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50 to 1: New movie about the cowboy connections of Mine That Bird

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Rhonda here on May 4, 2015: “50 to 1” is now for rent or purchase on DVD or video stream.

At Churchill Downs in 2009, jockey Calvin Borel pointed his famous-in-Canada gelding at gap near the rail. Mine That Bird dove for it, knifing between the rail and a pack of favorites to win the Kentucky Derby at 50 – 1.

Their story will be seen in the movie “50 to 1,” scheduled for a spring release. (2014, if you find this post later.) Perhaps it will come to a theater near you?

Twitter round-up returns

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Just to make sure you don’t miss out, here’s a brief summary of some horse news that came over Twitter in the past month. If you’re not familiar with Twitter, here’s a refresher

  • Messages can be only 140 character long
  • Those @names are Twitter handle/addresses (mine is @RhondaLane)
  • Messages are called Tweets
  • News moves fast on Twitter

… which explains why I don’t whip up a blog post about each one. Some news could be about events happening Right Now, but for whatever the reason, I just can’t get up a blog post in time.

A Bird’s eye view

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Just a quick heads-up, partly because I don’t know how long this will be up and available to us.

Here’s a link to the live webcam over Mine That Bird’s stall at Santa Anita Park.

And sometimes he goes out for workouts, races, business meetings and spa treatments. After all, the life of the current Kentucky Derby winner is busy.  Also, keep in mind that Santa Anita is on Pacific Daylight Time.

And who knows? Maybe you’ll spot his new buddy Joe Talamo, who has been working him lately.