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MazeRat7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 05:54 PM
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"Mine That Bird" wins the derby at 50-1 odds!!!!
Edited on Sat May-02-09 05:58 PM by MazeRat7
Get race, greater story of determination and effort. Congrats to all you New Mexico DU's. I'm sure those of you from that great state are really proud about now.


Peace,
MZr7
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 06:00 PM
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1. Congrats to all involved !
what a great race :applause:
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angstlessk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 06:01 PM
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2. gimpy with the black hat won...whoda thought?
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konnichi wa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 06:11 PM
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6. I heard he swapped an old used Mustang for it
:rofl:
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angstlessk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 06:48 PM
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12. yes, I do not believe he was one of the owners who landed in the center of the field
in his own, or a rented helicopter...his prance was sorta a limp..and he was not even pretentious!
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 06:07 PM
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3. That was a sweet ride. Mine That Bird looked like he enjoyed the run
Did that horse really cost less than ten grand? Whadda hoot!
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Imalittleteapot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 06:10 PM
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4. 2nd & 3rd?
The station carrying the Derby switched to the Cowboy Bubble collapse and is still there. Results are not yet posted on the usual racetrack links. I may have won place and show.
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 06:17 PM
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8. Pioneer of the nile & musketman. nt
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janx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 06:10 PM
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5. Sure, we're all PROUD...
:rofl:

...even though I knew nothing about this... :rofl: Now I have an excuse to turn on the tube and check it out.

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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 06:19 PM
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9. Where in NM, are you?..We lived in Belen for a while..
New mexico is beautiful.. wouldn;t mind living there again :)
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janx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 06:25 PM
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10. I'm in ABQ!
I work in Socorro, and thank God I don't have to drive there anymore! ;-) Anyway, there's not a lot of money here, as you know, and not a lot of people, either, but there are horses, as dowdy as some may seem. I love watching people putting their horses through the paces on some of the ranches and farms--some that are hundreds of years old.

It's early spring here right now. The hummingbirds are back, and we're getting some badly needed light rain. I'm one of the only people in my neighborhood who actually gets to take advantage of ditch irrigation in my back yard! The first flooding this season happened a couple of days ago. :hi: C'mon back!
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d_b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 06:16 PM
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7. someone made bank
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cherish44 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 06:25 PM
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11. He's a gelding too, wow this was a very cool Derby!
I love Cinderella stories :)
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footinmouth Donating Member (630 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 07:28 PM
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13. That was a fabulous race
Watching him come up the rail was a thing of beauty. Then I remembered he had 50-1 odds. I so loved his backstory. Congratulations to everyone who had a part in this one.
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janx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 07:35 PM
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14. He was bred in Kentucky but qualified for the Derby at
the Sunland track in Cruces? That's what I'm reading. I'm sure there will be much media recognition here tomorrow. I've also read that he cost $9,500, around what someone would pay for a decent used car! :rofl: This is very sweet.
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