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Charles B. Borel

Charles Borel
Charles Borel at Juarez Jockey Club, 1911
Occupation Jockey
Birthplace United States Flag of the United States
Birth date c. 1883
Death date March 15, 1960
Career wins Not found
Major racing wins, honours & awards
Major racing wins

Futurity Stakes (1913)
Clark Handicap (1915)
Toboggan Handicap (1915)

American Classic Race wins:
Kentucky Derby (1917)
Significant horses
Omar Khayyam, Pebbles

Charles B. Borel (c. 1883 - March 15, 1960) was an American Thoroughbred horse racing jockey best known for winning the 1917 Kentucky Derby.

Borel rode for prominent stable owners such as Harry Payne Whitney and James Butler. For Whitney he notably won the 1913 Futurity Stakes with Pennant, and for Butler, finished second in the 1915 Kentucky Derby aboard Pebbles. He then won the 1917 Derby with Omar Khayyam, the first foreign-bred horse to win the prestigious race.

By the mid 1930s, a retired Charles Borel made his home in Los Angeles, California where he was an exercise rider at Santa Anita Park. He died at age seventy-six in 1960 in a Los Angeles hospital.



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