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September 29, 2022

Jackson Heights (a 70k yealing purchase in 2021) wins The Bertram F. Bongard.

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October 6, 2022 by Paul Halloran

Steve Forst waited a half-century to experience the euphoria of being in a winner's circle photo as an owner. If only he could erase the preceding half-hour.

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June 14, 2021 by Ryan Martin / NYRA

When Mike Piazza formed racing syndicate Zilla Racing Stables in June 2012, the upstate New York native said he wanted to merge his love of horse racing with his analytical mindset.

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July 26, 2020 by Christine Oser 

Effinity the First Winner for Late Sire Effinex The New York-bred colt won by four lengths July 26 at Saratoga Race Course.

July 26, 2020

Maggie Wolfendale chats with Mike Piazza after Effinity's win.

August 4, 2019

Celtic Chaos gets his nose down at the wire to win the John Morrissey Stakes again.

August 24, 2018

Watch English Soul overcome the difficult tasks of breaking from the 11 post and have to beat 10 other fillies to win the $200k Fleet Indian Stakes. 

August 24, 2018: by David Grening.

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – English Soul overcame post 11, a gritty pace-setting favorite in Take Charge Aubrey, and a speed-favoring surface to win Friday’s $200,000 Fleet Indian Stakes at Saratoga.

January 14, 2018.

English Soul faced some early pace pressure and handled a fast track for the first time as she galloped to a 2 3/4-length victory in Sunday’s $100,000 East View Stakes at Aqueduct.

January 14, 2018 by Sarah Mace. 

After waiting 18 days to contest the one-mile, $100,000 East View Stakes, originally scheduled for December 28 but falling victim to a weather cancellation, Zilla Racing Stable’s English Soul (English Channel) turned in a strong performance at Aqueduct on Sunday afternoon, withstanding pressure on the front end and posting a much-the-best frontrunning score.

October 9, 2017 - Watch English Soul, our 2yo NY-bred filly by English Channel that we purchased in the 2017 Midtlantic Fasig-Tipton Sale for $55,000 impressively win in just her 2nd career start.  


Celtic Chaos with Eric Cancel aboard comes flying late to win the 2017 Affirmed Success Stakes!

April 28, 2017.

Zilla Racing Stables’ Celtic Chaos utilized a stretch-drive surge to overtake Eye Luv Lulu in the final jumps for a thrilling finish in the sixth running of the $100,000 Affirmed Success for New York-bred 4-year-olds and up in the first stakes race of the Belmont Park spring/summer meet.

Celtic Chaos "comes alive" in deep stretch to win the 2017 John Morrissey Stakes in Saratoga.

July 29, 2016 by Brandon Valvo.

Several Zilla Racing Stables’ partners belted out, “Come on Ben” from the winner’s circle during Thursday’s third race as they rooted home Benevolence in the 6 1/2-furlong maiden special for New York-breds.

July 28, 2017 by Tom Law...

Mike Piazza grew more and more nervous as he and his wife Jolene and their newborn baby boy Zaiden watched the minutes tick away before Thursday’s $100,000 John Morrissey Stakes at Saratoga Race Course. 

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Winning isn't easy. While the majority of racehorses lose money and many barely break even, we assure you our team prides ourselves in knowing what kind of performance we can expect our horses to deliver and we have a strong understanding of race placement. Our results have and will continue to prove that.

As of October 8, 2022

Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings Win% ITM% EPS
682 124 112 109 $6,085,444 18% 51% $8,923