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Academy Award-winning Producer Jim Wilson’s latest film, the highly acclaimed “50 to 1,” which depicts the down-home Cinderella story of 2009 Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird, will make its California debut on Friday, May 23 in nearby Monrovia at Krikorian Premiere Theatre and at six other Kriko...Read More
How hard is it for a jockey to win the Kentucky Derby? Read More
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  • https://www.facebook.com/wade.teasdale.3 · tv Obviously, the general quality of the horse and its preparedness on that day is far and away the dominant factor in winning a horse race. But as someone who uses descriptive statistics professionally, I can tell you that 15% jockey influence would account for a tremendous amount of variance across races. In fact so would 10% or even 5%. If two horses are even reasonably close to one another, a "jockey factor" of 5 - 10% decides is enormous. I suspect it's that a good jockey helps ensure a ride that allows the horse to maximize its abilities. A great jockey almost ensures it. A poor jockey puts the horse in situations where its abilities are severely, tactically compromised. · 69 days ago ·
  • amino998 · travel_vic · REALISM pays a visit from another village · · 68 days ago ·
After Monday morning’s thunder and lightning storm that accompanied the deluge of rain, people began to worry about the chance of a wet track on Derby Day.Read More
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  • coyne.kaylor · It was a mess... but last year me and my gf had had a blast in the rain. We'll never forget it. Some couples were screaming at each other instead of accepting the things they couldn't change. I'm definitely glad my gf is not a B#@$! · 72 days ago ·
  • furlonger · As the band Def Leppard coined "Bringin on the Heartbreak"....TAPITURE ALL THE WAY BABY. · 72 days ago ·
Read about trainer Jinks Fires' pony horse, Skippy, in the newest installment of Mary Cage's blog series featuring pony horses from tracks across the nation.Read More
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  • amino998 · Would look great beside California Chrome and he has the resume. Another fine article, Mary. · 92 days ago ·
  • thatbigbay · Well written, Mary (as per usual)! I love your lead ponies series...they may not be glorified like the racehorses, but they are every bit as special. Reading about their amazing personalities makes me want to go to the track more so than reading about the latest graded stakes win. · 90 days ago ·
There is a great article on Mine That Bird and the movie in today's Wall Street Journal
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  • Sullivan · Glad there is some good press · 103 days ago ·
  • goblin · Exactly, cocoa. Thank you for alerting us to the article, bp. Love Jim Wilson's idea of a road tour for the cast. The link appears lengthy, but I'll try... http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303725404579461363847850886?mg=reno64-wsj&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB10001424052702303725404579461363847850886.html · 103 days ago ·
Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino enjoyed another successful racing season, seeing an increase in off-track wagering and total handle numbers, according to an April 23 release. The year's total handle was $65,568,593 for the 2009-10 season, an impressive increase of 5.44% over the previous year. Als...Read More
In addition to hosting four graded stakes races (Grade II Louisiana Derby, Grade II Fair Grounds Oaks, Grade II Mervin H. Muniz, Grade II New Orleans Handicap), Fair Grounds will also host a stop on the promotional bus tour for the upcoming movie 50 to 1. Read More
As the Kentucky Derby prep season continues to heat up, we look at the top TimeformUS speed figures turned in by this year's three-year-old crop.Read More
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  • icyhotboo · When they say they incorporate pace into their speed figures, and their top two speed figures for 2013 are given to a horse running loose on the lead, what's to wonder about? · 133 days ago ·
  • buzzcat859 · these #s will change after the Swale LOL · 133 days ago ·
Handicappers subscribe to theories, some logical, some outlandish, to get an angle on the Kentucky Derby winner. One such theory is Dosage. What is it, and does it work?Read More
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  • travel_vic · the complexity of what is transferred to the offspring has an entirely new set of complexity over riding that one the cistrons are IN the individual. There is no static contribution from a pre-potent sire. · 140 days ago ·
  • travel_vic · the complexity even at the MOST BASIC LEVEL is so far out of predictive control as to be almost impossible to predict accurately over time. Even in the human genone. "For each of the 23 pair of chromosomes, there are 2 to the 23rd power DIFFERENT combinations of chromosome that could occur in a gamete and the likelihood that one set of parents will produce two offsring with the identical complement fo chromosomes (or even CLOSE for that matter) is 1 in 2 to the 23rd power or 1 in 8.4 million(assuming no monzygotic twins." Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine p. 341. · 140 days ago ·
The cast and filmmakers of 50 to 1 will hit the road rock-star style on a cross-country tour beginning March 17 to promote the major motion picture’s release, says the film’s producer, director and co-writer Jim Wilson, Oscar®-winning producer of Dances with Wolves. Read More
The first look at the upcoming movie about 2009 Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird was released today!Read More
Mine That Bird, the underdog racehorse that won the 2009 Kentucky Derby, is the focus of a new Hollywood film “50 to 1” that opens in theaters March 21, 2014. Read More
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  • goblin · That would be fun to attend the premier, yukichan! MTB probably will be there; apparently Dr. Blach allows visitors to stop by to visit any time. He says he is still surprised by the number of calls, visits, questions he receives on the little gelding. · 202 days ago ·
  • yukichan · Goblin--MTB is on my bucket list to visit in '14! Just 1/2 days' drive :) · 202 days ago ·
Orb may not be the immortal everyone thought him to be, but one loss at the hands of a bad post takes nothing away from him. He can still be great.Read More
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  • matthewmartini · I'm remember thinking before the race that only two horses had won the Preakness since 1960 from the #1 post. If one is superstitious (and I'm not), one could think that Orb would be in trouble. Despite the post, I felt that if Rosario could get him outside by the second turn that he was going to win. He didn't, he looked bothered on the inside, and tired on top of it. Even if he had been able to get on the outside, I still think that he would not have run down Oxbow. The pace was too slow and Orb's big run in the Derby led to a bounce. And the post didn't help. Itsmylucky day ran better than I had anticipated. · 413 days ago ·
  • Jay S. · You said it matthew! · 413 days ago ·
Recent history does not bode well for Kentucky Derby winners known as deep closers.Read More
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  • travel_vic · think back to your hugh school days...Did you bounce? I never did: worked 16 hours, slep 2 and then at it again until midnight the next day..These animals are adolescents remember · 421 days ago ·
  • LennyGeorge · He just worked 47 and change...what does that tell you and he did it effortously...He picked up 3 yer old champion Shaghai bobby and laid him to rest and won from way behind in the derby after a 1:09 and change i you don't think he is the real deal then I don't know what to tell you · 421 days ago ·
Other than secretariat which modern day racer do you think has had the most positive effect in horse racing for the mass media? (As in drawing people into the sport) I know IHA had started to gather a large following from those that were not as familiar with the sport - but most were let down by his scratch in the Belmont (I know it was unavoidable, but I know people who lost interest after that point)
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  • Southern.humor · hopefully- Drown I really need to read over my posts xP · 423 days ago ·
  • travel_vic · Azeri, the filly interefered with in the Preakness who won the Derby, Winning COlors, Forty Niner, JOhn Henry the list is long and distinguished.. · 423 days ago ·
Happy Seventh Birthday Mine That Bird!!!
  • Peppermint Paddy · One of the best longshot wins ever, IMO. I recall after the race...my dad said ''Why didn't you tell me Leonard Blach owned the Bird?'' Back in the day, when my dad left Ruidoso and the quarters, he left all his clientel to Leonard - Still reminds me of my '50-1' mistake to this day lol Happy Bday, Lil guy!!! · 425 days ago ·
Fans who visit Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby Museum on Thursday, May 2 will enjoy a rare opportunity to admire Derby winners Funny Cide and Mine That Bird.Read More
While doing our analysis for the Kentucky Derby Super Screener, we came upon some interesting insights centered on the role of energy distribution profiles (running styles) and their impact on the outcome of the top four Kentucky Derby finishers.Read More
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  • travel_vic · that 1st fraction for fast shoule be 24 2/5 not 26 2/5 · 441 days ago ·
  • travel_vic · Postional analysis would have stated that Giacomo was LATE and it was well known the the 3rd place colt, Afleet Alex was much later, Fusaichi, Charismatic, Funny CIde, War Emblem, Super Saver, Smarty Jones, Monarchos all had the SAME average prep % medians and some of the ridiculous LATE ones like Pyro, Sweetnorthernsaint, were too too late as were those too early like Bellamy Road, Lion Heart and Hard Spun...To late and too early for the WIN, now Barbaro was all over the map and the Brown frankencolt was high at 67.8 -to 68.9, but just barely · 441 days ago ·
http://www.kentuckyderby.com/news/videos/mine-bird-returns-twin-spires i love this video of Mine That Bird running & playing with his new little buddy Winston. so cute.
Nineteen up, nineteen down. Zenyatta has done it all. Her quest for a pair of perfect 10s comes in a few weeks at Churchill Downs with the world watching in the Breeders' Cup Classic. But there is an undeniable question standing in her way to 20 consecutive victories -- the competition. Even the mos...Read More

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