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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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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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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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Del Mar
ARCI Schedules Two West Coast ‘Town Hall’ Meetings For July

The ARCI will be holding two “Town Hall” meeting at West Coast Racetracks in July. The first will be held at Emerald Downs in Auburn, Washington on July 13th at 2:00 pm in the Emerald Room on the fourth floor. The second will be held at Del Mar on Sunday, July 17th at 10:00 am […]

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A record-setting crowd watches Nyquist take the lead the first time past the stands at Pimlico.
Pimlico: Average Daily Handle Up During Preakness Meet

The Maryland Jockey Club announced today that daily handle was up nearly 22 percent from the previous year during the recently-concluded Preakness Meet at Pimlico. Average daily handle for the 28-day meet was $6.3 million compared to $5.2 million in 2015 when Pimlico ran 37 days. The handle was bolstered by a record Preakness Day […]

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Breaking from the starting gate at Saratoga
‘Fabulous Fillies Day’ Among Many Special Events Scheduled For Upcoming Saratoga Meet

The New York Racing Association, Inc. today announced a 40-day lineup of entertainment and special events for the 2016 summer season at Saratoga Race Course. The event schedule for the annual summer meet will feature a number of new happenings alongside returning traditions and perennial favorites. Event activities will take place in the Saratoga Pavilion, […]

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‘Widespread Industry Collaboration’ Enhances Seventh Welfare And Safety Summit

The seventh Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit concluded late Tuesday afternoon at the Keeneland Sales Pavilion in Lexington, Ky., following 12 reports on topics ranging from racing surfaces, equine injuries and rider safety to nutrition, biosecurity, and respiratory health for horses. There were also reports on biomarker research, compounded medications, nutraceuticals, lameness, the […]

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Report: Expansion Project In The Works For Aqueduct Casino

Genting New York, which operates the Resorts World Casino at Aqueduct, plans to break ground later this year on an expansion project that will add space for additional entertainment, retail, and gambling areas. According to a report in the Blood-Horse, the plan would add more than 750,000-square feet to the facility. The $400-million project was announced at […]

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Britain: Racehorse Owners Association President Calls For ‘Unity In Racing’

In his first speech as the new ROA President, Nicholas Cooper called on British racing to continue to unite because the sport was better off when all stakeholders work together. However, he advocated that there would be greater harmony were the racecourses as a group to agree to the British Horseracing Authority being given ultimate […]

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Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky.
Borell Agrees To Pay Rood & Riddle In Settlement Of Lawsuit

Maria Borell and the Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital have reached a settlement in the lawsuit brought by the Lexington-based veterinary clinic against Borell alleging non-payment of $15,191.14 for services rendered to horses at the Beacon Hill Farm she managed between Jan. 10, 2013, and Dec. 11, 2014. Under the terms of the agreement, entered […]

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