135th Kentucky Derby notes on Mine That Bird, others

3 thoughts on “135th Kentucky Derby notes on Mine That Bird, others”

  1. I seriously doubt Mine That Bird was the best in this field.

    I just read the chartmans’ comments that is posted above,
    the words “bumped”, “lost footing”, “swerved”, “squeezed”
    can only begin to convey the mayhem that took place in the initial strides when the gates opened.

    Please study the quartet of the horses at the break and in the opening 16th of a mile and you can see how the main contenders either lost their optimal positioning for the race and/or were running the race with “internal hurts” such as twisted joints or pulled muscles.

    In short the starting gate failed to provide a cleaner,
    fairer, safer start to the Kentucky Derby.
    Mine That Bird was the beneficiary of a cleaner trip than most of his peers. The jury be out if he can beat legitimate Grade 1 horses if they’re not “eliminated” by the Puett Gates.

  2. Why is it so hard to give credit to this horse. I really feel that the very rich good old boy click ,can’t handle the fact that this is a true fairy tale story==People who had faith in their horse and a horse that did not let them down!
    Come on people, isn’t it great to see the underdog come forward and show the world that we should never stop dreaming.

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