horse racing and breeding

Court Documents Reveal Long Line Of Zayat Stable Creditors, Shortage Of Ready Cash

A receiver appointed to take charge of the assets of Zayat Stables will remain in place, despite a motion by the stable’s founder, Ahmed Zayat, to have her removed. That was the conclusion from Fayette County Circuit Court Judge Kimberly Bunnell Thursday afternoon after hearing arguments from attorneys representing Zayat and creditor MGG Investments over […]

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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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Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Kentucky Performance Products: Snotty Noses At The Sales

Veterinarians at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital answer your questions about sales and healthcare of Thoroughbred auction yearlings, weanlings, 2-year-olds and breeding stock. QUESTION: What can I do to prevent respiratory infections in young sales horses? DR. LILLY HAYWOOD: Breeding stock sales serve as the “perfect storm” for the development of respiratory disease in weanlings and […]

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Commentary: When Considering Racing’s Problems, Ask Yourself What You Can Do To Help

Soon, we will be able to close the book on 2019, and many of us who work in horse racing have never been so happy to see a year end. The start of a new year is often the time for reflection and hopes for a brighter future.  The horse racing community is an engaged […]

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Trainer Michele Dollase Announces Stable Closure

Longtime horsewoman and trainer Michele Dollase announced this week that she will be closing her San Luis Rey Downs training operation. Dollase got her start working as an assistant for her father Wallace, then training on her own in the late 1980s and early 1990s before quitting to raise her family. She transitioned to lay-ups […]

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Ask Your Insurer Presented By Muirfield Insurance: What’s ‘Fall Of The Hammer’ Coverage?

Equine insurance experts answer your questions about insuring Thoroughbreds for the breeding and auction realms. Email us at [email protected] if you have a question for an insurer. QUESTION: What is “Fall Of Hammer” Coverage? BRYCE BURTON: Fall Of Hammer is a term used to describe Full Mortality Insurance being automatically placed on a horse purchased […]

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Ask Your Insurer Presented By Muirfield Insurance: Protecting Foals Before They Hit The Ground

Equine insurance experts answer your questions about insuring Thoroughbreds for the breeding and auction realms. Email us at [email protected] if you have a question for an insurer. QUESTION: What options are available to insure the in-utero foals that are purchased with a broodmare at auction? BRYCE BURTON: In Utero, or Prospective Foal Insurance (PFI), can […]

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Juvenile Fillies Turf: Pletcher Sending Sweet Melania, Mulling Other BC Runners

Trainer Todd Pletcher, a 10-time winner at the Breeders’ Cup, will look to add to those totals when the prestigious two-day event is held at Santa Anita in Arcadia, California in November. Heading the seven-time Eclipse Award winner’s contingent is Repole Stable and St. Elias Stable’s Vino Rosso, who was demoted to second for interference after […]

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Kentucky Derby Notes: Sunday Shaping Up To Be A Busy Morning For Final Works

Live Oak Plantation’s Win Win Win arrived at Churchill Downs at 5:15 (all times Eastern) Thursday morning following an overnight van ride from the Fair Hill Training Center in Maryland for the 145th running of the $3 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (GI). Runner-up in the Blue Grass (GII) in his most recent start, Win Win Win […]

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