LOUISVILLE, Ky. Mine That Bird dug up a miracle, stunning the field to win the Kentucky Derby with a dynamic stretch run through the mud at Churchill Downs.
The 3-year-old colt and jockey Calvin Borel found room along the rail deep in the stretch Saturday then pulled away to give the 50-1 long shot one of the biggest upsets in the 135-year history of the race.
The win was the second Derby victory in three years for Borel, who used a similar stretch run to send Street Sense to the winner's circle in 2007.
Pioneerof the Nile held off Musket Man for second, but neither were a match for the unheralded colt from New Mexico.
Friesan Fire, who went off as the favorite after morning-line favorite I Want Revenge was scratched, finished 18th in the 19-horse field.