Thursday, May 28, 2009

'Bird's brother has a name ... Brother Bird

Steve Haskin of The Blood-Horse reports that the 2-year-old brother of Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird now has a name -- Brother Bird.

That's the moniker registered for him by Dogwood Stable, who bought him for $485,000 at the recent Fasig-Tipton Mid-Atlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training.

The name fits, I suppose. He'll have to do some real running to make people remember him as more than just Mine That Bird's brother.

Meanwhile, what a tidy profit for Paul Saylor. He bought the colt for $100,000 at the March Timonium 2-year-old sale. A few weeks later, MTB's sloshing home first at Churchill and a quick rollback of the colt into another sale attracts a price $385,000 higher than Saylor paid.

That's the kind of quick profit of which the econ major at UVA can be proud. It's like Brother Bird won Saylor a Grade 1 purse without ever wearing the owner's orange and teal.

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