Scenes from new movie '50 to 1' being shot in Louisville


by Claudia Coffey

Posted on October 12, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Updated Friday, Oct 12 at 8:32 PM

(WHAS11) -- Scenes from the movie called 50 to 1 are being shot right here at Churchill Downs.
 There are plenty of big name stars , a famous local jockey and some locals that are getting some time on the big screen.

It was an improbable win,  a 50-1 long shot ..Mine That Bird comes from behind and wins. It sounds like a Hollywood movie doesn't it ? Well, it soon will be .

" It is interesting to see how they do it. We do screaming," says Woody Zorn, an extra.

Louisvillian woody zorn is one of hundreds of locals that are extras on the set of the movie 50-1. Filming started today at Churchill downs and it's all about that fascinating 2009 story of mine that bird. The paddock has been taken over by lighting TRUCKS  .. AND EVERYWHERE YOU'LL SEE GLIMPSES OF WHAT IT WASLIKE BACK I 2009

If you look over my shoulder you'll see the paddock is circa 2009 with the Derby being run here for 135 consecutive years. We are on what a 138 now," Darren Rogers with Churchill Downs.

Churchill most recently played host to the movie secretariat . This is a smaller independent film by the production compnay ten  furlongs.

The majority of this movie was shot in New Mexico . They are just about done shooting at this point but they are here for the next couple of days at Churchill for the final scenes, the big scene , the race.

And who can forget the trainer Chip Wooley in that big cowboy hat. Movie star Skeet Ulrich will step into his shoes. We saw him leaving the set today.
It's a great chance for locals who play extras to see movie making up close.

" Essentially you get to sip mint juleps and shout win right? Well they are not real mint juleps," says Monty Hankins and extra.
"I got here at 7 am and we will be here til there is no sun left . A we did some real screaming and that was special and mostly just follow what the director says to do," says Nora Evans an extra.

A special experience for these Louisvillians who have never been in a movie before. But they agree, it's even better for  Churchill Downs and the city which will get big exposure to a national audience.
 Filming will go on for 10 days at Churchill. The movie will be released in the fall of next year