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FEBRUARY 2011 - NOW YOU CAN BUY THE FILM ON ITUNES!

If you already have, please write us a review on iTunes. These are a HUGE help. And if you have Netflix, please put us in your queue.

Posted on Mar 15 2011    
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OCTOBER 2009 - THE FIRST SATURDAY IN MAY on HRTV . . .

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29th marks the network debut! Check it out if you were too cheap to buy the DVD . . .

Posted on Oct 21 2008    
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JUNE 2008 - Listen to John on MIKE AND THE MAD DOG

Long segment on their annual broadcast from Belmont Park the day before the Belmont Stakes (6/6/08)

Listen here.

Posted on Jun 20 2008    
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Nick Zito references TFSIM in Belmont Stakes Press Conference

Asked to put the win in career perspective, Zito referenced a song used in the documentary “The First Saturday in May,” which chronicled the 2006 Derby.

“They have a song in there, I think, that’s absolutely appropriate to what happened today, ‘Rain or Shine,’ and today was shine.”

Way to go Nick! So what was on his mind after one of the biggest upsets in Triple Crown history? Da’Tara and our flick. Read about it here.

Posted on Jun 20 2008    
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Kenny Mayne recommneds THE FIRST SATURDAY IN MAY on Adam Carolla’s Radio Show

Thanks Kenny! Read about it here . . . with a link to buy Kenny’s book as well!

Posted on Jun 20 2008    
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Cindy Adams of New York Post Makes it Official

John and Brad take venerable New York Post gossip columnist Cindy Adams to Aqueduct!

I saw the stalls, paddock, winner’s circle, jockey’s weigh-in room (they have behinds smaller than mine), outriders who lead the horses to the gate, and grooms who walk them before the race. I learned racing developed our terminology. Jockeying for position, ahead by a nose, coming around the bend, in the home stretch, that’s his turf and, mounting from a trainer’s bended knee, give them a leg up. And, despite my fear at doing something wrong, two judges high in a skybox let me press the button that made the fifth race “official.”

Read it here.

Posted on May 02 2008    
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John & Brad on Martha Sterwart Friday, May 2nd

Set your Tivos, John and Brad will be appearing on Martha Stewart Friday, May 2nd to discuss the film and help Martha make a Derby pie… it’s a good thing!

Check MarthaStewart.com for local listings.

Posted on May 01 2008    
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Official Derby Magazine Features Film

The Official Derby Magazine contains an excellent feature on the film and John and Brad by Rena Baer.

“The main thing we wanted to do was get interesting characters, not necessarily find the Derby Winner,” John Hennegan said. “We also wanted to smash the Hollywood racing stereotype of old men, rich people and the glue factory.”

Download PDF [10 MB]

Posted on May 01 2008    
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Film Highlighted in ESPN Magazine

Media Blitz section of ESPN magazine features film.

Download PDF [3.7 MB]

Posted on May 01 2008    
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Pass the Popcorn: Heartfelt

Jennie Spohr of Pass the Popcorn reviews the film.

While the preparation and races and such create an interesting and solid foundation, the strength of the film is in the stories of the trainers.

Read it here.

Posted on Apr 26 2008    
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