Jim McIngvale Donates Season to Runhappy

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Runhappy | Sarah Andrew 

After being bred to Claiborne stallion Runhappy, Volatile Vickie was killed by lightning last summer the day she arrived at the farm owned by the mare's owner, Peter Rosbeck.

The breeding season was sold in the annual Jockeys and Jeans stallion season sale to benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund and there arose a disagreement involving the sale's company hired by the PDJF that concerned a breed back being part of the non-guaranteed season sale.

To resolve the issue, owner Jim McIngvale agreed to donate a second season.

“It was a sticky situation and Mack showed he is one class act by donating a free season, which is actually his third donation of a Runhappy season,” said Barry Pearl, President of Jockeys and Jeans. “With all the stakes races he has sponsored and his many donations to disabled jockeys, he has given much back to this sport. I think overall it shows racing is a community that can come together to bring triumph out of tragedy.”

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