View Full Version : Mine That Bird Wins the Kentucky Derby

05-02-2009, 08:58 PM
Hello out there, race fans! (I'm not really a race fan, I've just always wanted to say that.)

Just read the news that Mine That Bird, a 50-1 long shot, won the Kentucky Derby by 6 3/4 lengths in what the AP writer covering the race called "the second biggest upset in Derby history." The horse paid $103.20 to win. I'd love to know how many people in the grandstand made that bet.

Although I know next to nothing about horse racing, this story was a real source of cheer. Sometimes in sports, as in life, the ones we write off wind up in the winner's circle.

So to jockey Calvin Borel and Mine that Bird, here's to you, fellas!