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Retirement Over, Jockey Calvin Borel To Resume Racing

Retirement Over, Jockey Calvin Borel To Resume Racing

12.08.2016, by Jim
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When jockey Calvin Borel announced his retirement several months ago there was a lot of people convinced that he’d be back sooner rather than later. That appears to be exactly what happened. According to Borel’s recently hired agent Frank Bernis he’ll be returning to riding later this month at Ellis Park in Henderson, Kentucky

Borel was reportedly dealing with unspecified ‘personal issues’ during his five month ‘retirement’. He spent some time in Florida and in his home state of Louisiana but for the past few weeks he’s been at Churchill Downs working horses for trainer Buff Bradley. He’s also been staying at Bradley’s farm in Frankfort, Kentucky. Agent Bernis didn’t have many details about the schedule for his return or what his workload will be but indicated that Borel will be riding one of Bradley’s horses in his return on August 27 at Ellis Park: “We’re riding one for Buff that day. We’re going to ease back into it.” Bernis did add that Borel would like to be “going great guns” by the early September meet at Kentucky Downs.

From the sound of it, Borel had a lot of soul searching to do. He was reportedly under pressure from his ‘wife’, Lisa Borel. The two were in a long term relationship and never married though Lisa took Borel’s name. He returned to Florida to spend time with his wife/girlfriend but things didn’t work out and they have since separated. He also spent time in Louisiana with his older brother, retired trainer Cecil Borel. The 49 year old Borel last rode March 26 at Oaklawn Park. He announced several days later through former agent Larry Melancon, that he was retiring though he was vague about his rationale.

Borel says he didn’t like retirement: “I didn’t like it. I took enough time off. It wasn’t fun anymore. Some people quit because they’re tired of it. I’m not tired of it. I was in New York for like two weeks, getting on some horses for ‘Coach,’ Wayne Lukas, and he said, ‘You’re not ready to retire.’ I just want to come back and ride and see what happens.”

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