LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Three-time Kentucky Derby winning jockey Calvin Borel will be out five to six weeks after suffering a broken jaw when unseated by his horse during the US$1 million Delta Jackpot on Saturday.
Borel's agent Jerry Hissam said Borel is having surgery Sunday at Jewish Hospital in Louisville.
The 44-year-old Borel was aboard Aces N Kings' when the two-year-old horse unseated Borel. The jockey fell to the turf, sustaining a four-inch gash in his chin.
Hissam said Borel never lost consciousness and flew back to Louisville late Saturday night before deciding to go to the hospital.
Borel became the first jockey to win three Derbys in four years when he piloted Super Saver to victory in May.