Charles B. Borel
Charles Borel at Juarez Jockey Club, 1911
|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|
American Classic Race wins:|
Kentucky Derby (1917)
|Omar Khayyam, Pebbles|
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.