Saturday, May 15, 2010

Calvin Borel

What would Life in America be without the great horse race and the great little jockey.  Yes, you go to the month of May and you have the Triple Crown and the quest for one each year.  We go forward and we then discover that once again it is very elusive.

Calvin Borel who hails from south Louisiana: the heart of Cajun Country, is my kind of jockey.  Borel began riding in match races at the age of eight and is known for his Cajun accent and bubbly and emotional personality, both of which we saw during his post-victory interview after all three Kentucky Derby wins.

Over a career that has spanned 25 years, Borel has become known for his tireless work ethic as well as an ability to slip up the rail to save ground; his colleagues and racing fans therefore frequently refer to him as "Calvin Bo-rail".

Borel is 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m) and 116 pounds (53 kg).  He is a little man with a big heart.  However, today his big heart could not bring him a win in the second leg of the triple crown.

Proving again how elusive that great feat is.

Sorry, Calvin - maybe next year.

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