How real is the reel Seabiscuit? By Jeff Merron Page 2 staff Few sports movies in the last few years have been as anticipated as "Seabiscuit. An American Legend," the movie, a biopic that uses, on occasion, a documentary style, seems about as authentic as you can get and still be a blockbuster flick.
Howard Jeff Bridgesand Tom Smith Chris Cooper come together as the principal jockey, owner, and trainer of the championship horse Seabiscuitrising from troubled times to achieve fame and success through their association with the horse.
Red is the child of a Canadian family financially ruined by the Great Depression. In desperate need of money, the family leaves Red with a horse trainer. Red eventually becomes a jockey and makes extra money through illegal boxing matches that leave him blind in one eye.
Howard is a clerk in a bicycle shop who gets asked by a passing motorist to repair his automobile, a technology which has recently been introduced.
However, his son is killed in an automobile accident, which sends Howard into a bout of deep depressionwhich results in his wife Valerie Mahaffey leaving him.
After marrying Marcela, Howard acquires a stable of horses and has a chance encounter with skilled horse trainer and drifter Smith.
Howard hires Smith to manage his stables. Smith then convinces Howard to acquire the colt "Seabiscuit", who comes from noted lineage but had been deemed "incorrigible" by past handlers. Seabiscuit and Pollard become close, and they begin to race.
Inspired, Howard tries repeatedly to provoke a race with the mocking New York tycoon Samuel Riddle and his " War Admiral ", the top race horse in the country. Riddle eventually relents to a match race on his terms between War Admiral and Seabiscuit, but while the date approaches, Pollard is injured in a riding accident, fracturing his leg.
At the match race, Seabiscuit upsets the heavy favorite, War Admiral, partly because of a secret that Pollard relates to Woolf, instructing him to hold him head to head with the other horse so he gets "a good look at the Admiral". Later Seabiscuit is racing at Santa Anita when he is injured.
Red helps him to recover and get fit enough to race again. The last race is again at Santa Anita, and Red rides him this time after putting a special self-made brace on his own leg to keep it stable.
Woolf is on a different horse. Seabiscuit drops to last place and trails the pack, but Woolf holds back to be alongside Red and let Seabiscuit "get a good look". After a short conversation, Seabiscuit surges and wins the race.Nov 26, · Seabiscuit was one of the most electrifying and popular attractions in sports history and the single biggest newsmaker in the world in , receiving .
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