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2011 Comments and Thoughts

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Thursday, September 30, 2010

October 2010

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

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Friday, June 4, 2010

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Saturday, May 15, 2010

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JH Documentary Premiere May 2, 2010

Here are some pictures of attendees from the May 2nd showing of the film.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

John Henry Documentary Update


Open Sky Entertainment and Launchpad Releasing to debut doc on the late, great racehorse John Henry at the Kentucky Derby

Los Angeles, CA, April 19, 2010

For Immediate Release:

Open Sky Entertainment, in cooperation with Launchpad Releasing, is rolling out their new documentary film entitled “JOHN HENRY: A STEEL DRIVING RACEHORSE.” The film, about the most successful horse in U.S. horseracing history, will make its theatrical debut on May 2nd at the Kentucky Horse Park. The film will simultaneously be available to purchase on DVD at the film’s official website, as well as several other, major online retailers and retail chains to be announced.

There will be two shows, in the theatre at the Kentucky Horse Park (4089 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, Kentucky 40511), one at 6pm and one 8pm on Sunday, May 2, 2010. There will be special DVD give-aways at both shows. Space is limited so email your RSVP to to reserve your seat today.

About the film:

Open Sky producers Glenn Garland and Christopher Duddy describe their documentary as “a great American hero rag to riches story with great inspiration for all generations.” The film is directed by Cameron Duddy and Christian Koby, both noted music video directors. Rebecca Gebhard served as producer. Max Eisenberg (“A CALL TO REMEMBER,” “BEVERLY HILLS 90210,” “HOME IMPROVEMENT”) is both a writer and producer.

John Henry lived from March 9, 1975 – October 8, 2007; which made him over 100 (in horse years). He earned over $6.5 million during his racing years, between 1977 and 1984. He was the winner of 30 stakes races, was voted “Horse of the Year” in both 1981 and 1984, and was even included in 1984’s “People Magazine’s Top People” roundup story.

The “John Henry” film chronicles the life and legacy of this remarkable animal, and includes interviews with celebrities, dignitaries and other notables that knew him (or won big money from his successes) as well as interviews with the famous jockeys who rode him, including Chris McCarron and Laffit Pincay Jr.

About his goals for the film, Producer Chris Duddy says: "We are very excited to share the story of this legendary racehorse and the life and times of this true American hero. We hope this film will inspire all generations with its timeless, true rags to riches American story. I think not only the racehorse fan, but all Americans who have a dream should see this inspirational film."

Press Contact:

Christian Koby, Director,, 925-785-1477

Friday, April 2, 2010

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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Happy Birthday John Henry

John Henry

It is not about just "a horse;" but about perseverance, dedication, motivation, hard work, and tenacity. It is about John Henry succeeding, winning, setting records, and capturing the hearts and spirit of thousands of fans all across the country for many years. And even now, 22 years after retirement, John still is an inspiration to many. John was not born into thoroughbred racing royalty; but worked, struggled, and fought valiantly for what he earned and accomplished. John Henry's passion, will, determination, intelligence, and "heart" made him a true champion, and definitely a legend!

John Henry was an animal who inspired human beings by his free spirit, honor, intelligence, humor, love of life, and everything else life has to offer. John has proved to us time and time again, that persistence, bravery and courage can overcome misfortune and adversity; and that even the "common man" or "common horse" has the potential to be a great champion, hero, and true friend. All of us can learn from the never-ending lessons he taught us. As it was said about him: “Even though he did not always win, he never gave up.”

Friday, February 26, 2010

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Friday, January 29, 2010

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010


In Loving Memory of Barbaro

April 29, 2003 – January 29, 2007

Pictures of the Barbaro statue at Churchill Downs

Saturday, January 2, 2010

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Friday, December 4, 2009

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

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Update from Christian Koby

Hi everyone!
It has been a long time coming but "John Henry: The Steel Driving Racehorse" The movie, is on the brink of being released and put on the market to be purchased. A new website has been launched where a new trailer, clips, bios etc. can be viewed. I encourage everyone to check it out! The movie will be available to be purchased from the site shortly. In the meantime I hope you enjoy!!! and I can't wait to finally share this film with all of you, with whom many of you were a part of, and honor John's life, career and thousands of devoted fans and admirers. the site can be seen here.
I will update you with further information as it comes in.

Christian Koby

Saturday, October 3, 2009

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Saturday, September 5, 2009

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