Borel released from hospital after accident at Keeneland's Fall Meet


by C.J. Daniels

Posted on October 23, 2013 at 4:19 PM

Updated Thursday, Oct 24 at 11:32 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Three-time Kentucky Derby winner Calvin Borel has been released from the hospital after he was involved in an accident at Keeneland during the Fall Meet.

Witnesses said the 46-year-old jockey was injured near the Grandstand during Race 6 just before 4 p.m.

Borel was riding three-year-old colt, Sonic Dancer, when the accident happened. The colt broke its leg and was euthanized.

Tweets from the Daily Racing Forum say Borel was moving his arms and legs as he was taken in an ambulance to UK Hospital with signs of a concussion.

Keeneland officials say the race was considered a no contest for the safety of the rider.

In a statement from Dr. Barry Schumer, Keeneland's Medical Director, he says that Borel was "stable"  and "somewhat alert." Schumer adds that Borel was complaining of pain in his left leg but was able to move it.

Borel's wife Lisa took to Twitter to keep fans abreast of her husband's condition.

"Please pray for Calvin I am on my way to UK trauma center right now looks like a concussion not sure of severity but will keep posted.”

She later tweeted Calvin "has a broke fibula but miraculously unscathed concussion or skull fracture considering how hard he fell. We are so lucky."

Borel's agent said Borel will take three to four weeks to recover.