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Chicago Cubs-Inspired Juvenile Breaks His Maiden At Churchill Downs

Bryzzo, named for players on the Chicago Cubs baseball team, breaks his maiden at Churchill Downs

With Dak Attack already representing one sporting star on the Kentucky Derby trail (named for Dallas Cowboys' Dak Prescott), Jason Loutsch may have another such colt leaning in the same direction. Bryzzo, a juvenile son of Medaglia d'Oro named for Chicago Cubs players Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo, according to, broke his maiden on Nov. 17 at Churchill Downs.

Loutsch is the managing partner for Albaugh Family Stables, which keeps 40-50 horses in training with Dale Romans. Major League Baseball recently launched an ad campaign called “Bryzzo,” but Loutsch said he'd never heard of the made-up Bryzzo Souvenir Company.

“We've been to the last two Kentucky Derbys and the last three Breeders' Cup [races],” Loutsch said. “When we go to the sales, we're buying horses with the classic pedigrees. Our goal is to win a Kentucky Derby. We've achieved the goal of getting to the Derby, now we have to win this thing eventually. It's kind of like the Cubs — someday it might happen.”

Bryzzo completed six furlongs on the fast track at Churchill in 1:11.17, posting a two-length victory in his second career start. The colt was bred by Darley and the Phillips Racing Partnership, and Loutsch purchased him on behalf of Albaugh for $500,000 at the Keeneland September Yearling sale.


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