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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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Back To Work: Champion Runhappy Turns In First Work Of 2016

Champion male sprinter Runhappy returned to the worktab for the first time this year when he worked three furlongs at Keeneland early Thursday morning. According to the Blood-Horse, the 4-year-old Super Saver colt vanned to Keeneland from his base at the Kentucky Training Center. The colt went three furlongs in :34 4/5, then galloped out a half-mile in :46 and […]

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Update: Horses’ Conditions ‘Worse Than Ever’ On Farm Leased By Maria Borell’s Father

Maria Borell – the former trainer of champion sprinter Runhappy – and her father Chuck Borell have left a trail of unpaid bills and neglected horses in Kentucky over the last four years, according to an article by longtime racing journalist Margaret Ransom at USRacing.com, a website affiliated with an offshore bookmaker in Costa Rica. […]

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Report: ‘Starving, Sick Horses’ Were On Farm Leased By Father Of Maria Borell

Maria Borell – the former trainer of champion sprinter Runhappy – and her father Chuck Borell have left a trail of unpaid bills and neglected horses in Kentucky over the last four years, according to an article by longtime racing journalist Margaret Ransom at USRacing.com, a website affiliated with an offshore bookmaker in Costa Rica. […]

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Borell, Drawing Away Stable Part Ways

Maria Borell, who saddled Jim McIngvale’s champion sprinter Runhappy to five consecutive victories in 2015 but was fired the day after the Super Saver colt won the Breeders’ Cup Sprint at Keeneland, is no longer training for the Drawing Away Stable, which announced in December it was adding her to its roster of trainers. Ed […]

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Runhappy Continues To Be Hampered By Foot Bruise

A foot bruise continues to disrupt champion Ruhappy’s morning training. The Daily Racing Form reports that the 4-year-old son of Super Saver continues to jog each morning, but has been unable to resume galloping. Runhappy has been training with a protective bar shoe on his right hind hoof. “He galloped for us Sunday, and when we asked […]

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