Monday, May 4, 2009

IS KY DERBY WINNER’S CO-OWNER A CROOK?

...or just an NCAA football recruit?

As if horse racing needs more controversy, now a newspaper in Alaska is pointing out that Mine That Bird’s co-owner Mark Allen was involved in the corruption case that led to the resignation of Alaska Sen.Ted Stevens.

According to the Anchorage Daily News:

If it weren't for the plea deal that his dad, former Veco chief executive Bill Allen, made with federal prosecutors, Mark Allen might not have been in the winner's circle Saturday at the Kentucky Derby, celebrating the victory of his thoroughbred Mine That Bird and a $2 million purse.

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