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Borell Agrees To Pay Rood & Riddle In Settlement Of Lawsuit

Maria Borell and the Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital have reached a settlement in the lawsuit brought by the Lexington-based veterinary clinic against Borell alleging non-payment of $15,191.14 for services rendered to horses at the Beacon Hill Farm she managed between Jan. 10, 2013, and Dec. 11, 2014. Under the terms of the agreement, entered […]

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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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McIngvale Attorneys File Motion To Dismiss Borell Lawsuit

Attorneys for James and Linda McIngvale’s Gallery Racing have filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit from their former trainer, Maria Borell, who alleged the McIngvales owe her money and a lifetime breeding right as a result of a breach of contract and defamed her in comments made to the Paulick Report following her termination. Borell […]

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Judge Dismisses Keeneland And Breeders’ Cup From Borell Lawsuit

In the latest development of the Runhappy saga, Fayette Circuit Court Judge James Ishmael Jr. has dismissed Keeneland and the Breeders’ Cup as defendants in Maria Borell’s breach of contract and defamation lawsuit against the Breeders’s Cup Sprint winner’s owners.  The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that per Kentucky state law, neither Keeneland nor Breeders’ Cup has […]

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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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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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