Bo-Rail? Not exactly
Jockeys are lauded every day for saving ground on the turns and criticized for taking a circuitous wide route to the finish line. Owners, trainers and bettors love nothing more than a rail-hugging trip, the shortest path to the wire and often a key ingredient to getting to the winner's circle. In fact, the belief that Calvin Borel is a rail-skimming daredevil with no equal in that category has helped make him one of the most acclaimed jockeys in the sport.But is the legend of Calvin Bo-rail really a myth? According to a set of statistics compiled by Trakus, Borel, at least at Keeneland, is more likely to hug the outer fence than the inner one.
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