Wrist injury sidelines Calvin Borel

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Updated: 1/08/2013 4:58 pm

LITTLE ROCK, AR – A broken wrist will delay jockey Calvin Borel’s quest for his 5,000th win. One day after cards were created to commemorate his expected milestone, it was revealed that Borel will be in a cast and out of racing for the next 18 days.

Oaklawn says they will be prepared to honor Borel with the trading cards as soon as he returns to riding and wins his 5,000th race.

Oaklawn will open its 2013 season on Friday, January 11th.

Jockey Calvin Borel trading cards printed ahead of 5,000th victory

LITTLE ROCK, AR -- Monday at Arkansas Graphics, Oaklawn Park printed 30,000 Calvin Borel trading cards, honoring the jockey's expected 5,000th career victory.

"I've been very fortunate and very successful. Oaklawn loves me and its very nice for them to do it," said Borel.

The cards will go to fans once the 46-year-old hits the milestone, which is something he has raced towards for 30 years.

"5,000 races was my goal and I am there. I really don't know how long I am going to stay at the game, but I love the game. As long as I stay safe, I am going to keep knocking," said Borel.

Managers say to print 30,000 cards doesn't take that long at all, actually requiring only 15 minutes.

Borel has won three Kentucky Derbys and several big wins at Oaklawn, earning more than $20 million in his career.

The Hot Springs Advertising and Promotion Commission is sponsoring the printing at just about $1600. Fans who want a card must be present at the race, when the milestone is hit.

For more information on the 2013 season, click here.
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