Where Calvin Learned to Ride


This file appears in: The 440 Yard Journey: Cajun Downs, 1898-1998
Where Calvin Learned to Ride

15-year-old Calvin Borel riding at Cajun Downs with no shirt and in blue jeans. Borel would go on to win the 2007, 2009, and 2010 Kentucky Derbies. He won the Preakness Stakes in 2009. He owes his success to the bush tracks of Acadiana, the only place in the country who let children race.


This file appears in: The 440 Yard Journey: Cajun Downs, 1898-1998