Super Saver Wins Muddy Kentucky Derby

Jockey Calvin Borel wins back-to-back races
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 1, 2010 5:53 PM CDT
Calvin Borel, right, rides Super Saver to victory.   (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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(Newser) – Jockey Calvin Borel steered Super Saver through the mud to win his second straight Kentucky Derby and third in four years. The win ended trainer Todd Pletcher's 0-for-24 Derby drought. Borel put him in the winner's circle at Churchill Downs with a perfect ride along the rail and through the slop. Ice Box nipped Paddy O'Prado at the wire for second. Last year, Borel rode Mine That Bird to a huge upset.

Super Saver, the second favorite horse among bettors on a day when heavy rain scrambled the odds board, covered the 1 1/4-miles in 2:04.45. The rider nicknamed "Bo-rail" for his rail-hugging rides at his hometown track did it again. He stalked the leaders early, then moved forward in the stretch to win going away. Favorite Lookin At Lucky started on the rail and finished sixth.

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