Borel Inducted Into KY Athletic Hall of Fame
Three-time Kentucky Derby-winning jockey Calvin Borel was one of nine individuals inducted into the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame June 13. In addition to Borel, former Turfway Park principal owner Jerry Carroll was also honored at the ceremony.
Borel, a Louisiana native that has called Louisville home for many years, reached the 5,000-win milestone earlier this year at Turfway Park. Not only has Borel won Kentucky Derbies aboard Street Sense (2007), Mine That Bird (2009), and Super Saver (2010), he also was the regular jockey aboard Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra. Together, the pair captured the G1 Kentucky Oaks and G1 Preakness Stakes, in addition to the G1 Woodward.
Carroll and his partners bought the former Latonia Race Course in 1986 and renamed it Turfway Park. Carroll later turned his interests to auto racing after selling Turfway Park, and raised $152 million in private capital to build Kentucky Speedway.