Who should ride Revolutionary in the Kentucky Derby?


Who should ride Revolutionary in the Kentucky Derby?

  • Rosie Napravnik (37%, 448 Votes)
  • Calvin Borel (31%, 377 Votes)
  • Mike Smith (22%, 264 Votes)
  • Rafael Bejarano (6%, 69 Votes)
  • Julien Leparoux (5%, 59 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,217

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470 Comments

  • Debbie Wielt Posted at November 3, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    Calvin Borel

  • Tina Garcia Posted at October 29, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    Its ok, I love Calvin Borel too!

  • Tina Garcia Posted at October 29, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    Rosie Napravnik!

  • barry emerick Posted at June 26, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    Rosie Napravnik

  • Lori Baker Posted at April 24, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    Rosie Naparvnik

  • Shelle deVergie Posted at April 23, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    Mike Smith

  • david herrera Posted at April 17, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    you know that Julien Leparoux sound good in the winner circle he due for the big one \

    • Gillian Fuller Posted at April 18, 2013 at 12:49 am

      They Have Already Chosen As Of Two Days Ago And It’s going to Be – CALVIN BOREL ON REVOLUTIONARY! So This Is Finished In Who’s Going to Be Riding Him!

  • ramnarish singh Posted at April 17, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    rajiv maraj

  • chris colicchie Posted at April 17, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    of all these jockeys rafael bejarano was the best choice, why , top jock on the west coast,for a couple of years now …watched him at west virgina derby total dominence of the track…he and joel rosario are the top 2 for my money……

    • chris colicchie Posted at April 25, 2013 at 4:01 pm

      as i said before bejarano wins west coast meet joel rosario 33 wins at keenland TOP TWO JOCKEYS AROUND…

  • Stefanie Clark Posted at April 16, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    Yay Calvin gets to ride!!!! YAHOOOOO! (I picked him, in case you didn’t notice!)

  • whitney courtney Posted at April 16, 2013 at 9:43 am

    Rosie!!!! She’s fantastic.

  • alice fulton Posted at April 15, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    I’m very disappointed. I thought this was a real contest and whoever got the most votes would get the ride. If someone other than Rosie has been chosen, WinStar has missed the chance for a truly historic win: a moment that would go down in the annals of racing and also be applauded by the nation. If Rosie rode and won, the pride would be enormous and empowering — to racing. If Calvin rides and wins, it’s a classic example of thinking small, business as usual. Tell me it isn’t true.

    • TravS Posted at April 16, 2013 at 10:00 am

      its true. and guess what…Borel is on the decline. He wont win this year. Rosie picked up Mylute. that is who I’m now routing for. why have a contest if you wont stick to it?

      • alice fulton Posted at April 16, 2013 at 11:43 pm

        Glad to hear that Rosie will be in the race! Thanks for letting me know.

      • Todd Napravnik Posted at April 20, 2013 at 12:20 pm

        MYLUTE FOR THE ROSES BABY, and all due respect to Calvin he is a HOFer for sure when its all said and done, it isnt his fault that the public was duped

    • alice fulton Posted at April 23, 2013 at 10:26 pm

      As I see it, both Calvin and Rosie are equally likely to win the race. I like Calvin very much — as a person and as a rider. However, if he wins, it’ll be nice but not as monumental, historic, and empowering as a win by Rosie. Logically, if both jocks have an equal chance at this win, why not pick the one whose win would electrify and energize the sport — drawing enormous positive attention.

  • Norman Williams Posted at April 15, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    Calvin Borel is the logical choice hands down. Can you say Super Saver! He rides this track like no other can. This horse fits him like a glove.On the rail,Borail will prevail.Good Luck.

  • Margie Strange Posted at April 15, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    I am so happy that Todd and WinStar chose Calvin Borel to ride Revolutionary in the Derby!! I feel a big win coming!!

  • Rafael Torres Posted at April 15, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    I just read on DRF that Calvin was riding Revolutionary. What happened with the contest?

  • Liz Caires Posted at April 15, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    My first choice would be Rosie, I think she has earned a Derby mount with all that she has accomplished.

  • Lise McLain Posted at April 15, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    Hi!

    Edgar Prado would be an excellent choice to ride Revolutionary. He won with Graydar and other stakes races lately. He also won the 2006 Kentucky Derby with Barbaro. I will never forget that race.

    It is nice to know that WinStar has created this contest. We, the fans, get to read what others are thinking plus you do, too.

    Let us know soon who will ride Revolutionary. I am eager to find out.

    Thank you!

    Lise from Maine

  • Deb Emser Posted at April 15, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Why have a contest. What a joke. This makes a guaranteed 5th, He’s not a spring chicken or a winner of late.

  • Doris Lindsey Posted at April 15, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    Put Calvin up ! He’s the best ! Just sayin !

    • Janice Kehler Hollister Posted at April 15, 2013 at 1:31 pm

      Good call.

      • Todd Napravnik Posted at April 15, 2013 at 1:35 pm

        Calvin this season- 13 wins – Rosie this season- 104 wins… just sayin…

    • Terence Malida Posted at April 15, 2013 at 4:17 pm

      KENTUCKY DERBY WINS – Borel 3 – Napravnik 0 … just sayin…

  • Ed Graziul Posted at April 15, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    my favorite jockey to make me money.

  • Rod McIvor Posted at April 15, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    What about last years winning derby rider Mario Guiterrez

  • Christie Lane Craven Posted at April 15, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    DRF has posted a rumor that Calvin has been asked. Rosie was my vote but Calvin “Mr. Derby” is also a good choice 🙂 Mike Smith is riding Palice Malice and i imagine Julian will stick with Java’s War

  • Ralph Wheeler Posted at April 15, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    Rosie would be nice choice …… but in my humble opinion (after more than 40+ years as a thoroughbred horse racing fan) Calvin Borel would be the best choice.

    Make no mistake about it, Revolutionary can absolutely win the Derby, he’s sharp, in form, battle-tested and his distance breeding says he can handle the extra furlong o the mile and a quarter derby.

    Revoultionary is one of 4 or 5 “top” contenders in the race in my opinion.

    For this and other reasons, he deserves an experienced, patient, strong riding jockey who knows the track and will absolutely give him the very best chance to win at Churchill Downs in the 20-horse field of the Kentucky Derby …. thus Calvin Borel is in the “best choice”.

    Good Luck – From A Revolutionary Fan.

  • Melanie Thompson Posted at April 15, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    I think Calvin should ride him..He’s a good come from behind rider, and hey he won a derby back for this team 3 years ago! Go Calvin!

  • Sam Nishi Posted at April 15, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    I realize that Todd doesn’t ride RAFAEL at all, but he’d be my pick .. .. If GARRETT, RAJIV comes open, that would work too .. ..

    GO REVOLUTIONARY!!!

    • TravS Posted at April 15, 2013 at 2:24 pm

      Actually, Todd is going to run Rafael on Overanalyze…see this weekend’s past race at Oaklawn.

  • Patricia Benedix Posted at April 15, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    Rosie Rosie Rosie 🙂 You Go Girl !! It’s time for a Kentucky Derby Revolution!!
    Rosie And Revolutionary in the Winner’s Circle wearing the Roses 🙂 YAHOO !!
    If Rosie is not available, I would go with Julien Leparxou as my second choice.

  • sheila odom Posted at April 15, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    Calvin or Rosie are both excellent choices !

  • kathy brady Posted at April 15, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    Calvin Borel would be ideal. He does have the experience.

  • Michelle Wingo Posted at April 15, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    Would love to see Calvin Borel ride him as in the derby you need a calm rider with a steady nerve. You don’t want a rider who is going to get impatient and let his ego get in the way and push him to soon or misjudge the distance like some rather famous jockeys have done in the last couple years. Calvin also has the derby wins/experience to get it done…

  • tony vallati Posted at April 15, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    I think Mike would be the best fit for him , he is one of the best when it comes to big money races.

    • TravS Posted at April 15, 2013 at 12:26 pm

      mike has commited to palace malice.

  • Marc Altobelli Posted at April 15, 2013 at 11:47 am

    “Won” not one sorry typo

  • Marc Altobelli Posted at April 15, 2013 at 11:46 am

    When one reviews Calvin Borel’s ride on Mine that Bird in the Kentucky Derby it becomes apparent that he is the perfect rider for Revolutionary perhaps even a better fit than Javier Castellano. This is a versatile horse as evidenced from Ramon Dominguez’s ride when he one his first race and nearly broke the track record. I love this horse and believe he is ultra talented and bred to perfection; however, he cannot afford to make any mistakes especially if he draws an inside post. Calvin will break the horse well, save some ground and pick off tired horses late and allow him to run his race just like Grindstone.

  • kevin votta Posted at April 15, 2013 at 11:34 am

    Why no Edgar Prado? Great rides with Graydar.

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