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Former Borell Mare Entering Treatment For Sarcoids At Park Equine

A Thoroughbred mare the Kentucky Equine Humane Center received via Thoroughbred Charities of America in 2016 as one of the herd seized from Charles Borell and his daughter, former trainer Maria Borell, will enter Park Equine Hospital in Versailles, Ky. for treatment Nov. 28. The7-year-old numbered #554 by the Kentucky Dept. of Agriculture, subsequently named […]

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‘A Step In The Right Direction’: Kentucky Governor Signs Law Adding Sanctions For Those Convicted Of Cruelty To Horses

A new law signed by Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin this week is being heralded as a “step in the right direction” toward improving the state’s laws on animal cruelty. HB 200, which was passed unanimously by both the Kentucky House of Representatives and Senate, will allow courts to order a person convicted of animal cruelty […]

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Kentucky Equine Welfare Bill Inspired By Mercer County Case Passes House

A measure introduced into the Kentucky legislature in response to the apparent abandonment of 43 horses in Mercer County last year, HB 200 would allow courts to order persons convicted of equine cruelty to pay restitution for the horses’ care. It also terminates the convicted individual’s ownership interest in the horses involved. According to horse.com, […]

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Paulick Report 11/16 News Minute Presented By Delta Downs Jackpot

The Paulick Report sends out its headlines newsletter every weekday morning at 9 a.m ET (10 a.m. weekends), but the news doesn’t stop after you’ve had your morning coffee. Each weekday afternoon, the Paulick Report brings you a video News Minute to let you know what’s happening around the Thoroughbred racing world: news we think […]

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Court Rules Borells Have No Claim To Mercer County Horses, Animals Released For Adoption

Charles and Maria Borell no longer have legal claim to the 43 horses found abandoned at a Mercer County, Ky. farm they leased, according to a circuit court ruling this week. Mercer County Circuit Court Judge Darren Peckler ruled that 36 of the abandoned horses can now be adopted out to permanent homes, ending a […]

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Inspired By Borell Case, Volunteers Launch Non-Profit For Horses Seized In Neglect Investigations

In the wake of a large-scale animal neglect case centering on Breeders’ Cup-winning trainer Maria Borell and her father Charles, Fox Hill Farm announced the formation of a new non-profit to help Kentucky horses from neglect situations. In a statement released on the stable’s Facebook page, Fox Hill racing assistant Victoria Keith wrote The Equine Sanctuary […]

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Charles Borell Enters Alford Plea; Will Serve Two Years Probation In Animal Neglect Case

Charles Borell was back in Mercer County Circuit Court Thursday morning, where he entered a guilty plea in the Mercer County animal cruelty case. WKYT reports that Borell appeared before a judge and entered an Alford plea – which means that he doesn’t admit to committing the crime, but “concedes there was enough evidence to convict him in […]

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Longtime Friend On Maria Borell: ‘She Is Stopping At Nothing’

The list of people looking for former trainer Maria Borell keeps getting longer. On Tuesday, various news outlets reported that the Kentucky Department of Agriculture and the Mercer County Fiscal Court sued Maria Borell and her father, Charles Borell, seeking legal ownership of the 43 horses a state veterinarian said were abandoned and in various […]

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State Officials File Suit To Negate Borells’ Ownership Claim On Mercer County Horses

A lawsuit has been filed in Mercer County Circuit Court against Charles and Maria Borell by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture and the Mercer County Fiscal Court, asking that the fiscal court be named the legal owner of 43 horses the state veterinarian’s office said in June were abandoned at a Mercer County farm, reports bloodhorse.com. […]

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Charles Borell Offered Plea Deal In Case Of 43 Abandoned Horses

Charles Borell has been offered a plea deal on 43 counts of animal cruelty related to abandoned horses found on a Mercer County, Ky. farm. According to the Lexington Herald-Leader, details of the plea were not disclosed by Mercer County Attorney Ted Dean following a pretrial conference held Thursday. Borell did not attend the conference. If […]

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