Borel, Antley among 10 Hall finalists

February 28, 2013 

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Three-time Kentucky Derby winner Calvin Borel and Chris Antley, the talented two-time Derby winning rider who died of a drug overdose in 2000, were among the finalists announced Wednesday for election to the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame.

The other finalists are jockeys Garrett Gomez, Craig Perret and Alex Solis, trainer Gary Jones and thoroughbreds Ashado, Housebuster, Invasor and Lure.

Borel is the only jockey to win the Derby three times in a four-year span, standing in the winner's circle in 2007 with Street Sense, 2009 with Mine That Bird and 2010 with Super Saver. Only three other riders, Eddie Arcaro and Bill Hartack with five and Willie Shoemaker with four, have more Derby wins.

Borel also was nearly unstoppable in 2009 aboard Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra.

Antley won the Derby in 1991 with Strike the Gold and in 1999 with Charismatic, who he also guided to victory in the Preakness. The pair came up short of sweeping the Triple Crown, though, finishing third in the Belmont Stakes. The race was especially memorable because Antley hopped off the injured Charismatic and kept the horse's leg still while it hobbled down the track. Owner Bob Lewis said Antley likely saved Charismatic's life.

Off the track, though, Antley had battles with drug abuse, depression and weight gain. His body was found Dec. 2, 2000 at his Pasadena, Calif., home.

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