American Cleopatra

MGG Claim to Solomini, Others, Thrown Out

Judge Kimberly Bunnell has dismissed the New York-based lending firm MGG's attempt to place a lien on the stud fees and progeny of Solomini, to claim nine breeding rights to American Pharoah and the broodmare American Cleopatra, according to Gregory Parsons of States & Harbison, who represented the owners of Solomini in MGG's suit. The ruling was issued June 10 in Fayette, Kentucky Circuit Court. Solomini stands at McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds, where he has bred 127 mares in his initial season at stud. In January, MGG filed a $23...

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Hill ‘N’ Dale Files Motion to be Dismissed From Zayat Lawsuit

A March 20 court hearing in Kentucky will determine if Hill 'n' Dale Farms can have a claim dismissed that involves a New York lending firm wanting to take possession of equine assets that were allegedly sold in 2017 at under-market value by financially troubled Zayat Stables, LLC, which is the chief defendant in the same $23 million lawsuit alleging loan default and fraud. The equine asset in question in this case is the broodmare American Cleopatra, a full sister to 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah. The Blood-Horse first...

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