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Digest: Calvin Borel wins De Francis aboard Ivan Fallunovalot

Digest: Calvin Borel wins De Francis aboard Ivan Fallunovalot

Calvin Borel built a successful career by sticking close to the rail, but the Hall of Fame jockey left the rail as soon as he could Saturday at Laurel Park while riding Ivan Fallunovalot in Saturday's $250,000, Grade 3 Frank J. De Francis Memorial.

Borel's out-of-character strategy resulted in a 4 1/2-length victory aboard the Texas-bred gelding, who scored his 15th career triumph but his first graded-stakes success in the De Francis Dash, highlighting a Fall Festival of Racing program that offered seven stakes worth a total of $825,000. The multi-stakes program generated a total handle of $4.513 million, an increase of 19.6 percent over last year's total handle...

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