The story behind the Kentucky Derby winner - "Mine That Bird" - is an amazing, and really inspirational underdog story!
Below is not just a clip of the race, but also a very sweet (albeit brief) interview with Calvin Borel, the jockey. And, additionally, an AMAZING aerial view of how Mine That Bird came from last to FIRST!
Here's some interesting trivia:
- Mine That Bird cost $9,500 (some of these Kentucky Derby thoroughbreds cost hundreds of thousands of dollars!).
- Mine That Bird was taken to the derby not in a fancy caravan, but in a plain horse trailer, pulled by a pick up truck.
- Calvin Borel, the jockey, is the son of a Louisiana sugar cane farmer, and only has an 8th grade education (and has been racing horses since he was EIGHT years old!!)
It's really a fascinating story! Enjoy the video... and LONG LIVE THE UNDERDOG!