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2009 Kentucky Derby Results

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Mine That Bird in the post parade
Mine That Bird in the post parade for the 2009 Kentucky Derby

Mine That Bird in the post parade for the 2009 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs

© Cindy Pierson Dulay
Winning co-owner Mark Allen of Double Eagle Ranch said of his acquisition, "There was no haggling. They (David Cotey's Dominion Bloodstock Inc.) wanted $400,000. We paid it." Asked why they bought a gelding, he added, "We were looking for a racehorse, not a stallion."

Mine That Bird was the only gelding in the race, and is one of just three geldings to wear the Roses, the others being Clyde Van Dusen in 1929 and Funny Cide in 2003.

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