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U.S. Supreme Court Won’t Hear Challenge To ‘Claiming Jail’ Rule

California Thoroughbred owner Jerry Jamgotchian’s petition to the United States Supreme Court to hear his challenge of Kentucky’s “claiming jail” rule has been denied. The court issued the denial – a decision not to hear the case – on Monday. Jamgotchian lost lower court rulings in Kentucky’s Franklin County Circuit Court, the Court of Appeals […]

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Jamgotchian Takes Challenge Of ‘Claiming Jail’ Rules To U.S. Supreme Court

Jerry Jamgotchian is nothing if not persistent. The California-based Thoroughbred owner has fought a five-year battle over Kentucky regulations that prohibit a claimed horse from racing out of state until the meet during which the horse was claimed comes to an end. Jamgotchian challenged the so-called “claiming jail” or “jail time” rule in Franklin Circuit […]

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Supreme Court Of Kentucky Upholds ‘Claiming Jail’ Rule

The Supreme Court of Kentucky has upheld the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission’s “claiming jail” regulation that prohibits a horse claimed in a race from competing at another track until after the meeting during which it was purchased has taken its final day’s entries. The unanimous decision, written by Justice Lisabeth T. Hughes, stems from a […]

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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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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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Borell To Runhappy’s Owner: ‘Pay Me What I Am Owed’

The following press release was issued Tuesday by Maria Borell, who was fired on Sunday as trainer of James McIngvale’s Runhappy, less than 24 hours after the 3-year-old colt by Super Saver won the Breeders’ Cup Sprint, the second consecutive Grade 1 victory and fifth straight win overall for Runhappy since Borell took over as […]

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Kentucky Supreme Court to Review ‘Claiming Jail’ Lawsuit

The case brought by Jerry Jamgotchian against the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission challenging claiming rules that put restrictions on when a claimed horse can race out of state will be heard by the Supreme Court of Kentucky. The court recently issued an order granting discretionary review of a February 2014 Court of Appeals decision upholding […]

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Jamgotchian files suit against KHRC over claiming rules

Press Release Today, in Kentucky’s Franklin County Circuit Court, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (“KHRC”) and three KHRC officials were named in a lawsuit filed by prominent Lexington attorney, Richard A. Getty. The complaint, brought by major thoroughbred owner/breeder Jerry Jamgotchian, was filed to insure that horse owner rights are not abused by the KHRC […]

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NO SALE IN CURLIN MINORITY INTEREST

By Ray Paulick A Franklin County, Kentucky, Circuit Court judge has ruled against a proposed sale of a 20% interest in Horse of the Year Curlin to majority owner Jess Jackson for $4 million. The ruling by Judge Roger Crittenden came in a hearing on Monday involving the 20% owned by disbarred attorneys Shirley Cunningham and […]

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