Borel ready for return to horse racing, helps raise money at luncheon

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Posted on November 12, 2013 at 8:10 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11)—Famed Jockey Calvin Borel spoke on Tuesday for the first time since his accident at Keeneland.

Borel was joined by fellow Hall of Fame jockey Pat Day and Churchill Downs’ John Asher at the Neighborhood House to raise money.

The Neighborhood House raised money at the “Race for Success Luncheon” to help children, seniors and families in the Portland neighborhood.

Borel said that he is doing a lot better after the spill and that he plans on coming back to in a couple of weeks. Borel added that he is happy to be able to help out the Neighborhood House.

"I've been very blessed to accomplish what I've accomplished in my life,” Borel said. “Me and the wife think this is a good thing for kids and families and people trying hard to make it. We try to give back as much as we can and do for them as much as we can. It's a wonderful thing and it's growing every year."
 

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