Calvin Borel

Born Nov 8, 1966

Calvin H. Borel is an American jockey in thoroughbred horse racing and rode the victorious mount in the 2007 Kentucky Derby, the 2009 Kentucky Derby and the 2010 Kentucky Derby. His 2009 Derby win with Mine That Bird was the second biggest upset in Derby history behind Donerail, and Borel's winning margin of 6⁄4 lengths was the greatest in Derby history since Assault won by 8 lengths in 1946.… Read More

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1966 Birth Born on November 7, 1966.


2006 39 Years Old His riding career began to surge in June 2006 when he won the $750,000 Stephen Foster Handicap at Churchill Downs with 91–1 longshot Seek Gold, getting up in the final stride to win by a nose over Perfect Drift and paying $185.40 to win. … Read More


2007 40 Years Old 1 More Event
Borel then won the 2007 Kentucky Derby aboard Street Sense, guiding the colt to a length victory over Hard Spun. … Read More
2008 41 Years Old With his victory in the July 5, 2008 Bashford Manor Stakes, he became the thirty-fourth jockey in North American Thoroughbred racing history to win 4,500 races.
May 2, 2009, saw Borel win the Kentucky Derby on Mine That Bird, a 50–1 long shot, a day after winning the Kentucky Oaks aboard favorite Rachel Alexandra. … Read More
Borel was named the winner of the 2010 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award.
2011 44 Years Old On August 20, 2011, Borel was arrested in Evansville, Indiana for allegedly driving while intoxicated.
2013 46 Years Old On March 7, 2013, Borel earned his 5000th victory at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas while riding Hezunusual in the 6th race. … Read More
2014 47 Years Old Borel played himself in the 2014 feature film 50 to 1, about Mine that Bird's 2009 Kentucky Derby win.
2016 49 Years Old On March 30, 2016, Borel announced he would be retiring from horse racing. … Read More
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