Mine That Bird Wins 2009 Kentucky Derby With Jockey Calvin Borel. 2nd Biggest Upset In Kentucky Derby History.
Mine That Bird Steals The Show At The Derby
Man, was that ever one hell of a race. Mine That Bird, who I never thought about once over the course of the lead up to the Kentucky Derby, was dead last coming out of the gate but then blew past everyone in the final third of the race to win by a pretty significant margin.
At 50-1 odds, Mine That Bird is the second biggest upset in Derby history. And not only that, this horse was bought for $9,500. Considering he just pulled in $2.2 million, I'd say this horse was worth its cost.
Also, it needs to be said that Calvin Borel, the jockey for Mine That Bird, was simply awesome. You can't guide a horse to a better race than he did.
Anyway, Mine That Bird has plenty of Seabiscuit potential. We'll see how he does at the Preakness. I know I'll be rooting for him.