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Calvin H. Borel was born on the 7th November 1966, in St. Martin Parish, Louisiana, USA of Caucasian origin, and is a horse racing jockey who to date has almost 5,200 wins, including victories among others in the Arkansas Derby (1993), Fleur de Lis Handicap (1997, 2009, 2010), Florida Derby (2012) and three Kentucky Derbys. Borel has been active in the horse racing industry since 1990.
How much is the net worth of Calvin Borel? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the total size of his wealth is as much as $15 million, as of the data given in the early 2017. A retainer and a percentage of horse racing prize money is the main source of Borel’s net worth.
Calvin Borel Net Worth $15 Million
To begin with, Calvin was raised in the heart of Cajun Country. From early childhood he was interested in horses and riding, and being just eight years old, he started to participate in races – his brother Cecil is also in the same industry. Currently, he has moved to horse training, and is based in Vinton, Louisiana.
Concerning his professional career as a jockey which now spans more than 25 years, Borel has won races with horses such as Mine That Bird, Brass Hat, Seek Gold, Rachel Alexandra, Street Sense, Delightful Kiss, Miss Isella and Super Saver. Even though he won a number of races as follows Super Derby (1991), Arkansas Derby (1993) and Count Fleet (1995), he rose to fame after winning the Stephen Foster Handicap (2006) with the prize of $750,000. The same year, Borel won the annual Breeders’ Cup World Championship, then the following year, he managed to win six races on a single race card at Churchill Downs, becoming just the 6th jockey toachieve such a feat. In 2008, he was listed as the 34th jockey in North America with to have the statistic of 4,500 races won. In 2009, Borel managed to win many races at the highest level including the Fantasy Stakes, Haskell Invitational, Woodward Stakes, Kentucky Jockey Club, Kentucky Oaks, Louisville Stakes, Mother Goose Stakes, Louisville Distaff and the Kentucky Derby. In 2010, Calvin Borel was rewarded George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award, voted for by his peers for conduct both on and off the track. Subsequently, he became the 2nd jockey to win a thousand Churchill Downs races and the 1st to win three Kentucky Derby races in just four years. In 2013, he reached 5,000 victories during his career, which was dedicated to Jerry Hissam, the ill agent, who has been working with Borel for more than 20 years.
In 2014, he starred as himself alongside Skeet Ulrich, Christian Kane and William Devane in the drama film “50 to 1” co-written, produced and directed by Jim Wilson. In 2016, it has been announced the Calvin is retiring from the professional sport. However, after a few weeks he decided to stay active as a jockey.
To conclude, all the aforementioned achievements have helped increase the total size of Calvin Borel’s net worth.
Finally, in the personal life of Calvin Borel, he has been married to Lisa Funk since 2008. The one blot on his copybook was an arrest in 2011 for allegedly driving while being intoxicated in Evansville, Indiana.