According to multiple reports, jockey Calvin Borel, who’s a three-time winner of the prestigious Kentucky Derby, was rushed to a Lexington hospital Wednesday after suffering a nasty fall from a horse during a race at Keeneland:
In a statement from Keeneland Medical Director, Dr. Barry Schumer, says that Borel was unseated from Sonic Dancer shortly after the start of the sixth race at Keeneland on Wednesday:
“He was stable, somewhat alert and suffering the effects of a sports concussion. He was complaining of pain in his left leg but he was able to move it. He was transported to the University of Kentucky Medical Center for further evaluation.”
Borel was transported to University of Kentucky Medical Center for evaluation.
And this from Jennifer Palumbo of WKYT News:
UPDATE: UK Hospital says jockey Calvin Borel is in the emergency room. There’s no report yet on his condition.
— Jennifer Palumbo (@JenNimePalumbo) October 23, 2013
Borel is famous for having rode Derby horses Street Sense, Mine That Bird and Super Saver to victories in 2007, 2009 and 2010.