50 to 1

Synopsis: A misfit group of New Mexico cowboys find themselves on the journey of a lifetime when their crooked-footed racehorse qualifies for the Kentucky Derby. Based on the inspiring true story of Mine That Bird, 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.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Jim Wilson
Production: Ten Furlongs LLC.
Rotten Tomatoes:
110 min


Hey, looks like

that cowboy's a goner.

Mark Allen.

Chip Woolley.

You from around here?

No. You?


Hey, darling.

Listen, if you're not busy...

All right then.

What do you say we finish this

and get the hell out of here?

Yeah. That sounds good.



Been a pleasure.

You can say that again.

All right.

Thanks, man. You saved my ass.

I owe you one.

Is that you?

That's me.

You ride the circuit?

Bulls. You?

Bareback. I'll see you back

at the grounds.

Nah. No more rodeo for me.

Pop's into oil up in Alaska.

Thinks we're going

to strike it rich.

Yeah, you're gonna freeze

your ass off up there.

Yeah, probably.


Take it easy, man.

Yeah, you too.

Hey! Don't go picking

no fights with them grizzlies!


Well, how'd he do?

He's kinda lazy.

Looks like he's falling asleep.

When is the race?


You know, maybe, uh...

Maybe try some

of those vitamins.

You got it, jefe.

Well, with two claims, a bowed tendon,

and our biggest owner walking away...

I'd say we in a world of hurt,

little brother.

We don't get more horses to train,

we gonna be out of business.

Well, we got four running

this week.

Should be favored

on a couple of 'em.

We're 0 for 28 this meet.

We got three seconds.

See... What don't you

understand, huh?

Owners don't wanna run second.

They want their picture taken.

That'd be

in the winner's circle.

Give me another one, Gus.

We ain't running

the tab tonight.

Man, you sure are getting

tight around here.


Last one.

You're in my will.


So, Chip, you got

any long shots for us?

Oh, you're kidding.

That's all he's ever got.

Last time he won a race,

my wife was a virgin.


That's funny,

'cause I heard she still was.


I'm all in.

Oh ho!

Looks like we a bit short.

I'll give you the rest

next week, Miguel. Sorry, man.

Hey, there, boys.

Lookee here.


Who says gambling don't pay?

Where'd that come from?

That... That right there

is evidence of some

serious card sharking.

Those boys down at Gus's,

they don't know what hit 'em.

I drew two flushes,

two on the river,

and I wiped them suckers out.

Well, we got a race tomorrow

and you can barely stand up.

God! Stop your bitching, Bill!

I won, didn't I?

Our losing streak

is over. You?

You just gotta have

a little faith.

And it's Faith Be

Gone by a length and a half.

Well, you just don't see

that every day, folks.

Down and Dirty fell to his knees

and still won by five lengths.

And it's another win

by You Gotta Be Kidding Me,

giving him three wins in a row.

Twist the Night Away got up for second,

Topanga Canyon rallied nicely for third.

Don't worry, honey. It's just a slump.

Everybody has them.


Things will turn around for you.

Yeah, I don't know, Rosa Lee.

It don't feel like it this time.

Hmm. You'll see.

It's been

a lackluster year so far,

but sales are beginning

to pick up.

Two more of the highest priced horses at

auction in Ruidoso were picked up today

by Mark Allen

and his Double Eagle Ranch.

This past Friday,

12 horses were sold...

I know that guy.

What guy?

Mark Allen.

Sounds like he's putting together

a nice string of horses.

I don't suppose you remember me.

Chip Woolley.

I'll be damned.

How could I forget you?


I can't believe it.

Charlie, this here's an old

friend of mine, Chip Woolley.

This is Charlie Figueroa,

this is my right-hand man.

Nice to meet ya.

Yeah, likewise.

Well, this is crazy.


How you been?

Good. Real good.

You know, I heard you's back

from Alaska.

Seems you done all right.

Well, there's a lot of oil

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