June 3, 2009
Mine That Bird made favorite at Belmont
Jockey Calvin Borel will go for a historic first while riding Mine That Bird against nine other horses at the 141st Belmont Stakes in New York.
Mine That Bird was made a 2-1 favorite Wednesday ahead of Saturday's Belmont Stakes. Charitable Man was second favorite at 3-1 with Dunkirk established at 4-1.
Mine The Bird drew post position No. 7 and will be next to Charitable Man, which will start from the No. 6 slot. Dunkirk starts from post position No. 2.
Cotton Candy (10-1) is in position No. 1 while Mr. Hot Stuff (15-1) starts from the third position, Summer Bird (12-1) is at No. 4 and Luv Gov (20-1) is No. 5. Flying Private (12-1) goes from No. 8 next to Miner's Escape (15-1) and Brave Victory (15-1) starts on the outside.
The 1 1/2-mile Belmont has a $1 million purse.