Keyword: litigation

  • Horsemen File Suit Against Illinois HBPA

    Southern Illinois horsemen have filed a lawsuit to compel the Illinois Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association's president and executive director to disclose financial records, and alleges a conflict of interest.

  • Court Dismisses Owner's Suit Against Indiana

    The Indiana Horse Racing Commission reported that litigation brought by former commissioner and Indiana Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association executive director Ed Martin Jr. has been dismissed.

  • John Veitch

    Nine-Month Suspension Recommended for Veitch

    A hearing officer has recommended a nine-month suspension for former chief steward John Veitch for his role in the circumstances surrounding Life At Ten's performance in the 2010 Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic.

  • Breeders' Cup Sues Air Charter Company

    Breeders' Cup Ltd. has filed suit against a New Jersey-based air charter company, claiming the firm breached a contract under which it was to transport attendees back to Lexington following this year's races.

  • TwinSpires.com Suspends Taking Bets in Texas

    TwinSpires.com announced that it is suspending wagering activity from Texas residents effective Sept. 25, following the dismissal of a federal lawsuit in which it challenged that state's ban on Internet gambling.

  • Court Rules in Favor of Indiana Commission

    The Indiana Court of Appeals has found in favor of the Indiana Racing Commission in a case in which it barred Indiana Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association executive director Ed Martin, Jr. from the state's tracks.

  • KY Court Overturns Vet Stewart's Suspension

    The Kentucky Court of Appeals has overturned Dr. Rod Stewart's four-year suspension for possession of cobra venom, stating that the regulation under which the veterinarian was disciplined was vague.

  • Everest Wins Case Against Canani, Licht

    A California jury has determined that trainer Julio Canani and Roger Licht, a former chairman of the California Horse Racing Board, defrauded Jeffrey Nielsen's Everest Stables in a number of horse transactions in 2008.

  • Hearing Scheduled for Walmac, Owner Lawsuit

    A district court judge has scheduled a hearing for later this month to decide whether a dispute between the two parties that own the stallion Ready's Image will be resolved through the courts or by arbitration.

  • Misrepresentations by Fifth Third Alleged

    Gulf Coast Farms and partners claim representatives of Fifth Third Bank engaged in fraudulent and deceptive banking practices in its dealings with the prominent Thoroughbred breeding entity.

  • Owners' Liability on Trial in Britain

    The legal responsibilities of being a racehorse owner in Britain have come to the fore in the wake of a multi-million dollar legal claim against the owners and trainer of a horse that severely injured an assistant trainer in a pre-race paddock incident at Wolverhampton Racecourse, England, in April 2005.

  • Change in Judges Delays Hearing in Real Quiet Suit

    A change of judges has delayed a pre-trial hearing in a lawsuit involving 1998 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Real Quiet. For scheduling reasons, Judge Henry R. Wilhoit recused himself from the case in which Kentucky farm owner George Hofmeister has accused owner Mike Pegram and trainer Bob Baffert of fraud.

  • Val's Prince Redux: Judge Hears More Testimony

    Months after ruling on behalf of the plaintiff in Robin Martin's lawsuit against former fiancée Steve Weiner seeking to grant her full ownership of gelding Val's Prince, Broward County (Fla.) judge Patricia Englander Henning heard arguments Friday to vacate her order based upon an outdated foal certificate being placed in evidence.