Calvin Borel

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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Borel Will Follow Reigning Arabian Horse Of The Year To Abu Dhabi Nov. 6

Following Arabian Paddys Day’s decisive victory in Saturday night’s $100,000 President of the United Arab Emirates Cup (Grade I) at Churchill Downs, trainer Scott Powell plans on giving Hall of Fame jockey Calvin Borel the opportunity to ride his reigning Arabian Horse of the Year in Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Jewel […]

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Borel Back In The Winner’s Circle At Churchill Downs

Hall of Fame rider Calvin Borel, 49, found the winner’s circle once again on Sunday at Churchill Downs. The three-time Kentucky Derby winner had retired suddenly earlier this spring, but returned to race-riding after a five-month stint away from the track. His comeback victory came in Churchill’s final race on the Sunday card, aboard the […]

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Churchill Kicks Off September Meet Friday; Opening Day Entries Up 11 Percent

Racing on the Kentucky circuit shifts to Churchill Downs on Friday (Sept. 16) with a 10-race program at 12:45 p.m. (all times Eastern) as the famed Louisville racetrack opens its fourth September Meet for an action-packed 11-date run through Sunday, Oct. 2. Inaugurated in 2013 by request from Kentucky horsemen, the three-week September Meet provides […]

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