I grew up with horses but didn't go to the track until after high school when I started riding quarter horses at the bush tracks in Montana and Wyoming. I started riding Thoroughbreds in California then on to Turf Paradise in Phoenix. In 1992 I became the first and only female to earn the leading rider title. In 2008 I retired from riding and started training. The first horse I trained for North American Thoroughbred Racing Co. was Taylors Deal in 2011 where we won the Lost In The Fog stake at Turf Paradise then on to win the Turf Paradise Derby. Two years later I went to California and worked for Glen full time, and also had the pleasure of being assistant to Troy Taylor. The past couple of years have been spent between Emerald Downs and Turf Paradise.
Deborah Renville has worked for Glen Todd for 23 years and has a first-hand knowledge of his Thoroughbred racing career. She is currently the Office Manager for North American Thoroughbred Horse Company but at one time was the President and a Director of IFIDA Thoroughbred Inc.
Deborah currently works closely with Hastings Park to promote horse racing by organizing corporate social events. These have been very successful over the years with attendance at the Marquis tent in excess of 250 people.
She is a longtime BC resident and has been involved in horses since her childhood. She recalls fondly her trail riding experiences in Pitt Meadows riding bareback!