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Albarado to Be on Five; Borel on Two


Robby Albarado is scheduled to ride in five World Championships races next weekend, and Calvin Borel is to be on two horses.

Albarado, who won the 2007 Classic on Curlin and the 2009 Juvenile Fillies Turf on Tapitsfly, has the call on Hamazing Destiny (Sentient Jet Sprint), Optimizer (Grey Goose Juvenile), Havelock (Turf Sprint), Animal Spirits (Juvenile Turf) and Court Vision (TVG Mile).

Agent Lenny Pike said that Albarado also has the call on Absinthe Minded in the Grade II Chilukki and Salty Strike in the Dream Supreme next Saturday.

Jerry Hissam, agent for three-time Kentucky Derby-winning rider Calvin Borel, said the No. 2 all-time leading rider at Churchill Downs has the call on only two Breeders’ Cup mounts.

Borel, whose lone Breeders’ Cup victory came in the 2006 Juvenile on Street Sense, is slated to ride A.U. Miner (Marathon) and Rattlesnake Bridge (Classic). Borel was aboard A. U. Miner last year before becoming incensed at interference caused by another rider. A near-fight broke out in front of TV cameras. A. U. Miner, who nearly fell, was moved up from fourth to third in the Marathon.
Rajiv Maragh, seeking his initial Breeders’ Cup victory, has the call in four races in the World Championships, according to his agent Richard DePass, former agent for Pat Day. Maragh is scheduled to ride Caleb’s Posse (Dirt Mile or Sentient Jet Sprint), Distorted Legacy (Emirates Airline Filly & Mare Turf), Miss Netta (Grey Goose Juvenile Fillies) and Pachattack (Ladies’ Classic).

In other Breeders' Cup news....

Activity on the backstretch was scheduled to pick up today with expected arrivals of Giant Oak and Cease (Breeders’ Cup Marathon), Satans Quick Chick (Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic) and Jake Mo (Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Sprint).

Scheduled for Thursday arrival are contingents from the stables of Graham Motion and Marty Wolfson, with defending Breeders’ Cup Sentient Jet Sprint winner Big Drama slated to arrive Friday.
CORRECTION – An item in Tuesday’s notes from Churchill Downs incorrectly reported Stay Thirsty’s morning activity. The colt galloped a mile.

--Edited Churchill Downs release with additional content by Dick Downey

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