Calvin Borel Off Mounts at Churchill

Calvin Borel Off Mounts at Churchill
Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt
Calvin Borel
Jockey Calvin Borel took off his 10 mounts at Churchill Downs on June 14, citing pain in his knee as the cause.

Borel was named to ride every race but one on the Louisville oval's 11-race “Stephen Foster Super Saturday” card. He was to ride Kathleens Reel for Ray Sibile in the Fleur De Lis Handicap (gr. II), Magical Theater for George “Rusty” Arnold in the Regret Stakes (gr. III), Unbridled Vicar for Greg Geier in the Northern Dancer Stakes (gr. III), Go West Bert for Steve Margolis in the Jefferson Cup (gr. II), and Brass Hat for William “Buff” Bradley in the $1 million Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I).   
“It’s a temporary thing, he went to a doctor in Louisville this morning and will probably go to one again Monday,” said the jockey’s agent, Jerry Hissam. “He has an extended ligament and should be back in four or five days.”
Borel ranked fourth in the standings at Churchill Downs going into June 14, with 34 winners. He was the regular rider for 2007 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Street Sense  , owned by Jim Tafel and trained by Carl Nafzger, before the Street Cry colt was retired to stud at Darley.

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