Louisville, Kentucky May 2,
2009. Mine That Bird took Kentucky by
surprise in what may be the biggest upset in
Derby history. The horse hugged the
inside, coming from last place as if shot
from a cannon. It was as if he came out of
nowhere to win the 135th Kentucky
Derby. The crowd was speechless for a few
seconds as if in shock, mouths wide open.
Mine That Bird, a 50-1 longshot crossed the
finish line 6 3/4 lengths ahead of the
field. Jockey, Calvin Borel burst into
tears, saying this was only the second time
he'd ridden the horse.
I must admit I was in shock
as well, having bet $10 on Mine That Bird
because I like the number 8. Had I checked
my ticket stubs when I walked away from the
window I would have realized that the woman
entering my bet did not put it in. Oh
well....at least I know I had the winner!
The horses are wonderful to
see but the hats, oh my, the hats!
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