Trebek Sued Over Missing Horse

A woman is suing "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek (search) in the disappearance of a $100,000 broodmare she delivered to his central California horse-breeding farm.

The lawsuit demands that Trebek return the mare, named BeBe Trando, or reimburse the woman, Marion Warner.

The suit, filed last month in San Luis Obispo (Calif.) Superior Court, says Warner believes that Trebek "sold, traded, gifted or otherwise disposed of BeBe."

A spokesman for Trebek's Creston Farms could not be reached for comment.

Warner sent BeBe Trando to Trebek's 700-acre facility last Jan. 21 to be bred with one of Trebek's stallions, court filings say.

On Feb. 24, Creston Farms staff called to tell her the horse would be bred the next day. Then on March 2, the farm's manager informed her the horse had become sick during the night and had to be euthanized.

The suit says she learned that the veterinarian who had supposedly put down the horse had not euthanized any horses at Creston Farms the day that BeBe Trando was said to have died, or in the previous week.

A horse listed as "BeBe" was euthanized on Feb. 17, but the description did not match that of Warner's horse, the lawsuit says.