Louisville, Kentucky . Mine That Bird took Kentucky by surprise in what may be the biggest upset in Derby history. The horse hugged the inside, coming from last place as if shot from a cannon. It was as if he came out of nowhere to win the 135th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. The crowd was speechless for a few seconds as if in shock, mouths wide open. Mine That Bird, a 50-1 longshot crossed the finish line 6 3/4 lengths ahead of the field. Jockey, Calvin Borel burst into tears, saying this was only the second time he'd ridden the horse.
I must admit I was in shock as well, having bet $10 on Mine that Bird because I like the number 8. Had I checked my ticket stubs when I walked away from the window I would have realized that the woman entering my bet did not put it in. Oh well....at least I know I had the winner!
The horses are wonderful to see but the hats, oh my, the hats!
Story and Photos by Sara Herbert-Galloway
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