Tuesday, April 21, 2015

"50-to-1" The Movie Giveaway

With less than two weeks until the Derby, there's much anticipation with one of the best crop of three-year-olds in years.  There are several that could win and who knows, maybe another long shot will make history like Mine That Bird did in 2009. You may recall a March 2014 blogpost about the movie.  Read it here.

I was lucky enough to get to preview the movie which debuts on DVD on April 28th just in time for the Derby.  Skeet Ulrich of "Law & Order LA" fame plays trainer Chip Woolley.  Christian Kane stars as Mark Allen the horse's owner.

If you love a "feelgood" story then you'll want to watch this one.  It gets off to slow start but stay with it as we all know how it ends so well. Jockey Calvin Borel is the star of the movie, other than the horse, of course, and he plays himself splendidly. And we get to see the footage of how he won the race by taking the small gelding on the inside rail from an aerial view, only a master jockey like Borel could have pulled that off. And I just LOVE Bob Baffert in the movie.  He looks great, has shed 25 pounds and he makes me think that if he ever quit training he could make a run as a fashion designer or beautician. I am not certain who plays him in the movie but bravo.  See Bob below with silver hair.

Mine That Bird also makes a cameo in the movie. He is retired and living happily in New Mexico.

For those who would like to own a copy of the DVD, you can enter the giveaway and one lucky winner will have a DVD in their mailbox by Derby Day.  We all know that Mine That Bird was the real thing. He won the Derby in amazing fashion and he went on to place second in the Preakness and third in Belmont. He won over $2M, not shabby earnings for a horse that cost less than half a million.  So who beat him in the other Triple Crown races?

Email me your answers and a random drawing will take place this Friday, April 24th no earlier than 5 pm EDT. Good luck.  Winner will be announced no later than Monday, April 27th. 


  1. Awesome thanks for sharing and for the giveaway.. i am on it! Love that.. much appreciate it.. Bruce Wayne Eckelman plays Bob Baffert in the movie 50 to 1.. Christian Kane and Skeet Ulrich were perfect for their parts too .. having Calvin Borel play himself was just genius can't wait to get a copy.. Winning one would be even better!! LOL ♥

  2. I am so excited that 50 to 1 is finally coming out on DVD. I drove from Illinois to Kentucky to meet up with their tour last year. I was fortunate enough to see this great movie on the big screen in Kentucky, so I will definitely be getting a copy. Winning one would be awesome though! Christian Kane and Skeet Ulrich really did an amazing job portraying their real-life counterparts.

  3. This is great movie with heart! Christian kane is perfect as Mine That Bird's owner! Thank you for offering a DVD as a prize.


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