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111th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. RES. 418

Congratulating Jockey Calvin Borel for his victory at the 135th Kentucky Derby.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
May 7, 2009

Mr. Boustany (for himself, Mr. Yarmuth, Mr. Rogers of Kentucky, Mr. Alexander, Mr. Fleming, Mr. Cao, Mr. Jones, Mr. Cassidy, Mr. Davis of Kentucky, Mr. Whitfield, Mr. Boswell, Mr. Chandler, Mr. Guthrie, Mr. Scalise, Mr. Westmoreland, Mr. Sullivan, Mr. Ross, and Mr. Walz) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform


RESOLUTION

Congratulating Jockey Calvin Borel for his victory at the 135th Kentucky Derby.

Whereas Calvin Borel, born and raised in Louisiana, began riding match horse races at the age of 8 at Evangeline Downs in Carencro, Louisiana;

Whereas Mr. Borel began his professional career as a jockey at the age of 16;

Whereas Mr. Borel is known for his hard work and dedication, after his start cleaning stalls and working horses for his brother, he is now a world class jockey;

Whereas Mr. Borel had raced in five prior Kentucky Derbies including a first place finish in the 133rd Derby;

Whereas, on May 2, 2009, Mr. Borel competed with Mine That Bird after 1,700 miles and over 21 hours of transportation from New Mexico, against several horses with stronger reputations;

Whereas Mr. Borel a day before the Kentucky Derby, made a record at the Kentucky Oaks with Rachel Alexandra finishing in first place by 2014 lengths; and

Whereas Mr. Borel and Mine That Bird completed the race by 634 -length and placed first making it the second biggest upset in Derby history with the widest margin of victory since 1946: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the House of Representatives commends Calvin Borel for his victory at the 135th Kentucky Derby.