After stellar year, jockey Borel wins Woolf Award
Two-time Kentucky Derby winner Calvin Borel has won the George
Woolf Memorial Award, given to a rider whose career and personal
character honor thoroughbred racing.
The award announced Saturday was decided in voting by the
nation’s jockeys for the 61st year.
Borel had the finest year of his 33-year career in 2009, riding
50-1 Mine That Bird in a Kentucky Derby victory and Horse of the
Year Rachel Alexandra to historic wins in the Preakness Stakes and
several other marquee races.
The 43-year-old Louisiana native also won the 2007 Kentucky
Derby with Street Sense.
The Woolf award will be presented in late March or early April
at Santa Anita, where Woolf starred as a rider in the 1940s.