When Amr Zedan’s first involvement with horse racing came as a partner in G1 Dubai World Cup winner California Chrome (Lucky Pulpit), the Saudi businessman assumed he’d found an easy game and jumped in with both feet with several notable purchases at the 2017 juvenile sales. But the group failed to find the success he dreamed of and he decided to take a step back and regroup. After a meeting with legendary trainer Bob Baffert two years ago and a nudge from his wife, Princess Noor bint Asem, Zedan decided to refocus on the sport and his return has been punctuated this spring by the $1.35-million sale-topping purchase of a filly by Not This Time (hip 1254) at last month’s OBS Spring Sale and the $875,000 purchase of a colt by Candy Ride (Arg) (hip 443) at this week’s Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Sale.
“I was a partner in California Chrome. That’s when I caught the bug,” Zedan said from his home in Saudi Arabia Thursday. “And from there, I pivoted to North America.”
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