Mark Allen

Ready for His Close-Up: Hollywood Co-Stars Impressed by Borel in ’50-1′

In a Hall of Fame career that has spanned over 25 years, Calvin Borel has won over 5,000 races, ridden three Kentucky Derby winners, and is a proud member of the Jockeys’ Guild. In his long and successful career, Borel most likely never expected to be the member of another guild – the Screen Actors […]

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Back Home Again: Mine That Bird Takes Up Residence at Derby Museum

Mine That Bird returned to the site of his greatest racing triumph Monday when he arrived at Churchill Downs and took up residence at the Kentucky Derby Museum. Unlike the first time he arrived at the Downs before the running of the 2009 Kentucky Derby, this time Mine That Bird and his connections – trainer […]

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Derby Champ Mine That Bird Returning to Churchill Downs

Mine That Bird, who shocked the racing world when winning the 2009 Kentucky Derby at odds of 50-1, will return to the site of his greatest victory to take up residence at the Kentucky Derby Museum. The 7-year-old gelding is set to arrive April 14, and will be the resident thoroughbred at the museum through […]

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The following press release was issued on behalf of Mark Allen, co-owner of Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird, concerning previously publicized comments by Allen to enter the horse Indy Express in an effort to prevent Kentucky Oaks winner Rachel Alexandra from securing a starting berth in Saturday’s Preakness Stakes at Pimlico. — Ray […]

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By Ray Paulick For those of you who decided to disconnect from the racing world on Sunday, let me just say that we had a little situation here. Actually, it wasn’t so little. Collusion between the co-owner of Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird and the owner of runner-up Pioneerof the Nile to keep […]

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