Jockey Calvin Borel Inducted Into National Hall Of Fame

The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame has inducted its latest jockey, Calvin Borel

Borel’s racing career started in 1983. Since then he’s joined 26 other jockeys with over 5,000 wins and has more than $120 million in purse earnings.

Borel, 46, is also one of only two riders with more than 1,000 wins at Churchill Downs. The other is jockey Pat Day.

In his speech at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Sarasota Springs, New York, Borel thanked his long-time agent, his wife and his late parents.

“I just wish my mom and dad was here to see what I accomplished in my life, which I know they’re looking down on me but if they could only see,” he said.

Only two riders have won the Kentucky Derby more than Borel’s three times, which happened in a four-year span.

Borel told those in attendance he doesn’t know how much longer he’ll be racing.

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