09/13/2009 11:00PM

Mine That Bird to work in Albuquerque


Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird is scheduled to breeze a half-mile on Monday at the Downs at Albuquerque, where his trainer, Chip Woolley, has a division of horses. He will work between the first and second races, said Woolley.

Earlier this month, Mine That Bird flew to New Mexico after spending the summer at Saratoga. He was tentatively scheduled to arrive Monday at Santa Anita for the Grade 1, $350,000 Goodwood on Oct. 10, but he might not travel for another week, said Woolley.

"We're just holding off going to California until the air clears up out there from the fires," said Woolley.

Woolley said Mine That Bird is settled in and training at Albuquerque and might have another work at the track before heading to Santa Anita. Mine That Bird, whose owners reside in New Mexico, arrived in the state on Sept. 2 then breezed at Woolley's base of Ruidoso Downs on its closing day, Sept. 7. While in town, the horse led the post parade for the Grade 1, $2 million All American Futurity.

Jockey Brian Theriot was to work Mine That Bird on Monday. Calvin Borel has the mount in the Goodwood. Beyond that race, Mine That Bird is being pointed for the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic.