For the first time in Triple Crown history, the jockey who won the Kentucky Derby may be riding a different horse in the Preakness.
The owners of three year-old filly Rachel Alexandra are indicating that their horse will race this Saturday at Pimlico with Derby winning jockey Calvin Borel in the saddle. This leaves Mine That Bird, Derby winning horse and an early favorite for next weekend, without his jockey.
According to Mine That Bird's trainer Chip Woolley Jr., Borel is still his jockey but will replace him if needed.
I know, I know. But it's a slow news day and I have to keep you guys entertained with something. Besides, this post gives me a good excuse to run this classic video again: