Summer Bird, Not Mine That Bird, Wins Belmont

With the filly Rachael Alexandra out of the Belmont because her owners didn't feel it was in the filly's best interest, all eyes turned back to the Kentucky Derby winner and Preakness Stakes runner-up Mine That Bird.

He was sent off as the 6-5 favorite, but he finished third behind Summer Bird and Dunkirk.

Summer Bird and Mine That Bird are both sons of Birdstone, upset winner of the 2004 Belmont.

Jockey Calvin Borel, who was aboard Mine That Bird in the Belmont, was criticized after the race for taking the normally late-charging gelding to the lead too soon in the 12-furlong race. However, after the race Borel said, "we just got outrun today."

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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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