Saturday, March 29, 2014

"50 to 1" - The Movie

We all love a rags to riches story and "50 to 1" is just that - the story of the racehorse that was never expected to be a player, but who won the biggest race of all, the Kentucky Derby. We all recall Mine That Bird's phenomenal run that day and Calvin Borel's ride that catapulted him into the spotlight.  

(Wall Street Journal photo)

He was a 50-1 longshot in May 2009 and filmaker Jim Wilson (who was shunned by the Hollywood elite much like trainer Chip Woolley was ostracized by the Kentucky horse racing elite) went out on his own and raised millions to make this film.

The film premiered March 19th in Albuquerque, NM and a bus tour ensued, taking the cast and crew to various locations to help get the word out about the film.  Mine That Bird even made a few appearances (he now lives in New Mexico).  

There's a good article in the recent Wall Street Journal, you can read it here.

Mr. Wilson is indeed a player, he produced "Dances With Wolves" and "The Bodyguard"  so he's no slouch in the movie business. I can't wait to see the movie and I am hoping the bus comes somewhere near where I live.  Keep your eyes and ears open, let us know if you see the movie. We all know it's a great story.  Great ones need to be remembered and told over and over again!


  1. I haven't seen it but am so anxious to do so! :) I'm following every Facebook post and tweet by the filmmakers. :) @50to1themovie and

  2. Can't wait to see it. As a New Mexico resident, I am looking forward to seeing the local views.


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