American Pharoah’s Owner Is A 23-Year-Old Millionaire NYU Frat Bro

I turned 28-years-old yesterday (all your gifts must be in the mail). I make a decent wage here at BroBible, but like, my brothers and I still do group Christmas gifts for my parents and I still wear mismatched suits to funerals. So that’s why when I heard that the owner of potential Triple Crown winner American Pharoah (a horse now valued at $20 million) is owned by a 23-year-old NYU Alpha Epsilon Pi frat bro who puked in the stands after his horse won the Kentucky Derby, a part of me died inside.

Justin Zayat, racing and stallion manager at Zayat Stables, is graduating from NYU Wednesday with a degree in economics and a minor in making a shitload of money from horses. He took his last final just days before the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore over the weekend.

Zayat, a New Jersey native, was introduced to the sport racing when his father bought into horse racing when Justin was 14 years old. He now owns more than 200 horses.

Justin told the Washington Post,

It’s been kind of crazy, with all these people calling, and with managing the horses. Since the Derby, I probably haven’t slept more than two hours a night. I’m running on pure adrenaline. Trust me, I wouldn’t trade places with anybody. It’s been a distraction, but it’s definitely been a good distraction.”

Zayat reported that after the win on Saturday, he received upwards of 300 phone calls and texts, including his first grade teacher who he hadn’t heard from in 15 years.

And the dude seems like a bro’s bro. According to USA Today:

“I go to class, I go to parties, I’m in a frat, I hang out with my friends. I try to have a fun college life, but at the same time I know how much responsibility I have. But it’s not work.”

Take a look at Justin just bro-ing out and basking in his newfound fame.

Pictured below with his three siblings.

Justin and his pops.

Meanwhile, at my apartment…

[Daily Mail]

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