Jockey Injured, Horse Euthanatized Following Fall

Jockey Calvin Borel was injured and the horse he was riding euthanatized following a fall during the fifth race at Churchill Downs on Thursday.

Borel was riding Pew, a 3-year-old gelding, on the track's turf course when the horse fell on the far turn. Borel, 40, was taken to North Audubon hospital after suffering an injury to his right arm, the track said.

Pew injured his left front ankle during the fall and was euthanatized on the track by veterinarians. Pew was owned by Janis R. Whitham and trained by Ian R. Wilkes.

Borel, from St. Martin, La., was the leading rider during Churchill Downs' fall meet at the time of the accident. He has won 23 races this fall, ahead of Shaun Bridgmohan's 19 victories. Borel canceled the rest of his mounts on Thursday. It is unclear whether he will be able to race during the final two days of the meet, which ends Saturday.

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