Saturday, May 02, 2009

Mine The Bird: Kentucky Derby winner

Globe and Mail, May 2, 2009 - 9:40 PM EDT:

After Mine The Bird splashed to an unlikely longshot victory in the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, the phones of two Torontonians began to ring off the hook. Woodbine horseman Dave Cotey, who picked out Mine That Bird as a yearling two years ago and bought him for $9,500 (U.S.), lost his voice after seeing the race, but still managed to field a flood of calls on his cell phone after the race. And anybody who called co-breeder Peter Lamantia of Toronto was greeted with a loud cheer: "Home of the Kentucky Derby winner!"
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A shore bird off Willis Island in the Broken Group Islands, BC during a Blue Planet Kayaking adventure in 2008. Photo by Sue Frause.

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