Kentucky Derby film with Issaquah connections debuts Sept. 5

September 2, 2014

By Staff

Longtime Issaquah resident Serena Blach remembers the 2009 Kentucky Derby like it was yesterday.

It was the day Mine That Bird, a horse co-owned by her father Leonard Blach, stunned observers, coming out of nowhere to win the Kentucky Derby.

The story has now been made into a movie, “50 to 1,” starring Skeet Ulrich, William Devane, Christian Kane and Todd Lowe. It will debut at Bellevue’s Lincoln Square Cinemas Sept. 5.

Devane, who had roles in television shows such as “24” and “Knots Landing” plays Serena’s father in the film.

“That was a really weird experience. When I watched it, all I could think of was ‘24,’” she joked. “But what a treat to have someone think the story was worthy enough to make a movie about it.”

Learn more, including showtimes, here.


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