Mine That Birds Papers Stolen from Truck

Mine That Birds Papers Stolen from Truck
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Chip Woolley and Mine That Bird
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Trainer Chip Woolley Jr., who trains Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Mine That Bird, woke up the morning of June 2 to find out his truck had been burglarized and Mine That Bird’s registration papers missing. Woollery’s truck had been broken into at the Louisville hotel where he was staying. The conditioner’s GPS (global positioning system) also was stolen.

Woolley contacted Churchill Downs and The Jockey Club and got the papers replaced. He arrived in New York the same day. Mine That Bird, who is scheduled to run in Saturday’s Belmont Stakes (gr. I), will leave Louisville June 3.

“They smashed out the passenger's side window and ruffled through a few things,” Woolley told Daily Racing Form. "I'm guessing they were after the GPS. Why they'd want to take the papers, I don't know. The lady there at Churchill, she took care of everything already, so we're good to go."

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