(Edited National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame release)
Jockey Calvin Borel, who rode the winners of this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and the BlackBerry Preakness Stakes (gr. I), will be a member of the Saratoga Preview panel on Monday, July 27 at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame.
New York Racing Association President Charles Hayward and NYRA’s director of racing, P.J. Campo, will join Borel on the stage in the Hall of Fame Gallery at 7 p.m. for the free program.
The annual roundtable discussion looks toward the upcoming meeting at Saratoga Race Course, which begins on Wednesday, July 29, and is driven by questions from the audience. Mike Kane, the communications officer at the museum, will again be the moderator.
Borel, 42, earned the second Kentucky Derby victory of his career on May 2 when he guided Mine That Bird to an upset win at odds of 50-1. He rode Rachel Alexandra to a triumph in the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) and decided to stay with her in the Preakness, where she defeated males, including Mine That Bird, on May 16. Rachel Alexandra has been training in Saratoga since her record-setting victory in the Mother Goose (gr. I) on June 27 at Belmont Park and is expected to return to action this season at Saratoga Race Course.
Hayward was named NYRA’s president and CEO in November 2004. Prior to taking his post with NYRA, Hayward had a long career in the publishing business, including a tour as the publisher of the Daily Racing Form.
Campo was named the racing secretary for the three NYRA tracks in 2005. The son of former trainer John Campo, he worked in the racing office before succeeding Mike Lakow as the head of the department.