Mine That Bird

SUN photo/Marshall Dunham

Don Weber hosted a public viewing of the 2009 Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird at the Weber Ranch on Monday. The horse’s win in 2009 is the epitome of the underdog story. On a whim and just days before the race, trainer Chip Woolley loaded Mine That Bird and drove him over 1,000 miles from New Mexico to Kentucky. When the race took off, Mine That Bird was so far behind that even the race announcer missed seeing him. Mine That Bird won the race six lengths in front of the second-place finisher and became the second biggest upset winner in Kentucky Derby history.