Hall of Fame jockey Borel ending retirement after 4 months
HENDERSON, Ky. (AP) - Hall of Fame jockey Calvin Borel says he will end his retirement after just four months and return to racing on Aug. 27 at Ellis Park.
The track confirmed Borel's return on its website. He had abruptly announced his retirement on March 30, but said in a Monday release that "when you love something, it's hard to break away" and added that it was all he knew how to do.
Borel, 49, won the Kentucky Derby three times from 2007 to 2010 and rode Hall of Famer Rachel Alexandra to victory in the 2009 Preakness en route to Horse of the Year honors. He was inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in 2013.
Borel's 5,146 victories rank 27th all time.
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