50-1 Movie Fundraiser in Colorado Springs
All American owners bring their Kentucky Derby winner to Colorado.
August 20, 2014
Mark Allen and Dr. Leonard Blach, co-owners of All American Futurity (G1) qualifier Tempting Destiny, will be bringing their Kentucky Derby winner to Colorado Springs, Colorado, on August 27-28 as part of a special showing of the movie “50-1.”
The movie is about Mine That Bird’s historic achievement in the 2009 edition of Thoroughbred racing’s most prestigious race, and it will play at two special showings as part of a fundraiser for the US Air Force Academy Equestrian Center Warrior Wellness Program.
The showings will be hosted by Cinemark Theaters at the First & Main Town Center in Colorado Springs, and all proceeds will go toward the USAFA Equestrian Warrior Wellness Program.
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On August 27, the theater will host the movie premier and VIP reception. Tickets for this event will include a ticket to the movie, food at Wobbly Olive, cash bar and a special photo opportunity with Mine That Bird himself. Tickets are $40 per person.
A second showing will be held on August 28. Tickets to this event include one ticket to the movie 50-1, a voucher for a small popcorn and small soda and a special appearance by Mine That Bird. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for children.
To register for either showing, visit the website.
Allen and Blach are co-owners of Tempting Destiny, along with Butch Southway and Linda Joiner. The Tempting Dash gelding won his futurity trial on Day 1 of the All American Trials by three-quarters of a length, clocking a :21.529 time. The gelding, who was also a finalist in the Ruidoso Futurity (G1), has earned $30,040 in his career. He will be contesting the All American Futurity on September 1.
They also owned 2009 champion 3-year-old gelding Time For A Cigar, who in his career earned more than $468,921.
The movie will also be opening in 90 additional theaters over the next two weeks.
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