Street Sense Wins Derby

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By Colleen Barry,  Newser Staff
Posted May 5, 2007 6:44 PM CDT
Calvin Borel, right, reacts as he rides Street Sense to victory in the 133rd Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., Saturday, May 5, 2007. Mario Pino, left, rides Hard Spun to a second...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Street Sense surged from 19th in a field of 20 to win today's 133rd Kentucky Derby, returning $11.80 as the tepid favorite and ending two long-standing jinxes. The dark bay colt was the first-ever Breeder's Cup Juvenile winner and the first 2-year-old champion since Spectacular Bid in 1979 to triumph in the Derby.

Jockey Calvin Borel, nicknamed "Bo-rail," lived up to his reputation and skimmed the fence en route to his first Derby crown in five tries. The 40-year-old wept as he simply said, "It's unbelievable." The crowd of 156,635 was the third-largest in Derby history and included Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip. (Read more Kentucky Derby stories.)