LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Jockey Calvin Borel has continued his dominance in the Kentucky Derby.
Trainer Todd Pletcher ended his frustration in America's most famous horse race. The pair combined to click with Super Saver, who won the 136th Kentucky Derby by two and a-half lengths over hard-charging Ice Box over a sloppy track at Churchill Downs. Paddy O'Prado got show.
Borel is the first jockey to reach the winner's circle three of the last four runnings of the Kentucky Derby. The win ended an 0-for-24 drought for Todd Pletcher, one of America's top trainers who had been blanked in the Run for the Roses.
Borel says "he's going all the way this year" and predicted he would win the Triple Crown aboard Super Saver. There has not been a Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978.
Borel won last year's Kentucky Derby aboard 50-to-1 longshot Mine That Bird. He also won the 2007 Derby aboard Street Sense. Super Saver went off at 8-to-1, paying $18 for a two-dollar ticket.