So the cover of this month’s COWBOYS AND INDIANS MAGAZINE is a shot from the upcoming movie, ’50 to 1′ – the story of Mine That Bird and his road to the 2009 Kentucky Derby.
DID you watch Mine That Bird win the Kentucky Derby in 2009?
Did you watch the replay of it?
If you didn’t, you need to…
Click this link to watch the video of the 2009 Derby:
ANNOUNCER RETIRED AFTER THIS KENTUCKY DERBY …
The veteran race announcer retired after this Derby because he felt so badly for the way he called it – totally missing Mine That Bird coming up on the inside – from dead last – to pass everybody.
I cry every single time I watch the rerun.
Such a David and Goliath story.
WHY YOU NEED TO SEE THE MOVIE
We all saw ‘Secretariat’ even though we knew the outcome.
We all loved ‘Secretariat’.
This ’50 to 1′ story is different… because it wasn’t a rivalry between two winners…
The odds were 50 to 1.
50 to 1!!
NOBODY knew this horse and nobody was rooting for him.
When the bell rang and the horses were off, Mine That Bird was running in L-A-S-T place.
Mine That Bird was a true underdog.
That is why you have to see this movie. Watching the underdog win never gets old.
(Oh, and Calvin Borel plays himself in the movie. For that alone, to watch him ride up close and personal, would be worth it to me! The horse playing MIne That Bird is a Canadian TB named Sunday Rest. Yay for him and I’ll write about Sunday Rest later…).
THE OTHER REASON WHY YOU NEED TO SEE THE MOVIE
Besides the fact that the story is great and the video moves me to tears every time I watch it… I read in the COWBOYS AND INDIANS MAGAZINE article that the Director is releasing the movie himself.
He had to put up the money because no studio would back it – why?…Because they said that we all know the outcome…
Just like we did for the ‘Secretariat’ movie.
Oy. It isn’t the ending… it is the GETTING THERE that is the tear jerker!
Oh yeah, and don’t forget, the last time they didn’t help Producer Jim Wilson, he cleaned up at the Oscars with DANCES WITH WOLVES.
So, go see it, Albuquerque… and then Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Arkansas! Look it up and see where it is playing!
HOLLYWOOD, CA — “50 to 1,” the new major motion picture about Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird, opens theatrically in roll-out fashion beginning in New Mexico March 21, followed by Texas and Louisiana April 4, Oklahoma and Arkansas April 11, Tennessee and Kentucky April 18, and will then expand across the country, says producer, director, co-writer and racehorse owner Jim Wilson, Oscar®-winning producer of “Dances With Wolves.”
Here is Mine That Birds Facebook Page to follow him and the movie!
I have another piece of jewelry to offer to help pay MT’s hospital bill.
This one has a story… My Sundance necklace.
SOLD! THANK YOU, LINDA! I’M GLAD IT HAS A NEW HOME!!
Twelve years ago, I was flown out to Sundance Resort to meet with Robert Redford (he was on the phone, not in the room) his son and the Board of Directors of his Sundance Brand.
This meeting came about because of a chance meeting that I can say had to have the hand of God upon it. You see, I accidentally met the man in charge of Marketing for Sundance and I just happened to open my mouth and tell him what I would do if it were my blah blah blah – and he liked what I said.
A week later, I was being flown to Utah to meet with them all and present to them.
It was dreamy. I was flown first class, they put me up in their wonderful hotel… and, while there, I stopped into the quaint Sundance shop and purchased this necklace so “I would always remember this unbelievable happenstance and opportunity”.
However, I didn’t get the job.
And, it broke my heart.
You can imagine how cool and fantastic it was to be in that room, delivering my best stuff to them…
And they didn’t bite. The job went to someone else.
I felt like I had so blown this wonderful opportunity…
And I’ve never been able to look at the necklace without feeling that disappointment.
However, the necklace isn’t to blame – it is of extremely high quality and lovely… and deserves a home where it will be worn and loved.
I paid $500 for this necklace. I don’t have any of the papers anymore. I just know it was handmade by Native Americans from top quality turquiose of several colors.
I am happy to sell it for MT to a more fitting and loving home for $299.