Synopsis by Mark Deming
While America was mired in the Great Depression, the race horse Seabiscuit attracted the nation's attention in a way few other steeds ever have. At a time when the nation's future seemed bleak, along came a horse considered over the hill by racing standards, trained by a seemingly washed-up veteran and ridden by a jockey with failing eyesight, who together proved victories could be won by the most unlikely characters. Seabiscuit: America's Legendary Racehorse is a documentary about the remarkable horse's life on the track, featuring extensive footage of the great horse in action, including Seabiscuit's fabled match race against War Admiral. Also included is newsreel film of jockey Red Pollard in action, and interviews with author Laura Hillenbrand (who wrote the book Seabiscuit: An American Legend) and Bob Baffert, a Kentucky Derby-winning horse trainer.
racehorse, Americana, Great-Depression, horse-racing, jockey