Hall of Famer Borel has spill at Keeneland

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Associated Press

Posted on October 23, 2013 at 11:07 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 23 at 11:07 PM

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Hall of Fame jockey Calvin Borel broke his left leg when he was thrown from his mount after it broke down Wednesday at Keeneland.

Borel was taken to the University of Kentucky Medical Center for evaluation after the fall from Sonic Dancer shortly after the start of the sixth race. His wife, Lisa, said Wednesday night on his Twitter and Facebook accounts that he broke his fibula

"Miraculously unscathed otherwise — no concussion or scull fracture considering how hard he fell," she tweeted. "That's a gift from God."

Ealier, Keeneland medical director Barry Schumer said the 46-year-old Borel was "stable, somewhat alert" and suffering concussion-like effects.

Borel's mount, a 3-year-old Kentucky-bred colt, was euthanized.

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