In one of the biggest upsets in the race’s history, Calvin Borel rode Mine That Bird past the finish line first to be the 2009 Kentucky Derby winner.
Mine That Bird, trained by Bennie Woolley Jr. entered the race at 50 to 1 odds, and was fancied by no one to win the race. Instead, it was a resounding win, with Mine That Bird winning by nearly seven lengths, the biggest winning length since 1946. The payout of $103.20 to win (for $1) was the second-largest payout in Derby history, and the biggest since 1913.
“It was a Street Sense move,” Borel told AP. “They can only go so fast, so far. When I hollered at him, he just went on.”
Pioneer of the Nileran second, followed by Musket Man and Papa Clem. The Kentucky Derby in the United States’ premier horse race for 3 year olds, and is one leg of the “Triple Crown” that includes the Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes
If you missed the race, here’s the video of the 2009 Kentucky Derby.