A federal judge in New Jersey denied a motion Monday to dismiss a suit against Walmac Stud in Lexington. Instead, the case is being transferred to U.S. District Court in Lexington.
New Jersey horseman James Scatuorchio and his children sued Walmac, Saybrook Advertising and John T.L. Jones III over the handling of stallion Ready's Image. Scatuorchio alleges that Walmac defrauded his family of earnings from the stallion and provided false financial records.
Walmac has denied the allegations and has moved to send the case to arbitration.