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Breeders' Cup: Eldaafer wins wild Breeders' Marathon

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Eldaafer rallied between horses in the stretch and drew off at the end to win a wild running of Friday's $500,000 Breeders' Cup Marathon by 1 3/4 lengths.

Super Saver favorite for Preakness

BALTIMORE, May 14 (UPI) -- Super Saver will attempt to keep dreams of a Triple Crown champion alive Saturday in the 135th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course.

Super Saver draws No. 8 Preakness post

BALTIMORE, May 12 (UPI) -- Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver, with jockey Calvin Borel again in the saddle, Wednesday drew the eighth post for the Preakness Stakes.

Super Saver wins 136th Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 1 (UPI) -- Super Saver won the 136th running of the Kentucky Derby Saturday as jockey Calvin Borel gained the winner's circle for the third time in four years.

Rachel Alexandra loses 2nd in a row

LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 30 (UPI) -- Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra suffered her second straight loss, a nose back of Unrivaled Belle in Friday's $400,000 La Troienne Stakes at Churchill Downs.
Summer Bird wins Belmont Stakes

Summer Bird wins Belmont Stakes

ELMONT, N.Y., June 6 (UPI) -- Summer Bird, ridden by Kent Desormeaux, won the 141st Belmont Stakes by two lengths Saturday at Elmont, N.Y.
Mine That Bird made favorite at Belmont

Mine That Bird made favorite at Belmont

ELMONT, N.Y., June 3 (UPI) -- Jockey Calvin Borel will go for a historic first while riding Mine That Bird against nine other horses at the 141st Belmont Stakes in New York.
Preakness winner to skip Belmont

Preakness winner to skip Belmont

ELMONT, N.Y., May 29 (UPI) -- Jess Jackson, co-owner of Preakness Stakes winner Rachel Alexandra, said Friday the filly will not run in the Belmont Stakes June 6.

Star horses both train at Churchill Downs

LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 20 (UPI) -- Filly Rachel Alexandra went through her first workout Wednesday since winning the Preakness Stakes and her trainer remained undecided about her next race.

Smith won't ride Mine That Bird in Belmont

BALTIMORE, May 18 (UPI) -- Mike Smith, who rode Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird to second in the Preakness, will not ride him in the June 6 Belmont Stakes.

Rachel Alexandra wins Preakness

BALTIMORE, May 16 (UPI) -- Three-year-old filly Rachel Alexandra won Saturday's $1.1 million Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course.

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of Thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer
Mine That Bird wins Kentucky Derby

Mine That Bird wins Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 2 (UPI) -- Long shot Mine That Bird won Saturday's 135th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs with jockey Calvin Borel on board.

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

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

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

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