Jockey Calvin Borel out 3-4 weeks after leg fracture

Oct. 24, 2013 at 2:24 PM

LEXINGTON, Ky., Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Jockey Calvin Borel will be out of action for three to four weeks after fracturing his fibula at the Keeneland race track in Lexington, Ky., his agent said.

Borel, 46 -- the winning rider in the Kentucky Derby in 2007, 2009 and 2010, and the Preakness Stakes in 2009 -- broke his left leg in a spill in Wednesday's sixth race, the (Louisville) Courier-Journal reported Thursday. Borel's mount, Sonic Dancer, collapsed 1/8 mile out of the starting gate and had to be out down due to leg fractures.

Borel -- a member of the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame -- was discharged Wednesday evening from the University of Kentucky Medical Center, his agent, Jerry Hissam, said. Borel's wife, Lisa, posted on her Facebook page Wednesday that Borel did not suffer a concussion, as previously reported.

The race was declared a no-contest.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Topics: Calvin Borel
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Los Angeles Lakers prowling for Aldridge and Jordan
Calipari denies reports of talks with Sacramento Kings
Ducks trade for Bieksa, hire MacLean as assistant
Charles leads Liberty over Sky
MLB Game Summary - Chicago White Sox at St. Louis