Saturday, June 6, 2009

Horse racing has gone to the Birds

First Mine that Bird comes from seemingly out of nowhere to win this year's Kentucky Derby.

Then that bird -- okay, filly -- Rachel Alexandra upstages the boys to win the Preakness Stakes.

Now another bird, Summer Bird, Mine that Bird's half brother, ridden by jockey Kent Desormeaux, has won the third leg of the Triple Crown, the 141st running of the Belmont Stakes.

Great race, though I missed Rachel Alexandra, whose owner decided not to run her in the Belmont.

In case you missed the 2 1/2-minute race, here's the video:

You can also read about the race in this New York Daily News article.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Some really serious genes working!