Deb Gore, former DRF employee, dies at 46

Deb Gore, who worked for Daily Racing Form for 17 years in the 1980s and 1990s, died Tuesday night in Covington, Ky., after a year-long battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 46.

Gore began her career in racing on the backstretch at Thistledown in Ohio in the mid-1970s. For most of her career with the Form, she worked compiling data for charts at various racetracks. When she wrapped her career with the Form, she was the chartcaller at River Downs in Ohio, and Tampa Bay Downs in Florida.

She last worked for the United States Postal Service in Tampa.

Gore is survived by her husband, Philip "Butch" Gore Jr., the state steward in Ohio; her father, Donald Borden, and his wife, Marilyn; a brother, David Borden; a sister, Barbara Borden, the identifier for the Kentucky Racing Commission; stepsisters and stepbrothers; and nieces and nephews.

Visitation is scheduled for Oct 8 from 2 to 3 p.m., followed by a memorial service, at Muehlenkamp-Erschell-Middendorf-Bullock Funeral home in Ludlow, Ky. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to USF Foundation/Pancreatic Cancer Research, 1 Columbia Drive, Davis Island, Room F-145, Tampa, Fla., 33606, Attention Dr. A. Rosemurgy; or to the St. Elizabeth Hospice Program, 401 East 20th St., Covington, Ky., 41014.