Mining My Own, dam of 2009 Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Mine That Bird and 2012 Kentucky Derby runner-up & 3-time Grade 1 winner Dullahan, has a new home at Ben and Elaine Walden's Pauls Mill following a recent acquisition that saw Pauls Mill purchase half interest in the 11-year-old Smart Strike mare. Phil & Judy Needham and Bena Halecky retained the other half of Mining My Own, who will be bred to brilliant Grade 1 winner Bodemeister in 2013.
“It's a privilege to be able to buy into a mare like Mining My Own, and partnering with such great people as Phil and Judy Needham and Bena Halecky,” said Ben Walden, Jr., owner of Pauls Mill. “It is remarkable to think that two of her first three foals have either won or run second in the Kentucky Derby. She's a special mare.”
Mining My Own was relocated to Pauls Mill on Thursday along with her 2012 Giant's Causeway colt.
“We feel it is a beautiful mating when you consider that both Mine That Bird and Dullahan hail from the Fappiano sireline, as well as Bodemeister who I feel has a real chance to be a breed-shaping sire.”