Longshot $9,500 Gelding Wins Kentucky Derby

In a story reminiscent to the movie "Casey's Shadow," Mine That Bird, a 3-year-old gelding purchased as a yearling for only $9,500, won the 135th Kentucky Derby. He was sent off at 50-1 odds and won by daylight after getting through on the rail under jockey Calvin Borel. He paid $103.20 for a $2 ticket.

Owned by Double Eagle Ranch and Bueno Suerte Equine, the gelding won the March 29 Sunland Derby in New Mexico. His trainer, Bennie Wolley Jr., was on crutches due to a motorcycle accident, but that didn't slow him from getting to the winner's circle.

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About the Author

Kimberly S. Brown

Kimberly S. Brown was the Publisher/Editor of The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care from June 2008 to March 2010, and she served in various positions at Blood-Horse Publications since 1980.

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