Mine That Bird jockey Calvin Borel, above, looking just as puzzled as the rest of us.
Here are some media snippets about Mine That Bird's 50-1 Kentucky Derby upset:
Carl Nafzger, noted trainer and two-time winner of the Derby:
"He's from New Mexico, you know."
Harvey Araton, The New York Times:
"Nobody died running the Kentucky Derby this year, but an unlikely legend was born."
Gary West, The Fort Worth Star Telegram:
"And Mine That Bird's [50/1] odds should have been longer, much longer, War and Peace long, because he's a nobody from nowhere."
Mike Lopresti, USA Today:
"A 50-1 shot came home first at Churchill Downs Saturday. It's 50-1 that double cheeseburgers will officially be declared a health food. It's 50-1 that I wake up tomorrow and can dunk."
Pat Forde, ESPN:
"Not a single sane individual saw this coming."
Paul Moran, ESPN.com:
"You got a hole, you got a shot."
Chip Wooley, Mine That Bird's Trainer:
"Nobody wanted to talk about my horse. They wanted to talk about all that other stuff."