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Mon March 17, 2014

Promotion Begins For Movie Based On Legendary New Mexico Racehorse

Chip Woolley(Skeet Ulrich) has a heart-to-heart talk with Mine That Bird (Sunday Rest).
Chip Woolley(Skeet Ulrich) has a heart-to-heart talk with Mine That Bird (Sunday Rest).
Credit 50to1themovie.com

The improbable journey of Mine That Bird from southern New Mexico to the winner's circle at the Kentucky Derby is coming to the silver screen.

The cast and filmmakers of "50-1" are embarking Monday on a cross-country tour to promote the movie, with Mine That Bird scheduled to make appearances along the way..

After a few stops between Las Cruces and Roswell, they'll arrive in Albuquerque for Wednesday's world premiere. Then, they will spend the next month weaving their way across the country until they reach Kentucky.

Oscar-winning producer and director Jim Wilson describes it as a rock star-style tour that will cover 10,000 miles.

Wilson says he was drawn to the underdog story of Mine That Bird, a little horse with an unsightly gait and 50-1 odds that pulled off one of the greatest upsets in Kentucky Derby history.

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