Donegal Racing confirmed Oct. 14 the retirement of multiple grade I winner Dullahan, due to a tendon injury sustained after the colt's last start in the TVG Pacific Classic (gr. I) at Del Mar Aug. 25.
Mine That Bird
- Bay Gelding
- Born 2006
|Trainer||D. Wayne Lukas|
|Jockey||Mike E. Smith|
|Owner||Double Eagle Ranch Inc. and Buena Suerte Equine|
|Breeder||Lamantia, Blackburn & Needham/Betz Thoroughbreds|
|Mine That Bird View Five-Cross Pedigree||Birdstone||Grindstone|
|Mining My Own||Smart Strike|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Dominion Bloodstock Agency||Highclere Sales, agent||$9,500|
A three-time winner of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), Calvin Borel, 46, ranks 28th all-time among leading riders by wins, with 5,031 from 33,980 mounts.
Kentucky Derby winners Funny Cide (left) and Mine That Bird, in paddock at Churchill Downs. Watch Video
Now that the post positions have been drawn, Steve comments on the pace scenario. Plus Funny Cide and Mine That Bird. read blog
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.
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.
A look back at the career of Calvin Borel after his 5,000th win. View Slideshow
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.
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.
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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. read blog
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).
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.
Lenny Shulman talks to Chip Woolley, who trained Mine That Bird to win the 2009 Kentucky Derby. Sponsored by Three Chimneys. Watch Video
Dullahan is the now the only likely starter for the Kentucky Derby with two grade I wins.
Mine That Bird, winner of the 2009 Kentucky Derby Presented By Yum Brands (gr. I) and living in retirement in New Mexico, is a half brother to 2012 Derby hopeful Dullahan.
"Unbelievable" is how Phil Needham describes his association with Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) winner Dullahan and that colt's half brother, 2009 Kentucky Derby Presented By Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Mine That Bird.
Dullahan, with big strides down the center of the racetrack, ran down champion Hansen in the late stages to win the $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) April 14 at Keeneland.
The Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall yearling sale's reputation has improved dramatically in recent years.
Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort will offer financial incentives designed to attract graded-stakes winners for the $750,000 West Virginia Derby (gr. II) on Aug. 6.
When it comes to finding Derby winners, the best prospects are in other places... Read Blog
Mine That Bird, winner of the 2009 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) at 50-1 but winless since, will bid farewell to his fans at Churchill Downs Nov. 28, closing day of the track's fall meet.
Photos from the 2009 Kentucky Derby, won by Mine That Bird. View Slideshow
Mine That Bird, who stunned the racing world when he won the 2009 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) at 50-1 odds, has been retired.
Mine That Bird worked three furlongs from the gate at Churchill Downs Oct. 31 as he attempts to get back on the winning track in the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile.
The main focus this year, of course, will be on "Mighty Mare"--Zenyatta--who hopes to conclude her amazing career in the Classic with her 20th victory in as many starts, and the French femme fatale, Goldikova.
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