Saturday, November 6, 2010

Jockeys Calvin Borel and Javier Castellano Fight at Breeders’ Cup (Video)

Active ImageWhen jockeys fight, we here at LBS laugh. We laugh because it never happens. We laugh because, frankly, it’s hilarious. With all due respect — and I’m saying with all due respect — seeing two jockeys go at it kind of gives us of what a disagreement between two of Santa’s little helpers might look like. After all, it is getting close to Christmas.

At the Breeders’ Cup at Churchill Downs on Friday, Calvin Borel was apparently angry at fellow jockey Javier Castellano for cutting into his path during a race. Castellano was disqualified for the act, but Borel didn’t seem satisfied with the penalty. The two decided to handle the situation like men on pit road after the race. That’s what they call it, right? Here’s the Calvin Borel and Javier Castellano Breeders’ Cup fight video: The Breeders' Cup has kicked off in Louisville, where Calvin Borel, the most well-known jockey in horse racing today, saddled up across Javier Castellano. In a particularly aggressive maneuver, Castellano cut his horse, Prince Will I Am, across the path of the other horses.
Borel, who has won three of the last four Kentucky Derbies, took exception. With his fists. Here's video:

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