013 Breeders' Cup Championships to be held Nov. 1 and 2 at Santa Anita Park.

The group is led by Paynter, the Bob Baffert trained colt whose comeback story from illness and laminitis last year has been well-documented. The winner of the 2012 Haskell (G1) has become a fan favorite following his courageous battle with the serious health issues. Paynter returned from his nearly year-long layoff on June 14 at Hollywood Park, easily winning an allowance race with a remarkable 114 Beyer Speed Figure. The 2013 Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) is the ultimate goal, while the San Diego H. (G2), July 27 at Del Mar, is a more immediate goal.



 

Fast Bullet, also trained by Baffert, is a candidate for the Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1) following his dominating win in the True North H. (G2) June 8 at Belmont Park. The speedy son of Speightstown has lost only once in his five races, that coming in last year's Breeders' Cup.

Veteran Justin Phillip could join Fast Bullet in the Sprint. He was runner-up in the True North. Prior to that, the 5-year-old trained by Steve Asmussen won the Count Fleet Sprint H. (G3) at Oaklawn Park.

Prayer for Relief, the final Baffert trainee, is a candidate for the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (G1). The 5-year-old recently took the Cornhusker H. (G3) at Prairie Meadows and has been on the board in all of his 2013 stakes starts.

Read More

 

comments powered by Disqus

Older Comments about Zayat Quartet Targets 2013 Breeders' Cup...

when did Baffert get Prayer for relief back.

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories