May 3, 2009 |
LOUISVILLE - The 50-1 shot showed up at Churchill Downs in a trailer hitched to his trainer's Ford pickup, after a 21-hour drive from a little racetrack in New Mexico. In his last race at that same hardscrabble track, Mine That Bird came in fourth. That's all part of Kentucky Derby lore now, after jockey Calvin Borel, famous for his rides along the rail at Churchill, pulled it off again, winning the Run for the Roses for the second time in three years. As Mine That Bird shot through a hole and bolted to the lead before the final furlong, few in the crowd of 153,563 even knew which horse it was. The second longest shot to win in Derby history paid $103.
May 11, 2010
1. Calvin Borel, 43 2. Brett Favre, 40 3. Bernard Hopkins, 45 4. Jamie Moyer, 47 5. Mark Recchi, 42
December 28, 2007 |
Inquirer staff columnist Bob Ford won an honorable mention for the 2007 Eclipse Award in the news-commentary category for his column on Calvin Borel, the Kentucky Derby-winning jockey, who was aboard Street Sense. The column appeared on May 7. Ford won the award in the same category two years ago for his column on jockey Mike Smith and Giacomo, the 2005 Kentucky Derby winner. The Eclipse Awards are presented by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, the National Turf Writers Association, and the Daily Racing Form.
July 29, 2010 |
OCEANPORT, N.J. - Preakness winner Lookin At Lucky has drawn the No. 1 post and is the 5-2 favorite in a field of eight entered for Sunday's $1-million Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park. Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver is the co-second choice at 3-1 in the first race for both 3-year-olds since Lookin At Lucky won the Preakness in May with Super Saver finishing eighth. Trappe Shot also is 3-1. Also entered Thursday in the 1 1/8-mile race were Derby runner-up Ice Box, Preakness runner-up First Dude, Afleet Again, Uptowncharlybrown and Our Dark Knight.
July 30, 2007 |
Kentucky Derby winner Street Sense began his second season with a first-rate performance, pulling away in the stretch to win the $500,000 Jim Dandy Stakes yesterday at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. In his first race since finishing second in the Preakness Stakes more than 2 months ago, Street Sense had more than enough in reserve to overtake C P West in the stretch for a 1 1/2-length victory. Street Sense, ridden by jockey Calvin Borel, covered the 1 1/8 miles in 1:46.
July 26, 1998 |
Kentucky invaders dominated yesterday's $200,000 Delaware Oaks when Nickel Classic edged Lu Ravi by a nose in a thrilling stretch duel at Delaware Park. Taffy Davenport finished third, 2 1/2 lengths farther back in the field of eight 3-year-old fillies, followed by Added Gold, Mudslinger, Petulance, Citidance Missy, and 8-5 favorite Memories Of Gold. Nickel Classic, owned and bred by Calvin Johnston, stalked the pace set by Citidance Missy, moved to a clear lead in the stretch, and just lasted under a hard drive by Calvin Borel.
June 3, 2012
The Californian Betfair Hollywood Park, Race 8 - Post 7:30 $150,000 (Grade II), 3 y.o. & up, 1 1/8 miles 1.Game On Dude. . . Chantal Sutherland. . . 2-1 2.Uh Oh Bango. . . Mike Smith. . . 8-1 3.Morning Line. . . Joe Talamo. . . 5-2 4.Prayer for Relief. . . Rafael Bejarano. . . 3-1 5.Kettle Corn. . . Joel Rosario. . . 7-2 Morning Line, the 2010 Pennsylvania Derby winner, came off a long layoff with a giant effort in his first start for John Shirreffs, Zenyatta's trainer.
April 12, 2007 |
Chester-bred colt Great Hunter was made the 9-5 second choice and will start from the No. 7 post position in Saturday's Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland. Street Sense, the Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner, was made the 4-5 favorite in the seven-horse field for the 1 1/8-mile race to be run on the Polytrack surface for the first time. Great Hunter, winner of the March 3 Robert B. Lewis at Santa Anita in his only start this year, will be ridden by Corey Nakatani. "Not bad to draw the lucky number seven; and to be able to load last is always a positive," trainer Doug O'Neill said.
June 2, 2009 |
Calvin Borel is back on Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird and he's thinking about another Triple Crown victory. "We're gonna win, no questions asked," Borel predicted after a workout yesterday at Churchill Downs, where the gelding did a half-mile in 50 seconds. That was his Derby-winning formula. "He worked in :50 and out in 1:02, just like before the Derby. He is doing everything the same," the jockey said. "After those two hard races [the Derby and Preakness], I think the [gelding]
September 4, 1999 |
Few horses rally from as far off the pace as Pineaff, but his upset of Menifee in the Tampa Bay Derby in March has earned him the favorite's role in Monday's $300,000 Pennsylvania Derby at Philadelphia Park. Pineaff is the 122-pound highweight and will break from the rail in a field of 11 drawn yesterday for the 21st running of Pennsylvania's richest race, over 11/8 miles. Marlon St. Julien will ride the son of 1992 Preakness winner Pine Bluff for trainer Ken McPeek. Pineaff has not started since finishing ninth in the Belmont Stakes on June 5 but has been training at Churchill Downs.