From Steve Haskins' Kentucky Derby review in Blood-Horse magazine
"We have learned that (Mine That Bird's) two owners have farms in Roswell, New Mexico. As far as we know there have been no sightings of equine aliens, until now."
Gary West, Fort Worth Star-Telegram
"Appalachian State is never going to win the Rose Bowl, Liechtenstein is never going to win gold in the Summer Olympics and I’m never going to win the Masters, but a little horse from New Mexico just won the Kentucky Derby."
Ray Paulick, Special to ESPN.com
"Mine That Bird not only won the 135th running of the Kentucky Derby, but won it going away under Calvin Borel by 6¾ lengths. That's a bigger margin than any Derby winner since Triple Crown winner Assault in 1946 -- bigger than the margins of victory in the Derby by Triple Crown winners Secretariat, Affirmed and Seattle Slew COMBINED!"
NBC and top industry race announcer Tom Durkin in the brief moment when Mine That Bird took the lead