Sunday, May 3, 2009

Calvin Borel, Jockey & Sage

Jockey Calvin Borel said he owed his success to his father. When asked what his father did, Calvin delivered a terse and wise catechism on child rearing: "He believed in me."

Calvin won the 2007 Kentucky Derby, the 2009 Kentucky Oaks and the 2009 Kentucky Derby riding a 50 to 1 long shot that arrived at Churchill Downs after being drive across country from New Mexico in a trailer pulled by his trainer's pick-up truck--the horse-racing equivalent of hitch-hiking to the Derby.

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