Just found out this Derby Day that Miner's Mark has finished.


He shared connections with Orb (owned by Phipps, trained by McGaughey). He was also my OTTB's damsire, and while not distinguished as a sire, Miner's Mark did seem to stamp his looks on his progeny: head, eye, conformation, particular strain of bay coloring. Not only my horse but many other descendants whose pictures I've seen.

Legacies come in all forms. RIP, Handsome. Run for the roses, Orb.