MOUNTAINEER CASINO RACETRACK & RESORT, Chester, WV
|1||Soul Warrior||Margin: neck||BRIS: 98||TrueNicks: B||$457,500|
2006 | Chestnut Horse | Lion Heart - Urmia, Meadowlake
Sire: Lion Heart, Chestnut, 2001. Raced 2 years. 10 starts, 5 wins, $1,390,800. Lifetime: 497 yearlings sold, median $30,000.
Broodmare Sire: Meadowlake, Chestnut, 1983.
Ocala Breeders' Sales Company 2008 Selected Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training, $290,000.
Keeneland Association September 2007 Yearling Sale, $95,000.
Keeneland Association 2006 November Breeding Stock Sale, $175,000.
|2||Big Drama||Margin: 1½||BRIS: 97||TrueNicks: A||$150,000|
2006 | Dark Bay or Brown Horse | Montbrook - Riveting Drama, Notebook
Sire: Montbrook , Dark Bay or Brown, 1990. Raced 1 years. 8 starts, 5 wins, $373,728. Lifetime: 253 yearlings sold, median $25,000.
Broodmare Sire: Notebook, Bay, 1985.
|3||Mine That Bird||Margin: 4½||BRIS: 96||TrueNicks: A+||$75,000|
Sire: Birdstone , Bay, 2001. Raced 2 years. 9 starts, 5 wins, $1,575,600. Lifetime: 151 yearlings sold, median $21,000.
Broodmare Sire: Smart Strike , Bay, 1992.
Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall 2007 Yearling Sale, $9,500.
|1||Soul Warrior||Miguel Mena||Steven M. Asmussen|
|2||Big Drama||Eibar Coa||David Fawkes|
|3||Mine That Bird||Mike E. Smith||Bennie L. Woolley, Jr.|
|4||Awesome Rhythm||James McAleney||John A. Ross|
|5||Sunday Sunrise||Corey J. Lanerie||Steven M. Asmussen|
|6||Monty's Best||Eurico Rosa Da Silva||Reade Baker|
Kentucky Derby winners Funny Cide (left) and Mine That Bird, in paddock at Churchill Downs.Thursday, May 02, 2013
Now that the post positions have been drawn, Steve comments on the pace scenario. Plus Funny Cide and Mine That Bird.Thursday, May 02, 2013
Rudy Rodriguez would like to celebrate the 10th anniversary of New York-based gelding Funny Cide winning the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) by sending out New York-based gelding Vyjack to a Derby victory.Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The West Virginia Racing Commission April 16 approved the expenditure of more than $2 million for projects and promotions at two racetracks.Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Mine That Bird, winner of the 2009 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), will arrive at the Kentucky Derby Museum for an extended stay April 15 at 11 a.m.Sunday, April 14, 2013
Eclipse Award-winning sprinter Big Drama, south Florida riding stalwart Eduardo Nunez, and top-five, all-time Calder trainer Dan Hurtak were among the nine new members elected to the Calder Hall of Fame.Tuesday, March 12, 2013
A look back at the career of Calvin Borel after his 5,000th win.Thursday, March 07, 2013
Upset winner of the 2009 Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) Mine That Bird will make the Kentucky Derby Museum his home during the spring meet at Churchill Downs this year.Thursday, March 07, 2013
Overnight races will receive a 10% increase compared with last year when Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort commences its 63rd season of live Thoroughbred racing Friday, March 1.Monday, February 25, 2013
The West Virginia Racing Commission Jan. 18 approved allocation of more than $1 million in purse and bonus money for this year's grade II West Virginia Derby, and also allowed for race schedule changes at Mountaineer.Friday, January 18, 2013
Champion sprinter Big Drama was represented by his first foal when a filly produced from multiple stakes winner Bucky's Prayer (by Meadow Prayer) was born Jan. 11 at Hal Queen Farm near Ocala, Fla.Friday, January 11, 2013
Mining My Own, dam of Mine That Bird and Dullahan, has a new home at Ben and Elaine Walden's Pauls Mill following a recent acquisition that saw Pauls Mill purchase half interest in the 11-year-old Smart Strike mare.Thursday, November 01, 2012
A full-length motion picture titled "Wild Ride" about the improbable story of Mine That Bird is scheduled to be released in 2013. This is one person's behind-the-scenes look at the Mine That Bird story.Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Evan Hammonds recaps the Whitney Invitational Handicap, West Virginia Derby and more!Sunday, August 05, 2012
Jockey Corey Nakatani and Macho Macho let Louisiana Derby winner (gr. I) Hero of Order do the dirty work wearing out 3-5 favorite Hansen in the $750,000 West Virginia Derby (gr. II), then rolled to victory Aug. 4.Saturday, August 04, 2012
Tom and Pete handicap the Whitney Invitational Handicap and the West Virginia Derby this week.Thursday, August 02, 2012
The brilliant, nearly white frontrunner will find the eyes of the nation upon him Aug. 4 when he heads postward as the 3-5 morning line favorite in the $750,000 West Virginia Derby (gr. II)Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Dr. Kendall Hansen and Skychai Racing's Hansen, one of 10 3-year-olds entered for the Aug. 4 West Virginia Derby (gr. II), will finally get to race with a blue-tipped tail.Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith will be aboard 2011 2-year-old champion Hansen when the colt makes a start in the $750,000 West Virginia Derby (gr. II) Aug. 4, owner Dr. Kendall Hansen confirmed July 25.Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Barretts' paddock sale at Del Mar in Southern California offers a twist to the usual horses of racing age sale.Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The $750,000 West Virginia Derby (gr. II) will return to television this year during a live FOX Sports Net broadcast from 5-6 p.m. EDT Aug. 4.Tuesday, July 03, 2012
Racing Officials at Sunland Park have renamed the Borderland Derby in honor of Mine That Bird, upset winner of the 2009 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).Friday, June 22, 2012
Trainers and owners share mixed opinions on the points-based system that will be implemented this fall for the Kentucky Derby and Oaks in 2013, but all agree the newly-announced system could use some tweaking.Thursday, June 14, 2012
Hansen, who won this year's Gotham (gr. III) and was last year's champion 2-year-old male, will not start in the June 9 Woody Stephens (gr. II) at Belmont Park due to a low red blood cell count.Monday, June 04, 2012