Saturday, May 2, 2009

Sometimes You Just Have a GREAT Day...

AP – Calvin Borel rides Mine That Bird to a victory in the 135th Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs …

Mine That Bird pulls off upset in Kentucky Derby




LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Mine That Bird dug up a miracle, stunning the field to win the Kentucky Derby with a dynamic stretch run through the mud Saturday at Churchill Downs.

The 3-year-old gelding and jockey Calvin Borel found room along the rail deep in the stretch then pulled away for a 6 3/4-length win to give the 50-1 long shot one of the biggest upsets in the 135-year history of the race.

It was the largest margin of victory in the Derby since Assault won by eight lengths in 1946. Barbaro won in 2006 by 6 1/2 lengths....

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