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Curlin In Headlines For Wrong Reasons

Thursday, 10th July 2008

Champion US racehorse Curlin (currently 3rd on the all-time prizemoney earners list) will shortly make his much anticipated turf debut in Saturday's Man o' War Stakes, however the Smart Strike colt is currently in the news for quite different reasons. According to thoroughbredtimes.com, "An attorney representing the 420 Fen-Phen clients who have a 20% interest in Horse of the Year Curlin have filed a motion in Kentucky circuit court attempting to force the sale of the four-year-old Smart Strike colt." The 20% owners of the world's highest profile racehorse "gained a stake in Curlin by suing their former attorneys William Gallion and Shirley Cunningham Jr., who represented them in their case against the makers of the diet drug Fen-Phen and are accused of bilking them of $65-million in settlement funds." Their attorney Angela Ford stated: "My clients don't have any interest in owning, managing, feeding, or training a racehorse," Ford said. "Their immediate needs are for medical expenses and being paid damages they are entitled to." With the motion likely to be heard as early as today, US-time, keep tuned!

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