Friday, May 8, 2009

Calvin Borel switches horses

Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird will have a new jockey in the Preakness Stakes. Calvin Borel is off the horse and will ride Rachel Alexandra instead. Rachel Alexandra won the Kentucky Oaks by more than 20 lengths and was considered a Derby contender if she would have run that race.

Borel is the regular rider for Rachel Alexandra and is a serious contender in the Preakness. I can't blame Borel for the switch. Rachel Alexandra is a great horse regardless of equine gender.

- Felix