Talk:Mine That Bird

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Tonight Show "Appearance"[edit]

I'm trying to rework the "In Popular Culture" section to make clear that the "purchase" of Mine That Bird was just a gag. Aside from the premise being preposterous, the horse on the show (which was a chestnut with a big star) was obviously not Mine That Bird (a bay with a tiny star). If someone else can do a better job of reworking this section, please do so. Brock256 (talk) 06:32, 22 January 2010 (UTC)

I wouldn't be so quick; various news souces (including CBS News; see first link below) have reported the appearance with no indication it was inauthentic [1] [2] [3]. Thoroughbred Times hedged a bit [4], basing their doubt on the horse's coloring, but the horse on the show certainly appeared to me to look like the horse pictured in the second link above. There's no suggestion of the horse not being Mine That Bird in the New York Magazine page linked from the article. In the absence of actual evidence that the horse was different, we can't discount the possibility simply because it seems preposterous. MisfitToys (talk) 21:19, 22 January 2010 (UTC)
The CBS News source merely reports O'Brien's claim, without comment on its veracity (other than noting that O'Brien is "comically" vowing to spend these amounts of money, which should be a clue). Thaindian is not a reputable source. MTV News and NY Magazine's entertainment blog did report it as straight news, which is sad, but Thoroughbred Times makes the obvious problems with O'Brien's claim very clear in the article you cite. If you want to remove the claim (which is obviously and assuredly true) that the horse on the show was a different animal based on lack of a source, that's one thing, but the article should not report as fact that the horse was Mine That Bird. The only source for the claim that the real Mine That Bird appeared on The Tonight Show is the quoted claim of a comedian in the midst of a joke, and the encyclopedia should reflect that.
I understand that facts on Wikipedia must be sourced, but I can tell you right now that the horse on The Tonight Show no more resembled Mine That Bird than Pee Wee Herman resembles Robin Williams. I'm not trying to be snarky here, but it really is that obvious.Brock256 (talk) 02:05, 23 January 2010 (UTC)


Is the "Scandal" section appropriate? It focuses on alleged misdealings by one of the horses co-owners. Yet this article is about a horse, not its co-owners. I've looked at the wikipedia pages of several other famous racehorses and most of them have very little information about the owners. I'm just having troubling understanding the relevancy of that section. Perhaps it was added by someone with an axe to grind. Estrbrook (talk) 16:28, 4 May 2009 (UTC)

Birthplace & Sale[edit]

It is confirmed via Brisnet reports - - that MTB was in fact foaled in Kentucky, not Ontario. He was sold for $9,500 as Hip #208 ( in the Fasig-Tipton October KY Yearling Sale. He did race in Canada as a 2y/o, even though he is not Canadien born. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:46, 5 May 2009 (UTC)

Chantal Sutherland[edit]

Chantal rode that relevant? *dream on*dance on* 23:50, 3 December 2009 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Taylor Lane (talkcontribs)

Half Brother?[edit]

It's my understanding that two horses have to share a dam(mother) in order to be considered half-brothers, and Mine that Bird and Summer Bird share a sire only. I know there's a term for this but I can't recall it at the moment. (talk) 07:21, 4 September 2010 (UTC)

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