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Who rode Mine That Bird in the Kentucky Derby?

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Asked by: Sherard Gullatte

Calvin BorelCalvin Borel, Mine That Bird had trouble out of the starting gate and was left about eight lengths behind the rest of the field.

Who was the jockey for Mine That Bird?

jockey Calvin Borel

By the last turn of the race, led by jockey Calvin Borel, Mine That Bird caught up with the rest of the field and squeezed between the contenders and the metal rail of the track to pass the group.

Where is Calvin Borel now?

Louisville, Kentucky

Borel is 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m) and 116 pounds (53 kg). He lives in Louisville, Kentucky.

Who did Mine That Bird beat in the Kentucky Derby?

Jockey Calvin Borel’s rail-skimming ride, cowboy trainer Chip Woolley, the owners, and Mine That Bird’s upset victory – today the third-largest Derby win payout at $103.20 – were celebrated in the 2014 movie “50 to 1.”

Is Mine That Bird still alive?

Mine That Bird is now 13 years old and lives on owner Allen’s Double Eagle Ranch in Roswell. He has his own paddock and, on one of the shaded canopies is a miniature replica of the Twin Spires of Churchill Downs. He will live there the rest of his days, remembered for that one magical day at Churchill Downs in 2009.

What jockey rode the winner in the Kentucky Derby?

Jockey Sonny Leon

Jockey Sonny Leon seems as surprised as anyone by Rich Strike’s long-shot Kentucky Derby win. Jockey Sonny Leon rides long-shot Rich Strike over the finish line at the Kentucky Derby Saturday.

What is Bob Baffert salary?

Bob Baffert Net Worth: Bob Baffert is an American horse owner and horse trainer who has a net worth of $30 million. Over the course of his career, Baffert has won many awards and accolades, including seven Kentucky Derbies, seven Preakness Stakes, three Belmont Stakes, and three Kentucky Oaks.

Does Calvin Borel teeth?

Borel’s teeth are gone. They were broken in falls, slammed by horses and weakened by stomach acid from years of “heaving” or “flipping” to keep his weight down. Borel said he’s doing much better with his weight since his fiancée Lisa Funk, who he met at the track, has been encouraging lighter, more nutritional meals.

Where is Big Brown now?

Where Is He Now?: Big Brown stands at Irish Hill & Dutchess Views Stallions in Stillwater, N.Y. Since the start of 2017, his offspring have won 99 races, and Big Brown ranked third among all New York-based stallions last year.

How much did Mine That Bird pay in the Kentucky Derby?

“A spectacular upset,” cried Durkin incredulously as Mine That Bird swooped to a clear six-and-three-quarter-length victory, earning the 50/1-shot the clearest margin of victory in the Kentucky Derby in over 60 years. Mine That Bird had overtaken 18 horses in 21 seconds, winning a cool $1.417million in the process.

What is Chip Woolley doing now?

An accomplished rider who often exercises his own horses, Chip Woolley has operated a public stable since 1991. Based at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park, New Mexico, he trains both Quarter Horses and Thoroughbreds for flat racing.

Is Mine That Bird a gelding?

Bird is a gelding, or a castrated horse. Geldings are no rarity in the horse racing community. Over a quarter of all thoroughbred starters in North America are geldings, and they take home roughly a proportionate amount of overall prize money, according to Jockey Club officials.

What owner has won the most Kentucky Derbys?

With five Kentucky Derby wins apiece, jockeys Eddie Arcaro and Bill Hartack share the record for most Derbies won over the course of a career.