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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.






2nd: HIALEAH SOPHOMORE INVITATIONAL S., HIALEAH PARK, Value of Race: $20,000, 3 yo, 440 yards, Time: 21.610 - 12/26/2010


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:
1. One Diamond Kitty / 2. Here Kittykittykitty
JESS BURNER MEMORIAL H., Gr.1, SUNLAND PARK, Value of Race: $120,000, 3 yo's & up, 400 yards, Time: 19.048 - 12/11/2010

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 Horse Championship

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 Kitty
Socorro County Dash

 $41,850, Zia Park, September 12, 3 yo's & up, 350 yards
 1. One Diamond Kitty, sor . g. 4, by Genuine Strawfly--One Diamond Cat, by Now I Know


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!


HOUSTON (Saturday, August 7, 2010)—Sam Houston Race Park hosted two $15,000 Woodland Stakes races on Saturday, August 7, 2010. Both stakes races were for 3-year-old Quarter horses racing a distance of 870 yards on the dirt track.

Race 8 was the second Woodlands Stakes of the night and featured 7 horses. Favored horse A Classic Jess rallied on the rail, but was beat out by Toast To Deefirst. The 3-year-old sorrel colt is trained and owned by Fernando S. Velazquez and was ridden by jockey Juan M. Torres. Toast To Deefirst broke sharp from the starting gate, set the pace for the field and drew clear at the finish for an upset win in a time of :46.64.

Toast To Deefirst was a longshot, therefore paying his betting fans nicely with $32.40 for the win. The colt also reached a reputable speed index of 87.

Genuine Strawfly Fillies Run 1-2 in $75,000
Four Corners Senora Stakes on Sunday

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.

Dr. Leonard Blach Inducted into
Ruidoso Hall of Fame 2010

Time For A Cigar (Corona Cartel-Time For A Goddess by Timeto Thinkrich) won six of eight starts and earned $318,334 for owners Mark Allen et al’s Double Eagle Ranch and Dr. Leonard Blach’s Buena Suerte Equine
of Roswell, New Mexico, the same connections who own Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird (TB). Time For A Cigar won the Ruidoso Derby (G1) and Sunland Park Winter Derby (G2). He was bred by Abigail Kawananakoa of Nuevo, California, trained by Tony Sedillo and ridden in his races by Mark Villa, Freddie Martinez and Casey Lambert.
read complete story and list of this year's winners....

January 29, 2010 – Reigning AQHA champion aged stallion First Moonflash was among the 12 state-bred horses honored during the New Mexico Horse Breeders’
Association Zia Awards banquet
in Albuquerque on Thursday.

Left to right – Dr. Leonard P. Blach, Calvin and Lisa Borel and Mike Cadotte,
President NMHB Association


Rocks Kentucky!
New Mexico owners Mark Allen and Leonard Blach, DVM
Score huge upset winning the 135 kentucky derby!

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Mine That Bird and Calvin Borel make Derby history.
Order This Photo Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt



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135th winner of the Kentucky Derby
"Mine That Bird"
2009 Belmont winner
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