Sunday, May 3, 2009


The most excited two minutes in sports took place over the weekend and congratulations to Mine That Bird who took home the prize. This was a horse that most people thought shouldn't even have shown up to race. It was a horse that was bought for $9,500 and took a 21 hour car ride to get to Churchill Downs. This race has a lot of build up to it and it surely deserves it. However, one can't help but wonder if the outcome would have been different if I Want Revenge had raced. I think that the outcome whould have stayed the same. By the length of the victory I don't think that much would have changed. Mine That Bird managed to stay in the middle to end of the pack not running as fast a pace until the final turn. Calvin Borel rode perfectly and seemed as though had things all planned out and stuck to the plan and things worked out well for him. On just a quick note; how about those few lucky people in Las Vegas who bet on this horse to win with a 50-1 odd. For a $2 bet you would walk away with $103. So congrats to someone who bet quite a bit of money on this horse.

Let's just hope that Mine That Bird will run in the Preakness. It would truly be a shame if he did not race in the Preakness and wash away all hopes at the Triple Crown, afterall that is why people watch horse racing. If he doesn't win the Preakness then don't run him at Belmont. There should always be the chance for the Triple Crown and this horse deserves to run.


Chandler said...

That was one of the best derbies ever. Mine That Bird is a freakin stud.

BethAnn said...

The jockey who rode Mine That Bird to victory in the Kentucky Derby, Calvin Borel, won't be riding him at the Preakness. Mike Smith will be riding Mind That Bird. Do you think that will make a difference? I don't think so.