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Hall of Fame jockey Calvin Borel to resume riding

Three-time Kentucky Derby winner Calvin Borel will resume his riding career on Aug. 27 at Ellis Park, the Hall of Fame jockey confirmed Monday. Borel, 49, recently returned from New York, where he attended Friday's Hall of Fame ceremony. His agent upon his return will be Frank Bernis, who also lines up the mounts for Brian Hernandez Jr.
 
“I told him about six, seven more days,” Borel said of the starting date, “so I can be exactly where I want to be with fitness and everything.” Borel's main goal, he said, is to get some riding in before Kentucky Downs and Churchill Downs begin their September meets.
 
“When you love something, it's hard to break (away),” he said. “This is all I know how to do, and I love it. And I'm healthy. If I wasn't healthy, I could walk away. But I'm doing so good now. I'm not fighting my weight. I'm so happy.”
 

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