Mine That Bird Flies to the Silver Screen

Mine That Bird is by no means the equine equivalent of a George Clooney or a Brad Pitt. Small in stature. Crooked feet. The ‘Bird’ doesn’t possess leading man looks. What does make him attractive, though, is a story. A compelling one. A tale that is tailor-made for a Hollywood script. It’s a story that began on Canada’s most historic racetrack and was punctuated by a storybook finish in the Run for the Roses. For those who know Mine That Bird best, it’s been a remarkable journey. Constant Montpellier had admiration for the son of Birdstone well before he made his debut on July 20, 2008, at Woodbine Racetrack. “I liked him the very first time I got in the saddle,” recalls Montpellier, the first jockey to get a leg up on Mine That Bird. “He was a little guy when he was two and they told me had crooked…

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