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Old May 2nd, 2009, 08:42 PM   #51
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I didn't realize the fav was scratched.....did you get a chance to see the run up through the pack??......incredible,

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- It was part Giacomo, part Street Sense, part Canadian fairy tale.

And, once again, it left the thoroughbred racing world stunned on its biggest day.

Mine That Bird, who vanned in from New Mexico accompanied by a trainer who hobbles around on crutches following a motorcycle accident, pulled off the second biggest shocker in Kentucky Derby history by winning the race's 135th edition at odds of 50-1.

And he did it easily at the end, with a breathtaking rally along the rail over a sloppy track under urging from jockey Calvin Borel -- who appears to own the rail at Churchill Downs -- to win by 6 3/4 lengths over the Bob Baffert-trained Pioneerof the Nile. It was another nose back to Musket Man, the horse trained by Monmouth Park-based Derek Ryan.

The mutuel lit up the toteboard in front of a disbelieving crowd of 153,563. The $103.20 win payout for $2 topped the $102.60 that Giacomo paid in 2005.
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made my day....shades of Seabiscuit.
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Old May 2nd, 2009, 08:49 PM   #52
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Quite the finish. No where near a close race at the last pole or so.
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Old May 4th, 2009, 06:15 AM   #53
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A few more details......just a superb tale..
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/03/sp....html?_r=1&hpw

...the announcer did not even realize who was in the lead - you can hear him stumble and then figure out he was seeing history

Here is the more complete video - has the quick interview with a very emotional jockey and the incredible run to the front of the pack from an overhead view.
2009 Kentucky Derby Video | 135 Kentucky Derby Video | Kentucky Derby
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Old May 4th, 2009, 07:12 AM   #54
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Still an emotion ride watching this clip ................. even though I know the outcome. Paix, mon ami.
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Strangers Return Money

As reported in The News (local paper serving Pictou County)

Charlottetown, PEI

"A PEI man is thanking strangers for their kindness, honesty and quick reaction.

Ian Walker, a rental property owner, was about to make a deposit at a Charlottetown bank Monday when a gust of wind blew a bag containing $10,300 out of his hand. The money flew down the street, onto sidewalks and under parked cars.

Passerby scattered to help Walker collect his money and when all was said and done, every single dollar had been returned to him.

Walker says one young man returned almost $1,500."
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Great story, Sharon.
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We all need a GOOD news feature to off-set all the doom and gloom. Great lesson for all in character, and as the coach says...."doing the right thing at the right time."

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Osteogenesis imperfecta: Motivational speaker Sean Stephenson uses his disorder to inspire others
His mom asked him the question that changed is life: 'Is this going to be a gift or a burden?'
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As reported in The News (local paper serving Pictou County)

Charlottetown, PEI

"A PEI man is thanking strangers for their kindness, honesty and quick reaction.

Ian Walker, a rental property owner, was about to make a deposit at a Charlottetown bank Monday when a gust of wind blew a bag containing $10,300 out of his hand. The money flew down the street, onto sidewalks and under parked cars.

Passerby scattered to help Walker collect his money and when all was said and done, every single dollar had been returned to him.

Walker says one young man returned almost $1,500."

Hey... what are the odds... Ian is a close relative of mine and while I usually read a couple of Maritime papers online I found out about the story here on ehMac... Now I'll have to call him and give him a hard time!!! Remind him to be careful with the rent!

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Hey... what are the odds... Ian is a close relative of mine and while I usually read a couple of Maritime papers online I found out about the story here on ehMac... Now I'll have to call him and give him a hard time!!! Remind him to be careful with the rent!

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