mercer county kentucky

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 […]

Continue reading
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 […]

Continue reading
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 […]

Continue reading
Last Horses In Borell Case Moved From Mercer County Farm Into Foster Care

The last of the horses at the center of an ongoing animal cruelty case involving Breeders’ Cup-winning trainer Maria Borell and her father, Charles, have been removed from the Mercer County, Ky., farm where they were deemed abandoned earlier this summer. WKYT reported last weekend that the final eight horses remaining on the property off […]

Continue reading
Chuck Borell Pleads Not Guilty To Animal Cruelty Charges

Larry Catlett, attorney for Charles “Chuck” Borell, entered a plea of not guilty to 43 counts of second-degree animal cruelty in the Mercer County District Court on Monday, reports the Lexington Herald-Leader. Borell was charged in June, when the horses were found to be abandoned on a Mercer County farm. State officials noted that three […]

Continue reading
Officials Release Identities Of Horses In Mercer County Neglect Case

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture has released information that officials hope could lead them to the owners of the 43 horses abandoned in a Mercer County, Ky., neglect case. Photos and physical descriptions of the horses, some with Jockey Club bloodlines and registered names, are listed on the department’s Stray Horse page. Each description is […]

Continue reading
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 […]

Continue reading
Updated: Mercer County Officials OK Removal Of Horses In Neglect Investigation

Update: At the Welfare & Safety of the Racehorse Summit on Tuesday, Rusty Ford, equine programs manager for the Kentucky Office of the State Veterinarian, announced that Mercer County officials had termed the horses as officially “abandoned,” which will allow them to be removed from the property. The three horses in the most dire condition are […]

Continue reading
Twitter Twitter
Paulick Report on Instagram