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American Experience: Seabiscuit ()

directed by Stephen Ives
featuring Laura Hillenbrand, Gene Smith, Norah Christianson, Jack Whitaker, Farrell Jones

Acknowledged as one of the greatest thoroughbred racehorses of the 1930s, Seabiscuit is the archetypal example of the extreme long shot who made good. Too squat, knobby-kneed, disheveled, and off-colored, the horse would have been written off as a total loss by anyone except the triumvirate of dedicated men who transformed this unpromising property into a winner: wealthy, stubborn owner Charles Howard, indefatigable trainer Tom Smith, and washed-up jockey Red Pollard, to whom Seabiscut represented the proverbial "last clear ...

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