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Associated Press file photo circa 1936 of the horse Seabiscuit [1933-47], after winning a race, with jockey 'Red' Pollard in the saddle            horse-racing movies, A to Z
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The movies selected for this Horse-Racing Film Festival include dramatic feature films, documentary
shorts & features, and video & DVD box set collections, plus a few books on the subject.


jockey on a racing horse
Selected  Horse-Racing  Movies,  A to Z
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Life & Times of Secretariat documentary film by Leonard Lusky  "The Life & Times of Secretariat: An American Racing Legend" [indep Nov 2005]
This film/DVD is sanctioned by the official Secretariat website; 112-minute color documentary by Leonard Lusky, with three sections: the original critically-acclaimed E.S.P.N. retrospective chronicling Secretariat's life and legacy; a documentary of Big Red's last race in the Canadian International at Woodbine; and recently-discovered footage from 20 of Secretariat's career races including his phenomenal 1973 Triple Crown victories shown in their entirety • not listed at IMDb
indep color DVD [11/2005] for $44.96

Warner Bros. Triple Feature DVD box set 'National Velvet', 'The Story of Seabiscuit', 'Black Beauty'  Warner Bros. Triple Feature: "National Velvet", "The Story of Seabiscuit", "Black Beauty" DVD Box Set [2006]
Warner Home Video b&w/color DVD set [11/2006] 2 disks for $6.49
contains 3 feature films: "National Velvet" [1944] starring Mickey Rooney & Elizabeth Taylor; "The Story of Seabiscuit" [1949] starring Shirley Temple & Barry Fitzgerald; "Black Beauty" [1994] based on the 1877 Anna Sewell novel, adapted & directed by Caroline Thompson; extras include featurette & 2 trailers
Classic Horse Favorites DVD Box Set 'National Velvet', 'The Story of Seabiscuit', 'Black Beauty', 'International Velvet'  Classic Horse Favorites: "National Velvet", "The Story of Seabiscuit", "Black Beauty", "International Velvet" DVD Box Set [2007]
Warner Home Video b&w/color DVD set [11/2007] 2 disks for $11.99
contains 4 feature films: "National Velvet" [1944] {as above}, "The Story of Seabiscuit" [1949] {as above}, "Black Beauty" [1994] {as above}, and "International Velvet" [1978] written & directed by Bryan Forbes, starring Tatum O'Neal, Anthony Hopkins, Christopher Plummer & Nanette Newman; extras include featurette & 2 trailers
Kentucky Derby Greatest Moments DVD by Leonard Lusky  "Kentucky Derby Greatest Moments Commemorative Collection" [indep 2008]
55-minute documentary directed by Leonard Lusky; over 130 years of racing traditions, with footage of winners & favorites including Affirmed, Barbaro, Citation, Count Fleet, Iron Leige, Nashua, Native Dancer, Seattle Slew, Secretariat, Swaps, War Admiral & Whirlaway • not listed at IMDb
Moonlight Press Video color DVD [11/2008] for $18.83
Ultimate Horse Racing Collection box set on PAL DVDs  "The Ultimate Horse Racing Collection: The Fastest. The Greatest. The Best." [2011]
available only on PAL DVDs via U.K. for £17.27
coded here in case the package becomes available on Region 1 disks in USA; contains ten disks, mostly available individually: Disk 1: "A History of The Flat Since 1900" (85 mins), with DVD extra "The Complete 2004 Derby"; Disk 2: "A History of The Jumps Since 1900" (85 mins), with DVD extra "The Complete 2004 Gold Cup"; Disk 3: "Horseracing's Greatest Ever Races, Volume One" (90 mins), with DVD extras of full race replays of Arazi, Shergar, Sea Bird, Royal Academy, Dancing Brave & Bustino v Grundy; Disk 4: "Horseracing's Greatest Ever Races, Volume Two" (120 mins), with DVD extras of full race replays of Red Rum, Desert Orchid, Dawn Run & Arkle; Disk 5: "The Year of Dancing Brave" (37 mins); Disk 6: "A Horse Called Nijinsky" (55 mins); Disk 7: "The Story of Mill Reef" (50 mins); Disk 8: "The Year of Sir Ivor" (48 mins); Disk 9: "Arkle: Portrait of A Legend" (57 mins); and Disk 10: "12 Greatest Ever Grand Nationals" (165 mins), with DVD extras



"A Day At The Races" [MGM 1937]
starring The Marx Brothers

"A Sunday Horse" family movie starring Nikki Reed and Ving Rhames [2015] /tt3543258/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fW1F9cFe1UU

"Amazing Racer" [2012]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZD8WpDKPrVs full movie [1:31:37]

"And They’re Off" [Kinobild Oct 2011]
And They’re Off horse trainer movie  Comedy about a horse trainer who is desparate to get back into the winner's circle.
Written & co-produced by Alan Grossbard; directed by Rob Schiller; starring Sean Astin, Cheri Oteri, Martin Mull, Mark Moses, Gigi Rice, Lil’ JJ, Peter Jacobson, Mo Collins, Alex Rocco, Luis Chavez & Kevin Nealon
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available • full credits at IMDb

"Ben-Hur"
The Ben-Hur chariot race at Rome's Colosseum has been filmed multiple times, with a new remake
set for release in February 2016 - with the chariot race in 3-D!

"Ben-Hur: A Tale of The Christ"
[M.G.M. Dec 1925 silent; 1931 sound-added re-release; 1989 restoration]
Ben Hur classic silent movie 1925 poster - two-shot  
Ben Hur classic silent movie 1925 poster couch  
Once friends in childhood, Judah Ben-Hur becomes a wealthy merchant and Messala becomes a Roman soldier. An accident during a parade causes Judah to be made a galley slave; determined on revenge, he survives and becomes a famous Roman athlete. Return-ing to Judeah, Judah is unable to find his sister and mother, believes them to be dead, and blames Messala. (At a cost of $3.9 million, the most expensive silent movie ever made. The famous chariot race sequence was filmed on a gigantic set built at Venice & La Cien-ega in Culver City, California. The film took six years to turn a small profit, from the 1931 sound-added re-release.)
Produced by J.J. Cohn {see 1959}, Samuel Goldwyn, Louis B. Mayer & Irving Thalberg; directed by Fred Niblo {chariot race directed by B. Reeves Eason; one of the assistant directors was William Wyler - see 1959}; based on the 1880 novel by Gen. Lew Wallace; starring Ramon Novarro, Francis X. Bushman, May McAvoy, Betty Bronson, Kathleen Key, Carmel Myers, Nigel De Brulier, Mitchell Lewis, Frank Currier, Charles Belcher, Dale Fuller, Winter Hall & Claude Payton, with 125,000 extras; listed on the National Film Registry (1997)
1989 Turner restoration available on DVD as part of the 1959 movie 4-disk Collector's Edition
1925 & 1959 versions: Warner Home Video Collector's Edition DVD [9/2005] 4-disks for $12.22
1925 version only: Warner Home Video b&w VHS [9/98] for $25.00
27"x40" two-shot poster from Amazon - no longer available
11"x17" couch poster from Amazon for $9.98
full credits from IMDbfilm entry at Wikipedia

"Ben-Hur" [1959] /tt0052618/

more details (synopses, sequels, stageplays, posters, books & ebooks, links, merchandise) on
"Ben-Hur" Novel & Movies Page at Spirit of America Bookstore

"Bite The Bullet" [Columbia Pictures June 1975]
Bite The Bullet Western horse-race movie  Turn-of-the-century horse race pitting cowboys, a gambler, a prostitute, an Englishman, a Mexican, and a motorcycle against each other across 700 miles of Western desert for a $2,000 prize. Produced, written & directed by Richard Brooks; original music by Alex North; starring Gene Hackman, Candice Bergen, James Coburn, Ben Johnson, Ian Bannen, Jan-Michael Vincent, Dabney Coleman & Sally Kirkland; Oscar noms for Best Original Music & Best Sound, won Bronze Wrangler Award
Screen Archives Ent. limited edition color Blu-ray [undated] out of prodn/used
Sony Pictures Home Ent. color DVD [4/2002] for $6.84
Prometheus CD Club soundtrack CD [2002] 27 tracks - out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDb

listed #7 on American Mensa mini-survey to  choose the Top Ten Favorite Children's Books (8/2014)  "The Black Stallion" []
filmed multiple times, based on the 1941 novel by Walter Farley, who also wrote several sequels
http://www.amazon.com/Black-Stallion-Walter-Farley/dp/0679813438/
http://www.amazon.com/Black-Stallion-Challenged-Walter-Farley/dp/0394843711/

"Broadway  Bill"  [Columbia Nov 1934]
Broadway Bill movie   The son-in-law of a tycoon runs away from the company town, along with his race horse and his wife's sister, chasing the dream of winning the Imperial Derby; remade in 1950 as "Riding High" starring Bing Crosby. Directed by Frank Capra; script by Robert Riskin, from a Mark Hellinger story; starring Warner Baxter, Myrna Loy, Walter Connolly, Helen Vinson, Douglass Dumbrille, Raymond Walburn, Lynne Overman, Clarence Muse & Margaret Hamilton
Paramount b&w DVD [8/2004] for $12.99
Paramount b&w VHS [9/94] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb

"Casey's Shadow"  [Rastar / Columbia March 1978]
Casey's Shadow movie starring Walter Matthau  Set in Lafayette, Louisiana and at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack in New Mexico; a boy whose family trains horses pleads to save a colt with a bad leg, and the horse becomes a champion. Directed by [blacklistee] Martin Ritt; script Carol Sobieski based on a story by John McPhee; starring Walter Matthau, Michael Hershewe, Alexis Smith, Robert Webber, Murray Hamilton, Andrew Rubin, Steve Burns, Susan Myers, Harry Caesar, Joel Fluellen & Whit Bissell
Sony color DVD [9/2003] for $13.49
Sony color VHS [6/94] for $8.99
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"The Making of Casey's Shadow" [Columbia Pictures 1978]
TV movie directed by William Riead; credits at IMDb

"Champ (Chaem-peu)" [Korea June 2011]
Champ (Chaem-peu) Korean horse-racing movie  Movie from Korea; a jockey loses his wife and is made nearly blind in a car accident; he and his small daughter drift, have troubles, and hide out at a ranch with a violent horse with a limp. Co-written & directed by Lee Hwan-gyeong; starring Cha Tae-hyeon, Yoo Oh-seong, Park Ha-seon, Kim Soo-jeong, Park Won-sang, Baek Do-bin
DVD/Blu-ray not available • not listed on IMDb • credits at Han Cinema

"Champions" ]2007] starring John Hurt
http://www.amazon.com/Champions-John-Hurt/dp/B000O5B4D8/

"The Cup" [Village Roadshow Australia Oct 2011, USA June 2012]
The Cup movie about Australian horseracing  A film about the 2002 Melbourne Cup horse race Co-produced by Lance Hool; co-produced, co-written & directed by Simon Wincer; starring Brendan Gleeson, Alice Parkinson & Stephen Curry
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDbofficial movie site

"The Derby Stallion" [2005]
98-minute movie starring Zac Efron & Bill Cobbs

"Dreamer"
http://www.amazon.com/Dreamer-Inspired-True-Story-Widescreen/dp/B000E0OBMY/
http://www.amazon.com/Dreamer-Movie-Novelization-Inspired-Story/dp/0439774942/ novelization

"The First Saturday In May" [indep April 2008]
First Saturday In May documentary about the Kentucky Derby  96-minute documentary feature that follows six trainers and horses on
the way to the 2006 Kentucky Derby, which was won by Barbaro

Co-written & directed by Brad & John Hennegan
Maintain Creative Co. color DVD [12/2009] for $14.15
full credits at IMDbofficial movie site

"For The Love of Mike" [1960] /tt0053831/
Indian boy trains horse for a race; starring Rex Allen

"Glory" [R.K.O. Radio Pictures 1956] /tt0049268/
http://www.amazon.com/Glory-Margaret-OBrien/dp/B000Q7WZLO/ VHS scarce

"The Great Dan Patch" [1949] /tt0041426/
Story of the legendary trotting horse

"Hidalgo" [Touchstone/Buena Vista March 2004]
Hidalgo horse-race movie starring Viggo Mortensen  The legendary tale of an American cowboy who risked the lives of himself and his mustang cowpony in a dangerous 3,000-mile race across the Arabian desert in 1890; DVD/Blu-ray extras include a short film and a featurette Directed by Joe Johnston; written by John Fusco; starring Viggo Mortensen, Zuleikha Robinson, Omar Sharif, Louise Lombard, J.K. Simmons {as 'Buffalo Bill' Cody}, Floyd 'Red Crow' Westerman, Elizabeth Berridge {as Annie Oakley}, C. Thomas Howell & Frank Collison (as Texas Jack}; screenwriter won Spur Award from Western Writers of America
Touchstone Home Ent. widescreen color Blu-ray [4/2008] for $7.99
Touchstone / Disney widescreen color DVD [8/00] for $6.99
Touchstone / Disney color DVD [8/2004] for $6.99
Touchstone / Disney color VHS [8/2004] for $14.55
http://www.amazon.com/Hidalgo-Junior-Novelization-RH-Disney/dp/0736421696/
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
Hidalgo & Other Stories book by Frank T. Hopkins  "Hidalgo and Other Stories by Frank T. Hopkins" [2004]
by David Dary, Basha O'Reilly & CuChullaine O'Reilly

Frank Hopkins was a rider and an advocate for the preservatrion of mustang horse herds in America; the rest of his stories are basically just stories: no evidence has been found of his working for Buffalo Bill's Wild West show (and certainly not for 32 years), nor for his winning over 400 horse races, including the 'Oceans of Fire' race in Arabia.
The Long Riders' Guild Press pb [1/2004] for $16.92
official Frank T. Hopkins websiteFrank T. Hopkins entry at Wikipedia

"International Velvet" [M.G.M. July 1978]
Written & directed by Bryan Forbes; starring Tatum O'Neal, Anthony Hopkins, Christopher Plummer
& Nanette Newman; full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"King of The Wind" [] starring Richard Harris, Glenda Jackson, Frank Finlay
http://www.amazon.com/King-Wind-Richard-Harris/dp/B004SUDPX2/

"Let It Ride" [Paramount Aug 1989]
Let It Ride 1989 movie starring Richard Dreyfuss  Filmed at Hialeah Race Course in South Florida; a taxicab driver with a gambling addiction gets a hot tip and wins and keeps winning . . . Directed by Joe Pytka; original music by Giorgio Moroder; starring Richard Dreyfuss, David Johansen, Teri Garr, Jennifer Tilly, Allen Garfield, Edward Walsh, Richard Edson, David Schramm, Michelle Phillips, Robbie Coltrane
Paramount widescreen color DVD [9/2001] out of prodn/used
Paramount color VHS [1998] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDb

"Luck"  [BSkyB/H.B.O. Jan-March 2012]
HBO horse-racing TV series "Luck"  9-episode cable TV series set at a horse-racing track; filmed in Los Angeles. After several horses were injured and had to be destroyed, and the American Humane Assn. got upset, the producers decided to halt production rather than risk further liability. Co-produced by Michael Mann, David Milch {"Deadwood"} & Dustin Hoffman; pilot directed by Michael Mann; starring Dustin Hoffman, Nick Nolte, Dennis Farina, Jason Gedrick, Tom Payne, John Ortiz, Gary Stevens, Ritchie Coster, Kevin Dunn, Ian Hart, Richard Kind, Jill Hennessey, Kerry Condon, Chantal Sutherland & Shauna Stoddart
Complete first season: H.B.O. Home Video widescreen color Blu-ray [DUE Nov 2012] 3 disks for $57.83
Complete first season: H.B.O. Home Video widescreen color DVD [DUE Nov 2012] 3 disks for $43.83
full credits at IMDbofficial movie site

"Money From Home" [Paramount Dec 1953]
Money From Home movie starring Martin & Lewis  Filmed in three-strip Technicolor™ and in 3-D; suave Herman is in trouble with the mob over his gambling debts, so he enlists his geeky and animal-loving cousin to fix a horse race. Produced by Hal B. Wallis; directed by George Marshall; written by Hal Kanter & James B. Allardice, based on a story by Damon Runyon; starring Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis, Marjie Millar, Pat Crowley, Richard Haydn, Robert Strauss, Gerald Mohr, Sheldon Leonard, Romo Vincent, Jack Kruschen
Legend Films widescreen color DVD [7/2008] for $12.35
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

listed #50 on Empire Magazine's Top 50 Sports Movies, July 2012  "National Velvet" [M.G.M. Dec 1944]
Directed by Clarence Brown; based on the 1935 Enid Bagnold novel; starring Mickey Rooney, Donald Crisp,
Elizabeth Taylor, Anne Revere & Angela Lansbury; listed on National Film Registry (2003)
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"Racing Luck" [1948] /tt0126630/

"Racing Stripes" [Warner Bros. Jan 2005]
Racing Stripes live-action/C.G.I. family movie  Part live-action, part C.G.I.; the story of an abandoned baby zebra who dreams of becoming a racehorse Co-written & directed by Frederik Du Chau; co-written by David Schmidt; starring Bruce Greenwood, Hayden Panettiere, Gary Bullock, Wendie Malick, M. Emmet Walsh, and voices of Frankie Muniz {as Stripes}, Mandy Moore, Michael Clarke Duncan, Jeff Foxworthy, Joshua Jackson, Snoop Dogg, Joe Pantoliano, Michael Rosenbaum, Steve Harvey, David Spade, Fred Dalton Thompson, Dustin Hoffman & Whoopi Goldberg
Warner Home Video widescreen color DVD [5/2005] for $5.97
Warner Home Video color DVD [5/2005] for $6.00
full credits at IMDb
'junior novelization' by David Schmidt
Scholastic Paperbacks 7¼x5¼ pb [2005] out of print/90+ used

"Animal Acting Class: Making Racing Stripes" video [2005] /tt0477560/
"How to Make Animals Talk: Making Racing Stripes" video [2005] /tt0477721/

"Rang De Basanti" [India Jan 2006] /tt0405508/
A filmmaker from England makes a film about pre-Independence life in India, and can afford only university students as actors;
there is a horse race in the film, won by a 'jubilant' Aamir Khan

"Riding  High"  [Paramount April 1950]
Riding High movie  A musical remake of Capra's "Broadway Bill" [1934], using many scenes from the original, even including deceased actors! The son-in-law of a tycoon runs away from the company town, along with his race horse and his wife's sister, chasing the dream of winning the Imperial Derby. Produced & directed by Frank Capra [1897-1991]; starring Bing Crosby, Coleen Gray, Charles Bickford, Frances Gifford, William Demarest, Ray- mond Walburn, James Gleason, Ward Bond, Clarence Muse, Percy Kilbride, Harry Davenport, Margaret Hamilton, Gene Lockhart, Joe Frisco, Dub Taylor, Max Baer, Clara Blandick & Oliver Hardy {cameo}
Paramount b&w DVD [8/2004] for $12.99
Paramount b&w VHS [1/98] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb

"Ruffian" [E.S.P.N./ABC-TV June 2007]
Ruffian TV movie  Filly Ruffian took on the 'guys' and might have beat them all during the 1974-75
thoroughbred racing season were it not for the tragic Belmont match race.

Directed by Yves Simoneau; starring Sam Shepard & Frank Whaley
ESPN Original Ent. widescreen color DVD [6/2007] for $11.97
full credits at IMDb

"Salty O'Rourke" [Paramount Pictures April 1945]
poster for "Salty O'Rourke&quote 1945 movie by Raoul Walsh  Salty and his pal Smitty owe money to a gangster, and are given a month to pay up. They acquire a race horse and a disbarred jockey using fake papers. Salty and the jockey fall for the same girl, and the jockey considers throwing the race to win the girl. Directed by Raoul Walsh; sceenplay by Milton Holmes (Oscar nom for Best Script); starring Alan Ladd, Gail Russell, William Demarest, Stanley Clements, Bruce Cabot, Spring Byington, Rex Williams, Darryl Hickman, Grady Sutton & Minerva Urecal
VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not available • full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
broadcast on "Lux Radio Theater" on 26 November 1945 with Alan Ladd & William Demarest

"Saratoga" [M.G.M. July 1937]
starring Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Lionel Barrymore, Frank Morgan, Walter Pidgeon & Una Merkel

"Secretariat" [Disney Sept 2010]
Disney's 2010 movie "Secretariat"  The true story of the woman with a family in Colorado who inherits her father's Virginia horse farm and a new colt that she trains to capture horseracing's Triple Crown, with a record-busting win at Belmont that still stands after 37 years; location filming in Louisiana & Kentucky. Directed by Randall Wallace; 'suggested' by a book by William Nack; screenplay by Mike Rich; cinematography by Dean Semler; starring Diane Lane, John Malkovich, Margo Martindale, Nelsan Ellis, Otto Thorwarth, Fred Dalton Thompson, James Cromwell, Scott Glenn & Dylan Walsh
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipediaofficial movie site

Secretariat / Champion book by William Nack  "Secretariat: The Making of A Champion" [1975]
by William Nack

Hyperion movie tie-in 8x5 pb [8/2010] for $8.52
Da Capo Press 8¼x5½ pb [4/2002] out of print/used

Secretariat's official siteSecretariat's entry at Wikipedia

"Shergar" [2008]
Based on the true story of Ireland's most-decorated thoroughbread and perhaps the greatest race horse of all time
who was kidnapped by I.R.A. terrorists and held for $2 million ransom
http://www.amazon.com/Shergar-Andrew-Connolly/dp/B000PHVY6W/

"Three Strides Before The Wire: The Dark and Beautiful World of Horse Racing" book []
Reporter Mitchell describes the mysterious, mercurial world of horse racing in a book that's as fast-paced
and colorful as a day at the track; "Soon to be an H.B.O. movie".

"Who's Got The Action?" [Paramount 1962] /tt0056691/
Film is about betting rather than about racing, but the cast sounds too good to pass up: the wife of a gambling-addicted lawyer conspires with his partner
to divert the bets to themselves, expecting that he will lose and the losses will stop, but of course he hits a winning streak . . .
cast includes
Dean Martin, Lana Turner, Eddie Albert, Walter Matthau, Paul Ford, Nita Talbot, Lewis Charles, John McGiver, Margo {Albert}, Jack Albertson


Dick  Francis  Mysteries on DVD
Dick Francis Mysteries on DVD  DVD box set contains "In The Frame" [1989] based on the 1976 novel: Horse painter Charles Todd's brother's house is burglar-ized and the wife killed; to prove his brother innocent, Charles tracks a burglary-murder-arson gang to Australia; "Blood Sport"
[1989]
based on the 1967 novel: English agent Gene Hawkins agrees to search for a millionaire's prized missing stallion; the trail of a horse-kidnapping scam leads from London to New York to Las Vegas to California; and "Twice Shy" [1989] based on the 1981 novel: The first part of the story is about physics teacher Jonathan Derry and a computer-based betting system; the second part begins 14 years later as Jonathan's brother William is drawn into a conspiracy to locate that computer program – all starring Ian McShane {as David Cleveland}
Koch Vision color DVD [5/2006] 2 disks for $19.99
"Blood Sport" novel Berkley mass pb [11/2004] for $6.99
"In The Frame" novel Berkley mass pb [9/2006] for $7.99
"Twice Shy" novel Jove mass pb [2/2003] for $6.99

all 42 Dick Francis novels and more on
BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's Dick Francis [1920-2010] Page

Dead Cert feature film   "Dead Cert" [United Artists May 1974]
Steeplechase jockey Alan York witnesses and then solves his best friend's murder.
Co-written & directed by Tony Richardson; co-written by John Oaksey, based on the 1962 novel by Dick Francis; starring Scott Antony, Judi Dench, Michael Williams, Nina Thomas, Julian Glover, Mark Dignam, John Bindon, Joseph Blatchley, Ian Hogg, Sean Lynch & Hideo Saito
M.G.M. widescreen color DVD [10/2005] for $12.99
full credits from IMDb
Berkley mass pb [1/2004] for $7.99

Dick Francis Racing Game tv series  "The Dick Francis Thriller: The Racing Game" TV series
[I.T.V./P.B.S. 1979-1980]

Six one-hour episodes, starring Mike Gwilym {as Sid Halley} & Mick Ford {as Chico Barnes}: "Odds Against", based on the 1965 novel by Dick Francis; "Trackdown"; "Gambling Lady"; "Horses For Courses"; "Horsenap"; and "Needle"
Acorn Media color DVD box set [8/2008] 2 disks for $9.99
series credits at IMDb


Seabiscuit  Department
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seabiscuit
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seabiscuit:_An_American_Legend

"Seabiscuit: The Lost Documentary" [1939]

"The Story of Seabiscuit" [Warner Bros. Nov 1949]
starring Shirley Temple & Barry Fitzgerald /tt0041923/

paperback "Come On, Seabiscuit!" from 1975

"Seabiscuit: America's Legendary Racehorse" documentary [1997] by Martin Mason
http://www.amazon.com/Seabiscuit-Americas-Legendary-Racehorse-Documentary/dp/B000098ZQX/

"Seabiscuit: An American Legend" [2001] by Laura Hillenbrand
http://www.amazon.com/Seabiscuit-American-Legend-Laura-Hillenbrand/dp/0449005615/

"The True Story of Seabiscuit" [2003 TV]

"Seabiscuit: Racing Through History" video release [2003] /tt0395752/

"Seabiscuit: The Making of a Legend" [2003 TV] /tt0395753/

"Seabiscuit" [2003] /tt0329575/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seabiscuit_(film)
http://www.amazon.com/Seabiscuit-Widescreen-Tobey-Maguire/dp/B00005JMCN/
"The Making of Seabiscuit" video [2003]

"Seabiscuit" episode [P.B.S. Nov 2009] of "The American Experience"
Seabiscuit episode of American Experience  Co-produced & directed by Stephen Ives; written by Michelle Ferrarinarrated by Scott Glenn
P.B.S. Direct color/b&w DVD [1/2005] for $14.79
P.B.S. Home Video color/b&w DVD [6/2003] out of prodn/used
P.B.S. Home Video color/b&w VHS [6/2003] for $9.87
full credits at IMDbofficial movie site
watch full episode [53:37] online at P.B.S. website


Books  About  Horse-Racing  Movies

there don't seem to be any books specifically about horse-racing movies {2012}

Sports Cinema 100 Movies  "Sports Cinema: 100 Movies - The Best of Hollywood's Athletic Heroes, Losers, Myths & Misfits of The Silver Screen" [2006]
by Randy Williams

Limelight Editions 10½x8¼ pb [10/2006] for $18.96
Ultimate Book of Sports Movies by Didinger & Macnow  "The Ultimate Book of Sports Movies: Featuring The 100 Greatest Sports Films of All Time" [2009]
by Ray Didinger & Glen Macnow, Foreword by Gene Hackman

Running Press bargain edition 10x8 pb [9/2009] for $7.98
Running Press 10x8 pb [9/2009] for $10.99
Encyclopedia of Sports Films book by Edgington, Erskine & Welsh  "Encyclopedia of Sports Films" [2011]
by K. Edgington & Thomas Erskine, with James M. Welsh

Kindle Edition from Scarecrow Press [1/2011] for $61.26 {sic]
Scarecrow Press 10½x7½ hardcover [1/2011] for $68.07


L i n k s
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http://www.helloracefans.com/

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Railroad Film Festival at Spirit of America Bookstore
'Rat Race' Film Festival at Magic Lantern
Road Movies Film Festival at Magic Lantern
Rock Music Film Festival at Spirit of America Bookstore
Samurai Films at Magic Lantern
Science Fiction Film Festival at Magic Lantern
'Shakespeare On Film' Festival at Magic Lantern
Sherlock Holmes Film Festival at BlackHat Mystery Bookstore
Sports Film Festival Pages at Magic Lantern
War [& Anti-War] Film Festival Pages at Magic Lantern
Western Movies Film Festival at 'Readers of the Purple Sage' Bookstore

... and others on the Online Film Festivals Index Page


Magic Lantern's Sports Film Festival Pages
sports movie collections   •   auto racing movies   •   baseball movies
basketball movies   •   boxing movies   •   football movies   •   golf movies
hockey movies   •   horse-racing movies «« you are here   •   running / track & field
wrestling movies   •   other sports   •   top 50 sports movies

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