Zayat to offer horses in training at Keeneland November
Zayat Stables has announced that it will annually offer many of its horses in training at the sales. Its first consignment, which features over 70 horses of racing age, including the Grade 1-placed pair Baroness Thatcher and Premium Wine, has been entered in the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.
Egyptian-born businessman Ahmed Zayat founded Zayat Stables in 2005, and it has since become a significant purchaser at bloodstock sales. In 2006 the concern went to $4.6m to secure the subsequently Grade-1 placed Maimonides at the Keeneland September yearling sale.
In 2007 Zayat Stables finished second, behind Stronach Stables, in the list of leading US owners with earnings of nearly $6.2m.
"There are many owners who prefer to purchase ready-made racehorses and starting this November, we will give them a consistentopportunity," said Zayat. "Our focus remains on developing young horses, but this approach means we can provide for an underserved market by allowing a broad ownership base to acquire quality racing stock from our stable every year.
"I have had a lot of fun racing these horses and I am hoping that other owners will experience the joy and pride those magnificent animals brought me."