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Pauls Mill buys into star mare Mining My Own

MINING MY OWN, the dam of 2009 Kentucky Derby hero Mine That Bird and this year's Kentucky Derby third and triple Grade 1 winner Dullahan, has a new home at Ben and Elaine Walden's Pauls Mill in Kentucky.

Pauls Mill has bought a half interest in the 11-year-old daughter of Smart Strike, with Phil and Judy Needham and Bena Halecky retaining the other half.

"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 Pauls Mill owner Ben Walden, Jr.

"It is remarkable to think that two of her first three foals have either won or finished placed 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. She will be bred to new WinStar Farm stallion Bodemeister in 2013.

Walden added: "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."





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