Friday, April 26, 2013
Jockey Calvin Borel elected to Hall of Fame
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -- Three-time Kentucky Derby-winning jockey Calvin Borel and horses Housebuster, Invasor, Lure, McDynamo and Tuscalee have been elected to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame.
Borel, Housebuster, Invasor and Lure were selected in the contemporary category, and McDynamo and Tuscalee were chosen by the Museum's Steeplechase Review Committee, the Hall of Fame said Friday. They will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Aug. 9 at the Fasig-Tipton sales pavilion.
The 46-year-old Borel has won 5,012 races and has purse earnings of $120,859,986 in a career that began in 1983. He's the only jockey to win the Kentucky Derby three times in a four-year span, accomplishing the feat with Street Sense (2007), Mine That Bird (2009), and Super Saver (2010).
Housebuster won 15 times in 22 career starts and earned $1,229,696. He won the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Sprinter in 1990 and 1991. He was trained by Hall of Famer Warren A. Croll Jr.
Invasor was bred in Argentina and won 11 of 12 career starts with earnings of $7,804,070. He was the Horse of the Year and Champion Older Male in 2006 when he won the Pimlico Special, Suburban Handicap, Whitney Handicap, and Breeders' Cup Classic. At age 5 in 2007, he won the Donn Handicap and Dubai World Cup.
Lure won 14 of 25 career starts with earnings of $2,515,289. Bred and owned by Claiborne Farm and trained by Hall of Famer Claude R. McGaughey III, Lure won the Breeders' Cup Mile in 1992 and 1993. He won nine graded stakes, including three Grade 1 events.
McDynamo won 17 of 34 career starts and retired as the leading career earner among steeplechase horses with $1,310,104. He won the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Steeplechase Horse in 2003, 2005, and 2006. Owned by Michael J. Moran and trained by Sanna Hendriks, McDynamo won five consecutive runnings of the Breeders' Cup Grand National from 2003-07, the final one at age 10.
Tuscalee won 39 of 89 career starts with career earnings of $130,917 while racing from 1963 through 1972. He is the career leader in steeplechase victories with 37. Tuscalee also set the single-year record for steeplechase wins with 10 in 1966.