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May 27, 2010

Friday return for Borel at Churchill Downs



Louisville, KY (Sports Network) - Kentucky Derby winning jockey Calvin Borel will return to the races on Friday at Churchill Downs after being off his mounts with an eye infection. The condition has kept the Louisiana native away from riding since May 16.

Jockey agent Jerry Hissam told the Churchill Downs media relations department that Borel will ride during Friday's 11 race program. The 43-year-old Borel is named on eight mounts for Friday and nine on Saturday.

Borel, who won this year's Run for the Roses on Super Saver, has 22 wins and more than $2.3 million during the current Churchill Downs spring meet to lead all jockeys.

With 995 career victories at Churchill Downs, Borel is second only to Pat Day?s 2,482.

In 2005 Borel won the Kentucky Derby with Street Sense and is the regular jockey for defending Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra. The veteran rider also won last year's Kentucky Derby with Mine That Bird.

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