LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - An attorney is trying to persuade a judge
to force the public auction of Curlin, the 2007 Horse of the Year.
Lexington attorney Angela Ford asked a state judge on Tuesday to
force the sale of Curlin to settle a $42 million judgment against Shirley Cunningham Jr. and William Gallion, the two minority owners of the horse.
The majority owner of the horse, Jess Jackson of Kendall-Jackson
Winery, owns an 80 percent interest in Curlin. Jackson's spokesman,
Kevin McGee, said Ford's request is baseless.
Ford represents more than 400 people suing Gallion and Cunningham over their handling of a $200 million settlement involving the diet drug fen-phen.
Ford says selling Curlin on the open market would bring in the highest possible value for her clients.
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