• Ruffina wins The Sprinters Cup (Gr.1)
  • Azzurro wins The Dr M A M Ramaswamy Stayers Cup (Gr.1)
  • Whomakestherules wins The Maj P K Mehra Memorial Super Mile Cup (Gr.1)
  • Kangra wins The Indian Turf Invitation Cup (Gr.1) in record timing

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IMTIAZ A SAIT is easily the most accomplished trainer in the country. A trainer with an eye for perfection, he is always on the look out for a competitive edge. The academic bent of mind, intellectual ability and hunger for success, have helped Imtiaz stand apart from his fellow professionals. His commitment, hard work and integrity have commanded the loyalty of his owners so much so that none have left him disgruntled. A rare achievement indeed.

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Carnival, winner of the Mysore Derby 1980 which set Imtiaz on a classic trail. Seen at extreme right is Imtiaz's wife and Carnival's owner Sunita. 

Imtiaz is a self made man. Because of the results that he gave to his owners, he gradually attracted the big guns of the field. Quantity gave way to quality and Imtiaz is now patronised by the best horse owners in the country. His affable nature and his sincerity have ensured that the number of his admirers and well-wishers is growing by the day.

1989 was the easily the most exhilarating year in his career. He trained the wonder horse called Exhilaration in exemplary manner, getting the colt to perform at his best when it mattered the most. Easily one of the best thoroughbreds to have raced in Indian racing history, Exhilaration retired with eight unbeaten starts to his credit.

The twentyfive fruitful years that he has spent as a trainer have seen him win all the major races in the country. He has saddled well over 1000 winners and he has close to 50 Classic success. He has many firsts to his credit. Starting off his classic conquest with Carnival's victory in the Mysore Derby in 1980, the Bangalore boy who made it big in the highly competitive Mumbai, is set to scale new heights in the years to come.