Borel rallied Street Sense from 19th in a field of 20 to win the 133rd edition of the Run For The Roses by 2 1/4 lengths over Hard Spun. Often dubbed "Bo-Rail" for his penchant to ride the inner rail to victory, Borel had Street Sense in ground-saving position throughout his electrifying Derby run.
Borel's heroics in the Kentucky Derby earned him an invitation to the White House for a white-tie dinner honoring Queen Elizabeth, who had attended her first Derby.
Trainer Pete Anderson, a 76-year-old former jockey who operates a one-horse stable in Kentucky, is using the 1 1/8-mile All American as a prep race for 1 1/2-mile Breeders' Cup Marathon.
Borel, a 41-year-old native of St. Martin Parish, Louisiana, has never ridden at Golden Gate Fields and said he is excited about the opportunity to compete at the East Bay track.
"I've ridden in California but never at Golden Gate Fields so I'm looking forward to it," said Borel. "The horse is doing super and I'm hoping we can get lucky. He's my kind of horse. He comes from behind and I love horses like that. Hopefully he wins Saturday and we go on to the Breeders' Cup."
Post time Saturday is 12:45 p.m. and fans attending the track will receive a free Golden Gate Fields sweatshirt. Post time for the All American, the third event on a 10-race program, is 1:45 p.m.