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April 18, 2014 4:40 PM

Like Mine That Bird, '50 to 1' taking fans by surprise

For the connections of Mine That Bird, the scene at Keeneland on Friday had to be strangely reminiscent of the atmosphere at Churchill Downs five years ago, when the little-known gelding got the cold shoulder from Thoroughbred racing. The horse had the last laugh, winning the 2009 Kentucky Derby in a stunning upset. Now director Jim Wilson and the cast of 50 to 1 are backing their own longshot.

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