Ryan Conley

Ryan Conley writes for the Star-Banner in Ocala, Fla. He is a past correspondent for The Blood-Horse

Articles by: Ryan Conley

Sale of Interest in Curlin Rejected

A Kentucky state judge has denied the private bid by majority owner Stonestreet Stables for the minority interest in reigning Horse of the Year Curlin, ordering the pertinent parties to work out their differences on their own.

Franklin

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Curlin Majority Owner Bids to Buy Out Remaining Share

Jess Jackson is involved in a private bid to buy out the 20% minority interest he doesn’t control in reigning Horse of the Year Curlin, but actions in a Kentucky court Nov. 13 on the surface probably won’t help speed a decision on the champion

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Santa Anita Footing Lawsuit Dismissal Denied

The federal lawsuit against Cushion Track and affiliates over the former synthetic racing surface at Santa Anita Park is geared to go forward after a judge recently denied most of the defendants’ request for dismissal.

U.S. District Judge

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Curlin Bids will Go Forward

The court-appointed receiver managing the minority ownership in Horse of the Year Curlin said the sealed-bid process established Oct. 15 to possibly sell the 20% interest in the champion colt will go forward, despite a

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Motions Aims to Halt Curlin Sale

Although Keeneland has announced it has been retained to market the 20% minority interest in reigning Horse of the Year Curlin, a pending motion in a Kentucky court is asking for the current sale process to be halted.

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Storm Effects Minimal at Churchill Downs

Power outages to the barn area and the Kentucky Derby Museum are about the only effects Churchill Downs felt from the Sept. 14 windstorm created by the remnants of Hurricane Ike.

Churchill vice president of racing communications John Asher

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Judge Denies Motion to Sell Curlin

A Kentucky judge denied a motion July 10 requesting a forced sale of 2007 Horse of the Year Curlin, a decision that was applauded by majority owner Stonestreet Stables, which clearly stated it has no desire to sell its part of the champion

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Opinions Differ on Curlin Sale Motion

A Kentucky judge is being asked to order the sale of 2007 Horse of the Year Curlin, but attorneys representing the ownerships interests of the champion colt question the merit of the request.

Plaintiffs in a high-profile civil lawsuit involvin

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Suit Filed Against Santa Anita Footing Supplier

The operator of Santa Anita Park has filed a federal lawsuit against the original supplier of its troubled synthetic racing surface, claiming it has suffered at least $8.4 million in damages from improper installation and repair.

The Los

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Lawsuit on ‘Ruffian’ Movie Dismissed

A lawsuit over the movie “Ruffian” has been dismissed in a Georgia federal court, vindicating defendants The Walt Disney Co. and its television networks ABC and ESPN.

The civil action, which was

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New Florida Horse Sale Rules Published

The most recent version of rules governing horse sales in Florida were published for public comment May 9. The regulations are being touted as a successful compromise by some of those involved in the process.

The rules, which were developed

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Equine Law Conference: Review of Pending Horse Bills

American Horse Council president James J. Hickey Jr. briefed attorneys May 1 on legislative actions in Congress during the 23rd National Conference on Equine Law, but he also handicapped the immediate passage chances of a couple of them as

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Equine Law Conference: Estate Planning for Horsemen

An attorney specializing in estate planning says now is a good time for horsemen and others to establish tax-friendly programs that pass along assets to descendants–but warned that time was of the essence in organizing such efforts.

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Congressman Criticizes Racehorse Drug Policy

U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield of Kentucky opened a Feb. 27 congressional hearing on the use of steroids in sports by claiming leaders of horse racing have repeatedly failed on promises to self-regulate medication issues.

Whitfield, a Republican

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