After stellar year, jockey Borel wins Woolf Award

BY foxsports • February 20, 2010

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.

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