Calvin Borel is readying to saddle up
Mine That Bird again.
The Kentucky Derby winning jockey is scheduled to mount his
Derby winning horse Monday at Churchill Downs to begin preparations
for the Aug. 1 West Virginia Derby at Mountaineer Racetrack.
The work will be the first for Mine That Bird since he finished
third in the Belmont Stakes (on June 6. Trainer Chip Woolley plans
to ship Mine That Bird to Mountaineer the third weekend of July in
time to get in two breezes over the track in preparation the race.
Mine That Bird went twice around the main track Sunday with
exercise rider Rudy Gallegos up.
Mine that Bird nearly beat Rachel Alexandra at the wire in the
Preakness, losing by half a length, and finished third in the