Wednesday, June 6, 2007

That's a Horse of a Different Color: Lawsuit Targets ESPN

Jockey, Trainer File Suit Against ESPN

The jockey and trainer of the 1975 champion horse featured in a made for TV movie scheduled to premiere on ABC Saturday are suing ESPN Original Entertainment, claiming that the network infringed on trademarks to produce the film.

"The claims of the lawsuit are without merit," ESPN said in a statement on the situation.

The movie depicts the tragic fall of the horse Ruffian in a 1975 race where it shattered its leg, sending it to the glue factory prematurely. Its scheduled to run in conjunction with this weekend's Belmont Stakes.


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