Ticker
  • Minding rolls home an easy winner of the Group 1 Pretty Polly Stakes at The Curragh.Posted 1 day ago
  • Melatonin powers home a strong winner of the Gold Cup at Santa Anita.Posted 2 days ago
  • Lord Nelson lunges late to nip Subtle Indian in the Triple Bend.Posted 2 days ago
  • By the Moon proves best in the Grade 3 Bed O' Roses at Belmont Park.Posted 2 days ago
  • Mo Tom finds a trouble free trip, and rolls home an easy Ohio Derby winner.Posted 2 days ago
  • Isabella Sings strolls to victory in Monmouth's Eatontown.Posted 2 days ago
  • Sarah Sis makes all the running as the Chicago Handicap favorite.Posted 2 days ago
  • Harzand holds off Idaho in the Irish Derby to become a dual Derby winnerPosted 2 days ago
  • Far From Over wins his return today at Belmont after more than 16 months away.Posted 3 days ago
  • Champion Untapable has been retired from racing, according to owner, Ron Winchell.Posted 8 days ago

Borel Still Two Shy of 5,000 Wins

Fair Grounds Race Course
Photo: CDI
In a one-day sojourn to his native Louisiana, nationally prominent jockey Calvin Borel – winner of three of the last six renewals of the Kentucky Derby – finished third with each of his two mounts, denying Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots fans the opportunity to witness the popular 46-year-old reinsman’s bid to reach the 5,000 career-win milestone at the Crescent City oval.

In the third race of the day when aboard Ferrous Farm’s Belong to B’sal, that 3-year-old maiden broke awkwardly but moved quickly to the fore, made the pace until upper stretch with splits of 21.92 and 45.68 but then gave way grudgingly, finishing 2 1/4-lengths behind the victorious Ali Maccool, owned by Tenth Street Stables, ridden by Miguel Mena and trained by Bernie Flint.

Ali Maccool paid $14.20, $5.60 and $2.60, toured the six furlongs in 1:12.06 and increased his career earnings to $28,500 with his first victory in two starts.

In the sixth race, when astride Frank Fletcher Racing’s Boss Man Rocket, Borel settled that 2-year-old maiden making his third start behind New Phoenix Stable and Coffeepot Stable’s eventual winner Saturdaysatbernies, ridden by Shaun Bridgmohan and trained by Wayne Catalano. Boss Man Rocket challenged for command at the furlong grounds but could not sustain the bid, beaten a length and a half for all of it.

“I’m trying to get him to relax and finish up a little bit,” Borel said. “I got him back today and he finished, but he didn’t finish as good as I though he would. No excuse, but I think he’s a little bit better horse than that and we’re going to find out later in the year that he is.”

Saturdayatbernies accomplished early splits of 22.66 and 47.58, got the about 5 1/2-furlongs over a turf course rated good in 1:05.62, returned mutuels of $44.40, $12.40 and $7.40 and increased his career earnings to $27,234 with his first win in two lifetime starts.

Earlier on the card, jockey James Graham notched the 1,500th winner of his career aboard 3-year-old filly Dangerous Dream in the first race of the day, a two-turn $7,500 claiming event.

 

 

 

comments powered by Disqus

Older Comments about Borel Still Two Shy of 5,000 Wins...

Would be nice to see Calvin win #5000 in his home state.

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories