on MINE THAT BIRD in the KENTUCKY DERBY AT CHURCHILL DOWNS RACETRACK.
MINE THAT BIRD will be 3 yrs old on May 10
second longest shot on the board
!MINE THAT BIRD WITH JOCKEY CALVIN BOREL WON!
THEY Won on a muddy track after a week of rain in Louisville Kentucky.
WHATA RACE! LIKE SEABISCUIT, MINE THAT BIRD RACED FROM BEHIND THE 12 HORSES ALONG THE INSIDE RAIL
TO FINISH BY 6 3/4 LENGTHS!
Pioneer of the Nile fineshed Second and Musket Man Third.
On May 2, 2009, Borel won the Kentucky Derby on Mine That Bird, a 50:1 long shot, a day after winning the Kentucky Oaks aboard favorite Rachel Alexandra.
Mine That Bird is now from New Mexico and trained now by Bennie Woolley (Chip)
Mine That Bird was purchased for $400,000.00 from his previous owner and trainer Dave Cotey of Missisauga Ontario, Canada who had paid $9,500.
MINE THAT BIRD JOCKEY, CALVIN BOREL also Won The Kentucky Derby in 2007 on STREET SENSE!
"It was a Street Sense move," he said. "I learnt by Street Sense, being so patient with these three-year-olds. They can only go so fast and so far.
"So I sat back and had a good trip and when I hollered at him he just went on."
The Kentucky Derby Purse is $2.2 million for the Winner.
See the Race:
Eight bells were tolled by U.S. Navy members before the La Troienne Stakes, renamed the Eight Belles Stakes, In rememberance of EIGHT BELLS, a filly, who was fatally injured after a SECOND PLACE FINISH to Big Brown in last years’ Kentucky Derby 2008.