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Charles Borell, at Boyle County Detention Center, Danville, Ky.
Borell Animal Neglect Investigation Continues; State Researching Horses’ Identities

The day after Charles Borell was arrested for animal cruelty in Mercer County, Ky., and a warrant was issued for Maria Borell, The Blood-Horse reported that the investigation continues. State and local officials are still trying to determine the identity and ownership of the 43 horses involved in the case. The Kentucky Department of Agriculture […]

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Virginia-Bred Owner Bonus Program Begins July 1

The Virginia Horsemen’s Benevolent & Protective Association (VHBPA) and the Virginia Thoroughbred Association (VTA) will implement a new Owner’s Bonus program beginning Friday, July 1, that will reward owners of Virginia-bred horses that win a non stakes overnight race at Mid-Atlantic region racetracks. The new bonus program will add a 25% bonus to the purse […]

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Borell Case Highlights Holes In Kentucky County, State Animal Cruelty Laws

As distressing details emerged this week about the condition of 43 horses at the center of an animal neglect investigation in Mercer County, Ky., concerned horse lovers had lots of questions. For many of them, the point was no longer whether Breeders’ Cup-winning trainer Maria Borell or her father, Charles Borell, were responsible for the […]

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David Flores
New York: Flores Not Permitted To Ride After Failing To Secure License

David Flores, who was scheduled to ride at Belmont Park Thursday, was replaced after he had not yet been granted a New York license. According to the Daily Racing Form, Flores was supposed to ride the gelding Tree Top Lover in the fifth race for trainer Wesley Ward. “Mr. Flores is currently not able to participate because he has […]

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Name Change: Encore Racing Based Games Now Exacta Systems

In conjunction with opening its new corporate office in Boynton Beach Florida, Encore Racing Based Games (RBG) has changed its name to Exacta Systems. The name change helps ensure market clarity and unique branding within the industry. No changes have been made to the ownership structure or management team of the company. “This company was […]

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Trainer Dermot Weld with his Melbourne Cup winner, Vintage Crop
Ireland: Weld Considering Appeal After Lidocaine Positive

Dual Derby-winning trainer Dermot Weld is considering an appeal after he was fined €1,000 after the filly Va Pensiero tested positive for a prohibited substance after winning at Dundalk May 13. The Racing Post reports that the filly tested positive for 3-Hydroxy Lidocaine, which is often used as an anesthetic. Weld told the Post after the hearing that he was “completely baffled by the […]

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Danzing Candy wins the San Felipe
Danzing Candy Debuts For Baffert In G3 Affirmed Stakes

Danzing Candy, considered one of the West Coast’s top 3-year-olds earlier this year, looms a standout as he makes his first start for trainer Bob Baffert in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Affirmed Stakes at a mile and a sixteenth. Originally trained by Clifford Sise, the Kentucky-bred colt by Twirling Candy was an impressive gate to […]

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Birdatthewire, shown winning the Gulfstream Park Oaks
Birdatthewire Takes On Seven Rivals In Princess Rooney Stakes

Forum Racing’s Birdatthewire has brought Grade 1 credentials and a proven track record back to Gulfstream Park for a scheduled start in the $250,000 Princess Rooney (G2) on Saturday’s $1.125 million Summit of Speed card. The 4-year-old daughter of Summer Bird, who is scheduled to face seven fillies and mares in the seven-furlong sprint that […]

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Chris McCarron and Alysheba
McCarron To Be Feted By Thoroughbred Club Of America

Christopher J. McCarron has been selected by the Board of Directors of the Thoroughbred Club of America as the 2016 Honor Guest, Club President Shannon Arvin announced today. McCarron will be honored by the Club at its 85th Testimonial Dinner at Keeneland Race Course on Sunday evening, September 25th. “We are thrilled to honor Chris […]

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Bermuda grass has been installed at Santa Anita
Santa Anita Completes Installation Of New Turf Course

With precision like timing and teamwork, Santa Anita Park has completed installation of its all-new Bermuda turf course, which will be ready for use with the onset of the track’s 2016 Autumn Meet on Sept. 30. Including the Camino Real hillside component, Santa Anita’s unique turf course encompasses approximately nine acres of surface area, which […]

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