Nothing like a good jockey dustup in the winner's circle to thrust horse racing into the headlines.
Calvin Borel and Javier Castellano went at it after the Breeders' Cup Marathon today. Borel was angry over a move Castellano made aboard Prince Will I Am as the race moved through its final turn. Borel, riding A.U. Miner, was bumped when Romp, ridden by Martin Garcia, nearly fell as a result of Castellano's move.
Prince Will I Am and Castellano, who finished second to Eldaafer, were disqualified, and A.U. Miner was awarded third place.
ESPN reported that after the initial fracas, in which both jockeys threw punches, there was another incident between the two riders in the jockey's room.
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