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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.
The son of a jockey, Smith, rode in his first race at age 11. In 2005 Smith guided Giacomo to a win in the Kentucky Derby, and in 2013 rode Princess of Sylmar to victory in the Kentucky Oaks. He has won both the Preakness and Belmont Stakes and 17 Breeders' Cup races, including three Classics. He has won the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Jockey, the Mike Venezia Memorial Award, the George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award, and was inducted in the the Hall of Fame in 2003.
Robert LaPenta and Jacks or Better Farm (Fred Brei)
LaPenta is current Chairman of the Board, president, and CEO of Identity Solutions, a company that specializes in protecting personal identities and assets.Brei is a builder and developer.
Jacks or Better Farm
Owned by Fred and Jane Brei. Fred bought his first broodmare in 1972 at Keeneland and raced a small string of horses, but took a break from thoroughbreds to focus on his business as a builder and developer.
- Jackson Bend’s sire is multiple Grade 3-placed stakes winner Hear No Evil
- Hear No Evil captured black-type events ranging from 5 ½ furlongs to 1 1/16 miles, and won on both turf and dirt
- Jackson Bend is Hear No Evil’s most successful progeny
- Hear No Evil’s one crop to race has won from 4 ½ furlongs to 8 ½ furlongs, with an average winning distance of 6.3 furlongs
- Jackson Bend’s dam is allowance winner Sexy Stockings
- Sexy Stockings has also produced dual stakes winner Garter Belt
- Multiple Grade 2 winner Lottsa Talc is Jackson Bend’s second dam
- Tabasco Cat, Jackson Bend’s broodmare sire, captured the 1994 Preakness S. (G1) and Belmont S. (G1) as well as ran second in that year’s Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1)
- Other daughters of Tabasco Cat have produced the likes of Grade/Group 2 winners Eldaafer, Desert Party and Informed
- Jackson Bend may have some distance limitations based on his pedigree
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