Jockey Calvin Borel arrested for DWI

Updated: August 23, 2011, 12:49 AM ET
By Marty McGee | Daily Racing Form



Three-time Kentucky Derby-winning jockey Calvin Borel was arrested and jailed Saturday night in Evansville, Ind., on a drunken driving charge. Borel, 44, took off his Sunday mounts at Ellis Park in nearby Henderson, Ky., where he has been riding this summer.

The 44-year-old Louisville, Ky., resident was released on $100 bond Sunday morning from the Vanderburgh County Jail in Evansville after being arrested the night before. He had his Monday court appearance delayed until Wednesday so he can retain legal counsel.

A spokeswoman for the Vanderburgh County prosecutor's office says Borel's driver's license also has been suspended 180 days.

The arrest occurred at about 10 p.m. Central on U.S. 41, the main north-south highway that runs through Evansville and alongside Ellis. The station reported Borel was pulled over by Indiana State Police for making an unsafe lane movement. His agent, Jerry Hissam, said Borel's blood-alcohol content was "barely over" the legal limit of .08 percent.

Borel is the only jockey in Derby history to win the race three times in a four-year period, having scored on Street Sense (2007), Mine That Bird (2009), and Super Saver (2010). He has ridden more than 4,800 winners in nearly three decades of riding and was a first-time nominee to the Racing Hall of Fame this year.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.