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A look at weekend horse racing

Despite the pre-Breeders' Cup lull, there are some important races on tap this weekend, including 2-year-old heats at Churchill Downs.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

Classic contenders set for weekend races

Saturday's Whitney Handicap and West Virginia Derby promise to shake out some Breeders Cup Classic contenders.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer
Police: No suspects in Derby groom's death

Police: No suspects in Derby groom's death

LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 7 (UPI) -- Police said Monday they had no suspects in the mysterious death of a groom whose body was found in a barn at Churchill Downs the day after the Kentucky Derby.
Kentucky Derby tops heavy weekend schedule

Kentucky Derby tops heavy weekend schedule

The 138th Kentucky Derby headlines the weekend's racing activity but shares the stage worldwide with lots more great racing.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

Bodemeister favored for Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 2 (UPI) -- Twenty-one horses were entered Wednesday for the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby with Bodemeister installed as the early favorite.

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

Thoroughbred Racing Weekend Advance

Havre de Grace, the reigning American Horse of the Year, makes her 2012 debut in New Orleans this weekend while the Derby trail winds through Arkansas.
UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer
UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

Breeders' Cup post positions drawn

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Uncle Moe and Havre de Grace lead the 13-horse field for this weekend's $5 million Breeders' Cub Classic, race officials announced Monday.
UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer
UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer
Derby winner Mine That Bird retired

Derby winner Mine That Bird retired

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Mine That Bird, the winner of 2009 Kentucky Derby, has been retired, winless since that shocking Run for the Roses.
Jockeys fight after race at Breeders' Cup

Jockeys fight after race at Breeders' Cup

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Jockeys Calvin Borel and Javier Castellano got into a fight Friday following the first race of the 27th Breeders' Cup Championship.
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Calvin Borel
Jockey Calvin Borel riding Super Saver celebrates after winning the 136th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky., on May 1, 2010. UPI /Mark Cowan
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Calvin H. Borel (born November 7, 1966) 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 3⁄4 lengths was the greatest in Derby history since Assault won by 8 lengths in 1946. On May 1, 2009, Borel won the Kentucky Oaks aboard Rachel Alexandra, only the second time since 1993 that a jockey has won the Oaks-Derby combo and just the seventh jockey overall to accomplish this feat in the same year. On May 16, 2009, Borel won the 2009 Preakness Stakes at Pimlico with thoroughbred filly Rachel Alexandra. In doing so, Borel became the first jockey to win the first two jewels of the Triple Crown on different mounts. Borel's nickname is Bo"rail" because he stays so close to the rail at Churchill Downs to save ground.

Calvin Borel hails from south Louisiana: the heart of Cajun Country, and famous for having produced a number of top jockeys since 1990. Like Randy Romero, Kent Desormeaux, and Shane Sellers, Borel began racing horses in the bush tracks near his hometown of Catahoula. Borel began riding in match races at the age of eight. Calvin is known for his Cajun accent and bubbly and emotional personality, both of which were on full display during his post-victory interview after all three Kentucky Derby wins.

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