American Pharoah Owner Zayat to Avoid Suit Again

 A federal judge has refused to reconsider his dismissal of a lawsuit filed against Ahmed Zayat, owner of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, claiming that he owed $1.65 million in gambling debts. Sitting in Newark, N.J., Judge William J. Martini said Monday that the motion to reconsider the case, filed by Florida resident Howard Rubinsky, “failed…

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