Wednesday, July 4, 2018

The Movie 50/1

If you love horse racing you'll love this movie.  My wife and I happened to be in Louisville the first Saturday in May 2009 for the Kentucky Derby.  We witnessed 'Mine that Bird' coming along the rail from last to first being ridden by Calvin Borel (he's sometimes referred to as Calvin Bo-rail).  Calvin is a fantastic rider at Churchill Downs and rides the rail with many of his mounts. He has won the Kentucky Derby three times in four consecutive years.

The story behind 'Mine that Byrd' is just remarkable.  He was transported by horse van from New Mexico to Louisville just days before the Kentucky Derby.  They made fun of the 'cowboys' who trained and owned him.  He turned the tables on them in one of the most exciting Kentucky Derbys ever.

Now each Kentucky Derby day I watch the movie Again! I never get tired of watching 50/1.

1 comment:

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