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December 5, 2013

Ben Maher Involved In British Lawsuit

Ben Maher has been sued by long-time owners Mike and Emma Phillips. Photo by Mollie Bailey

The BBC has released a story indicating that show jumper Ben Maher, who helped the British team earn gold at the 2012 London Olympic Games, is being sued by long-time owners Mike and Emma Phillips for misrepresenting the prices of horses he sold for them. 

"He is alleged to have told the Phillips one of their horses, Tackeray, had been sold to a buyer in the United States for $500,000 rather than what they say is the actual sum of $850,000," according to the BBC story. It says the sales of five other horses are also in question.

The BBC reports that the Phillips are seeking to force the sale of Tripple X, Maher's Olympic mount, of which they own a half-share. Maher also rides Cella and Urico for U.S. owner Jane Clark.

When reached by the Chronicle, Maher indicated through a representative that he had no comment on the charges.

Read the BBC story here

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