Likely Kentucky Derby favorite Eskendereya may be sold this year to pay off owner Ahmed Zayat's bank debt, according to a bankruptcy reorganization plan Zayat filed Friday in New Jersey.
Zayat included the information in projections for resolving debts that include more than $34 million in claims by Fifth Third Bank.
"The Projections assume that the Debtor will sell a sufficient number of horses, including 100% of Eskendereya in 2010, to achieve sales proceeds of $16.8 (million), $15.2 (million), $10 (million), $11 (million) and $11 million in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014, respectively," according to the court documents. "A non-refundable deposit of $2 (million) is assumed to be received in September 2010 from the sale of Eskendereya, with the remaining Eskendereya proceeds assumed to be received in December 2010."
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