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Summary: Each year, 40,000 baby horses are born. Only 20, however, will make it to the gate in the Kentucky Derby. Known as "the most exciting two minutes in sports," the Kentucky Derby is racing's holy grail and every horseman's ultimate goal. Just to get a horse to the gate in the world's most prestigious race defies all odds. The path to the first Saturday in May remains long and unpredictable. Euphoria and heartbreak abound. But as a racetracker, you're prepared for everything. Follow six diverse trainers--as well as the mighty Barbaro--as they jockey for position along the 2006 Kentucky Derby trail. From Hot Springs in Arkansas to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, you're along for the ride with the dedicated men and women that make the "sport of kings" tick. From a personal standpoint, our journey turned out to be more than we bargained for as we became involved with Barbaro, one of the most famous racehorses of the last 60 years. Since May 2006, he has been featured on the cover of The New York Times more than 50 times, as well in Time, Newsweek, Sports Illustrated, and publications all over the world. Although the rest of the world might consider Barbaro the heart of the 2006 Derby trail story, our diverse cast of compelling characters makes this roller coaster ride unforgettable. It's "Spellbound at the Racetrack." So make your bets, cross your fingers, and mark your calendar, because it will all be settled come The First Saturday in May. (Truly Indie)
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Runtime: 96 min
Rating: Rated PG-13 for brief strong language.
Production: Hennegan Brothers
Genres: Sport, Documentary
Country: USA
Language: English
Director Credit
Brad Hennegan Director
John Hennegan Director
Writer Credit
Brad Hennegan Writer
John Hennegan Writer
Mark Krewatch Writer
The Hennegan Brothers Writer
Cast Credit
Barbaro Cast
Bob Holthus Himself
Bonnie Holthus Herself
Chuck Chambers Himself
Dale Romans Cast
Dan Simon Cast
Frank Amonte Cast
Jake Romans Cast
John McKee Himself
Kiaran McLaughlin Cast
Michael Matz Cast
Nina Kaiser Herself
Paul Parrish Cast
Peter Brette Cast
Producer Credit
Brendan Ryan Associate Producer
Bruce Carusi Executive Producer
Ellen Dux Producer
Karen Hennegan Co-Producer
Mark Krewatch Associate Producer
Susan Altamore Carusi Executive Producer
Tamara McDonough Associate Producer
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