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

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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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Kimberly S. Brown is the editor of EquiManagement/EquiManagement.com and the group publisher of the Equine Health Network at Equine Network LLC.

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