After winning the Stanley Cup with the Montreal Canadiens in his playing days, former Blackhawks player and coach Denis Savard is trying to win the Breeders’ Cup with Private Zone on Saturday afternoon.
A racing fan since he was a teenager, Savard owns a share four-year old horse Private Zone, who will be running in Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Sprint at Santa Anita in California. Good Friends Stable, the ownership group Savard belongs to, also includes former jockey Rene Douglas. Savard's involvement was profiled by NHL.com.
This could be another major racing win for Savard and Good Friends Stable. In 2010, the group's horse Golden Moka won the Prince of Wales Stakes, one of three races in the Canadian Triple Crown.