Behind the Bets: Looking to the Preakness
Giacomo's story is an apt comparison for Mine That Bird.
Updated: May 7, 2009, 12:22 PM ETBy Chad Millman | ESPN The Magazine
Nobody knows nothin'. What else can you say when a 50-1 shot wins the Derby (technically Mine That Bird was a 50.6-1 shot, according to horse racing genius Joe Drape at The New York Times). Not a single expert considered any horse outside of the top contenders -- I Want Revenge before he was pulled, Dunkirk, Pioneerof the Nile and Friesan Fire -- as anything other than gate-fillers, like no-name actors taking a seat when Leo and Denzel need a bathroom break at the Oscars.
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