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Zito saddled Kentucky Derby winners Strike the Gold in 1991 and Go For Gin in 1994 and trained Bird Town, who won the 2003 running of the Kentucky Oaks. He was inducted into the racing Hall of Fame in 2005. During that same year he saddled a record five starters for the Kentucky Derby, for five different owners. He has also won the Preakness with Louis Quatorze in 1996 and the Belmont twice with Birdstone in 2004, and Da’Tara in 2008.
Chris McCarron won the Kentucky Derby twice on Alysheba (1987) and Go for Gin (1994), and the Kentucky Oaks three times aboard Sweet Alliance (1977), Seaside Attration (1990) and Farda Amiga (2002). He won the Belmont and Preakness Stakes twice each, and nine Breeder's Cup races, including five Breeders' Cup Classic victories. Winner of the Eclipse Award for Oustanding Jockey, the George Woolf memorial Jockey Award and the Mike Venezia Memorial Award, McCarron was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1989.
William J. Condren & Joseph M. Cornacchia
William Condren, a private investor in real estate, oil, gas and aircraft leasing, and Joseph Cornacchia, manufacaturer of such board games as Trivial Pursuit, Pictionary and Balderdash, were ownership partners of 1994 Kentucky Derby winner Go for Gin. They also co-owner 1991 Kentucky Derby winner Strike the Gold with third partner B. Giles Brophy. The two also owned 1996 Preakness winner Louis Quatorze. Condren was co-founder of the National Thoroughbred Association.
Pamela duPont Darmstadt
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