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1,300-pound show horse slaughtered on Manatee County farm

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Just days ago, the nearly 1,300-pound, powerful jumping horse with a shiny chestnut coat named Phedras de Blondel arrived at his new home in the U.S., a farm owned by a champion rider in Florida. On Sunday morning, his owner discovered a horrific scene near his stall: the 12-year-old gelding had been slaughtered and butchered, most likely for his meat. Only his head and neck were left intact. Now, detectives are trying to find the perpetrators. “What they did to…

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Financier Reid Nagle voices opposition to Florida horse race decoupling

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Before he started training Thoroughbred racehorses in Florida five years ago, Reid Nagle had spent more than 30 years in the world of high finance. In 1987, he founded SNL Financial, the premier multi-industry business intelligence service that caters to Wall Street and public companies worldwide. Starting with four employees and a small office in Hoboken, N.J., today SNL has 3,300 employees, offices in four continents and was just sold last month to McGraw-Hill Financial for $2.25 billion. Currently, Nagle has…

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