Trainer & Owner of 2009 KY Derby Winner Mine That Bird To Donate Cash & Hundreds of the Newly Released Children’s Graphic Trilogy of the Bird’s Story to 2 Charities

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Mine That Bird Owner & Trainer to donate Mine That Bird Children's Novel Trilogy During the KY Derby

WHO:        Mine That Bird Owner Mark Allen and trainer Chip Woolley

WHAT:    The pair will autograph and donate the newly released children’s graphic novel Trilogy entitled: Book 1: AT THE GATE; Book 2: IN THE STRETCH; and Book 3: THE FINISH LINE. The set is a beautiful graphic depiction of the life & times of the 2009 ‘against all odds’ Kentucky Derby Champ, Mine That Bird. Books and cash donations will be given to benefit the children at Kosair Children's Hospital on Thursday and to Cherish Our Children International on Saturday.

DETAILS:    11 a.m., Thursday, May 3, 2012 – two days prior to the 2012 Kentucky Derby at Kosair Children’s Hospital, 231 E. Chestnut Street, Louisville, KY and/or

    8 a.m. Saturday, May 5, 2012 – the morning of the 2012 Kentucky Derby at Country Inn, 2850 Crittenden Drive, Louisville, KY

WHY:    Mine That Bird won the 2009 Kentucky Derby, as a 50 to 1 long-shot (the second biggest upset in the Kentucky Derby’s history). Shortly thereafter trainer Chip Woolley with owners Mark Allen & Leonard Blach commissioned this incredible story to be written in a trilogy by Rod McCall & Price Hall. This inspiring trilogy is the perfect children’s graphic novel for the entire family and is certain to inspire parents & children around the world. The message of the books is for children to know “if they just try their best, they will prevail.”

VISUALS:    Mine That Bird owners/trainer with children and non-profit executives.

Additionally, Mine That Bird can be seen from his webcam at his home in Roswell, NM at

Additional information on Mine That Bird and the books is also available at

About Kosair Children’s Hospital – For more than a century, Kosair Children’s Hospital has cared for children of Kentucky and Southern Indiana without regard to their families’ ability to pay. The organization is an advocate for the health and well-being of all children.

About Cherish Our Children – their mission is to provide brighter futures for the world’s most vulnerable children. The organization has been serving children worldwide since 1993.


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