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.