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Racing Hall of Fame rider Calvin Borel, who was injured in a fall
during Wednesday’s sixth race at Keeneland, is expected to be out three
to four weeks, according to his agent, Jerry Hissam.
“He has a broken fibula but no concussion,” Hissam said. “He came
home last night and is sore this morning, and it looks like he will be
out three to four weeks. Hopefully he can make the last three or four
days of the Churchill Downs meet that ends Nov. 30.”
Borel was riding Sonic Dancer, who
fractured his right front cannon bone shortly after the start of the 1
1/16-mile turf race. Paramedics were not immediately able to remove
Borel from the course a little distance after the finish line and the
stewards ruled the race a no contest to ensure the safety of the horses
Sonic Dancer was vanned off the track and later euthanized.