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

http://www.drf.com/news/miner%E2%80%...d-sire-dead-23

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.