Churchill Downs Suing Spirited Funds For Alleged Breach Of Sponsorship Contract

Churchill Downs has filed a lawsuit against the Bowling Green-based company Spirited Funds, reports the Bowling Green Daily News, for an alleged breach of the companies’ sponsorship contract. Filed on Sept. 18 in Jefferson Circuit Court, the suit claims that Churchill is owed $913,885 in “unpaid sponsorship fees from Spirited Funds, plus 1.5 percent monthly late fees […]

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Britain: Teenager Paralyzed In Riding Accident Completes Successful Lawsuit

At 14 years of age, teenager Ashleigh Harris fell from an ex-racehorse belonging to her boyfriend’s mother, Rachel Miller, in Chepstow, resulting in Harris being paralyzed from the chest down. Now, four years later, the London High Court has ruled that 18-year-old Harris is entitled to “full compensation” from Miller, according to the Daily Mail, […]

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Do Pre-Purchase Exams Put Vets At Risk?

Pre-purchase exams (PPE) are common in the sale of horses; a veterinarian is asked to do a thorough health analysis on a horse that is being sold to ensure it is healthy enough for the intended career with its new owner. However, though these exams are common, they may place the veterinarian examining the horse […]

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Hunter/Jumper Trainers Sued For Fraud, Breach Of Contract, Negligent Misrepresentation

Tennessee-based Matt Martin and Florida-based Debi Connor have been named in a lawsuit by plaintiff Lynn Kassem, according to Rate My Horse PRO. The suit claims that hunter/jumper trainer Martin failed “to disclose health and behavior issues of sales horses he recommended,” and that he “misrepresented sale prices, and his ownership stake in horses, in […]

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Oneida Nation’s Lawsuit The Seventh Against Casino Near Finger Lakes

For the seventh time, a lawsuit has been filed against the Lago Resort and Casino, a project which would build a casino less than 30 miles away from Finger Lakes Racetrack in New York. The Oneida Indian Nation’s Turning Stone Resort casino is just 80 miles away from the Lago site. According to the Utica […]

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Australia: Jockeys’ Wives Sue Apprentice Over Fall

Three years ago at the Gold Coast Turf Club in Queensland, Australia, apprentice jockey Aidan Holt shifted his horse to the inside and initiated a chain reaction which resulted in serious injuries to jockeys Dean Tanti and Dan Griffen. Now, those jockeys’ wives are suing the now-retired Holt for approximately $300,000 ($215,176 US) each, according […]

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Hayward: Derby Wars Lawsuit Will Have ‘Significant Impact’ On Racing’s Future

The Stronach Group’s legal battle with the company that owns Derby Wars will prove to be very important to the future of the racing industry, according to former New York Racing Association CEO Charles Hayward. He states in the Thoroughbred Racing Commentary that it will have a “significant impact on the future finances of Thoroughbred […]

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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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Report: Zayat Requests Libel Lawsuit Be Dismissed

According to a story by NJ Advance Media, attorneys representing Ahmed Zayat have filed paperwork requesting that a libel lawsuit filed in June against the owner be dismissed by a federal judge. Joseph Bainton, a lawyer for Howard Rubinsky, sued Zayat after claiming statements Zayat made to the press were damaging to his reputation. Now […]

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