50 to 1 (2014)
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A misfit group of New Mexico cowboys find themselves on the journey of a lifetime when their crooked-footed racehorse qualifies for the Kentucky Derby. Based on the inspiring true story of Mine That Bird, the cowboys face a series of mishaps on their way to Churchill Downs, becoming the ultimate underdogs in a final showdown with the world's racing elite.
"50 to 1" is the upcoming biopic of the 2009 Kentucky Derby Winner, Mine that Bird, best known for the stunning upset at 50 to 1 odds. Filming began on this long awaited project in September 2012 in the deserts of New Mexico. Mine that Bird was an American thoroughbred race horse with a career in both the US and Canada. While competing and winning or placing in many races, it's the journey to the Kentucky Derby and it's win that caught the world's attention. An owner of Mine that Bird, Mark Allen, will be portrayed by actor - singer Christian Kane (Leverage, Hide, Her Minor Thing), while Skeet Ulrich (Jerico, Law and Order L.A., Into the West) has been cast as the horse's trainer, Chip Woolley. Director Jim Wilson (Dances with Wolves, The Bodyguard, Wyatt Earp) has been devoted to this project since 2010. The storyline promises to be a buddy movie, likely suitable for most family members. The beauty of the New Mexico scenery featured as the horse and it's handlers race to the Kentucky Derby at the last minute, promises to be a special treat.
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