LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird
needs a new jockey again.
Trainer Chip Woolley said Wednesday that he and jockey Calvin
Borel could not agree on a long-term commitment to ride the
gelding, scheduled to run the West Virginia Derby on Aug. 1.
Woolley wants someone committed to ride Mine That Bird through the
Breeders' Cup in November.
Borel's agent, Jerry Hissam, said Borel didn't want to give a
multi-race commitment, but would gladly ride Mine That Bird again
in the future, given the chance.
Borel rode Mine That Bird to a dramatic win in the Kentucky
Derby. Changing mounts in the Preakness, he rode filly Rachel
Alexandra to a win before riding Mine That Bird to third in the
Belmont. Mine That Bird was second in the Preakness.