Mine That Bird

Mine That Bird

Mathea Kelley

Mine That Bird to Return to KY Derby Museum

Louisville location will host star of "50-1" movie for press and fan event April 17.

Mine That Bird, winner of the 2009 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) will return to greet fans at the Kentucky Derby Museum this spring. He will return to the museum for about three weeks in promotion of the upcoming film "50 to 1" which is based on the 8-year-old gelding's shocking upset victory in the Derby five years ago.

On April 17 at 10 a.m., a press event for the "50 to 1" movie will take place in the museum's Great Hall followed by media photo-ops with the movie team, Derby-winning team, and Mine That Bird in the museum's stable area. Museum guests are invited to watch with paid admission.

At 11:30 a.m., the museum will host a free poster signing and a "meet and greet" with fans in the back garden tent. Mine that Bird will be available for guests to see at the same time until 4 p.m.

On April 18, Mine That Bird will ship to Keeneland for an appearance at the track before the races and will be available for fans to see at the Kentucky Derby Museum's "It's My Derby" event hosted at Keeneland that evening, along with 2003 winner Funny Cide.

Mine That Bird will return to the Kentucky Derby Museum's garden area April 19 and remain until May 10. He will be available to guests with paid museum admission.

The movie "50 to 1," which opens in Kentucky theaters April 18, is directed by Jim Wilson with key roles of trainer and owner played by actors Skeet Ulrich and Christian Kane, respectively. Jockey Calvin Borel plays himself in the film.