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2011 Breeding Season!
Mine That Bird Anniversary - video
Jenuine Joy wins $100,000 Mesilla Valley Speed Handicap - Sunland Park, NM - March 13, 2011 - The classy mare Jenuine Joy steamrolled her male opponents with a sterling victory in the $100,000 Mesilla Valley Speed Handicap at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino on Sunday.
Mine That Bird adjusting to life in retirement - Dec. 17, 2010 - “We’re still hand walking him to let him down,” said Leonard Blach, who co-owns the 2009 Kentucky Derby winner with Mark Allen. “He’s really relaxing and really settled in.
Mine That Bird, winner of the 135th Kentucky Derby, enjoying his new toy and retirement at Double Eagle Ranch, Roswell, NM - photos by Susan Hunter - 1/3/2011.
METALLIC LION SIRE OF: GOT COURAGE
2nd: HIALEAH SOPHOMORE INVITATIONAL S., HIALEAH PARK, Value of Race: $20,000, 3 yo, 440 yards, Time: 21.610 - 12/26/2010
GENUINE STRAWFLY SIRE OF : JENUINE JOY
Winner: LOU WOOTEN HANDICAP S., SUNLAND PARK, Value of Race: $120,000, 3 yo's & up, 400 yards, Time: 18.907 - 12/19/2010
Genuine Strawfly Sire of:
Got Courage by Metallic Lion qualified for the Sophomore Invitational Stakes at Hialeah Park on December 10, 2010.
Mine That Bird Statue Makes Sunland Park Home - A statue of Mine That Bird has been housed for the past year at the Kentucky Derby Hall of Fame at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky is now on display at Sunland Park Racetrack. It was given to owners, Mark Allen and Leonard Blach after the 2010 Kentucky Derby. Mine That Bird winner of the 135th running of the Kentucky Derby as a 50-1 odds, 2009.
Emotional Farewell to Popular Kentucky Derby Winner Mine That Bird Caps Churchill Downs' 2010 Fall Meet - Nov. 28, 2010 - The curtain dropped on the Churchill Downs Fall Meet on Sunday, Nov. 28 with a farewell salute to 2009 Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird, who is heading home to New Mexico after retiring from his career on the track.
Mine That Bird to Retire - November 7, 2010 - The team behind Mine That Bird had hoped running him in the $1 million Breeders' Cup mile Saturday would help steady the slumping horse.
Kentucky Derby Winner Mine That Bird May Star in His Own Biopic - 'Dances With Wolves' producer Jim Wilson is set to direct the film about the 50-to-1 longshot who won last year's race. read more...
One Diamond Kitty by Genuine Strawfly
wins again: G1, $170,000 Namehimastreaker New Mexico Classic Quarter
Mine That Bird Zips in Churchill Workout - Louisville, KY - Oct. 25, 2010 - Double Eagle Ranch and Buena Suerte Equine’s Mine That Bird, winless since his huge 50-1 upset victory in the 2009 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), worked five-eighths of a mile in 1:00 at Churchill Downs Oct. 25.
TIME FOR A CIGAR UPSETS BANK OF AMERICA TURF PARADISE CHALLENGE - Phoenix, AZ - October 17, 2010 - Turf Paradise played host to three Bank of America Racing Challenge stakes on Sunday afternoon. Each of the winners from the Bank of America Turf Paradise Championship Challenge (G3), John Deere Turf Paradise Juvenile Challenge and Red Cell Turf Paradise Distance Challenge earned a berth to compete on November 19 during the Bank of America Challenge Championships at the Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans.
Congratulations One Diamond
Congratulations to owner Richard Shearer and First Corona Call
First Corona Call Qualifies for 2010 All American Derby trial with a :21.187. First Corona Call was the only New Mexico-bred to qualify!
$15,000 WOODLAND STAKES TOPPED THIS WEEKEND’S RACES AT SAM
HOUSTON RACE PARK
Genuine Strawfly Fillies Run 1-2 in $75,000
FARMINGTON, NM—APRIL 25, 2010—A pair of Genuine Strawfly fillies ran 1-2 in the $75,000 Four Corners Senora Stakes for New Mexico-bred fillies and mares on Sunday afternoon at the SunRay Park .
Carl Draper saddled a home-bred filly belonging to his wife Fredda to a ½ length victory. Jenuine Joy, a gray 4-year-old daughter of Genuine Strawfly broke in at the start but got up to complete the course in :19.380 seconds to earn a 99 speed index.
Ricky Ramirez rode the winner to picking up a paycheck of $45,000. She is out of the Super Duper Couper mare Super Perla Negra.
Edilberto Estrada's Flicka de Fly settled for the second place money of $16,500. Bred by Ray Willis by Genuine Strawfly out of a Coup de Kas mare, the sorrel 6-year-old is trained by Abraham Jaquez and was ridden by Alonso Rivera.
A nose back in third was Bill Price's Bp Shes Southern by Southern Cartel. Fred Danley saddles the hard-knocking home-bred who earned $7,500. Alejandro Medellin was aboard.
Completing the field were Blushing Cartel, My Box Of Chocolate and Southern Discomfort.
TIME FOR A CIGAR AQHA CHAMPION 3-YEAR-OLD GELDING 2009
CONGRATULATION NMHBA STATE-BRED CHAMPIONS
to right – Dr. Leonard P. Blach, Calvin and Lisa Borel and Mike
MINE THAT BIRD
Mine That Bird and Calvin Borel make Derby history.
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