Miner is a city in Mississippi and Scott counties in the U.S. state of Missouri. It borders the city of Sikeston to the east. The population was 1,056 at the 2000 census. Miner is located at 36°53′31″N 89°32′9″W / 36.89194°N 89.53583°W / 36.89194; -89.53583 (36.892082, -89.535861). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.1 square miles (10.6 km²), all land. Miner is located at the southern end of Interstate 57 (I-57). As of the census of 2000, there were 1,056 people, 408 households, and 290 families residing in the city. The population density was 257.5 people per square mile (99.4/km²). There were 442 housing units at an average density of 107.8 per square mile (41.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 92.90% White, 2.18% African American, 0.57% Native American, 0.95% Asian, 0.28% Pacific Islander, 1.14% from other races, and 1.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.27% of the population. There were 408 households out of which 31.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.4% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.7% were non-families.
Forty Niner (foaled in 1985 in Kentucky) is an American champion thoroughbred Stallion racehorse. By Champion sire Mr. Prospector and out of the mare, File, Forty Niner was the U.S. Champion colt at age two after major wins in the Champagne Stakes, Belmont Futurity Stakes and Breeders' Futurity Stakes. Bred and raced by the renowned Claiborne Farm, Forty Niner was one of the Winterbook betting favorites to win the 1988 Kentucky Derby. Although he drew the disadvantageous post position seventeen in the Derby, he quickly moved into contention and with a strong stretch drive, finished second by a neck to the filly, Winning Colors. In the second leg of the U.S. Triple Crown series, the Preakness Stakes, he finished seventh to winner Risen Star after being sent into an early speed duel with Winning Colors. Forty Niner did not run in the Belmont Stakes, but in the summer and fall, won the important Grade 1 Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course and Haskell Invitational Handicap at Monmouth Park over rival Seeking the Gold in both races by a nose. He then finished second to Alysheba in the Woodward Stakes at Belmont Park and won the NYRA Mile Handicap, before his fourth place finish in