Mine That Bird Ditched By Jockey For Real Horse

How unbelievable was Mine That Bird’s Kentucky Derby win? So unbelievable that even his jockey doesn’t think he has a shot in the Preakness Stakes next week.

Rachel Alexandra and Calvin Borel

Calvin Borel is abandoning Mine That Bird for the nation’s top filly, Rachel Alexandra. He calls her a “once-in-a-lifetime horse,” but isn’t just having the chance for a triple crown a lot rarer for a jockey than once in a lifetime? It’s a curious decision, and maybe he knows something we don’t.

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