04/21/2010 11:00PM

Borislow buys minority interest in Homeboykris


Daniel Borislow, who campaigned the multiple Grade 1 winning 2-year-old Toccet in 2002, said Thursday that he has bought a minority interest in the Kentucky Derby hopeful Homeboykris.

Borislow is the inventor of magicJack, a device that allows you to plug your home phone into a computer to make and receive calls for a minimal annual fee. Borislow joins an ownership group that includes Los Angeles Dodgers manager Joe Torre, New York restaurateur Louis Lazzinnaro, Brenda Tabraue, Nick Sallusto, Joseph Bulger, and Jack Mandato. The gelding is trained by Richard Dutrow Jr.

"I've always done real well with Rick, a number of the guys are investors in my company magicJack, they asked me to come in and so I did," Borislow said.

Homeboykris, a son of Roman Ruler, has won 2 races from 6 starts including the Grade 1 Champagne as a 2-year-old. Homeboykris will go into the Derby having not run since February, but Borislow noted that Dutrow won the 2005 Queens Plate for him with Wild Desert off a long layoff.

"I've seen him do it before, hopefully he can do it again," Borislow said. "Hopefully, the horse will run well; his best shot is with Rick Dutrow."

Borislow said he has a few horses in training in the mid-Atlantic region with trainer John Scanlon, but his new telephone business venture has been taking up most of his time.

"I've been so busy it's hard to keep up with the horses," Borislow said. "But I go to the Derby every year, and this should be some fun."