The Brock Talk

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Borel Helping Old Friends

There is little doubt that jockey Calvin Borel's life has significantly changed with his new found fame as the rider of Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird and Preakness Stakes winner Rachel Alexandra. Borel is in even more demand than after his 2007 Derby on Street Sense having done appearances on the The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Late Show with David Letterman.

Borel has taken his new influence to other venues more noble as he recently became involved with the political campaign in Kentucky to allow slot machines at the state's tracks. But even a political campaign can be high profile. Not so high profile is the Old Friends Thoroughbred retirement facility in Georgetown, Kentucky.

Michael Blowen, the founder and president of Old Friends announced Thursday that Calvin will be a guest of honor at an Old Friends function in his honor to celebrate his Triple Crown achievements.

Borel, who was the regular rider for Old Friends resident Mark of Success, will be meeting attendees and signing autographs with all proceeds going to support the 50 retired Thoroughbreds at the farm. Tickets for the June 30 event are $20 and are open to the public. Old Friends is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and you may call them at 502-863-1775 for more information.

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