Super Saver has a super rider

Super Saver in Kentucky Derby 2010Super Saver won the Derby, yes, but is there enough acclaim for both horse and rider? Well Jason Gay of The Wall Street Journal wrote a great piece today about why Super Saver’s jockey, Calvin Borel, needs to be considered as America’s coolest sports star.

Our favorite paragraph: Do you know what kind of steel gut you need to plunge a thoroughbred through a narrow, fleshy aperture at 35 miles per hour? Let’s just say it’s a bit more stressful than knocking off the Charlotte Bobcats.

Can’t argue with that folks. If you think a 6’8 forward hitting a half court lob is cooler, then good luck to you. Who hasn’t seen a fat guy make that shot at a local fun park, anyway?


Writes about sport and business. Enjoys coffee. Appreciates retro sneakers.

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