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All three winners of this year’s Triple Crown races will be in action on the weekend at two different tracks. Three big graded stakes totaling $2.5 million have attracted some top 3-year-olds to Mountaineer, Saratoga and Monmouth.
Calvin Borel has emerged as the star of this year’s racing scene and stands a good chance of becoming the only jockey to win the Triple Crown on two different horses.
With Preakness winner Rachel Alexander sitting out the Belmont Stakes, Borel climbs aboard Mine That Bird, who he guided to a surprising Kentucky Derby victory.
Now that Rachel Alexandra’s status for the Belmont Stakes Odds has been determined (she will not run), the focus turns to jockey Calvin Borel as he tries to do something that has never been done, win the jockey Triple Crown aboard two different horses. He won with Mine That Bird in the Kentucky Derby and with Rachel Alexandra in the Preakness Stakes. Now he will get back on Mine That Bird in the Belmont. "Now that the decision is made, I am excited to come to New York and ride Mine That Bird in the Belmont Stakes." Borel said.