Mine That Bird- 2009 Kentucky Derby

I watched this video this morning and cried. I’m not saying you’ll cry so don’t go into it thinking it’s a tear-jerker. I’m just a sucker for “beating the odds heroes.”

When I think about oppression and other circumstances that place us at the rear of the pack I get sad very quickly.  Mine That Bird is a horse that won the Kentucky Derby when critics thought he should stay in the barn.  How many times have we been told to stay in the barn and let the “big dogs” play?  I’m proud of Mine That Bird, a horse I’d never heard of until today, just as I’m proud of anyone and anything that enters into a race they’re not supposed to win.

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