02/19/2013 6:19PM

Calvin Borel resumes chase for 5,000 wins on Thursday


HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - Jockey Calvin Borel, who last weekend returned to action after being out five weeks with a broken bone in his left wrist, remains one win from career victory 5,000. He has one shot at the milestone Thursday, when he rides Bold Choice in the featured eighth race at Oaklawn Park.

Bold Choice will be seeking his third consecutive win when he starts in the first-level allowance at 1 1/16 miles. Borel has taken limited mounts for his first few cards back and last holiday weekend rode five horses between Saturday and Monday.

“We had a second [Monday] . . . we’re getting close,” agent Doc Danner said.

Danner is booking Borel’s mounts for the remainder of the meet while the rider’s longtime agent, Jerry Hissam, returns from an illness. Bold Choice, trained by Ron Moquett, will be moving back to two turns off a sprint win in a $30,000 starter allowance at Oaklawn on Jan. 21.

Richard Zabel More than 1 year ago
amber you are dead correct!!!!!! rememeber billy patin arkansas derby???lol how we forget so soon they all dont get caught ....ummmm like boo-boo lol everyone knows he burns em idiots in here
Karl Deppen More than 1 year ago
Go gettum Calvin, you're one of the guttsiest jocks ever to wear silks !
amber More than 1 year ago
hey doc banner just have him plug one again ok because out of 5000 wins 3599 were buzzed dude so shut up lolo he taught james avant how to use machine lol
myjockwon More than 1 year ago
wow your a little tough on that Doc Banner guy
chad mc rory More than 1 year ago
Yes, where does he tend bar?