Born: 11/07/66, Martinville, La.
Resides: Louisville, Ky
Family: Wife, Lisa.
• Borel enters 2013 two wins shy of his 5,000th career win.
• Despite not riding the first month of the meet, Borel had a solid season, winning 14 races, including the Hot
Springs with City Sage and Bachelor with Laurie’s Rocket.
• He was inducted into the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame Feb. 11, 2011 and just three days later left for Dubai
where he won the Meydan Masters, an international jockey competition held Feb. 17 and 18.
• In recent years, Borel, a two-time-riding champ at Oaklawn, has become synonymous with Kentucky Derby
success, winning the Run for the Roses three times in four years between 2007 and 2010 including with
2010 Arkansas Derby runner-up Super Saver. A run matched only by riding great Eddie Arcaro. His streak
started with Street Sense, whom he rode for longtime client Carl Nafzger. He became a household name by
riding Mine That Bird to victory in the 2009 Derby, but then sticking with eventual Horse of the Year Rachel
Alexandra in the Preakness two weeks later.
• Borel grew up in Louisiana Cajun country and started riding at bush tracks as a child. He reached the highest
echelons of racing with a fearless and aggressive riding style – earning the nickname “Bo-rail” for his courage
taking horses through tight spots along the inside.
• Took some time off in late 2012 to portray himself in the “Mine That Bird” movie being filmed at Churchill