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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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Champion Runhappy Back In Kentucky, Targeting Return To Racing In May

Following a well-deserved break at a farm in Texas, champion male sprinter Runhappy has returned to the Kentucky Training Center to begin preparations for a 2016 campaign. The Blood-Horse reports that the 4-year-old son of Super Saver returned to Kentucky Feb. 28. Trainer Laura Wohlers told the publication that the colt has been jogging for the past month. […]

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Runhappy ‘Great’ After Malibu Score, Will Get Rest Before Met Mile

Breeders’ Cup Sprint winner and likely Eclipse Award winner as champion sprinter of 2105 Runhappy was in good shape Sunday morning after his smashing 3 ½-length victory in the Grade I Malibu Stakes Saturday. “He came out great,” said Jonathan “Finn” Green, consultant for deWaal Thoroughbreds, LLC, who accompanied trainer Laura Wohlers to Santa Anita […]

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Runhappy Scores Powerful Victory in Malibu

Racing for a different trainer and different jockey than he had last out when proving best in the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Sprint at Keeneland, James McIngvale’s Runhappy shrugged off those real or perceived burdens with ease, scoring a powerful 3 1/2-length victory as the 1-2 favorite in the Grade 1 Malibu Stakes on Santa […]

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Runhappy Heads Field Of Seven In Malibu

Fresh off victory in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Sprint, owner James (Mattress Mac) McIngvale’s Runhappy heads a field of seven in Santa Anita’s Opening Day headliner, the Grade I, $300,000 Malibu Stakes for 3-year-olds at seven furlongs. Although the Sprint was Runhappy’s third consecutive graded stakes victory and fifth win in-a-row overall, trainer Maria […]

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BC Sprint Champ Runhappy Gearing Up For Malibu Stakes

Breeders’ Cup Sprint winner Runhappy, who set a Keeneland record of 1:08.58 for six furlongs in winning that rich race on Oct. 31, worked seven furlongs under Gary Stevens Tuesday morning in 1:25.40 for the Grade I Malibu Stakes on opening day. “It was a nice, steady, pretty even kind of work,” said Stevens, who […]

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Runhappy To Rest After Malibu Stakes; 2016 Plans Undetermined

Runhappy, the winner of the 2015 Breeders’ Cup Sprint and the center of much controversy since, is on target for a start in the Malibu Stakes on Dec. 26 at Santa Anita. According to the Daily Racing Form’s Steve Andersen, the 3-year-old colt will get a vacation for the months of January and February. Owner Jim […]

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McIngvale: ‘Timing Was Terrible, But We Did What We Did’

Anyone in the horse business who has followed Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale over the last 20 years knows he doesn’t do things conventionally. So it should not have come as a surprise earlier this year when McIngvale hired an unknown quantity, Maria Borell, to train a few horses for him at the Thoroughbred Training Center […]

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Borell: Runhappy’s Owners ‘Only Care About The Money’

What a mess. Less than 24 hours after one of the most uplifting stories of a tremendously exciting homecoming Breeders’ Cup at Keeneland unfolded – the saga of 3-year-old Sprint sensation Runhappy and her unheralded young trainer, Maria Borell –  the story turned sour. Very sour. Borell was fired by Laura Wohlers, racing manager for […]

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