March 29, 2013 - 10:00am
Calvin Borel
Three-time Derby-winning jockey has prospective hopefuls in Louisiana Derby, Wood Memorial
The Kentucky Derby is an evolving, ever-changing annual roller coaster ride from the morning after to the eve of the next edition.One element, however, remains constant. Fans want to know first and foremost: Which horse will Calvin Borel be riding?The three time Derby-winning jockey is never far...
March 7, 2013 - 6:07pm
Three-time Kentucky Derby winner Calvin Borel hits a milestone.
Jockey Calvin Borel, a Louisville transplant from Louisiana, became the 26th jockey to reach his 5,000th career win. After months of waiting and watching, fans were rewarded on Thursday when Borel guided Hezunsual, at odds of 9-2, to victory in the 6th race at Oaklawn Park in Hot...
November 23, 2012 - 10:38pm
Shackleford goes out a winner.
Shackleford won the $400,000 Clark Handicap before a crowd of adoring fans at Churchill Downs Friday evening. The race was to be the Dale Romans-trained colt’s swan song before retiring to stand stud duty at Darby Dan Farm in Lexington, Kentucky.Shackleford broke for the lead under jockey...
November 21, 2012 - 11:00am
Black Friday isn’t just for shopping.
Churchill Downs will host its only fall meet grade one event this Friday when a field of ten contest the $400,000 Clark Handicap at 1 1/8 miles over the dirt.Headlining the field with the top weight of 120 pounds is Dale Romans’ Preakness Stakes winner Shackleford. The four-year-old son of...
July 29, 2012 - 7:51pm
Insider analysis of Kentucky Derby contender Take Charge Indy.
Pros: Most notably, Take Charge Indy gets three-time Derby winning jockey and Louisville favorite Calvin Borel in the irons. Borel used to be able to stay just under the radar, but with three Derby wins, including the 50-1 Mine That Bird, if the other jockeys aren’t watching him the bettors...