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Super Saver and jockey Calvin Borel win the 136th Kentucky Derby
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Super Saver and jockey Calvin Borel win the 136th Kentucky Derby

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Super Saver and jockey Calvin Borel win the 136th Kentucky Derby on a very wet & soggy track. Borel won a shocker last spring with 50-1 long shot Mine That Bird and took his first Derby in 2007 aboard Street Sense. The rider nicknamed “Bo-rail” for his rail-hugging rides at his hometown track did it again. He stalked the leaders early then moved forward in the stretch to win going away.

Jockey Calvin Borel steered Super Saver through the mud to win his third Kentucky Derby in four years. The win ended trainer Todd Pletcher’s Derby drought.

Pletcher came into the race 0 for 24, but Borel put him in the winner’s circle at Churchill Downs with a perfect ride along the rail and through the slop.

– from ESPN



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