SEABISCUIT is the remarkable tale of a thoroughbred racehorse and down-an-out jockey who together became two of the most celebrated sports figures of the twentieth century. The story of Seabiscuit’s unlikely rise is extraordinary – from his humble beginnings as an underfed, overworked three-year old, to his triumphant march-race victory over the triple-crown winner, War Admiral, to his astonishing cornerback in the 1940 Santa Anita Handicap. Equally remarkable is the team who made SEABISCUIT a legend – his owner, automobile magnate Charles Howard, the famously silent and stubborn trainer Tom Smith, and lightning-fast rider George Woolf. His primary jockey was John “Red” Pollard, a hard-bitten ex-prizefighter with an enormous vocabulary and a wry wit, whose fierce loyalty to his horse and fearlessness in the saddle would make racing history. Separately, Pollard and Seabiscuit were nothing more than a failing jockey and a broken-down horse. Together, they became hard luck heroes for a troubled nation.
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Ratings and Reviews
Critics Consensus: A life-affirming, if saccharine, epic treatment of a spirit-lifting figure in sports history.
An inspiring story for teens and up.