P. Harty: The bloodlines of MineThatBird; Update: MTB set to run Preakness!

-Posted by D. Worth (US) | for- M. Barbay (France) and US

Great Irish tracking #
Patricia Harty traces the bloodlines of Calvin Borel's MineThatBird, from Birdcatcher, known universally as Irish Birdcatcher, a chestnut colt, was born on the Curragh in 1833, in the Brownstown stud owned by Irish breeder George Knox. read more.
Image: S.P. Intell

Birdcatcher's sire was Sir Herculas, an Irish-bred stallion, and his dam was a small mare named Guiccioli... The bloodlines commanded such top winnings as Irish Derby in 1866, St. Leger of 1844, the Prix de Diane, including the filly La Toucques (1860), and won the French St. Leger Stakes, the Prix du Jockey Club, and the Grosser Preis von Baden...

And later, won the Newmarket Stakes, Great Yorkshire Stakes, St. Leger Stakes, Grand Duke Michael Stakes, Newmarket St. Leger, and the Whip...FULL ARTICLE..

VIDEO: Quick capture of the Kentucky VIEW.

"Derby winner to run in Preakness!"
He'll run for the second jewel of the Triple Crown...Trainer Woolley Jr. gives the jockey all the credit... "Calvin has given two of the greatest rides in Kentucky Derby history."

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