05/08/2013 4:26PM

Churchill Downs: Borel not getting many mounts

Barbara D. Livingston
Jockey Calvin Borel was winless in 14 mounts through the first six days of the Churchill Downs meet.

Calvin Borel may or may not have had a chance to get a feel for the wet racetrack before riding Revolutionary to a third-place finish in the Kentucky Derby. After all, Borel had just one other mount on the Derby Day card, and that was aboard a maiden named Indy Awesome, who was away slowly before finishing a no-factor sixth in the fourth race.

For whatever reason, Borel – the three-time Derby winner who last month was voted into the Hall of Fame – has had a difficult time securing mounts at this meet.

Through the first six days of racing, Borel had gone winless in 14 mounts. By stark contrast, Joel Rosario rode 14 winners, including Orb in the Derby. Furthermore, Borel has not had a winner since April 12 at Oaklawn Park, a streak of 29 races.