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Court Stops Hemings Name For US Filly

Wednesday, 28th September 2005

Wednesday Odd Spot: US Judge Karl Forester "has dismissed a lawsuit by thoroughbred owner Garrett Redmond against the US Jockey Club & Kentucky Horse Racing Authority seeking the right to name a filly after Sally Hemings, the slave reputed to be former US President Thomas Jefferson's mistress," reported thoroughbredtimes.com. Redmond had argued The Jockey Club's denial violated his constitutional rights.

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