Broken jaw to sideline Borel for five to six weeks
Three-time Kentucky Derby winning jockey Calvin Borel will be out five to six weeks after suffering a broken jaw when unseated by his horse during the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot on Saturday in Vinton, La.
Borel's agent, Jerry Hissam, said Borel is having surgery Sunday at Jewish Hospital in Louisville.
Borel, 44, was aboard Aces N Kings when the 2-year-old horse unseated Borel. The jockey fell to the turf, sustaining a 4-inch gash in his chin. Borel hopped back on the horse to finish the race.
Never miss a local story.
Hissam said Borel flew back to Louisville late Saturday before deciding to go to the hospital.
Borel became the first jockey to win three Derbys in four years when he piloted Super Saver to victory in May.