Calvin Borel rode three Kentucky Derby winners in four yearsPICTURE: Getty Images
Borel heads inductees
to US Hall of Fame
USA: Three-time Kentucky Derby-winning jockey Calvin Borel heads the list of six inductees to the US Hall of Fame announced on Friday.
The other five inductees are all horses, namely Invasor, Housebuster, Lure plus two jumps horses, McDynamo and Tuscalee.
The induction ceremony will take place at National Museum of Racing in Saratoga Springs on August 9.
Borel, 46, passed the 5,000-winner mark earlier this year. He will ride Revolutionary in the Kentucky Derby on May 4, a race he won three times in four years on Street Sense (2007), Mine That Bird (2009) and Super Saver (2010).
Known as 'Bo-Rail' for his exploits hugging the inside line - especially at Churchill Downs - Borel was also the regular rider of Rachel Alexandra.
Dubai World Cup victor Invasor originally raced in Uruguay before joining Sheikh Hamdan's Shadwell team, for whom he went unbeaten in four American races in his Horse of the Year campaign in 2006, culminating in his defeat of Bernardini in the Breeders' Cup Classic.
Housebuster was US champion sprinter in 1990 and 1991, while Lure won back-to-back runnings of the Breeders' Cup Mile in 1992-93.
Jumps horses are selected by a separate National Hunt Committee. Five-time Breeders' Cup Chase (2003-07) winner McDynamo was three times named champion steeplechaser in the States. Tuscalee was one of the country's leading jumps horses in the 1960s, winning 37 races from 1964-72.