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Runhappy Owner McIngvale Organizes Drives To Feed Houston’s Elderly, Children Through COVID-19 Pandemic

Jim McIngvale, best known in the horse racing sphere as the owner of champion sprinter and young stallion Runhappy, has gotten good at answering the call when his hometown of Houston, Texas, needs him. When Hurricane Katrina hit the Southwest in 2005, “Mattress Mack” opened up two of his Gallery Furniture locations to house over […]

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McIngvale Sends Three Runners Out Of The Same Mare To Louisiana Premier Night

It’s no secret that Jim McIngvale goes big when he sets his sights on an endeavor. The Houston, Texas businessman built up Gallery Furniture from a small operation delivering out of the back of his own truck to the point where one of his current retail locations includes a 30,000 gallon sea life aquarium for […]

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First Runhappy Foals Born In Indiana Bring Sire Full Circle

Eclipse Award-winning stallion Runhappy (Super Saver – Bella Jolie) has created many fans across the country, including Indiana. His name has been synonymous with horse racing in Kentucky and New York, and soon it’ll start to be in Indiana. Two foals from his 2019 crop were born in Indiana and registered with the Indiana Thoroughbred […]

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Runhappy-Del Mar Marketing Deal To Include Race Sponsorships, $100,000 Maiden Race Bonuses

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and Jim McIngvale, the owner of the former champion and now stallion Runhappy, have entered into a two-year agreement to showcase the horse to Del Mar horsemen and fans and bring about possible lucrative returns tied to his offspring. For the next two seasons, Del Mar has renamed its opening and […]

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Runhappy, Gallery Racing New Sponsor Of Met Mile

Gallery Racing – the connections of champion sprinter Runhappy – will sponsor the 2018 Grade 1, $1.2 million Runhappy Metropolitan Handicap,the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) announced today. Gallery Racing/Runhappy will be the presenting sponsor of the 125th running of the Metropolitan Handicap for 3-year-olds and up on Belmont Park’s main track on Belmont Stakes […]

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‘Mattress Mack’ Opens Gallery Furniture Locations As Shelters For Hurricane Harvey Victims

As part of the massive effort to help aid families displaced by Hurricane Harvey, longtime Houston businessman Jim ‘Mattress Mack’ McIngvale has opened up two of his Gallery Furniture locations for residents needing shelter. Time.com reports that McIngvale, who has been known for his charitable work over the years, announced on the Gallery Furniture Facebook page on […]

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Keeneland: Runhappy Works Mile In 1:39 In Final Drill For Breeders’ Cup

James McIngvale’s Runhappy completed the Kentucky portion of his training for the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Las Vegas Dirt Mile (G1) to be run Nov. 4 at Santa Anita by working a mile in 1:39 Wednesday morning at Keeneland. On a fast main track after the morning renovation break with Marcus O’Donnell up, Runhappy broke […]

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Stevens In Saddle As Runhappy Works Mile In 1:38.80 At Keeneland

James McIngvale’s Runhappy, winner of last year’s TwinSpires Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) at Keeneland and the Eclipse Award winner as champion sprinter of 2015, worked a mile in 1:38.80 under jockey Gary Stevens over a fast track at Keeneland early Wednesday morning. Runhappy stood at the gap entering the track before backtracking to the three-quarter pole. […]

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Longtime Friend On Maria Borell: ‘She Is Stopping At Nothing’

The list of people looking for former trainer Maria Borell keeps getting longer. On Tuesday, various news outlets reported that the Kentucky Department of Agriculture and the Mercer County Fiscal Court sued Maria Borell and her father, Charles Borell, seeking legal ownership of the 43 horses a state veterinarian said were abandoned and in various […]

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