Calvin Borel hurt after Keeneland spill - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Calvin Borel hurt after Keeneland spill

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WDRB and AP) -- Hall of Fame jockey Calvin Borel after being thrown from his mount Wednesday, Borel's wife Lisa said on his professional Facebook page.

"We are so lucky today," Lisa Borel wrote.  "Calvin had a horrible spill but managed to walk away with only a broken fibula (lesser bone connecting knee to ankle)... with no concussion or soft tissue injuries."

"We are very, very lucky considering how hard he fell. Prayers to the connections of the fallen horse, and thanks to God above for keeping Boo from further harm today; it could have been much, much worse," Lisa Borel wrote.

Calvin Borel was taken to the University of Kentucky Medical Center for evaluation after the fall from Sonic Dancer shortly after the start of the sixth race. Keeneland medical director Barry Schumer said in a statement that the 46-year-old Borel was "stable, somewhat alert."

Schumer said the jockey also complained of left-leg pain but was able to move it.

Borel has 5,042 career victories and his mounts have earned more than $122 million. His Triple Crown triumphs include Kentucky Derby wins in 2007, 2009 and 2010. He also won the 2009 Preakness aboard Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra.

Borel was third in this year's Derby aboard Revolutionary.

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