How did this happen?
To call the result of the Kentucky Derby an upset doesn't begin to explain what happened Saturday at Churchill Downs when a 53-1 shot named Mine That Bird romped home by 6 3/4 lengths. This was a lot more than an upset; it was the most inconceivable result in the 135-year history of the race. An impossibility, that's what this was.
Paying $103.20 to win, Mine That Bird produced the second highest payoff in Derby history, but one can argue that he was a huge underlay at that price. The horse ...
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