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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McMahon Of Saratoga Thoroughbreds To Host Stallion Show On December 21

McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds announced today their annual stallion show will be held Saturday, Dec. 21 from noon to 3 p.m. Breeders will be able to inspect McMahon’s latest stallion addition, Solomini, a multiple Grade 1-placed 2-year-old by two-time Horse of the Year Curlin. Just added to the roster last week, Solomini leaves Kentucky Friday […]

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New York Thoroughbred Breeding And Development Fund Bolsters Lucrative Stallion Stakes Series Finale

The two divisions of the New York Stallion Stakes Series set for Dec. 14 and 15 at Aqueduct are the richest sire stakes races in the country, each featuring $500,000 purses. However, that’s just the start of the money set to be dispersed in the high-dollar races. The New York Thoroughbred Breeding and Development Fund […]

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McKinzie ‘Aiming’ For Malibu Stakes, Along With Pair Of Baffert-Trained Stablemates

Bob Baffert has three likely starters for the Grade I Malibu Stakes at Santa Anita on opening day next Tuesday, Dec. 26, headed by two-time Grade I winner McKinzie, who showed he is at the ready with a six furlong workout Sunday in a bullet 1:13.20, fastest of 23 drills at the distance, the average […]

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Draft Pick Upsets Heavily Favored Solomini In Affirmed Stakes

With heavily favored Solomini a non-factor, Draft Pick stalked the early pace, swung three-wide turning for home and rallied impressively through the lane to take Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Affirmed Stakes under Joe Talamo by 2 ½ lengths at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif.  Owned by Lee and Susan Searing’s C R K Stable, LLC […]

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Santa Anita’s Single Ticket Pick Six Jackpot Offers $168,759 Carryover Sunday

With six winning tickets each returning $33,139.60 on Saturday, there is a Santa Anita Single Ticket Pick Six Jackpot carryover into Sunday of $168,759. With a nine-race card on tap, Sunday’s main event, the Grade III, $100,000 Affirmed Stakes, for 3-year-olds at a mile and one sixteenth, has been carded as race eight.  Bob Baffert’s Solomini, who will be ridden […]

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Solomini Heads Field Of Six In Grade 3 Affirmed

Well beaten in the Kentucky Derby, Bob Baffert’s Solomini returns to Santa Anita on Sunday as he heads a field of six sophomores in the Grade 3, $100,000 Affirmed Stakes at a mile and one sixteenth. A winner of the G1 Los Alamitos Futurity prior to being disqualified to third, Solomini appears to be the […]

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Kentucky Derby Chart Revised With New Margins Mid-Pack

Equibase issued a new version of the chart for Kentucky Derby 144 Tuesday, one that sees dramatic revisions in the margins between horses in the middle of the pack. According to Daily Racing Form, speed figure makers expressed concerns that some of the margins had to be off. Among them, 10th place finisher Solomini was listed […]

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