Mine That Bird's Registration Papers Reported Stolen

Trainer Chip Woolley Jr., who trains Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird, woke up the morning of June 2 to find his truck had been broken into at the Louisville hotel where he was staying. The registration papers for Mine That Bird were missing, along with the conditioner's GPS (global positioning system).

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Kentucky Derby winner and Belmont morning-line favorite Mine That Bird.
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Woolley contacted Churchill Downs and The Jockey Club and the papers were replaced. Mine That Bird, who is scheduled to run in Saturday's Belmont Stakes, will leave Louisville June 3.

"They smashed out the passenger's side window and ruffled through a few things," Woolley told Daily Racing Form. "I'm guessing they were after the GPS. Why they'd want to take the papers, I don't know. The lady there at Churchill, she took care of everything already, so we're good to go."

(Originally published at BloodHorse.com.)

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