"I don't know what I was thinking," said [Chip] Woolley, a 47-year-old who rose from obscurity in New Mexico to saddle Mine That Bird to a 50-1 upset of the 2009 Kentucky Derby. "I messed up. I know I did, and it's something that will never happen again. It's a regrettable situation. I went and met with the Prairie…
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How did Calvin Borel—who has a chance to become the first jockey to win the three Triple Crown races on two different horses—get so good at his job? Because dangerously illegal backwater death tracks made him that way.
For the first time in Triple Crown history, the jockey who won the Kentucky Derby may be riding a different horse in the Preakness.