Calvin Borel has been selected to represent the United States in the
Meydan Masters jockey competition at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai on Feb.
The winning rider of three of the last four Kentucky Derbies -- aboard
Super Saver, Mine That Bird and Street Sense -- the 45-year-old Borel
will be riding in the United Arab Emirates for the first time in his
"I'm very excited. This is unbelievable, a very big honor," he said. "My
agent, Jerry Hissam, and I work hard and I'm very fortunate to be here
in this position." Borel, who is riding at Oaklawn Park this winter, is
no stranger to international jockey competitions, as he won a race in
Japan's World Super Jockeys series at Hanshin in 2009.
Borel will be competing against 11 of the world's best riders, most of
them having been chosen for a memorable ride in 2010. Borel was chosen
for his Kentucky Derby victory aboard Super Saver.