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American Pharoah Filly Fastest At Second OBS March Under-Tack Session

Hip No. 237, a daughter of American Pharoah consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc., (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, breezed a quarter in :20 2/5 to post the fastest work at the distance at the second session of the Under Tack Show for Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2020 March Sale of Two Year Olds in Training. The bay […]

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Cafe Pharoah’s Last-To-First Move In Hyacinth Tops Japan Road To The Kentucky Derby

Cafe Pharoah impressed in this weekend’s listed Hyacinth Stakes at Tokyo Racecourse to earn 30 points on the Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby, topping the current standings. After breaking last in the 14-horse field, the 3-year-old son of Champion American Pharoah circled the field to hit the wire 1 1/4 lengths in front. Ridden […]

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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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View From The Eighth Pole: The Irrational Exuberance Of Ahmed Zayat

For many, a horse racing stable is a business. As most Thoroughbred owners know, however, it’s not a business that anyone should count on being profitable. A quick look at the math: In 2018, according to The Jockey Club Fact Book, 46,144 starters competed for about $1.1 billion in purses. The average earnings per starter […]

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Pharoah Filly Harvey’s Lil Goil Scores Oaks Points With Runaway Busanda Victory

Harvey’s Lil Goil, trained by Hall of Famer Bill Mott for the Estate of Harvey A. Clarke and Paul Braverman, was a dominant winner of Sunday’s $100,000 Busanda, a nine-furlong test for sophomore fillies at Aqueduct Racetrack. Harvey’s Lil Goil proved her six-length maiden win at second asking on December 12 at the Big A […]

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Lukas: ‘American Pharoah Could Very Well Be A Very Prominent Sire Of The Future’

Triple Crown winner American Pharoah is scheduled to be represented by his first Oaklawn starter, American Butterfly, in Sunday’s featured eighth race for Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas. The 6-furlong first-level allowance race is for 3-year-olds and has an $86,000 purse. American Pharoah was North America’s leading first-crop sire in 2019, with American […]

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The 2019 Freshman Sire Yearbook: The Best Of A Deep Class

From the time the freshman sire class of 2019 first hit the breeding shed in 2016, it was clear it had the potential to be a group with historic depth. There was a superstar at the top, in the form of 2015 Triple Crown winner and Horse of the Year American Pharoah, but the list […]

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Report: Zayat Sued For $23 Million, Sold Lifetime Breeding Rights In American Pharoah

Triple Crown-winning owner Ahmed Zayat may be close to bankruptcy, according to a report this week from the Lexington Herald-Leader. Zayat and his Zayat Stables were hit with a $23 million lawsuit earlier this week from New York-based MGG Investments in Fayette County Circuit Court in Lexington, Ky. According to the Herald-Leader, MGG Investments claims […]

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