Sorry fans, while Brett Somers, Charles Nelson Reilly, and Richard Dawson are not participating, it is time for another edition of Match Game. The match this time is actually a re-match. It has been announced that Calvin Borel and Mine That Bird will be getting back together for the Kentucky Derby winner's next two starts.
Trainer Chip Woolley declared today that Borel will be riding Mine That Bird in the Grade 1 Goodwood Stakes on October 10 and the Grade 1 Breeders' Cup Classic on November 7, both to be run at Santa Anita Park over the artificial surface. As a matter of fact, Borel was aboard Mine That Bird for a four-furlong workout this morning. It was a half-mile in 51.16 seconds over the main track at Saratoga.
Actually, Mine That Bird's next appearance will be at Ruidoso Downs on Labor Day. He will be leading the field onto the track for the All-American Futurity. Trainer Chip Woolley's home base of operations is the Land Of Enchantment, New Mexico.
Tune in tomorrow for more from They Are Off. For right now, I am Gone... GOODBYE!