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50-to-1 long shot Mine That Bird wins Derby

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LOUISVILLE, Ky . (AP) - Longshot dreams came true at the 135th Kentucky Derby.

Mine That Bird, a 50-to-1 longshot, roared from dead last under jockey Calvin Borel along the rail to capture the Derby by a whopping six and three-quarter lengths.

That's the biggest margin of victory in a Derby in 63 years.

Pioneer of the Nile ran a well-beaten second with Musket Man third.

Borel also won the 2007 Kentucky Derby aboard Street Sense.

As he did that year, Borel weaved his way from the back of the field.

By the time they turned for home, Borel skimmed the rail with Mine That Bird to win going away.

Borel said of his winning move: "You got a hole, you got a shot."

Mine That Bird paid $103.20 for a two-dollar ticket.

That's the second-biggest payoff in the history of the Derby .

It's been a good weekend for Borel at Churchill Downs.

Rachel Alexandra, his mount for Friday's Kentuc ky Oaks for fillies, won by 20 lengths.

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