Calvin Borel

Mr. Misunderstood Victory ‘Put The Love Back Into Racing’ For Jockey Rosier

Fans on the track apron last Saturday for Louisiana Cup Day at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs might have thought that rider Chris Rosier had won the Kentucky Derby when he galloped back aboard Mr. Misunderstood, the winner of the $60,000 Super Derby Prelude. Rosier was elated regarding the performance of the 3-year-old son of Archarcharch, who […]

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Oh Baby! Borel Enjoying ‘Unbelievable’ Ride Toward Fatherhood

A year ago this holiday weekend, Calvin Borel was a visitor on the Churchill Downs backside, his first time at a racetrack since he suddenly retired with little explanation three months earlier at Oaklawn Park. The Hall of Fame jockey said he was just “chilling,” trying to decide what he wanted to do with his […]

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Buff Bradley Scores 500th Career Victory With Borel At Ellis Park

Start the countdown: Buff Bradley is only 499 wins away from his 1,000th victory training racehorses. Bradley earned his 500th victory with Kiss My Note, owned by the trainer and David Goldman, leading all the way to win Ellis Park’s first race Monday. The winning rider was Calvin Borel, who at various stages rode two […]

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Albarado: Ellis Park Is ‘Saratoga South’ For 2-Year-Olds

The jockey colony for Ellis Park’s 95th meet, which runs July 1 through Labor Day, is virtually identical to last year. And that’s a good thing. Ellis Park had its strongest jockey colony ever last season, with Corey Lanerie returning after several summers at Saratoga. The perennial Churchill Downs meet leader joined a robust assembly […]

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Lanerie Recalls His Kentucky Derby ‘Mine That Bird Trip’ Aboard Lookin At Lee

The No. 1 post had not produced a top three finish in the Kentucky Derby since third-place finisher Risen Star in 1988, but Lookin At Lee’s jockey, Corey Lanerie, was determined to turn a seeming huge disadvantage into a major positive. Lanerie had previously ridden in the Derby only twice, finishing 16th in 2014 and […]

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Apprentice Guerrero ‘A Rising Star’ At Louisiana Downs

The 2017 Thoroughbred racing season at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs is off and running. One rider kicked off the meet on Saturday, May 6 with an early message that he is “in it to win it”. That jockey is apprentice Jose Andres Guerrero. Born in Mexico, Guerrero, 22, arrived in Texas four years ago and began […]

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Pitter-Patter Of Little Feet: Hall Of Famer Borel ‘Over The Moon’ About Being First-Time Father

Jockey Calvin Borel has certainly accomplished many things in his career – three Kentucky Derby victories; Breeders’ Cup, Preakness Stakes, and Kentucky Oaks wins; and he’s in the Hall of Fame. Even with all of those achievements and accolades, there is one thing Borel is the most proud of – this fall he will become a […]

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Melancon ‘Taking One Day At A Time’ In Recovery From Stroke

Retired jockey Larry Melancon, 61, is still recovering from the stroke that befell him earlier this month while vacationing in North Carolina. According to the Daily Racing Form, Melancon has returned to his hometown of Louisville and is undergoing twice daily physical therapy to deal with the partial paralysis the stroke left behind. “He is […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine Racetrack: The 1st Annual Paulick Report Turkey Awards

With the long holiday weekend, The Friday Show presented by Woodbine Racetrack comes early this week, and in the spirit of Thanksgiving, we present the 1st Annual Paulick Report Turkey Awards. There aren’t really any turkeys involved, but it’s a way to look back on some of the stranger moments of the 2016 season, along […]

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Ivan Fallunovalot Draws Away Easily In De Francis Memorial Dash

Calvin Borel built a successful career by sticking close to the rail, but the Hall of Fame jockey left the rail as soon as he could Saturday at Laurel Park while riding Ivan Fallunovalot in Saturday’s $250,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial (G3) sponsored by Maker’s Mark. Borel’s out-of-character strategy resulted in a 4 ½-length […]

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