Mine That Bird Recovering from Minor Surgery

Following a brief procedure to correct a breathing problem, Mine That Bird, winner of the Kentucky Derby, departed the Ruffian Equine Medical Center shortly after noon Tuesday Aug. 18 to return to Saratoga and continue preparations for the 140th running of the $1-million Shadwell Travers Stakes Aug. 29.

"It was as smooth as silk," trainer Chip Woolley said of the procedure performed by

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