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2009 Kentucky Derby (G1)

5/2/2009, Churchill Downs
1 1/4 m (Dirt)
3 M
*Rank is current Power Ranking among all active horses, based on highest HRN rating. Rating is based on HRN member voting.
FinSilksHorse / SireRatingTrainer / JockeyLast Start / Next StartHRN
1st Mine That Bird
B. Woolley,
C. Borel
10th, 2010 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (G1) View Video
2nd Pioneerof The Nile
Empire Maker
B. Baffert
G. Gomez
11th, 2009 Preakness Stakes (G1) View Video
3rd Musket Man
D. Ryan
E. Coa
8th, 2010 Cigar Mile (G1) View Video
4th Papa Clem
Smart Strike
G. Stute
R. Bejarano
1st, 2010 San Fernando Stakes (G2) View Video
5th Chocolate Candy
Candy Ride
J. Hollendorfer
M. Smith
7th, 2011 Ralph M. Hinds Handicap (LS)
6th Summer Bird
T. Ice
C. Rosier
4th, 2009 Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) View Video
7th Join In The Dance
Sky Mesa
T. Pletcher
C. DeCarlo
3rd, 2011 Maxxam Gold Cup
8th Regal Ransom
Distorted Humor
S. Suroor
A. Garcia
7th, 2011 Forego (G1) View Video
9th West Side Bernie
K. Breen
S. Elliott
5th, Mth AlwOC (7/11/2010-R3)
10th General Quarters
Sky Mesa
T. McCarthy
J. Leparoux
13th, 2011 Clark Handicap (G1) View Video
11th Dunkirk
Unbridled's Song
T. Pletcher
E. Prado
2nd, 2009 Belmont Stakes (G1) View Video
12th Hold Me Back
Giant's Causeway
W. Mott
K. Desormeaux
4th, 2010 Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1) View Video
13th Advice
Chapel Royal
T. Pletcher
R. Douglas
9th, SA Claim (10/6/2011-R5)
14th Desert Party
Street Cry
S. Suroor
R. Dominguez
1st, 2010 Donald LeVine Memorial Hdcp. (LS)
15th Mr. Hot Stuff
E. Harty
J. Velazquez
1st, 2013 A. P. Smithwick Memorial Steeplechase (G1)
16th Atomic Rain
Smart Strike
K. Breen
J. Bravo
3rd, Sar AlwOC (8/11/2010-R8)
17th Nowhere To Hide
N. Zito
S. Bridgmohan
4th, CD Claim (6/8/2013-R7)
18th Friesan Fire
A. P. Indy
J. Jones
G. Saez
6th, 2011 R. R. M. Carpenter Jr. Memorial Stakes (LS)
19th Flying Private
Fusaichi Pegasus
D. Lukas
R. Albarado
4th, Sar AlwOC (8/30/2010-R9)

What the Nation is saying about the 2009 Kentucky Derby (G1)...

The first look at the upcoming movie about 2009 Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird was released today!Read More
Rachel Alexandra became just the fifth filly to win the Preakness Stakes, and the first since Nellie Morse in 1924.Read More
  • Logicalguy · When will you start posting workouts, and jogging distances and times? · 730 days ago ·
  • skipaway2000 · we've been keeping track of workouts since January: http://www.horseracingnation.com/content/2012_Kentucky_Derby_Trail_Workouts · 730 days ago ·
It's a time when three-year-olds need to step up against older, and the Jockey Club Gold Cup is a great place... Read More
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  • likin sparks · I know where Mike is coming from, with this years race is kinda weak where half the competion has had a difficult time placing in the money so I wouldn't think the WOW factor will be there. As much as I haven't been sold on Stay Thirsty for him not to win by 7 or 10 lenghts would be a kick in the can. · 936 days ago ·
  • brooklyn.steve · Stay Thirsty should win the JCGC, which should make him the co fav for Horse of the Year with HDG. He has come along nicely, and while Flat Out will be a tough challenge, Mike Repole will be standing in the winners circle at the end of the day. · 936 days ago ·
I'm really curious. I know that a few of the "bigger name" horses that ran in the 2009 Kentucky Derby have now been retired. I.E., Pioneer of The Nile, Dunkirk, and Papa Clem. But I'm wondering what the status of some of the Derby contenders or horses that were injured and didn't race again after the Derby is? Musket Man, 3rd in both 09' Derby and Preakness. I Want Revenge, scratched the morning of the Derby. The Pamplemousse, scratched the morning of the 09' Santa Anita Derby. What is the racing status now on these horses? I know Desert Party just returned to the track with a win at Meydan in Dubai on 3-4-10 in the Mahab Al Shemaal. Friesan Fire and General Quarters recently got back in the game running 1-2 in the Louisiana Handicap at Louisiana Downs. But what of these other 09' Derby racers and contenders? Are we to ever see them perform back on the track again? I'd truly love to know the answer to that question.
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  • bardiggler · Hold Me Back ran in Sept.2009 by Julien Leparoux in the Kentucky Cup Classic but was a nonfactor · 1502 days ago ·
  • bardiggler · Regal Ransom, West Side Bernie, Join In The Dance, Advice, Flying Pirate, Nowhere To Hide, Atomic Rain, and Chocolate Candy ....I have no idea · 1502 days ago ·
Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) coverage and features helped ESPN Radio and NBC earn media Eclipse Awards for 2009.Read More
I guess those who said he was a fluke are eating their words! MTB isnt a fluke, he hasnt been off the board since winning the Derby. Give credit where credit is due. He is a very nice horse and you are all mad you went against the Birdstones. How could anyone bet against a Birdstone? Duh, class horse all the way.
"One of the things that we need to be worried about is that one of the states that have racinos looks at the first Saturday in May (the traditional Derby day) and creates a race with a $5 million purse," he said. "What will that do to the Kentucky Derby?" The Derby's purse is $2 million.Read More
  • horses · In other news, "The Sky is Falling! The Sky is Falling!" Seriously, you should read this. There is no length these people will go to in order to justify slots. I'm not saying slots wouldn't be good... but to say the Derby will go away is just folly... · 1760 days ago ·
The garland had been stored in refrigeration overnight in the museum, and at noon (EDT) was briefly placed over the rail of the Barbaro sculpture in tribute to the ill-fated 2006 winner of the Kentucky Derby.  The garland was then removed and Woolley and Allen began handing out the roses, one-b...Read More
  • sandy · The distribution of roses from Mine That Bird's blanket at the Barbaro statue was the classiest gesture I've seen in a long time. We've had two Kentucky Derbies since Barbaro's passing and it took a New Mexico cowboy with a small, discounted horse to come up with such a lovely tribute. I hope they win the Belmont. They definitely have the class. · 1797 days ago ·
  • ruby · Sandy, you are so correct... what an awesome gesture for the fans... · 1797 days ago ·
The all-day infield party at the Preakness Stakes may have been a dud on Saturday because of a new ban on bring-your-own beer, but it turns out that Churchill Downs doesn't allow spectators to carry in booze either. And 60000 fans still cram the infield for the Kentucky Derby."We have never allowed ...Read More
 An hour or so after Rachel Alexandra was loaded onto a van bound for Baltimore-Washington Airport at 6 a.m. yesterday morning, Mine That Bird was once again the undisputed star of the Preakness Stakes Barn. Trainer Chip Woolley sat back in a director’s chair, staring in the direction of Stall ...Read More
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission reported May 11 that testing associated with this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) has been completed and there were no medication violations.Read More
For four close friends, the Kentucky Derby produced the financial score of a lifetime. Jason Marshall, his brother Mick, Matt Donner and Jeromy Brantner shared a winning $1 superfecta ticket on the Derby, which paid $278,532.Marshall, a 34-year-old resident of Louisville, placed the bet, but Donner ...Read More
Sensible suggestions for revision of the Kentucky Derby qualifying process take a beating when there is a nonsensical winner such as Mine That Bird. For more than 20 years, money earned in graded races has determined the 20 horses in the starting gate on the first Saturday in May. Occasionally, that...Read More
It was a tough choice, but Calvin Borel will ride Rachel Alexandra in next weekend's Preakness Stakes, provided the filly continues to train well up to the race. Said Jess Jackson, "They were an amazing team at the Kentucky Oaks... We think this is a perfect match of rider and horse."Read More
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  • mentorass · The filly has more potential earning power for Borel as well as prestige. And it is likely that MTB connection will go back to Borel for other races if the replacement jock does not win the Pk for them · 1808 days ago ·
  • cigar · I think it's classy to let Borel keep the mount. Said this on Mine That Bird's page... oops. But yeah, Borel fits and works with her well... no need to change. · 1808 days ago ·
 Why does Birdstone continue to hate us?At this point, it should be quite apparent that this horse has a serious chip on his withers.When Mine That Bird snuck his Eohippus-sized body up the rail to win the 135th Kentucky Derby, it was his sire, Birdstone, taking off his white glove and smacking...Read More
Some owners who had horses in the grade I Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands are questioning the manner in which a corporate sponsorship tied to charitable causes was handled, but the Jockeys' Guild said the parties followed proper procedure.Read More
Haskin: After watching the Derby several times and trying to make some sense of sanity out of it, the feeling here is that the Breeders' Cup Juvenile and the two Sunland races were the aberrations and that Mine That Bird will be heading to Belmont Park trying ...Read More
Mine That Bird's upset in the May 2 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands attracted the interest of editors at Sports Illustrated, who devoted the entire cover to it in the magazine's May 6 edition.Read More
Horse Racing Nation co-founder Travis Stone takes a look at the 135th Kentucky Derby in 135 words. From Friesan Fire, to Dunkirk and Rachel Alexandra - the questions are answered faster than the race itself!Read More
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  • Duvalier · - The likely winning exacta, and possibly trifecta, are watching the NBC telecast from their stalls... Quality Road, Rachel Alexandra and I Want Revenge. Think you're right...maybe Mine That Bird could have rounded out the superfecta. One thing I know is I couldn't have come up with him on any of my tickets. · 1811 days ago ·
  • arazi · Mine That Bird won't hit the board in Baltimore. (OK, maybe a late running third) I hope it rains, and they pound him, I still say he's off the exacta for sure. · 1811 days ago ·

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