Monday, May 3, 2010
A Little Respect
One of the questions you hear is, how much does the jockey get for winning the Kentucky Derby? Typically 10 percent of the winning share, minus what he pays his agent. So Calvin Borel was in line to gross over $120-thousand for his roughly 2 minute and 5 second ride. Not bad, but not as good as a guy named Glen Fullerton of Kilgore Texas. He bet $100-thousand in a CNBC sweepstakes and walked away with $900-thousand. Fullerton said it was "life changing." Borel, "I'm guessing, will keep riding." You gotta love Calvin, a little guy boasting large. He has no doubt that Super Saver will win the Triple Crown.
Source: "Huffington Post" via Len Berman - Emmy Award winning sportscaster and New York Times Bestselling Author