Derby Contenders

Lazzinnaro, Bulger, Mandato, Diamond Pride, Tabraue, Sallusto, Teel, and Borislow

  • Louis Lazzinnaro owns popular New York restaurants Sergio’s and Spolini.
  • Lazzinnaro purchased Homeboykris after he broke his maiden at Calder Race Course from Brenda Tabraue, the original owner.
  • Lazzinnaro grew up in the same neighborhood at Hall of Fame trainer Bobby Frankel, who co-owned Vineyard Haven with Lazzinnaro.
  • Nick Sallusto works as a bloodstock agent and is the one who discovered Homeboykris and helped Lazzinnaro purchase the horse.
  • Sallusto has helped in the purchase of Benny the Bull and Stardom Bound for IEAH Stable.
  • Daniel Borislow purchased a minority interest in the colt one week before the Kentucky Derby. Borislow is the inventor of magicJack.
  • Diamond Pride is owned by L.A. Dodgers Manager Joe Torre. Torre has won the World Series four times.
  • Barbara Tabraue purchased Homeboykris at the 2009 Ocala two-year-olds in training sale for $11,000.
  • Robert Teel purchased a minority interest in the colt in mid-April. Teel works as a commodities trader with seats in Chicago Board of Trade and the New York Stock Exchange.
  • Homeboykris will mark the first starter in the Kentucky Derby for all of the owners.