Saturday, May 1, 2010

Borel Wins Again

Vic Ziegel of the New York Daily News deserves credit for predicting the winner of a Kentucky Derby that, by most accounts, was as wide open as any Derby in recent memory.

Ziegel was modest, almost apologetic, about his picks in the past, and he practically warned the reader not to take his advice too seriously. Someone is going to win the Derby, he wrote. "Somebody I didn't pick always does."

Well, this time somebody he picked did win.

Jockey Calvin Borel won his third Kentucky Derby in the last four years aboard 8–1 shot Super Saver.

Borel rode the Derby winner last year, and he followed that up with a win on a different horse in the Preakness, the second jewel in the Triple Crown. Keep that in mind two weeks from now.

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