’50 to 1′ cast, horse to appear at Sunland Derby

Red carpet highlights from the 50 to 1 premiere

SUNLAND PARK, N.M. (AP) – Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird is returning to the Sunland Derby, but not as a competitor.

The Las Cruces Sun-News reports the New Mexico-based race horse that has inspired the new movie “50 to 1″ will appear at the Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino before the race.

The filmmakers and actors have been on a cross-country tour to promote the movie, which premiered in Albuquerque on Wednesday.

Mine That Bird pulled one of the greatest upsets in Kentucky Derby history in 2009 despite 50-to-1 odds. Before winning, the horse placed fourth in the Sunland Derby that year.

The Sunland Derby is scheduled to start at 5:40 p.m.

 

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