Keeneland Association

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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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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Keeneland to partner with the Eclipse Awards

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that the Keeneland Association has reached an agreement to serve as an Official Partner of the 42nd annual Eclipse Awards, presented by Daily Racing Form, The Stronach Group and The Breeders’ Cup. The partnership will include special recognition of Keeneland connections to the Eclipse Awards, including graduates […]

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Nicholson’s farewell: ‘let’s respect one another’s opinion’

I suspect there are few people in the Thoroughbred industry who understand politics better than Nick Nicholson, who is entering his final week as president of the Keeneland Association after a 13-year run. Nicholson announced his retirement during the spring Thoroughbred race meeting of the Lexington, Ky., racetrack and auction company. Nicholson was a legislative […]

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Keeneland appoints Ed Prosser as new European representative

Keeneland today announced that noted racing journalist Ed Prosser has been named as its European representative, beginning July 1. He succeeds Tim Preston, who is retiring from the position after 23 years. “Keeneland is tremendously proud of its strong ties to Europe, and the rich history we share with its horsemen,” said President-Elect Bill Thomason. […]

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Keeneland: Thomason named successor to retiring CEO Nicholson

Keeneland President and CEO Nick Nicholson today announced that effective September 1, 2012, he will retire from Keeneland Association after nearly thirteen years at the helm.  Bill Thomason, currently Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, has been selected by the Keeneland Trustees as successor to Nicholson. Despite multiple industry downturns as a result of two […]

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