Richest Athletes
Net Worth:
$20 Million
Date of Birth:
Nov 7, 1966 (57 years old)
Place of Birth:
St. Martin Parish
5 ft 4 in (1.65 m)
United States of America
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What is Calvin Borel's Net Worth?

Calvin Borel is an American jockey in thoroughbred horse racing who has a net worth of $20 million. Calvin Borel was born November 7, 1966 in St. Martin Parish, Louisiana. Over a career that has spanned 25 years, Borel has become known for his tireless work ethic as well as an ability to slip up the rail to save ground; his colleagues and racing fans therefore frequently refer to him as "Calvin Bo-rail." Calvin began his professional riding career at Delta Downs. He has ridden to such victories in the U.S. Trip Crown/Breeders' Cup divisions as the Breeder's Cup (2006) the Kentucky Derby (2007, 2009, 2010) and Preakness Stakes (2009). Other major wins include Super Derby (1991), Arkansas Derby (1993), Count Fleet (1989, 1995), Falls City Handicap, (1996, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2008), Apple Blossom Handicap (1997, 2001), Fleur de Lis Handicap (1997, 2009, 2010), Essex Handicap (1998, 2007), Clark Handicap (1999), Kentucky Cup Classic Handicap (1999), Bashford Manor Stakes (2000, 2008), Oaklawn Handicap (2000), Bourbon Stakes (2002) and many, many more. On June 4, 2010, Borel became only the second jockey to win 1,000 career races at Churchill Downs, joining Hall of Famer Pat Day.

In a less proud moment, on August 20, 2011, Calvin Borel was arrested in Evansville, Indiana for allegedly driving while intoxicated. On March 7, 2013, Borel earned his 5000th victory at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas while riding Hezunusual in the 6th race. He dedicated the win to his agent of over 20 years, Jerry Hissam who was ill. Borel is the 26th North American jockey to reach 5000 victories. Borel played himself in the 2014 feature film 50 to 1, which chronicled the horse Mine that Bird's 2009 Kentucky Derby win. Borel's older brother, Cecil, had a brief career as a thoroughbred jockey but was not able to maintain his weight and turned to training horses at Delta Downs in Vinton, Louisiana.

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