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Springsteen, wife face breach of contract suit

Bruce Springsteen and his wife are being sued, accused of backing out of a contract to buy a horse worth $850,000 for their teenage daughter.

Olympic equestrian Todd Minikus filed the breach of contract lawsuit Thursday in Florida's Palm Beach County. It claims Springsteen and Patti Scialfa reneged on a deal to pay Minikus $650,000 for the horse, named Pavarotti, and give him their horse named Scarlett, worth $200,000.

The lawsuit says the couple, who live in Monmouth County and own Stone Hill Farm, put a $25,000 deposit on Pavarotti in July but later had second thoughts about whether the horse was right for their daughter Jessica.