Hip#120, Bernsteinâ€"Spies in My Midst colt is one of the Zayat horses in the Keeneland April sale of 2-year-olds in training.

Hip#120, Bernsteinâ€"Spies in My Midst colt is one of the Zayat horses in the Keeneland April sale of 2-year-olds in training.

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Zayat Horses in Keeneland April Juvenile Sale

The five 2-year-olds had been purchased at 2009 Keeneland September yearling sale.

Ahmed Zayat, whose Zayat Stables filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy earlier this year, has five horses in the Keeneland April sale of 2-year-olds in training as part of the McKathan Bros. consignment. All were purchased at last year’s Keeneland September yearling sale, and their prices ranged from $25,000 to $260,000.

Four horses – three bred by Zayat and one bought for $80,000 at Keeneland last September -- had been scratched as of April 3.

Zayat Stables filed for bankruptcy after Zayat was sued by Fifth Third Bank, which said he had defaulted on loans totaling more than $34 million. Keeneland has a claim against Zayat in the amount of $2,381,500 on horses bought through the sale company.

The Keeneland juvenile auction is scheduled for April 5 in Lexington. The Zayat horses that will be offered include an Indian Charlie–Fast an Sexy filly that is a half-sister to stakes winner Swede, a Broken Vow –Go Again Valid colt that is a half-brother to added-money winner Belong Again, and a Bernstein–Spies in My Midst colt.