Monday, May 4, 2009

Mine That Bird to run in Preakness


Louisville, KY – May 4, 2009 – The connections of Mine That Bird
unanimously agreed today that they will enter the 134th running of the
Preakness® Stakes on May 16.
The decision came this morning after a light morning work at Churchill
Downs where the Birdstone gelding stretched his legs as the owners
Mark Allen and Leonard Blach watched.
“We wanted to give him some time after the Derby before we made the
decision on his future. He pulled up healthy and sound and he’s in
great spirits. All of his medicals came back clean and we feel he is
go to go,” commented Blach.
Mine That Bird will be staying at Churchill for the time being though
and shipped to Pimlico a few days before the Preakness.
“He’s happy here and doing real well, we’ll just keep him here for as
long as we can,” said Allen,”We want him fresh and ready when we make
our move to Maryland.”