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Mine That Bird movie stars stop in Ruidoso before Albuquerque premiere of 50 to 1

Posted by on March 18, 2014 | Comments Off on Mine That Bird movie stars stop in Ruidoso before Albuquerque premiere of 50 to 1

New Mexico Film 50 to 1 Mine That Bird

Before the stars of the New Mexico film, “50 TO 1” make their way to Albuquerque for tomorrow night’s WORLD PREMIERE, they will be at Billy’s Sports Bar & Grill at the Ruidoso Downs racetrack and Casino today.

The “50 TO 1” national tour bus will deliver producer Jim Wilson (Oscar®-winning producer of ‘Dances with Wolves’), actors; Skeet Ulrich (Jericho, ‘Scream,’ ‘As Good As It Gets’), Christian Kane (Leverage, ‘Friday Night Lights’), Todd Lowe (True Blood, ‘The Princess Diaries,’ Gilmore Girls) and Hugo Perez (‘Machete,’ ‘The Longshots’) to their Ruidoso appearance at 3:00p.m.

And the world wide web is watching – #50to1themovietour

‘50 to 1’ is based on the inspiring true story of New Mexico’s Own, Mine That Bird and the cowboy trainer and owners who became the ultimate underdogs in a showdown with the world’s racing elite at the 2009 Kentucky Derby. With 50 to 1 odds the team sets out to do the impossible.

Name Change on Mine That Bird Movie

Posted by on August 24, 2012 | Comments Off on Name Change on Mine That Bird Movie

UPDATE 8/25/12 Extras casting call for Wild Ride:

WHAT: Extras Casting Call

WHERE: Sunland Park Racetrack
1200 Futurity Dr.
Sunland Park, NM

WHEN: Monday August 27
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The production is looking for grooms, jockeys, and men, women, and children of all ages and all races to appear in non-speaking roles in this feature film. These are all paid positions.

Filming is set to take place in the Las Cruces and El Paso areas in September.

Elizabeth Gabel the extras casting director for “The Lone Ranger,” “Cowboys & Aliens, “Terminator Salvation,” the Oscar®-winning “No Country for Old Men” and many more will be conducting the casting call.

For more information and to register or update a profile with EG Casting go to www.egcasting.com

“It is always a pleasure to return to New Mexico to make a film. I enjoy the crews, the locations and some old friends. On our new film we are hopscotching across the state. I am looking forward to it all,” -Jim Wilson, Producer/Director

Image via The Washington Post

As we’ve been following for you here, the sure to inspire feature film chronicling the amazing ride to the Kentucky Derby win for New Mexico’s Own Mine That Bird is set to begin production in NM.

Production Director Karen Koch says that 99% of the film’s crew will be New Mexican!

Official NMFO Press Release:

SANTA FE —New Mexico Film Office director Nick Maniatis announced today the independent feature film, “50 to 1” will begin production early September though early October. Principal photography will take place in and around Las Cruces, Sunland Park, Edgewood, Tijeras, Corrales, Bernalillo, Albuquerque, and Santa Fe. The production will employ at least one hundred (100) New Mexico crewmembers, (30) New Mexico actors and over five hundred and fifty (550) background players. Produced and directed by Jim Wilson (Dances With Wolves, Swing Vote, Wyatt Earp) he states, “It is always a pleasure to return to New Mexico to make a film. I produced Wyatt Earp almost twenty years ago, then came back to make Swing Vote. I enjoy the crews, the locations, and some old friends. On our new film we are hopscotching across the state, from Sunland Park to Las Cruces to Albuquerque. I am looking forward to it all.” Karen Koch, New Mexico native and the film’s Production Manager says, “The ninety-nine percent New Mexican crew is proud to tell this homegrown story and feature so positively the southern part of our State.” 50 to 1 is the true story of a New Mexico racehorse Mine That Bird who won the Kentucky Derby at 50 to 1 odds and the unlikely team of New Mexicans who believed it was possible.

Mine That Bird’s Wild Ride

Posted by on July 11, 2012 | Comments Off on Mine That Bird’s Wild Ride

From one Roswell, NM born phenom to another, the highly anticipated feature film about extraordinary 2009 Kentucky Derby Winner, Mine That Bird is headed for production.

“Wild Ride” tells the story of a misfit group of New Mexico cowboys who find themselves on the journey of a lifetime when they learn that their crooked-footed racehorse qualifies to run in the Kentucky Derby. Based on the true story of Mine That Bird, the cowboys must overcome impossible odds even before they reach Churchill Downs and the land of Kentucky’s blue bloods.

Dances With Wolves producer, Jim Wilson will direct the film which he co-wrote with Faith Conroy. The production is currently scheduled to get underway in New Mexico this September.

Touring Like Rock Stars: #NMFilm 50 to 1 on track to Box Office success

Posted by on March 20, 2014 | 9 comments

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No, I didn’t go to the world premiere of 50 to 1 in Albuquerque, then hang out with the stars all night and bring them with me to 94 Rock this morning (but that would’ve been pretty cool) – it just looks like I did!

Here is this blogette’s little segment on the KZRR 94 Rock Morning Show, including a quick rundown on the premiere:

Starting where it all began en route to the winner’s circle; just like the majestic horse who lifted his New Mexico team to the top of racing’s most coveted contest, the filmmakers and stars behind this big screen adaptation of the triumph are a bunch of tough guys & gals who are taking their little dynamo on a tour that just won’t quit!

On one of their many stops on the first leg of their mega movie tour to discuss their film, tireless producer/director Jim Wilson and star Christian Kane were full of admiration about filming in New Mexico, giving major praise to local crew!

Joined by jockey Calvin Borel in studio, Kane also took a moment to give a very heartfelt thanks to his beloved #Kaniacs!

Jump to 05:20 for those morsels!

www.50to1themovie.com

Wednesday, March 19 Public Appearance: KiMo Theatre – ’50 to 1′ Premiere
Red Carpet: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
* Special appearance by 2009 Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird

Thursday, March 20 Albuquerque, NM
8:00 am to 3:50 pm
TV and radio station interviews with cast and filmmakers

Friday, March 21

Santa Fe, NM
8:25 am to 9:20 am
Radio station interviews with cast and filmmakers

11:00 am to 11:45 am
Santa Fe Community College
Radio station interview

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Public Appearance: Regal Santa Fe Stadium Theater – meet fans, photo ops, poster
giveaways and signings

4:30 to 5:30 pm
Rio Rancho, NM
Public Appearance: Premiere Cinema 14 Theater – meet fans, photo ops, poster giveaways
and signings

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Albuquerque, NM
Public Appearance: Cinemark Century Rio 24 Theater – meet fans, photo ops,
poster giveaways and signings

Saturday, March 22

Las Cruces, NM
Public Appearance: Allen Theatres Cineport 10
Movie Showtime for NMSU Creative Media Institute
Time: 10:30 am to 12:35 pm (Tour bus arrives 12:15pm)
Question & Answer with cast and filmmakers after movie with students: 12:35 to 1:05 pm

Public Appearance: Allen Theatres Cineport 10
Movie Showtime: 11:30 am to 1:35 pm
Question & Answer with cast and filmmakers after movie with audience: 1:35 to 2:00 pm

Public Appearance: Outside Allen Theatres Cineport 10 – meet fans, photo ops,
poster giveaways and signings
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Sunland Park, NM
Private Press Event at Sunland Park Racetrack
Time: 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Sunday, March 23 – Before the 12th Running of the Sunland Park Derby

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Public Appearance: Sunland Park Racetrack – meet fans, photo ops, poster giveaways
and signings in the Signature Showroom

12:15 pm – Winner’s Circle
Christian Kane Sings National Anthem

1:30 pm
Press Interviews – Paddock

2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Autograph Signings in the Turf Clu

4:45 pm
Saddle Up for Post Parade – Paddock

5:15 pm
Post Parade on the Track

5:40 pm
12th Running of the Sunland Park Derby

Gathering in the Winner’s Circle After the Derby

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ADDITIONAL STATES, DATES AND DETAILS TO BE DETERMINED….CLICK HERE FOR UPDATES!

*SAVE THE DATE: Red Carpet and World Premiere of “50 to 1” in Albuquerque

Posted by on February 10, 2014 | 3 comments

New Mexico Film 50 to 1 OHI

WHAT: The never before seen film, “50 to 1” will have its World Premiere in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

WHO: Stars from the film and several other A List Hollywood actors will walk the red carpet and attend the premiere. New Mexico’s own, Mine That Bird, the horse that won the Kentucky Derby, will also make an appearance. Below is a list of talent expected to attend:

Jim Wilson (Oscar®-winning producer of ‘Dances with Wolves’)

Skeet Ulrich (Jericho, ‘Scream,’ ‘As Good As It Gets’)

Christian Kane (Leverage, ‘Friday Night Lights’)

Todd Lowe (True Blood, ‘The Princess Diaries,’ Gilmore Girls)

Hugo Perez (‘Machete,’ ‘The Longshots’)

Madelyn Deutch (Mayor Cupcake)

Faith Conroy (co-producer / co-writer)

Calvin Borel (Mine That Bird jockey and Hall-of-Fame jockey)

Mine That Bird (Kentucky Derby winner)

Chip Wooley (The ‘real’ Mine That Bird trainer)

Mark Allen (The ‘real’ Mine That Bird owner)

Leonard Blach (The ‘real’ Mine That Bird owner)

WHERE:
KiMo Theatre
Albuquerque, NM 87102

WHEN:
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
6:00pm – red carpet
7:00pm – World premiere of ’50 to 1”

CONTACT: Allied THA/602-544-5710

ABOUT THE MOVIE: ‘50 to 1’ is based on the inspiring true story of Mine That Bird and the cowboy trainer and owners who became the ultimate underdogs in a showdown with the world’s racing elite at the 2009 Kentucky Derby. The film was shot in 40 locations across New Mexico, Kentucky and California, and will open theatrically in roll-out fashion beginning in New Mexico March 21, followed by Texas and Louisiana April 4, Oklahoma and Arkansas April 11, Tennessee and Kentucky April 18, and will then expand across the country.

PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR MORE DETAILS AND PRESS OPPORTUNITIES.

#NMFILM ‘50 to 1’ ANNOUNCES ROAD TOUR

Posted by on January 29, 2014 | Comments Off on #NMFILM ‘50 to 1’ ANNOUNCES ROAD TOUR

New Mexico Film 50 to 1 Mine That Bird

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.’

“We’re bringing ‘50 to 1’ to the people of America,” Wilson says. “The group will travel in a tour bus from New Mexico to Kentucky, making stops in cities and towns along the way, mirroring the trip racehorse Mine That Bird took on his way to the 2009 Kentucky Derby.

Cast members joining the tour will be Skeet Ulrich (Jericho, ‘Scream,’ ‘As Good As It Gets’), Christian Kane (Leverage, ‘Friday Night Lights,’ ‘Secondhand Lions,’ ‘Just Married’), Todd Lowe (True Blood, ‘The Princess Diaries,’ Gilmore Girls) and Hugo Perez (‘Machete,’ ‘The Longshots,’ ‘Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay’). Also on tour will be Wilson and co-producer, co-writer Faith Conroy. The real Mine That Bird will make special appearances along
the tour.

“When was the last time Hollywood’s leading men hopped on a bus and toured the country from town to town, introducing their film to the people of America?” Wilson says. “It’s unprecedented.”

“I’m extremely excited to hit the road with a film I’m very proud to be a part of,” Ulrich says. “It seems fitting we’d be selling our wares from a gypsy-like caravan, given the underdog nature of our story, and I’m hoping this journey answers three burning questions. One, are audiences tired of the blockbuster and ready to be uplifted by the values of hard work and integrity? Two, can we inspire our audiences to stick to their guns and do what they love at all costs? And three, does Christian snore louder than Todd?”

“Man, this almost feels like we’re carnies or something. Or an old whistle-stop political campaign,” Lowe says. “I’m looking forward to rolling into different towns and shaking hands and kissing babies.”

“Personally, I’ve always wanted to be a rock star,” Conroy says. “And seriously, traveling across the country for weeks on end with a busload of gorgeous cowboys? Sign me up!”

“I’ve done tours before. I’m excited!” Kane says. “It’s old hat for me in the sense that when you love something so much, you will put 18 wheels and lives in motion just to bring it into town and say, ‘I hope you like this. I made this for you.’”

“It’ll be a fun, fun road trip vacation for me, part of the dream-life I want to live,” Perez says. “It’s also an honor and I’m so fortunate to be a part of this adventure.”

Inspiration for the tour came during a brainstorming session by Wilson and Conroy. “I thought, why not meet the audience this movie is intended for, introduce them to the stars and shake their hands,” Wilson says. “It’s the audience that matters the most. It’s why we make these stories, to share them with the world.”

‘50 to 1’ is based on the inspiring true story of Mine That Bird and the cowboy trainer and owners who became the ultimate underdogs in a showdown with the world’s racing elite at the 2009 Kentucky Derby. The film was shot in 40 locations across New Mexico, Kentucky and California, and will open theatrically in roll-out fashion beginning in New Mexico March 21, followed by Texas and Louisiana April 4, Oklahoma and Arkansas April 11, Tennessee and Kentucky April 18, and will then expand across the country.

The tour mirrors not only the true story, but also the release, and will weave its way from town to town through the initial seven states. “This is just for starters,” Wilson says. “We have every intention of crisscrossing America, but it’s dependent on demand. If you want us to come visit your city, let us know.”

People interested in having the ‘50 to 1’ tour stop in their town can email their requests to 50to1themovietour[at]gmail.com.

Include in the subject line: 50 to 1 Movie Tour – First and Last name, Town, State and Zip Code.

Wilson won the Academy Award® for Best Picture for ‘Dances with Wolves,’ which he produced. Other producing credits include ‘The Bodyguard,’ ‘Wyatt Earp,’ ‘Swing Vote,’ ‘Mr. Brooks’ and ‘Message in a Bottle.’ Wilson’s previous directing credits include ‘Head Above Water,’ ‘Whirlygirl’ and the critically-acclaimed documentary about Hall of Fame jockey Laffit Pincay, Jr., ‘Laffit – All About Winning.’

Mine That Bird was born May 10, 2006, and began racing in 2008 in Canada, winning four of his first six starts. His career slumped after he was purchased by Mark Allen in the fall of 2008, going winless until his monumental upset at the 2009 Kentucky Derby at 50-to-1 odds. Mine That Bird continued his run for the Triple Crown that year, finishing second in the Preakness Stakes and third in the Belmont Stakes. He amassed $2,228,637 in earnings throughout his career but never won another race in nine starts after his win at the Kentucky Derby. Mine That Bird was retired from racing in November 2010 and currently lives with his owners at Allen’s Double Eagle Ranch in Roswell, New Mexico.

New Mexico Film “50 to 1” Announces Release Dates

Posted by on January 2, 2014 | Comments Off on New Mexico Film “50 to 1” Announces Release Dates

New Mexico Film 50 to 1 OHI

Feature film about Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird, an inspiring underdog tale of misfit cowboys and their long shot racehorse, stars Skeet Ulrich, Christian Kane, William Devane, Madelyn Deutch, Todd Lowe and jockey Calvin Borel.

HOLLYWOOD, CA — “50 to 1,” the new major motion picture about Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird, opens theatrically in roll-out fashion beginning in New Mexico March 21, followed by Texas and Louisiana April 4, Oklahoma and Arkansas April 11, Tennessee and Kentucky April 18, and will then expand across the country, says producer, director, co-writer and racehorse owner Jim Wilson, Oscar®-winning producer of “Dances With Wolves.”

Wilson said dates in other states will be announced when they are finalized.

“We decided to open the film in New Mexico because it’s a New Mexico story,” Wilson said. “It’s about a very special group of people and their little racehorse who went up against impossible odds and ended up shocking the entire racing world with a victory like I’ve never seen before.”

The inspiring underdog film stars Skeet Ulrich (Jericho, “Scream,” “As Good As It Gets”), Christian Kane (Leverage, “Friday Night Lights,” “Secondhand Lions,” “Just Married”), William Devane (24, “The Dark Knight Rises,” “Hollow Man”), Todd Lowe (True Blood, “The Princess Diaries,” Gilmore Girls), newcomer Madelyn Deutch and real-life jockey Calvin Borel, who plays himself in the picture. Wilson and co-writer, co-producer Faith Conroy will join members of the cast at the film’s world premiere March 19 at the historic KiMo Theatre in downtown Albuquerque.

The film was shot at more than 30 locations in New Mexico – from Santa Fe to Las Cruces – and multiple locations in Kentucky and California, including Sunland Park, Churchill Downs and Santa Anita Park racetracks, where Mine That Bird actually raced.

“We even shot in the real barn and stall where Mine That Bird stayed at Churchill Downs,” Wilson said. The movie follows a fun-loving group of New Mexico cowboys who go on the journey of a lifetime when their crooked-footed racehorse qualifies for the Kentucky Derby. The cowboys face a series of mishaps on their way to Churchill Downs, becoming the ultimate underdogs in a final showdown with the world’s racing elite.

“I had been waiting for a great racehorse story for a very long time,” Wilson said, noting he had read numerous horse racing scripts throughout the years but never found what he was looking for. “But when I watched what unfolded at the 2009 Kentucky Derby, I was stunned. I’ve always been a fan of true underdog stories, and after meeting the owners, trainer and finally Bird himself, I was hooked. This story had all the cinematic elements you could ask for. It’s been a real adventure and one I am proud to share with the world.”

Wilson won the Academy Award® for Best Picture for “Dances With Wolves,” which he produced. Other producing credits include “The Bodyguard,” “Wyatt Earp,” “Swing Vote,” “Mr. Brooks” and “Message In A Bottle.” Wilson’s previous directing credits include “Head Above Water,” “Whirlygirl” and the critically-acclaimed documentary about Hall of Fame jockey Laffit Pincay, Jr., “Laffit: All About Winning.”

“This is a feel-good film,” Conroy said. “It’s a real romp, but it’s also a film with a great message of hope for dreamers of the world.”

Mine That Bird was born May 10, 2006, and began racing in 2008 in Canada, winning four of his first six starts. His career slumped after he was purchased by Mark Allen in the fall of 2008, going winless until his monumental upset at the 2009 Kentucky Derby at 50-to-1 odds. Mine That Bird continued his run for the Triple Crown that year, finishing second in the Preakness Stakes and third in the Belmont Stakes. He amassed $2,228,637 in earnings throughout his career but never won another race in nine starts after his win at the Kentucky Derby. Mine That Bird was retired from racing in November 2010 and currently lives with his owners at Allen’s Double Eagle Ranch in Roswell, New Mexico.

“His favorite pastime is eating peppermints,” Conroy said.

Ready to Wrap that Ride

Posted by on October 8, 2012 | Comments Off on Ready to Wrap that Ride

Cast and crew have been hard at work shooting the long awaited film “50 to 1”, a true story of the feisty team of cowboys who came together to send the long shot New Mexico horse, Mine that Bird all the way to an unforgettable win at the 2009 Kentucky Derby.

“50 to 1”, previously titled “Wild Ride”, has been filming in various New Mexico locations, including Las Cruces, Santa Fe, Sunland Park Racetrack and Albuquerque.

In fact if you happened through the valley at just the right time over the weekend, you may have caught a glimpse of some of the stars while ABQ filming was underway! Pictured above: Skeet Ulrich as Chip Woolley, Todd Lowe as Kelly Denninton and David Atkinson as Billy Woolley.

Now ready to wrap their stint here in NM, next-up for the whole production is Kentucky and the hallowed ground on which the “crooked-legged, little horse” from New Mexico scored his spectacular and historic Derby win!

“50 to 1” is directed and produced by Jim Wilson, the Über producer behind such films as The Body Guard, Dances With Wolves, Message in a Bottle and Swing Vote.

The film also stars Christian Kane, William Devane and Madelyn Deutch.

Keep track of this New Mexico story as it’s being captured for the silver screen, here, here and here.

You can also get in on the Louisville, Kentucky shoot here!

Special thanks to Bob, Bub & Dale

Ride That Bird, NM Style

Posted by on November 12, 2011 | One comment

New Mexico’s Own Mine that Bird gets the graphic novel, big screen film and National Sweepstakes treatment.

Against all odds, the remarkable little horse from Roswell, New Mexico became the winner of the 2009, 135th Kentucky Derby. Picked to run dead last, with odds against him at 50:1, Mine That Bird’s victory is the second largest upset in Kentucky Derby history.

A new 48- page story is the first in a trilogy of graphic novels that depicts Mine That Bird’s life, challenges and victories. The books will also be the basis for an animated film. The animated film will be developed at New Mexico State University’s Creative Media Institute.

For those of you who’ve always dreamed of being a jockey, the Mine That Bird team is giving you a chance to do just that. You can register to win the “Be a Jockey for a Day” contest at www.minethatbird.com/pr.

The winner, and the winner’s companion, will be flown to Roswell, New Mexico. They will receive VIP treatment, which includes spending an entire day with Mine That Bird, and then chow down at the Double Eagle Ranch with the Bird’s down home cowboy owners for a big western style “cowboy bar-b-q”. If you’re the winner you’ll find out in person what it’s like to live the life of a horse-racing rancher, train a winner, and ride him to victory.

Keep up with the Mine That Bird movie here.

Mingle with Enchantment™

Posted by on November 11, 2011 | 2 comments

Enchanting Opportunities:

Snow-it-all in Red River, NM – All inclusive New Mexico Ski Package

ARCHIVES

“Get the Picture” – $10,000 New Mexico Photo Contest

Examine the 100 images in the “Get the Picture” New Mexico Centennial Challenge here. 
Figure it, photograph it, and file it online. Get out there and “Get the Picture.” for your chance at the $10,000 prize.

CONGRATULATIONS BARRY M.WINNER of the walk-on role to the best show on television!


Ride that Bird
…Be jockey for the day with New Mexico’s Own fairy tale horse racing champion, Mine That Bird

Enchanted Press:

Black Woolley 2011, NM

Posted by on November 5, 2010 | Comments Off on Black Woolley 2011, NM

NM’s Own Mine That Bird is a fine specimen of breeding, athleticism and endurance, who wowed the world with his spectacular 50-1, 2009 Kentucky Derby run and win.

But it’s Black Hat donning, crutch wielding, slick talking MTB trainer Bennie Woolley who I may be most interested in seeing portrayed on the big screen.

If you don’t remember Wooley’s triumphant post race interviews where he shot off more than once that he was sick of being asked about personally driving MTB to KY for the event – then you didn’t see them.

And if the second tier storyline for the upcoming feature film about the Roswell reared, Mine That Bird doesn’t include the incessant harping unleashed on Woolley regarding that mode of transit and the insipid references to his crutches I will be gravely disappointed – it was every reporter all but putting “baby in the corner” every damn interview.

First tier has to be the awesomeness of the horse himself and third tier maybe the shank of being dropped by Judas for a dame in the Preakness which should’ve been MTB’s too!

You can watch the hot machine of fine tuned mind & muscle that is MTB take the race here – he looks particularly beautiful trotting after the race, you may want to watch it with the sound off as railyard (or whatever they call him) Borel gives his post game victory speech.

Any New-Mexico-productions-keep’em-coming…the film is slated to shoot here in 2011. Woot! Whinny! Nay!

Here is the AP press release regarding the upcoming production.

Post Rápido

Posted by on May 29, 2009 | 3 comments

Commerce Secretary of Hearts a.k.a. The People’s Governor welcomes ‘Ponch’ to try and do what a benign, ineffectual, un-enforced Septuple offense poster can’t

Judas Rides AgainMine That Bird has a rider for the Belmont

Why did the price of stamps go up when two different postmen come to my house every day??

Paris Chavez reminds you to pull your weeds – Ironic

Still no one is asking where’s the daddy

Ladies: Don’t forget to boycott Nivea

Gentlemen: Addendum to your favorite Public Service Duh (PSD) – June is the wedding month so she’ll be giving you the side-eye waiting on that ring, while her friends wed and the wedding and jewelry store commercials roll.

Hey Baby – ¿Que Paso?

Posted by on May 25, 2009 | One comment

Weekend Box Office:

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian – $70,000,000

Terminator Salvation – $67,198,000
source

Ahhhhhhhhhh, so close! Nuevo York beats New Mexico’s own Terminator Salvation at the box office over the holiday weekend, but both are dwarfed by all-time Memorial Day winner, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End at $139.8 million, again N.M. comes in second with Geriatric Hunk Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull at $126 million.
source

N.M.’s next turn in the National spotlight is with riderless Belmont Stakes contender Mine That Bird. Show some pride Neuvo Mexicanos not mañana – ¡A hora!

Watch That Bird New Mexico

Posted by on May 15, 2009 | One comment

UPDATE: Judas Borel rode Rachel Alexandra to the win. Mine That Bird took second.

Mine That Bird

New Mexico’s own Mine That Bird 2009 Kentucky Derby winner runs in the Preakness manana.

The gelding, fresh off the Derby win has a shot at the second in the triple crown of racing when running in the Preakness this weekend. Like many a New Mexican Mine That Bird takes a hit, as his Derby jockey moves on in favor of the front runner. Two time Derby winning jock Calvin Borel is switching things up by riding filly favorite Rachel Alexandra. It’ll be Famed Jockey Mike Smith for Mine That Bird tomorrow.

The Preakness Stakes airs tomorrow on NBC. The third race of the triple crown is the Belmont Stakes which airs on Saturday June 6th on ABC.

More on Mine That Bird

New Mexico Pony Turns it OUT at the Derby

Posted by on May 2, 2009 | Comments Off on New Mexico Pony Turns it OUT at the Derby

Mine That Bird

NM Horsey TAKES the DERBY!!!!!! Woot! Woot! Mine That Bird WINS after running in last place for most of the race, at 50:1.

Watch and listen as the announcer twists in the wind, wondering who-the, what-the-hell – It’s NM’s Own…

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