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Equine Matters

Kentucky proudly calls itself the “Horse Capital of the World.” While the equine industry has always been a business filled with risks, those risks have mounted. With fewer people having the economic flexibility and confidence to invest money into a horse, smaller stables across the Bluegrass have felt the strain. Horse racing to some is a fun hobby while to others it is a way of life – the differences between the multimillionaire farms and the small farms are many. The disparities that exist in the prices obtained in the established horse sales are well-known. As members of our equine industry continue to face several financial challenges, primarily due to loss of income, cost increase, and decreased profits, bankruptcy will continue to be a strategy utilized by the industry to deal with bad debt and other financial concerns.

Chapter 11 bankruptcy can be a useful tool to restructure debts or provide a method to sell assets and wind down operations in the ordinary course as opposed to in a fire sale or at the courthouse steps. The attorneys of DelCotto Law Group PLLC have worked before with troubled equine situations, and we understand that caring for the animals is a big concern. Contact us to know more. Specific issues that we have encountered, analyzed and addressed in equine situations include but are not limited to:

  • Lease assumption, rejection or assignment
  • Analysis of all liens including vets, breeding, etc.
  • 363 sales to maximize value and work within established sales at auction houses
  • Lien perfection issues involving jockey club papers
  • Priority disputes between agister’s liens and bank liens
  • Syndication and share disputes
  • Insurance adequacy and availability
  • Critical vendors and 503(b)(9) claims if filing for bankruptcy

We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.