Keeneland Association

Lexington Man That Worked At Kentucky Association Track To Be Honored At Phoenix Festival

Thoroughbred racing was held at the Kentucky Association track in Lexington for over 100 years, until 1933 when the facility closed at the end of the spring meet. That left Lexington without a racetrack until Keeneland opened in 1936. With the passage of time, there are now likely very few people alive that actually attended […]

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KHRC Has No Plans To Take Action On New Racetrack Applications Submitted By Churchill, Keeneland

Churchill Downs Inc. and Keeneland Association announced on Friday that they would partner to propose the construction of two new racetrack facilities that would house historical racing machines and include a live race meet. The proposal named locations in southeastern Kentucky in Corbin (Knox County) and in southwestern Kentucky in Oak Grove (Christian County). For more […]

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Judge Rules Dickinson Lawsuit Against Keeneland Can Proceed

A federal judge on Tuesday denied a motion by Keeneland Association to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Michael W. Dickinson Inc., stemming from Dickinson’s attempt to collect $395,874.18 (plus interest) from Keeneland in a breach of contract judgment against Martin Collins Surfaces & Footings, a limited liability company co-owned by a subsidiary of Keeneland. Martin […]

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Borell Attorney In McIngvale Suit Withdraws, Citing Communication Difficulties

The Getty Law Group, which previously represented embattled former Runhappy trainer Maria Borell, has withdrawn as counsel for Borell in her lawsuit against Runhappy owner Gallery Racing and James McIngvale. According to court documents, the lawyers had sent “numerous emails, letters, and voicemail messages” to Borell, seeking to update her on the case, and particularly […]

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Keeneland Files Motion To Dismiss Suit Over Polytrack Payments

The Keeneland Association has filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed last year by trainer Michael Dickinson stemming from his attempt to collect $395,874 a federal judge said Martin Collins Surfaces & Footings – a defunct company co-owned by a Keeneland subsidiary – owes him on a license agreement. The case stems from a 2008 […]

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Dickinson Sues Keeneland: Alleges ‘Sham Corporation,’ Failure To Pay

Trainer Michael Dickinson has sued Keeneland Association in an attempt to collect $395,874.18 a federal judge ruled Dickinson is owed by Martin Collins Surfaces & Footings, the company that manufactured and sold the synthetic racing surface known as Polytrack and alleged in the lawsuit to be the “alter ego and sham corporation” of Keeneland, the […]

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Trainer Affidavits Support Borell In McIngvale Lawsuit

Attorneys for Maria Borell have submitted three affidavits from Thoroughbred trainers supporting Borell’s contention that her former employers, Gallery Racing Stables and owners James and Linda McIngvale, owe her a percentage of purse money won by Runhappy while under her care from April until Nov. 1. Borell, who was fired Nov. 1, one day after […]

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Borell Sues McIngvales For Breach Of Contract, Defamation

Maria Borell has filed a lawsuit against Gallery Racing Stables LLC and owners James and Linda McIngvale for breach of contract and defamation in the aftermath of Borell being fired by the McIngvales as trainer of Breeders’ Cup Sprint winner Runhappy. The suit, filed in Fayette Circuit Court on Monday, also names Breeders’ Cup Limited and […]

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Welfare And Safety Summit: ‘Cultural Change’ Of Public Demands Proactive Strategy

The sixth Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit was held Wednesday afternoon in Lexington, Ky., and this one placed an emphasis on racetrack surfaces, equine and jockey injury databases, continuing education and post-mortem programs. The conference, held in the Keeneland sales pavilion, once again brought together a cross-section of the Thoroughbred industry, including owners, […]

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Court Rules Against Keeneland, Van Berg In Money Transfer Case

A lawsuit involving a Greek immigrant, the Keeneland Association and a Hall of Fame trainer came to a close July 2 when a Fayette Circuit Court judge ruled after a two-day bench trial in April that Keeneland broke its own rules by transferring funds on deposit with the sale company from one party to another without […]

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