Jockey Fight!-Calvin Borel and Javier Castellano in Fight at Churchill Downs

Jockeys Calvin Borel and Javier Castellano turned the winner's circle at Churchill Downs into an impromptu boxing ring, trading punches moments after the opening race of the Breeders' Cup on Friday afternoon. Borel charged Castellano shortly after the $500000 Breeders' Cup Marathon, angry over a dangerous mid-race move that endangered Borel and fellow rider Martin Garcia. The two jockeys were near the weigh-in station next to the winner's circle when things grew heated. The 43-year-old Borel pointed a finger at the 33-year-old Castellano. The 5-foot-1, 110-pound Castellano then took a swing at Borel, four inches taller than his rival. Security officials struggled to separate the two, holding an enraged Borel who urged them to let him go back at Castellano. It took several minutes for Borel—his eyes bugging out and his face a deep shade of red—to be restrained. In an interview with ESPN as he rode out for the Juvenile Fillies race, Borel said he and Castellano had patched things up. "I want to apologize to everybody," Borel said as he was interviewed aboard Tell A Kelly. "It's over. It's all good. We talked." Borel was escorted to the paddock by eight security officers for that race. A fan shouted, "Kick some (butt), Calvin."

 

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