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Jockeys surprise young Kosair patients with gifts

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Jockeys from Churchill Downs made special visits to children at Kosair Children's Hospital in downtown Louisville Friday. 

Dressed in their jockey silks, they brought the children toys, books and stuffed animals.

Derby-winning jockey Calvin Borel says he enjoys talking to the families and getting to know the kids.

"It's amazing when you walk in there and they look at you and they smile, and it kind of brings tears to your eyes," Borel said. "It kind of makes their day and you hope they get better." 

Borel says he and other jockeys have been visiting kids at Kosair for 15 years.

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