- Mine That Bird stood regally, his ears
pricked, his gaze fixed on the rows of clicking cameras. Then the
50-1 upset winner of the Kentucky Derby put his head down and began
munching on grass, leaving his human handlers still in shock about
his stunning 6¾-length victory a day earlier.
"It's hard to believe we come in here and actually won this
thing," bareback rider-turned-trainer Bennie Woolley Jr. said
Sunday morning. "Right now it's a little overwhelming."
Whether he moves on to run in the 1 1-16-mile Preakness on May
16 will be decided in the next couple days, Woolley said.
"The Preakness tends to be a little more speed-biased and I
don't know that that's going to fit our horse all that well," he