Three-time Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winning jockey Calvin Borel and former Turfway Park principal owner Jerry Carroll are among individuals being inducted into the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame June 13.
Borel, a Louisiana native based in Louisville, Ky., reached the 5,000-win milestone at Turfway Park March 7. Among his top victories were winning the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) with Street Sense (2007), Mine That Bird (2009) and Super Saver (2010).
Carroll and partners bought the former Latonia Race Course in 1986 and renamed it Turfway Park. Carroll then turned his interests to auto racing after selling the Thoroughbred track in Northern Kentucky and raising $152 million in private capital to build Kentucky Speedway. The Gallatin County auto racing track opened in 2000 and Carroll's ownership group sold it to Bruton Smith in 2008. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series made its debut at Kentucky Speedway in 2011.
Others being inducted into the Hall of Fame during the banquet, which benefits Kosair Charities, are:
--Former University of Louisville basketball player Pervis Ellison
--Alvin "Bo" McMillin, All-American quarterback at Centre College
--All-American and professional tennis player Julie Ditty of Ashland
--Louisville Sacred Heart basketball coach Donna Moir; and
--Dwayne Woodruff, a Bowling Green native who played football at the University of Louisville and for the Pittsburgh Steelers.