Keyword: James McIngvale

  • James "Mattress Mack" McIngvale is sheltering victims of Hurricane Harvey at two of his furniture stores

    Mattress Mack Aids Houston Flood Victims

    James "Mattress Mack" McIngvale, Thoroughbred owner and Houston businessman and philanthropist, has opened two of his Gallery Furniture stores as shelters for victims of Hurricane Harvey. At present, some 450 people are housed at each store.

  • Jim McIngvale

    McIngvale Finds Horse for His Pegasus Slot

    James McIngavle, owner of one of the slots for the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Stakes (gr. I), has purchased a three-time group I-winning Argentine-bred horse with hopes of running in the Jan. 28 race at Gulfstream Park.

  • Runhappy

    Runhappy Works a Mile at Keeneland

    James McIngvale's Runhappy worked a mile in 1:38 4/5 under Hall of Fame rider Gary Stevens Oct. 12 at Keeneland. The son of Super Saver is being pointed toward the Nov. 5 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I).

  • Runhappy Sept. 25 at Keeneland.

    Runhappy Faces Five in Ack Ack

    Runhappy makes his long awaited 2016 bow Oct. 1 in Churchill Downs' one-turn mile Ack Ack Handicap (gr. III). The race shares the bill with the $175,000 Lukas Classic featuring grade I winners Bradester and Noble Bird.

  • Runhappy Sept. 15 at Churchill Downs.

    Runhappy Works from Gate in 1:14 1/5

    Sprint male champion Runhappy continues to move toward his 2016 debut with a six-furlong work in 1:14 1/5 from the gate Sept. 15 at Churchill Downs. Hall of Fame rider Edgar Prado flew in for the move.

  • Runhappy at Keeneland Sept. 8

    Runhappy Works 7 Furlongs at Keeneland

    James McIngvale's Runhappy continued to progress toward a return to the races with a seven-furlong work Sept. 8 at Keeneland. Last year's sprint champion male was clocked in 1:24 3/5.

  • Runhappy.

    Runhappy Works Five Furlongs in :58

    Runhappy, last year's sprint male champion, recorded his second public work of the year Sept. 1 at Keeneland, zipping five furlongs in :58. He is being pointed toward the one-turn mile Ack Ack Handicap (gr. III) Oct. 1 at Churchill Downs.

  • Runhappy

    Runhappy On the Shelf for 60 Days

    James McIngvale's Runhappy, sprint champion male of 2015, has been diagnosed with a bone bruise in his right front cannon bone and will be given 60 days off according to trainer Laura Wohlers.

  • Runhappy

    Runhappy Targets Met Mile for Season Opener

    Not that plans were ever set in stone, but what owner James McIngvale characterized as some heel bruising has champion sprinter Runhappy targeting the Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I) for his first race of 2016.

  • Runhappy wins the Malibu Stakes.

    Runhappy Untouchable in Malibu Victory

    James McIngvale's 3-year-old sprinting superstar became a three-time grade I winner Dec. 26 at Santa Anita Park, where he set the pace and pulled away from the field to win the $300,000 Malibu Stakes (gr. I) by 3 1/2 lengths.

  • Runhappy

    Runhappy Back on Work Tab; Malibu Next

    Oblivious to a lawsuit and controversy between his connections and former trainer, James McIngvale's Runhappy is on track for the Dec. 26 Malibu Stakes (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park.

  • Runhappy with Maria Borell (right) following the Breeders' Cup Sprint.

    Borell Files Lawsuit Against McIngvales

    Maria Borell has filed a lawsuit against the owners of Runhappy, who she trained to victory in the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), seeking money from purses the colt earned under her care and also alleging defamation.

  • Maria Borell

    Borell-McIngvale Dispute Could Go to Court

    The ongoing dispute between trainer Maria Borell and owner James McIngvale took another turn when Borell's attorney indicated there may be future legal action taken regarding purse money earned by Runhappy.

  • Runhappy with Maria Borell following the Breeders' Cup Sprint.

    Borell Out as Trainer for Runhappy

    A day after Maria Borell won the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) with Runhappy, the trainer learned she will no longer be conditioning the horse for owner James McIngvale.

  • Raise the Bridle finished first in the Borderland Derby at Sunland Park, but was disqualified and placed second.

    Six Added to Triple Crown Nomination List

    Six horses have been added to the list of 3-year-old Thoroughbreds eligible to compete in the 2010 Triple Crown after their owners paid a required $6,000 fee during the late nominating period ending March 27.

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    Sam Houston Offers Race for Zenyatta, Rachel

    Sam Houston Race Park and Gallery Furniture continue to step up efforts to bring super star females Zenyatta and Rachel Alexandra together in a stakes race slated for Jan. 30.

  • Jess Jackson, co-founder of HOPA

    HOPA Reorganizes Board, Focus

    The Horse Owners' Protective Association, an industry advocacy group that was formed in part by activist owner Jess Jackson, has announced a reorganization of its board and an expanded focus of its mission.

  • Seminars to Focus on Fraud and Tax Issues

    A series of owners' seminars focusing on fraud and tax issues in the Thoroughbred industry is scheduled for Sept. 12 in Lexington, and will be hosted by a group of attorneys that include those involved in the high-profile James McIngvale lawsuit.

  • Consignors Added to McIngvale Lawsuit

    Racehorse owner James McIngvale has expanded his high-profile lawsuit against three horsemen to include several consignors allegedly involved in claimed fraudulent public auction transactions.

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    Strange Bedfellows

    <em>By Ray Paulick</em> - The median household income for a family living in the United States was $46,326 in 2005 -- about $1,000 less than what a bloodstock agent would make in the purchase of a $950,000 horse if the agent was working for a client who agreed to pay a 5% commission, considered a standard fee by many in the Thoroughbred industry.

  • Furniture tycoon and Thoroughbred owner James McIngvale files suit alleging kickbacks and secret commissions.

    McIngvale Suit Charges Kickbacks to Trainer and Agents

    Prominent racing owner James McIngvale on Thursday filed a federal lawsuit in Texas that in part charged trainer Bob Baffert and Florida-based sales agents J.B. McKathan and Kevin McKathan with receiving secret commissions and kickbacks on "various Thoroughbred racehorses" the Houston furniture industrialist purchased at public auction.

  • With Distinction, en route to El Conejo victory.

    With Distinction Prevails in El Conejo

    Bob and Beverly Lewis' With Distinction prevailed in a driving three-horse finish and survived a jockey's claim of foul to emerge victorious in Monday's grade III, $112,100 El Conejo Handicap at Santa Anita.

  • Wimbledon Third in First Start In 15 Months

    Wimbledon, the 2004 Louisiana Derby (gr. II) winner who suffered a tendon injury while preparing for the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), finished third at the Solano County Fair Sunday in his first start in more than 15 months.

  • Grade II Winner During to Claiborne

    During, a three-time grade II winner, will stand at the Hancock family's Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky., following the planned conclusion of his racing career at the end of the year.

  • Bob Baffert announces break with owner.

    McIngvale Takes Horses From Baffert

    James McIngvale and Bob Baffert have parted company, Baffert said Wednesday. McIngvale, whose biggest victory came in this year's Louisiana Derby (gr. II) with Wimbledon, will be sending the majority of his horses to trainer Nick Hines and a few to Steve Asmussen, according to Baffert.

  • Wimbledon charges to the victory in the Louisiana Derby.

    Maturing Wimbledon Aces Louisiana Derby

    Though slow to develop, Wimbledon justified trainer Bob Baffert's supreme confidence Sunday, winning the $600,000 Louisiana Derby (gr. II) at Fair Grounds with a superb finishing kick.

  • Lion Heart Tests Stakes Rivals in Hollywood Prevue

    Lion Heart, the $1.4-million sales topper at February's Fasig-Tipton auction, will attempt to parlay an impressive debut victory into a graded stakes triumph on Saturday when heading a field of seven in Hollywood Park's $100,000 Hollywood Prevue Stakes (gr. III) for 2-year-olds.

  • During, red cap, defeats Unforgettable Max, foreground, in the Discovery Handicap.

    During Finds Mud to Liking in Discovery Win

    James McIngvale's During avenged a disappointing Aqueduct finish earlier this year by holding off Unforgettable Max to notch a hard-fought nose victory in Wednesday's $111,800 Discovery Handicap (gr. III), the nine-furlong feature on opening day of Aqueduct's fall meet.

  • Baffert's Trust Pay Off in During's Jerome Win

    Trainer Bob Baffert trusted the instincts of his long-time friend, Tonja Terranova, and the result was a three-quarter-length victory for During in Saturday's $150,000 Jerome Handicap (gr. III) for 3-year-olds.

  • Baffert Has Options for During, Needs Rider

    James McIngvale's Swaps Stakes (gr. II) hero During will likely make his next start in either the $1 million Haskell Invitational Handicap (gr.I) at Monmouth Park on Aug. 3, the $500,000 Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II) at Saratoga on the same day or the $600,000 West Virginia Derby at Mountaineer Park on Aug. 9, trainer Bob Baffert said.

  • Fusaichi Pegasus filly tops opening day at Fasig-Tipton.

    Fu Peg Filly Tops Fasig-Tipton Opener

    A filly sired by Kentucky Derby winner Fusaichi Pegasus and produced from the Peruvian champion La Chaposa was purchased by Stan Fulton's Fleetwood/New Wave for $800,000 as the top-priced offering at Wednesday's Fasig-Tipton Kentucky summer yearling sale.