Jockey Calvin Borel, who has ridden the winners of three of the last four runnings of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), was honored July 14 with an ESPY Award for Best Jockey.
Presented by ESPN, the ESPY Awards honor the best atheletic performances of the year. The night’s top honoree was New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, whose four awards included male athlete of the year.
"We are thrilled to win it again," Jerry Hissam, Borel’s agent said, of the award that the jockey also won in 2009.
Neither Hissam nor Borel attended the awards ceremony in Los Angeles, as both were preparing for the rider’s foray to upstate New York for the Saratoga race meet.
Among Borel’s upcoming engagements are mounts on Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra in the July 24 Lady’s Secret Stakes at Monmouth Park, 2010 Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver in Monmouth’s Izod Haskell Invitational (gr. I) Aug. 1, and 2009 Derby winner Mine That Bird in the Whitney Handicap (gr. I) at Saratoga on Aug. 7.