Justin Zayat

Zayat Lawsuit Documents Detail Sale Of American Pharoah To Coolmore

Had American Pharoah never done anything else with his life after owner Ahmed Zayat sold the Grade 1-winning colt’s stallion rights on Jan. 15, 2015, the deal to Coolmore would have been for $8 million – a far cry from the $23.5 million he’d ultimately receive for the future Triple Crown winner. A lawsuit filed […]

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Amended Complaint In Zayat Case Names Industry Heavyweights Who Bought Horses, Breeding Rights

Attorneys for MGG Investment Group, which is suing Zayat Stables for allegedly defaulting on a $23 million loan, filed paperwork Feb. 11 naming a slew of additional defendants, many of whom purchased horses or breeding rights privately from Zayat Stables. Yeomanstown Stud was named for its purchase of El Kabeir; Hill ‘n’ Dale for its […]

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‘I Can’t Carry You Any More’; Rodriguez Looks To Sell Zayat Horses Over Unpaid Bills

Zayat Stables, which won an Eclipse Award as outstanding owner in 2015 after American Pharoah became the first horse in history to win the Triple Crown and Breeders’ Cup Classic, allegedly owes New York-based trainer Rudy Rodriguez more than $600,000 in unpaid training bills, supplies and services. Rodriguez filed an agister’s lien on two Zayat […]

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Nanoosh, Getting ‘Better And Better,’ Faces Biggest Test in Razorback

Nanoosh has never lost in three starts for trainer Robertino Diodoro, but colt’s biggest test yet comes in Monday’s $500,000 Razorback Handicap (G3) for older horses at 1 1/16 miles at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark. Bred and co-owned by Zayat Stables LLC, Nanoosh will be making his first start since winning the $250,000 […]

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Justin Zayat Hoping For Some Oaklawn Luck With Solomini

Job requirements kept Justin Zayat from attending the $900,000 Rebel Stakes (G2) March 17 at Oaklawn. That hopefully won’t be the case for Oaklawn’s biggest prize for 3-year-olds when Rebel runner-up Solomini tries to give Zayat Stables LLC (headed by Justin’s father, Ahmed) its third Arkansas Derby victory in the $1 million Grade 1 race April 14. […]

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Zayat Stables Hopes Solomini Takes Familiar Route To Kentucky Derby

Justin Zayat said job requirements will keep him from attending the $900,000 Rebel Stakes (G2) for 3-year-olds Saturday at Oaklawn. He’ll be watching, though. That’s because Zayat’s family co-owns 3-2 program favorite Solomini, who will be making his 2018 debut in the 1 1/16-mile major Kentucky Derby prep race. “It’s killing me, but hopefully I can make […]

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American Pharoah Statue To Be Unveiled At Oaklawn Park On Jan. 11

As a lasting tribute to the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years, who began his historic campaign at Oaklawn, the track will unveil a life-size bronze statue of American Pharoah Thursday, Jan. 11 at 11 a.m. Oaklawn opens for its 114th live racing season Jan. 12 with a special 12:30 p.m. first post. Zayat Stables LLC.’s American Pharoah, trained by Hall […]

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Ahmed Zayat’s ‘Stallion-Making Stable’ Has Produced 24 Sires Over 12 Years

Ahmed Zayat’s impact on the Thoroughbred industry goes beyond his ownership of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah. His racing stable has produced 24 stallions over the last 12 years, a number Coolmore’s Dermot Ryan called “incredible,” according to thoroughbredracing.com. The top names on Zayat’s stallion roster, in addition to the homebred American Pharoah, include homebred Pioneerof […]

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‘What Comes Next?’ Zayat Reflects On Pharoah’s Farewell Tour

The Longines World’s Best Racehorse Awards marked the end of the 2015 awards season, which has been sort of an American Pharoah farewell tour for the Triple Crown winner’s connections. Now that the colt is ensconced at Coolmore’s Ashford Stud in Lexington, Ky., the question for his connections is no longer where he will run […]

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